Bionic eyeball gets a color upgrade
Second Sight — the developer of the first bionic eye to receive FDA approval in the US — is currently working on a firmware upgrade that gives users of the Argus II bionic eye better resolution, focus, and image zooming. The software update even provides
Three Laws of Augmented Reality Design
1. Augmentation must emerge from the real world and/or relate to it 2. Augmentation must not distract from reality, but make you more aware of it 3. Augmented interaction must deliver a superior experience to alternatives, or better yet – there’s no alter
Apple Maps to replace Google Maps
It is now widely know that Apple plans to replace Google maps on iPhones, iPads and iPods with the rollout of iOS6 at its WWDC in June. It is reported that Apple’s maps, which was developed, in-house, will feature 3-D maps.
An interdisciplinary variety show called “Cyborg Cabaret” will bring together humans and robots in a way that audiences haven’t seen before.
Marvel launches augmented reality comics
Marvel AR is a free app that has been developed in partnership with Aurasma. The software allows readers to scan their print comics with the camera of their smartphone or tablet to unlock extras. These will include parts of the writer’s script, editors’
Google Glasses and Hacking the New Aesthetic
“At its core, the New Aesthetic begs the individual to view the real world through a digital lens – pixelated water flowing out of fire hydrants or government budgets presented as pixelated QR codes. Walter Benjamin once wrote of Art in the Age of Mechani
New Aesthetic on Wikipedia
The New Aesthetic is a term used to refer to the increasing appearance of the visual language of digital technology and the Internet in the physical world, and the blending of virtual and physical.
The New Aeshetic Needs to Get Weirder
“…to my eyes, the New Aesthetic could use a dose of good, old-fashioned twentieth century immodesty. Not naïve fascism or impulsive radicalism, but bigger eyes, larger hopes, weirder goals.”
An Essay on the New Aesthetic by Bruce Sterling
The New Aesthetic is image-processing for British media designers. That’s more or less what it is, and although it belongs to a small group of creatives right now, we have every reason to take it, and its prospects, seriously.
The New Aesthetic (on Tumblr)
“The New Aesthetic is not a movement, it is not a thing which can be done. It is a series of artefacts of the heterogeneous network, which recognises differences, the gaps in our overlapping but distant realities.”
*I happened to be one of the numerous judges in this jamboree — but it’s interesting despite that! *So, I’m gonna run some highlights. My connectivity is a little patchy this holiday season. Let’s see what I can do. http://software.intel.com/sites/campaigns/perceptualshowcase/
*Wow, repairing jet engines is right out of the early 1990s “Augmented Reality” playbook. *I reckon people will just keep trying until they get that right. Published on Nov 6, 2013 Subscribe to the GE Channel: http://full.sc/12xcByI “Our Aviation team demonstrated a non-destructive test on a GE 90 engine with a Glass-enabled crew. This prototype […]
*I like the augmentation of the shape of the fountain. It makes one wonder what other liquids, smokes, gases and particles might be augmented. Might one be able to out-calculate the dynamic flow and projection-map it in realtime? Augmentation faster than falling water. advection | robert seidel | projection on a water fountain | lichtsicht […]
*I agree, it’s not much of a xylophone yet, but the clarity of the experience is interesting. *”But… why not just hit that xylophone with a drumstick? Given that it’s just sitting there?” Oh come on, you philistine, you’re not catching on at all!
This is how it starts, people. First we get our chatbots to sound and act realistic — and then we get them to convince everyone they're actually human. Listen to this crazy conversation between Time's Michael Scherer and a telemarketing robot who refuses to admit her true artificial nature. Recently, Time Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer rec […]
A soldier injured in battle said he is determined to make a success of his new life with a bionic arm he can control with his thoughts.Cpl Andrew Garthwaite, 26, from South Tyneside, was badly injured in Afghanistan when a Taliban grenade took off his right arm.He is believed to be the first person in the UK to have such a bionic arm.It involved surgery, inc […]
Needs will almost always come before wants. When it comes to Transhumanism, the ability to differentiate the two tends to blur, because a need could also be a want, depending on the various methods of achieving a need.For the handicapped, this dichotomy determines how well they’ll get by in life. If someone loses a leg, then simply getting by could be achiev […]
I I admit, like a lot of others, I’ve found myself with a bit of a bitcoin obsession lately. I find the vast amount of effort it takes to create something that doesn’t actually exist, completely fascinating. So I decided to find out how much computing power is exerted in the effort to mine and run the global bitcoin network. Back in May, the bitcoin network […]
All bodies are getting assistance from technology all the time, yet some are stigmatized. Abler is one woman's quest to rectify this.-Without technology, the human body is a pretty limited instrument. We cannot write without a pen or pencil, nor eat hot soup without a bowl and, perhaps, a spoon.And yet, only certain technologies are labeled "assist […]