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.”
Using an Android tablet and the video game Angry Birds, children can program a robot to learn new skills.Because end users can easily program the robot to learn tasks, researchers envision the robot-smart tablet system as a future rehabilitation tool for children with cognitive and motor-skill disabilities.The researchers paired a small humanoid robot with a
Patients are more willing to disclose personal information to virtual humans, likely because they don't have the capacity to judge.The findings show promise for people suffering from post-traumatic stress and other mental anguish, says Gale Lucas, a social psychologist at University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies.See it on
“Today there’s no legislation regarding how much intelligence a machine can have, how interconnected it can be. If that continues, look at the exponential trend. We will reach the singularity in the timeframe most experts predict. From that point on you’re going to see that the top species will no longer be humans, but machines.”See it on Scoop.it, via Cybor
Nasa plans to send Google's 3D smartphones into space to function as the "eyes and brains" of free-flying robots inside the Space Station.The robots, known as Spheres (Synchronised Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental satellites), currently have limited capabilities.It is hoped the smartphones, powered by Google's Project Tango,