Wired: “Facebook Is Ready for Your New Closeup. Are You?”

“Earlier this year, Daniel Ek, the CEO of the music service Spotify, was in a car with Mark Zuckerberg. Ek was visiting the Facebook founder in California while the two companies were working together on what eventually would be part of the massive announcement made by Zuckerberg today at his company’s F8 developer’s conference. It’s an initiative that will unleash new waves of applications on Facebook that will greatly enhance the power of the service — already a major part of people’s lives — by adding a limitless stream of lifestyle data that people can use to share and, ultimately, define themselves with a profile built on a stunning amount of personal information.”

Von Steven Levy, Wired/Epicenter > Weiter bei Wired/Epicenter

Forbes: “Facebook’s Makeover Is A Little Bit Scary”

“At last year’s F8, Facebook announced the “like” button. One year later the ‘like’ button looks like the work of cave men. Starting today, Zuckerberg announced that you won’t be able to just ‘like’ a song, artist, movie, news story, exercise or recipe. You’ll listen to a song, buy concert tickets, watch a movie, read a news article, run in Golden Gate Park and cook a recipe. Your entire life– and all your social interactions– will now be broadcast on Facebook. In Facebook vernacular: ‘Your apps. Now with friends.’” Von Nicole Perlroth, Forbes > Weiter bei Forbes

Link: ‘Epidermal Electronics’ Paste Peelable Circuitry On Your Skin, Just Like A Temporary Tattoo”

“Someday soon, hospital patients won’t be hooked up to wires and monitors — instead, electronic patches will be temporarily tattooed onto their bodies. Doctors will be able to monitor their vital signs without poking and prodding, and patients wearing neck patches will even be able to communicate with robots, who will translate throat muscle movements into simple speech.” > Weiter bei PopSci

Video: “Control another person’s face in real-time”

“Given a photo of person A, we seek a photo of person B with similar pose and expression. Solving this problem enables a form of puppetry, in which one person appears to control the face of another. When deployed on a webcam-equipped computer, our approach enables a user to control another person’s face in real-time.” > Weiter bei Vimeo

Link: “Google’s Mapping Tools Spawn New Breed of Art Projects”

“While not exactly art, Google Street View has also uncovered its fair share of pranksters and puzzles which deserve a mention in this list.” > Weiter bei Wired/Raw File

Linktipp: “Rorschmap Turns Google Maps Into Rorschach Test-Inspired Designs”

“Rorschmap Turns Google Maps Into Rorschach Test-Inspired Designs” > Weiter bei Laughing Squid

Virtuelle Objekte real fühlen

Die Oberflächen rein virtueller Objekte könnten bald fühlbar werden: “Senseg uses technology it calls ‘tixels’ — short simply for ‘tactile pixels’ — to generate a controlled electric field that extends several millimeters above the device’s surface.”

> Weiter bei Springwise (John Greene)

TED Talks (2002): George Dyson on Project Orion (Video)

“Author George Dyson spins the story of Project Orion, a massive, nuclear-powered spacecraft that could have taken us to Saturn in five years. His insider’s perspective and a secret cache of documents bring an Atomic Age dream to life.”
George Dyson ist der Sohn von Freeman Dyson und der Bruder von Esther Dyson (Esther Dyson bei Neue Gegenwart). >> Zum Video bei TED

Link: The Paperless Cockpit

“What is in those bulky, black flight bags that pilots carry into the cockpit? It is not a change of clothes but reams of reference material needed for the flight — about 40 pounds of it. [...] But instead of carrying all that paperwork, a growing number of pilots are carrying a 1.5 pound iPad.” Von Kate Murphy. > Weiter bei The New York Times

Markus Kayser – Solar Sinter Project

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