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

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

Markus Kayser – Solar Sinter Project

von Markus Kayser

BBC: The Beauty of Maps

The Beauty of Maps is a 4 part BBC series [...]. The documentary takes us through the staggering four million map collection of the British Library in London.” LikeCool (inkl. Video).
> Weiter bei BBC Four

‘Informationen zur politischen Bildung’ erschienen: Schwerpunkt Massenmedien

Die Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung hat ein Heft zum Schwerpunkt “Massenmedien” veröffentlicht. Es ist in der Reihe “Informationen zur politischen Bildung” erschienen und enthält zahlreiche Beiträge renommierter Autoren. Das Heft steht im Volltext zum Download zur Verfügung, kann aber auch in gedruckter Form kostenlos bestellt werden. Weiter >

A Brief Introduction to Genetics

“‘A Brief Introduction to Genetics’ is a short documentary film that explores the history of genetics & genomics and the underlying concepts that provide the foundational knowledge that today’s research is built upon. The film describes the history of genetics, from Gregor Mendel, to concepts such as DNA and the genetic code. Having introduced the fundamental ideas of genetics, the film moves on to describe the current techniques used to study genetics. Finally, the film explores the connection of these core concepts to genomics and bioinformatics.” By David Murawsky

Link: Print me a Stradivarius

“Three-dimensional printing makes it as cheap to create single items as it is to produce thousands and thus undermines economies of scale. It may have as profound an impact on the world as the coming of the factory did.”

> Weiter bei The Economist

Link: 7 Amazing Exoplanets [Interactive]

“Hundreds of planets around other stars have been discovered recently, but many centuries may pass before human eyes actually see them up close. Interpreting current data, Hugo award-winning artist Ron Miller takes us to seven of the most fascinating of these worlds.” Text and narration by Ed Bell [Scientific American]

Neue Gegenwart-Autor Tobias Eberwein mit Medienethik-Preis META 2010 ausgezeichnet

Neue Gegenwart-Autor Tobias Eberwein ist mit dem Medienethik-Preis META 2010 der Hochschule der Medien ausgezeichnet worden. Er erhielt die Auszeichnung für seinen Beitrag „Raus aus der Selbstbeobachtungsfalle“ (erschienen in Neue Gegenwart Nr. 56). Alle Informationen finden Sie im Magazin

Link: “Google’s Body Browser is a Google Earth for Human Physiology”

“Google has mapped just about every traffic artery you could ever want to locate on Google Maps, but what if the thruway you’re looking for isn’t on any road atlas? To help you tell your axillary artery from your common carotid, Google has created a G-Maps-like searchable guide for the human body that lets you zoom, scroll, and search for every muscle, gland, nerve, bone, or organ in our common physiology.”

Weiterlesen bei PopSci (Clay Dillow)

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