Computer Hardware, Sex & Philosophy
This has been floating around the internet. Rumor has it that the bird is actually simply collecting material for building a nest.
Animals using tools is a pretty old hat by now… however the idea of animals devising their own prosthetics really blows my mind. (Even knowing that I might be misinterpreting what I see…)
This is fun and all - but - as of now I do not see any practical applications of BCI’s except for rehabilitation purposes or as a tool for people with severe disabilities.
We are so good at using our hands and fingers - in fact it requires a lot less attention than using a BCI. With an interface as simplified as the one controlled through the BCI I could be doing multiple tasks at the same time with my hands. Using a BCI this is not possible (at least to me, with tech I know of…)
Still this was really cool!
The coastline of a landmass is ill-defined: The apparent length of a coastlines increases with the detail of measure. The shorter the yardstick which is used to measure the coast, the longer the apparent distance between two arbitrary points on that coast becomes.
There is a fine line between prototyping and magic.
I was in a copy-shop in NYC, making some prints for Christmas presents. This guy was doing the same, making little lo-fi books as presents. He gave me one of his prints (The top one). The bottom one I found in the trash. They are hanging in my room now.
You can find more of his stuff at: http://talktosherm.wordpress.com/
A thing which moves.
Recursive projection on my wall :-)
Homunculus’ point of view.:
Saw this at the Brooklyn Flea:
Its a motor with an offcenter weight connected to it + a battery. Mounted in a box supported by four markers. I love how simple and fun this is :-)