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Itty bitty robots demonstrate swarm behaviors.

A game of life, anyone?

 

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This gentleman’s projects really scratch an itch for me. The more Koblin makes seemingly arbitrary decisions in his projects the more he becomes more authorial. What I like most about his projects though are how his interfaces allow us to create our own stories or experiences.

http://www.ted.com/talks/aaron_koblin.html

I’ll be seeing Koblin this Summer at the following conference:

http://eyeofestival.com/

His Wilderness Downtown project reminds me of Sarah’s final presentation.

All right, I’m in no way connected to steampunk stuff (although I have read a few of the authors). Albert was talking about the French postcards of the future I posted a few months ago, and I ran across this in FB. It looks like it’s happening this very weekend.

Now, I don’t even know this person, to be linking to their pictures in FB, but what I find so very intriguing is the coded uniformity of the costumes. Note the special goggles – steampunk is all about visions of an alternate future, usually starting from an actual historical past. Note the bullets – dangerous stuff, exploring new worlds.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150251873880799.368679.556660798

Here’s a lovely way to spend five minutes thinking about the representation of data. Ben Greenman made a bunch of charts that question the function of charts. For example, here is a chart representing the ink left in the pen… he used to make the chart.

http://ilovecharts.tumblr.com/BenGreenman

Hi all,

I wasn’t sure exactly what we decided to do next Wednesday, but if we want to continue the last discussion we had, I recommend we read the next section in the Terranova book (on network time). Al suggested we could also discuss my paper on Simulation and Post-Panopticism (uploaded in a previous blog post), and I’m happy to do this too.

See everyone next week.

Bill

I thought this image was an interesting representation of the idea of capture. It’s a series of long-take pictures by Alexey Titarenko from the 1990s, an “army of shadows”.

More here.
http://www.alexeytitarenko.com/

Hi all,

here is the Terranova book via WordPress! Please read Intro and 1st section.
Terranova – Network Culture.pdf

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