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11 April 14

prostheticknowledge:

Home-Made Tron:Legacy Light Cycle Arcade Game

Independent developer The Arcade Man has built from scratch a Tron:Legacy Light Cycle and first-person driving game to play with an Oculus Rift - video embedded below:

The evolution of tecnology allowed us to have amazing experiences. How many of us dreamed of being inside a game, this is a fantasy in the mind of all the nerdiest geeks.

Thanks to an amazing little device that allows us to be “inside a game” and the project I’ve developed in the last month, I think I can say that we are in a very good way to materialize a great part of Kevin Flynn’s dream…

I present you the RiftCycles Project.

This is a stunning and unique arcade prototype that combines the Oculus Rift with a Light Cycles simulator  that I built from scratch.

The game was developed (using Unity) by the portuguese startup Overflow Interactive and it’s a game based on the Light Cycle Battle from the Tron universe and fully compatible with the Oculus Rift.

You can find out more (including building documentation) here

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7 April 14

ikeuchi-products:

「パソコンのキーボード(使える)」

Keyboard

Windows用キーボード。使用を前提とし、改造の範囲を絞った。

ヘリポートの様に見える部分にフラッシュメモリを置いたりと大活躍。

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Posted: 12:52 AM
prostheticknowledge:

oscob:

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goesinmybutt

This GIF is great!

prostheticknowledge:

oscob:

wake.gif

This GIF is great!

Reblogged: prostheticknowledge

11 March 14

roarlivia:

Visuals for Do Something Variety Show’s Church Night

repurposed teenaged collages

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Posted: 11:06 AM

bpretentious:

Πρόσεχε μήπως Αυτό που Είσαι φωνάζει τόσο , ώστε Εκείνο που Λες δεν ακούγεται.

to meso einai to mnm!

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6 March 14

(Source: gronalund)

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4 March 14
letaeras:

αφεντικό χάλασε ο εκτυπωτής

letaeras:

αφεντικό χάλασε ο εκτυπωτής

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19 February 14

(Source: mermecolion)

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18 February 14

Thanks to smartphones or Google Glass, we can now be pinged whenever we are about to do something stupid, unhealthy, or unsound. We wouldn’t necessarily need to know why the action would be wrong: the system’s algorithms do the moral calculus on their own. Citizens take on the role of information machines that feed the techno-bureaucratic complex with our data. And why wouldn’t we, if we are promised slimmer waistlines, cleaner air, or longer (and safer) lives in return?

On issues like obesity or climate change—where the policy makers are quick to add that we are facing a ticking-bomb scenario—they will say a little deficit of democracy can go a long way.

Here’s what that deficit would look like: the new digital infrastructure, thriving as it does on real-time data contributed by citizens, allows the technocrats to take politics, with all its noise, friction, and discontent, out of the political process. It replaces the messy stuff of coalition-building, bargaining, and deliberation with the cleanliness and efficiency of data-powered administration.

This phenomenon has a meme-friendly name: “algorithmic regulation,” as Silicon Valley publisher Tim O’Reilly calls it. In essence, information-rich democracies have reached a point where they want to try to solve public problems without having to explain or justify themselves to citizens. Instead, they can simply appeal to our own self-interest—and they know enough about us to engineer a perfect, highly personalized, irresistible nudge.

— Evgeny Morozov - The real privacy problem. (via algopop)

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Posted: 3:48 PM

algopop:

Gay Check Online by  Netro (Kim Asendorf and Ole Fach)

Gay Check Online may seem totally offensive and inappropriate at first, but think back to reports in March 2013 that Facebook had sussed out that someone was gay without many clues to go on, hinting at perhaps an algorithmic, Bayesian deduction that was unfavourably made available to ad placement software. The artists are clearly commenting on the hidden motives of data-mining and statistical analysis being carried out by services such as Facebook. Categories for people that are useful for ad targeting are usually decided using Bayesian Probability - the system may not know your age, gender, political or sexual orientation, but your online behaviour may match a certain pattern that helps ‘predict’ such details.

Gay-Check-Online makes visible and parodies these systems using face detection software and an algorithm that works under ten seconds. 

Based on scientific studies about facial characteristics of gays, the Internet Agency NETRO has created an online tool to verify your sexual orientation in under 10 seconds. NETRO wrote an algorithm to compare your face with the original databases from the studies of the Charles University in Prague and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. In approximately 10 seconds a face is measured and analyzed and the sexual orientation can be determined. Gay Check Online is a rapid and simple method to provide the user with a sense of security and clarity.

to diko mou to proswpaki oute kan to anagnwrizei :<

Reblogged: algopop

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh