prostheticknowledge: 13th Lab Software-based computer vision start-up who have been acquired by Oculus this week, and it is easy to see why. Without additional hardware, their work reads information from a smartphone camera and re-interprets it into 3D data for technical or entertainment use. The examples embedded below all use a previous generation iPhone, and if you think this is …

What’s So Hard About Big Visual Data?

With an estimated 3.5 trillion photographs in the world today, Cisco estimates that in the next few years, visual data (photos and video) will acount for over 85% of total internet traffic. Surprisingly, however, we currently lack effective computational methods for making sense of this mass of visual data, referred to as the Internet’s “digital dark matter.” In this talk, …

The Unfinished Science Behind the New Wave of Electrical Brain Stimulation | WIRED

The Unfinished Science Behind the New Wave of Electrical Brain Stimulation | WIRED Ever since the physician Scribonius Largus slapped an electric torpedo fish on the forehead of a headache sufferer in the early days of the Roman empire, electricity has been pursued as a cure for a seemingly endless variety of ailments–by serious scientists and profiteering quacks alike. The …

Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection.

Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection. The Camera Culture group is building new tools to better capture and share visual information. What will a camera look like in ten years? How should we change the camera to improve mobile photography? How will a billion networked and portable cameras change the social culture? …

IFOs: Identified Flying Objects

IFOs: Identified Flying Objects A collection of IFOs (Identified Flying Objects) by Giesbert Nijhuis who after being paralyzed from the neck down due to a spinal cord injury caused by a car accident designed his website using a head pointer, an on-screen keyboard and his Mac. Learn more about him HERE. According to him: “IFOs (Identified Flying Objects) have nothing to do …

zumzeig: Criticisms of Transhumanism By Disinformation on January 15, 2015 [Excerpted from Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity by R.U. Sirius and Jay Cornell] Empowering individuals and transcending what were long considered human limits: these goals are exciting to some, but they’re disturbing and frightening to others. Let’s put major objections to transhumanism into one or more of four categories: …