OpenLab NETWORK » OpenLab

The OpenLab Network is a new research initiative which targets a complex education issue of national significance regarding the ability of art and science researchers to collaborate on research…

OpenLab NETWORK » OpenLab

Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011

The full legacy of Steve Jobs will not be sorted out for a very long time. When employees first talked about Jobs’ “reality distortion field,” it was a pejorative — they were referring to the way…

Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011

Peers, review your actions

Twenty years ago, academic publishers provided a valuable service to researchers. By printing articles, binding them into issues and sending them out into the world, they provided the only means then…

Peers, review your actions

What am I missing?

A possible weird development: Machine Precognition, named in the tradition of machine vision, machine learning, etc. In the general case, predicting the future is absurdly difficult. Predicting the…

What am I missing?

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dictionaryofobscuresorrows:

acronym [“when you think about it”] a feature of modern society that suddenly strikes you as absurd and grotesque—from zoos and milk-drinking to organ transplants, life insurance and fiction—part of the faint background noise of absurdity that reverberates from the moment our ancestors first crawled out of the slime but could not for the life of them remember what they got up to do.

Rewilding Etiquette

Imagine a future where the most revolutionary changes in our world have not come from nanotech, genetic engineering, artificial intelligence or even space development–but from cognitive science and…

Rewilding Etiquette

Jonathan Cecil’s Chicago Fly:

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Jonathan Cecil’s Chicago Fly:

“Easy access to aerial imagery and geospatial information is changing how we view and interact with our urban environments. I use these resources to investigate geologic and urban structures, particularly in areas of political interest. This series of work uses satellite and aerial imaging data to explore and to critique the illusionary boundary of macro and micro scales through defamiliarization. Images of urban areas are the input for a computational process that produces a high resolution 3D mesh which is rendered with ray tracing software to produce a final animation.”

ScanOps

a fourth class exists at Google that involves strictly data-entry labor, or more appropriately, the labor of digitizing. These workers are identifiable by their yellow badges, and they go by the team…

ScanOps

Wicked (1)

Here’s my take on things: our biggest challenges are no longer technological. They are issues of communication, coordination, and cooperation. These are, for the most part, well-studied problems that…

Wicked (1)

TreeMaker

TreeMaker allows one to set up quite elaborate relationships between flaps, their lengths, and their angles: far more complex relationships than are possible using pencil-and-paper origami design….

TreeMaker

Lab « NextNature.net

Besides observing Next Nature phenomena and writing about them, we also develop concrete design projects. Our goal is to grow a methodology on how to design, build and live in Next Nature. This page…

Lab « NextNature.net

Contemplative computing

One of the great unexpected twists in the process was that lots of presses passed on the grounds that there are already lots of books about technology and distraction, and they couldn’t see how the…

Contemplative computing

burn magazine

burn is an evolving journal for emerging photographers curated by magnum photographer david alan harvey.

burn magazine

Ensō Data

The foundation of the Ensō programming model is the representation and manipulation of data. We are borrowing ideas from database and information modeling, and turning that into a data structuring…

Ensō Data

doctrine zero

Although the name “Doctrine Zero” has been borrowed from Grant Morrison, in this new context the term ZERO is intended to represent the point at which the pace of technological and cultural change…

doctrine zero