Month / February 2016

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  • trust, or not

    Trust is probably the biggest obstacle facing AI and robots. It is central to the concerns around self-driving cars, and is part of the fear around robots that want to kill all…

  • if you had any doubts…

    yes, skynet is active…

  • ease of use

    Content creation is often all about ease-of-use of the tools. While a great tool won’t make the next Spielberg, it does allow for non-experts to do interesting things – even if they…

  • being original

    Game design is hard. Pretty much everything has been done, or at least it seems that way. This is especially true in the case of 1st person shooter games (FPS). The genre…

  • q and a on vr and ar

    Interview questions and answers for C114.com. We’ll see how the world plays out…   1. Many from the tech industry believe that 2016 will see the outbreak of VR/AR. What is IEEE’s view…

  • the art tango

    I have maintained that within a few years many of us will be wearing some sort of AR device/capability. Or if not wearing, it will be built into the phone or other device…

  • 23 degrees

    23 degrees – the field of view of the new Epson AR glasses. While the other specs are a huge step up from their previous units (yes, Epson makes AR glasses, and…

  • ganzfeld effect

    After seeing James Turrell’s amazing Breathing Light piece at LACMA, I am now wondering about how the Ganzfeld Effect might come into play in VR and AR. Time for some experiments…

  • more on privacy

    Back in 2013 I gave a TEDx talk that looked at the issues faced by an analog human navigating an increasingly digital world. This piece is an excellent analysis of what the…

  • your private parts

    While I’ve had issues with Apple’s design chops lately, their stance on privacy is 100% on-point imho. In this case, the slippery slope is both slippery and a steep chasm.

  • iot ftw or not

    The onslaught of internet of things (iot) commences…now. One thing they correctly point out – it isn’t about the hardware, it’s about the software. More specifically , it is about the relationship…

  • ransomeware

    So when I talked about the 2nd and 3rd order effects of relying on digital…well, here’s a perfect example of a problem. Fact 1 – any computer connected to a network can…