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  • 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…

  • more middle ground

    Another article on the rumored Google standalone “casual VR” device. I’m wondering if this might actually have two displays instead of one. The reason being you might be able to get higher…

  • the middle ground

    So Google is trying to find a slot between Cardboard (what we call “casual VR” – and we get to call it that since the ICT Mixed Reality Lab showed a fold-up…

  • future science

    Of all people, I believe that music is mission-critical in life. There is a new study that lends credence to that, but perhaps more interesting is how the study was done. First,…

  • it’s about the content

    Google making a push into VR? Say it ain’t so?!? Snark aside, a good article talking (a little bit) about the 800b elephant in the room which is content. The article focuses…

  • finally!

    an appropriate use of AI! I bet Elon Musk, Wozniak, and others feel silly about their dire predictions for the misuse of technology… (umm…sarcasm intact).

  • hubris, inc

    Branding is important. And instructive. And often sinks companies. It also can reveal a lot about the people who run the company and their worldview. Inc has a great article on Uber’s…

  • eagle has landed

    The Dutch have an analog solution to an increasing digital problem. Score one for the big birds…