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  • when bad photoshop turns political

    Usually photoshop is done for comic effect, or to clean up or composite an image to make a point. Sometimes it is done in jest, sometimes with malice (e.g. skankhunt42). But sometimes…

  • fit just a bit (or not)

    A recent study indicates that fitness bands/watches don’t necessarily help people lose weight. And in some cases, it can cause weight gain. The telling quote in the piece: So should you bin…

  • when real isn’t real and virtual isn’t virtual

    This is a great article, and echoes much of what I’ve been saying for some time now. Virtual doesn’t obviate previous forms of representation, nor does it replace physical reality. While it…

  • the unbearable lightness of hacking

    The saying goes that the military is always fighting the last war – meaning that their forces and planning for the next conflict invariably are influenced by previous actions. The problem is,…

  • Matsuda piece

    An excellent dystopian view of the future. If the commercial sector has its way, this actually is a future documentary. <iframe src=”https://player.vimeo.com/video/166807261?color=c9ff23&portrait=0&badge=0″ width=”800″ height=”450″ frameborder=”0″ webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/166807261″>HYPER-REALITY</a> from <a…

  • facial dance

    One criticism of virtual (and video conferencing for that matter) is that the subtle non-verbal cues are lost in translation (or not captured at all). These are critical for human communication, and…

  • ewww skin

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  • you’re not sharing!

    Evidently Facebook isn’t getting enough of your dirt. In an era where you are the product (i.e. FB and Google’s biz model), keeping momentum and figuring out how to incentivize the user…

  • future warfare

    The future of warfare has already happened. The US and Israel with stuxnet (against Iran), and now it is coming to light that Iran fired back between 2011-2013 with various cyber attacks…

  • me too!

    One of the bands I play in has a bandleader who obsessively Periscopes. Every gig he sets up his phone, has a special wide angle lens, and is often fiddling with things…

  • 4chan 4google

    It is no secret that Google is great at search, great at turning people into products by offering “free” stuff, but is terrible at “social.” While it is no surprise that they…

  • another day, another dev kit

    The parade of hardware continues, this time with Meta AR and their 2nd generation headset. Despite the enthusiastic title of the article, there still evidently is a long way to go to…