Tessel looks like a hardware platform that could be the next Arduino. tessel.io All the slides from the recent Strange Loop 2013 conference. Could the insane software patent system in the US finally be about to be reformed? “Revolution OS is a documentary which traces the history of GNU, Linux, and the open source and free software […]
Firepad is an open source collaborative code and text editor. It would be interesting to take the principles behind it and transform it into a video rather than text based workflow, for chaining effects and layering content. “We were all corrupted by the housing boom, to some extent. People talked endlessly about how their houses […]
Steam announces SteamOS. The Microduino does exactly what is says on the tin, as does the Femtoduino. If you want to do some Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy – use the RFduino. “DRAKON is a visual language for specifications from the Russian space program. DRAKON is used for capturing requirements and building software that controls spacecraft. The rules of […]
Three interesting African cities: Lagos Cape Town Nairobi These are the three places I’d set up media nodes in Africa if I was so inclined. They’ve all got great music and tech scenes. Aeon Magazine is a new publication about “nature, culture and ideas” from Mag Culture. “MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – September 18, 2013 – Google today announced […]
Beautiful Dioramas by Lori Nix. Imagine adding projection mapping to these. “Ever wish your Arduino could respond to the weather on the other side of the world? Or send you an email to let you know what it’s up to? Upload stuff to your Dropbox account? Or detect if you’re at risk of exposure to […]
Hybrid Live OF Sketching IDE from d3cod3. Source here. Some simple C++11 examples. Both links via Zach Lieberman. Manipulating objects in photos in 3D. Paper here. The five cognitive distortions of people who get stuff done. Both links via Jason Kottke.
An article on how to choose colours procedurally. NiDIUM is a new browser engine that throws away CSS and the DOM. JPG glitch fun! From Georg Fischer. More experiments here. After Effects Motion Sketch-able particles from Nick Fox-Gieg. Source code available here. Simulating Watercolour effects in openFrameworks from Kenichi Yoneda aka Kynd.
I’ve just finished reading “Undercover” by Paul Lewis and Rob Evans. It’s terrifying. The lengths that that Special Branch and the British Police went to in order to infiltrate elements of UK society – including allowing undercover officers to form long term relationships with the people they were spying on – all to improve their […]
I remember my first job at UnitedVisualArtists was to make a Quicktime reader for D3. Turns out Quicktime is Turing complete! The creator of Megaman is making a new game on Kickstarter. “The Dissent project is a research collaboration between Yale University and UT Austin to create a powerful, practical anonymous group communication system offering strong, provable security guarantees with reasonable […]