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30th
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gunshowcomic:

video games are indded Art

(Source: gunshowcomic.com, via machinery)

tags : arting  : super mario world 

Jul
29th
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You Are Not Late

…here is the other thing the greybeards in 2044 will tell you: Can you imagine how awesome it would have been to be an entrepreneur in 2014? It was a wide-open frontier! You could pick almost any category X and add some AI to it, put it on the cloud. Few devices had more than one or two sensors in them, unlike the hundreds now. Expectations and barriers were low. It was easy to be the first. And then they would sigh, “Oh, if only we realized how possible everything was back then!”
- Medium

Jul
27th
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fushnchups:

Garden snail glow-paint dance party! 

Corni aspersum are marked with LED lights and UV paint to help researchers track their movements. This is the humble garden snail who munches your lettuce throughout the temperate parts of the world, and is eaten itself as escargot. It turns out that they have a great homing and roaming instinct (bad news for your seedlings).

Time-lapse photography revealed that snails move faster and further than most imagine, reaching speeds of 1 metre an hour and able to cover 10 metres a night. In wet weather, they form convoys, sliding along the slime trails of preceding snails.

source: newscientist

tags : arting 

Jul
25th
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wwwtxt:

Who are you to stifle somebody’s creativity, should they desire to express it in the form of a bot? ☯93MAR

tags : arting 

Jul
21st
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byobae:

Edvard Munch , Norwegian 1863 - 1944 ( from the Big Gods 1902 )

bes’ frenz

(Source: dionyssos, via waterwhatever)

Jul
9th
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(Source: celljawns)

Jul
7th
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tuxedomarx:

this is a sex negative space. see these two people staring lustily into each other’s eyes? it’s actually a vase

(via marras6)

tags : fetishes 

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aqqindex:

Santachiara Denis

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Jul
2nd
2014
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These big collections of personal data are like radioactive waste. It’s easy to generate, easy to store in the short term, incredibly toxic, and almost impossible to dispose of. Just when you think you’ve buried it forever, it comes leaching out somewhere unexpected.
Managing this waste requires planning on timescales much longer than we’re typically used to. A typical Internet company goes belly-up after a couple of years. The personal data it has collected will remain sensitive for decades.


I like to think of the quote from King Lear:


I will do such things,—
What they are, yet I know not: but they shall be
The terrors of the earth

That’s the essence of investor storytime. Give us money now, and you won’t believe how awesome our ads will be when we finally put them on the site.

King Lear would have killed it in Silicon Valley.

(via The Internet With A Human Face - Beyond Tellerrand 2014 Conference Talk)

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tags : kraftwerk 

Jun
30th
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I chose this cutiepie with whom I wanna be.

(Source: youtube.com)

tags : hiphop  : pairing up 

Jun
25th
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users estimate they encounter tigers in one out of every 10 profiles they view.

New York Bans Tinder Tiger Selfie - Business Insider

What a weird time to be alive.

(via machinery)

tags : fetishes 

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Jun
24th
2014
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So here we are, then, in a trial about video games. As near as I can tell, the video games in question were created by taking game films from various NCAA football and basketball games and then transferring them technologically until actual players found themselves with NCAA-licensed avatars that live forever. It was seeing his avatar that prompted Ed O’Bannon to launch his lawsuit in the first place and, having done so, he opened up a number of interesting questions about who he is, both in real life and in virtual reality.

Is Ed O’Bannon’s avatar really Ed O’Bannon, or is it an Ed O’Bannon made by someone else so that a lot of someone elses could make a whole lot of money? Isn’t that a fundamental looting of one’s fundamental identity? Doesn’t the real Ed O’Bannon have a say in the use of his name, his image, and his likeness? After all, that’s him in that game. The avatar runs the court like he did. It shoots the way he did. It passes the ball the way he did. There doesn’t seem to be any moral basis for an argument that Ed O’Bannon doesn’t have the right to control — let alone profit from — all the Ed O’Bannons that have been created out of the work that the real Ed O’Bannon did as an athlete. How can an actual person find himself an indentured servant in virtual reality?

- Grantland: Dispatches From the NCAA’s Deathbed

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