"Thank you, but making a Salon des Refusés 2002 is not exactly our intention. We have our Space: it is the internet itself, larger and a lot more powerful than the Whitney."
the project itself was, and remains, a performative internet fantasy. Read More
"It’s a bit of a magic formula. David Byrne says good infographics “engender and facilitate an insight by visual means—allow us to grasp some relationship quickly and easily.” The simplicity of a good infographic is counterbalanced by the effort required to distil the information into an engaging balance of text and imagery that conveys the message in a concise and sharable way."
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The aim of this project was to develop 'wallpaper for the Internet of Things'. Initially it seemed unlikely that there could be a simple and reliable solution to the problem, but a gradual process of evolution created a surprisingly elegant and effective device... Read More
"All of this is possible because, like the PC and the smartphone, virtual reality isn’t so much a single technology as the happy coincidence of a bunch of related ones. Motion tracking, 3-D capture, ultra-high-resolution displays, fast graphics chips and a deep library of 3-D software developed for games and other applications are coming together at just the right time. Google, Facebook, Sony, HTC, Microsoft and countless smaller competitors have already made public their plans for VR, and given its hiring and patents in the area, it’s likely Apple is working on it too." Read More
"At root, the blockchain is all about replacing the servers that power today’s online world with computing power and storage that we all share. Every network requires what programmers call a “single source of truth” — the authority that says, “this is real,” “this user is who she claims to be,” “this transaction occurred.” To date, we have depended on servers run by corporations and governments to provide our single sources of truth. Even the Internet itself uses a handful of root servers to make the domain-name system work.
The blockchain turns the entire network into its source of truth. It’s a mechanism for us to collectively confer legitimacy on one another. That’s why it appeals to the same people who fell in love with the Internet and the Web 20 years ago: No individual or company owns it, and anyone can participate in it.
Blockchainiacs expect that this innovation will detonate a big bang of new, secure, decentralized services and markets — not replacing today’s Internet but extending its reach and capabilities. ..." Read More
For marketers, there’s no denying that technology has completely changed our industry, the way we do business, and the skill sets needed to survive, let alone thrive, in the modern world. This reality was put into sharp focus at the recently concluded MarTech Conference, where marketers, technologists and companies on the leading edge of marketing evolution gathered to talk about the state of the industry. Read More
Google’s head of life sciences, Andrew Conrad took to the stage at the Wall Street Journal Digital conference: “We’re passionate about switching from reactive to proactive and we’re trying to provide the tools that make that feasible,”
The plan is to test whether tiny particles coated “magnetized” with antibodies can catch disease in its nascent stages. The tiny particles are essentially programmed to spread throughout the body via pill and then latch on to the abnormal cells. The wearable device then “calls” the nanoparticles back to ask them what’s going on with the body and to find out if the person who swallowed the pill has cancer or other diseases.
Read the article in TechCrunch by Sarah Buhr (@sarahbuhr) Read More
Qualcomm spoke at Gigaom Structure Connect Conference (we wish we had been there!) and talked about all the kinds of connections that will need to bring the promise of the connected life, to...uh...life.
Murthy Renduchintala, EVP, Qualcomm Technologies and Co-President, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT) said in an interview:
“We’ll need a different, broad architecture for this. Some radios will need devices with five-year batteries compared to daily use batteries. And we’ll need to tie together radios for slow networks with chips that work on gigabit networks.”
Here's the article at Gigaom. Read More
Forget wearable tech. The pioneers of our “post-human” future are implanting technology in to their bodies and brains. Should we stop them or join them.
"Quietly, almost without anyone really noticing, we have entered the age of the cyborg, or cybernetic organism: a living thing both natural and artificial. Artificial retinas and cochlear implants (which connect directly to the brain through the auditory nerve system) restore sight to the blind and hearing to the deaf. Deep-brain implants, known as “brain pacemakers”, alleviate the symptoms of 30,000 Parkinson’s sufferers worldwide. The Wellcome Trust is now trialling a silicon chip that sits directly on the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, stimulating them and warning of dangerous episodes..."
“This is the frontline of the Human Enhancement Revolution,” wrote the technology author and philosopher Patrick Lin last year. “We now know enough about biology, neuroscience, computing, robotics, and materials to hack the human body.”
Read Arthur House's article in The Telegraph: http://goo.gl/Wi3CSB Read More
From the intro to an in-depth article by by Michael E. Porter and James E. Heppelmann at the Harvard Business Review website:
"Information technology is revolutionizing products. Once composed solely of mechanical and electrical parts, products have become complex systems that combine hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors, software, and connectivity in myriad ways. These “smart, connected products”—made possible by vast improvements in processing power and device miniaturization and by the network benefits of ubiquitous wireless connectivity—have unleashed a new era of competition.
Smart, connected products offer exponentially expanding opportunities for new functionality, far greater reliability, much higher product utilization, and capabilities that cut across and transcend traditional product boundaries. The changing nature of products is also disrupting value chains, forcing companies to rethink and retool nearly everything they do internally."
Read the rest here: http://goo.gl/IgylZs
Visit HBR's Insight Center on the Internet of Things: http://goo.gl/ZAcNx0 Read More
As it looks to bolster its reputation for technological expertise, Best Buy Co. Inc. has teamed up with Intel Corp. to showcase concepts such as augmented reality and 3-D printing that are not yet in the mass market.
Intel Technology Experience zones, which average about 240 square feet, are being placed in 50 Best Buy stores later this month. In the Twin Cities, Best Buy’s store at the Mall of America will get one. The first opened earlier this week in Portland, Ore., where Intel has engineering and manufacturing sites.
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IEEE Senior Member Dean Aslam [above], a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Michigan State University, in East Lansing, is working with a team of neurologists and students to incorporate what he calls biomedical inexpensive micro systems (BIMS) into everyday applications. He has designed sensors that, when sewn into garments, can transmit a signal to a receiver placed in a device the user wants to control.
Read the article by Monica Rozenfeld at IEEE website Read More
@RolfeWinkler writes at the WSJ Digits Blog :
"Advertising may be coming to your thermostat and lots of other strange places, courtesy of GoogleGOOGL +0.29%.
In a December letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission, which was disclosed Tuesday, the search giant said that it could be serving ads and other content on “refrigerators, car dashboards, thermostats, glasses, and watches, to name just a few possibilities.”
Read the rest here: http://goo.gl/Adsktb
If you're lucky enough to be going to O'Reilly's SolidCon here's some of the great stuff you'd be able to see: http://solidcon.com/solid2014/public/schedule/list Read More
Mike DiGiovanni, emerging technology lead at digital agency Isobar and Google Glass enthusiast, has produced a prototype of “Glassware” called Tilt Control, which makes Glass usable for people with physical disabilities that prevent them from using their hands.
Read John McDermott's article at Digiday Read More
It uses the data from a Fitbit to determine when you’ve fallen asleep while watching a streaming movie, and pauses your flick at that spot.
Story at TechCrunch: http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/27/netflix-fitbit-hack/ Read More
CreateTech committee member Jason Snyder writes in iMediaConnection:
"Drones delivering Domino's, augmented reality, the industrial internet, the age of the algorithm, real-time bidding, geo-everything, convergence, and intelligent machines. These ideas and the exponential growth and adoption of technology are no longer the musings of futurists. They are business as usual, and they're here." Read More