What a Wonderful World
ISTJ, rescue scuba diver, cyclist, piano player, reader, technologist, weekday vegetarian, non-drinker, non-smoker, music lover, nature lover & investor. These are my thoughts & experiences as they come to pass. This blog reminds me that the world we live in really is wonderful!
Food poisoning is never a nice experience, but those dining out at restaurants often have no way of knowing how their meal was prepared before they eat it. While devices such as Peres have offered a way for professional chefs and home cooks to see if their ingredients are safe to eat, a Chinese tech giant has now created smart chopsticks, which detect contamination in food and use a red light to indicate to diners that they should think twice about finishing their meal. READ MORE…
“I had forty acres and a new home out in California. I was working as a stone mason. I could bring in $6000 cash some weeks. Then I was walking home one night and someone tried to kill me. I got brain damage. I lost my sense of smell, my sense of taste, most of my hearing, and now I can barely stand without getting dizzy. I must have fallen and cracked my head open thirty times since then. Everything I knew has been washed out into the water. I’ve tried to commit suicide several times.”
First issue of the new computational arts magazine put together by the team behind Creative Applications is out now.
Intended to be published twice a year, it could be considered to offer a different insight to the subject which the internet (a fast-attention medium) couldn’t produce. Usually, coverage on this topic in print is esoteric, but the tone here is far more informal to it’s advantage - over 200 ad-free pages with beautifully designed layouts. There are interviews with animator David O’Reilly (famous for his one-off Adventure Time 3D glitch episode and the graphics for the Spike Jonze film Her), artist Racquel Myers who works with the graphical limiations of the Commodore C64, and installation artist Zimoun (who I have covered here before) who creates simple minimalist works with basic materials.
Here is a two-minute review put together by Steven Watson on the magazine:
All in all, it is a satisfying publication on the subject even if you are already familiar with some of the projects included from the internet. A promising first issue which does justice to the subject.
You can find out more about the magazine at the project’s website here
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The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the Heartbleed bug, and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence, two people familiar with the matter said.
Peace Rallies in Afghanistan: How come this doesn’t make international news, but a radical with a weapon and a death-wish does? Media organisations you need to be part of the solution of state building.