In the old district Barrio del Carmen of Valencia (Spain) children, associations and inhabitants have set up their own community space in a former vacant lot. It’s Solar Corona.
Bruno Latour - The Affects of Capitalism. Lecture at the Danish Royal Academy on Wednesday 26 February 2014 (dur. 1:00:46)
WiSee is a novel interaction interface that leverages ongoing wireless transmissions in the environment (e.g., WiFi) to enable whole-home sensing and recognition of human gestures. Since wireless signals do not require line-of-sight and can traverse through walls, WiSee can enable whole-home gesture recognition using few wireless sources (e.g., a Wi-Fi router and a few mobile devices in the living room). WiSee is the first wireless system that can identify gestures in line-of-sight, non-line-of-sight, and through-the-wall scenarios. Unlike other gesture recognition systems like Kinect, Leap Motion or MYO, WiSee requires neither an infrastructure of cameras nor user instrumentation of devices. We implement a proof-of-concept prototype of WiSee and evaluate it in both an office environment and a two-bedroom apartment. Our results show that WiSee can identify and classify a set of nine gestures with an average accuracy of 94%.
IM HYPERVENTILATING HOLY FUCKKKKKK
"Don’t worry, FDIC insurance has you covered. Oh wait. Shit. Fuck. Shit. I’m gonna get fucking murdered in my sleep fuck shit jesus’s asshole I am so fucking fucked"
The “Bitcoin Kingpin” looks exactly how I would imagine a kingpin of imaginary nerd money would look
I didn’t know it was possible to combine “slimy banker,” “huge fucking nerd,” and “complete lack of foresight” into a cohesive look and style, but this guy has really broken some aesthetic ground here
I think it’s fucked to make fun of his appearance when the bigger crime is being igno……. *looks at picture*.
"Google has built a prototype Android smartphone that can learn and map the world around it. The device comes from a new initiative called Project Tango, and it’s ready to get the phone into developers’ hands to see what the technology is capable of. Google says that the phone will learn the dimension of rooms and spaces just by being moved around inside of them — walking around your bedroom, for example, would help the phone learn the shape of your home. The hope is that by creating a robust map of the world, Google’s phone could eventually give precise directions to any given point that needs to be reached."
The blogging site Tumblr confirms it is taking part in talks with UK politicians as part of attempts to make the site...