1. prostheticknowledge:

    Eternal Portraits

    Art project by Brian House and Jason Rabie are framed pieces of Facebook Facial Recognition data of users (thus, a portrait of users characteristics):

    Facebook uses face recognition software to identify its users in photos. This works via a ‘template’ of your facial features that is created from your profile images. These features — the distance between your eyes, the symmetry of your mouth — generally do not change over time. Unlike a photograph, which captures some ephemeral expression of who you are at a particular moment, a face recognition template forever remains your portrait. It is all possible photos, taken and untaken, by which you, or someone else, might document your life.

    These templates are Facebook’s proprietary data. For a brief period in 2013, users could access their template using the “Download a copy of your Facebook data” option in the settings (it is no longer included in the download). The information is unusable in its raw form without knowing the specifics of Facebook’s algorithm. But as an irrevocable corporate byproduct, the future implications of such data remain unclear.

    Eternal Portraits is a series of printed and framed face recognition template data from our friends and ourselves.

    More at Brian’s website here

  2. engadget:

Glow-in-the-dark roads hit the streets in the Netherlands

    engadget:

    Glow-in-the-dark roads hit the streets in the Netherlands

  3. starllex:

    this is my favorite post of all time

    (Source: carlsagan)

  4. enochliew:

    Pocket Printer by Zuta Labs

    Not only a portable design, but able to print on any size page.

  5. enochliew:

    0513 by Deskriptiv

    Done for Wired magazine (UK)

  6. trendgraphy:

Epilogopsy by Noah Jacobus Twitter: @Trendgrafeed

    trendgraphy:

    Epilogopsy by Noah Jacobus

    Twitter: @Trendgrafeed

  7. grunisment:

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    grunisment:

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    (Source: colemeister)

  8. grunisment:

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    grunisment:

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    (Source: colemeister)

  9. 13 April 2014

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  10. karenhurley:

    The pair of creatives at Wieden + Kennedy in Portland, Ore., have made a fake product called Schadenfreezers—popsicles with the most depressing jokes you can imagine.

    See them all at http://schadenfreezers.com

  11. nevver:

    Up all night, Creative routines

  12. nevver:

    Porn for the whole family, Brian Steinhoff

  13. prostheticknowledge:

    BionicKangaroo

    Robotic recreation of the Kangaroo form put together by Festo to demonstrate energy-efficient movement (this was initially announced on April the 1st, but turns out to be real) - video embedded below:

    With the BionicKangaroo, Festo has technologically reproduced the unique way a kangaroo moves. Like its natural model, it can recover the energy when jumping, store it and efficiently use it for the next jump.

    On the artificial kangaroo, Festo intelligently combines pneumatic and electrical drive technology to produce a highly dynamic system. The stable jump kinematics plus the precise control technology ensure stability when jumping and landing. The consistent lightweight construction facilitates the unique jumping behaviour. The system is controlled by gestures.

    More Here

  14. Nanotechnology successfully working in cockroaches →

    romeviharo:

    From New Scientist. We are getting closer and closer :)

    It’s a computer – inside a cockroach. Nano-sized entities made of DNA that are able to perform the same kind of logic operations as a silicon-based computer have been introduced into a living animal.

    The DNA computers – known as…

  15. 11 April 2014

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    yojason:

    OculusDrone: Oculus Rift + AR Drone 2.0 (by Diego Araos)