Sunday, October 26, 2008

Digital Photo Frames are booring


"As Westinghouse realizes that the
digital photo frame market is about as over-saturated as possible right now, not to mention just how boring the whole notion has become, it has resorted to pulling in a "world renowned" name in photography in order to help push its forthcoming line."

via engadget


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Distance Lab

This is extremely connected to my research, should contact them at a good stage.


Open Studio 004

Slow Technology

Thursday 13 November 2008 / 12 noon - 5 pm
Horizon Scotland / Forres, Scotland
Free of charge, spaces limited (see below for booking information)

Interested in what's going on at Distance Lab? At our "Open Studio" events we show you how we're pushing the limits of technology and design to overcome the disadvantages of distance. We also expose you to some of the most innovative research ideas and personalities from other parts of the world.

The theme of this event is Slow Technology, an extension of notions from the "slow food" movement into the design of new technologies. Instead of speed and efficiency, slow technology emphasises the quality, locality, and humanity of the total experience.

Distance Lab researchers Costas Bissas and Tomoko Hayashi will describe our ongoing endeavors in the realm of "slow technology", including Neuromantic, a project that aims to encourage rural modern life through the use of new technologies without altering the authenticity of the environment, local uniqueness and resources.

Special guest speaker:

Glorianna Davenport
MIT Media Laboratory


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Everything every time everywhere

Everything is connected, every time and everywhere.

The reality emerges from the interactions of every single particle with every other, floating on a lattice of possibilities. Dimensions are layered on top of each other interacting as a fluid.

We, as human beings, don't escape this principle. We're all synchronized and even if we're not conscious of it, we're still always experiencing the effect of such condition.

"An intellect which at a certain moment would know all forces that set nature in motion, and all positions of all items of which nature is composed, if this intellect were also vast enough to submit these data to analysis, it would embrace in a single formula the movements of the greatest bodies of the universe and those of the tiniest atom; for such an intellect nothing would be uncertain and the future just like the past would be present before its eyes."

Laplace РEssai philosophique sur les probabilités, Introduction. 1814