Circuit board business card is a minimalist credit-card-sized handheld console which includes Tetris. Videos embedded below:
A revolution in minimalist circuit board art design.Barebones Arduino
Capacitive Input Buttons
9+ Hours Playtime
1.6 millimeters total thickness
You can find out more about the project here
12-year-old invents Braille printer using Lego set
The Braigo printer cost its inventor about $350, making it more affordable than other Braille printers that can retail for more than $2,000.
And because I seriously side-eye this Western journalism trend of never crediting and NAMING the actual inventors in the headlines (especially when they’re young POC)
this inventor’s name is Shubham Banerjee, and he is making his glorious design completely open source, publishing it online FREE of charge! Just remember this kid’s name before some crusty old white dude “innovates” his design and takes all the credit.
A new Y Combinator-backed startup called Kimono wants to make it easier to access data from the unstructured web with a point-and-click tool that can extract..
Each of these companies is approaching the challenge of turning web content into addressable/ programmable/ computable data from a slightly different direction, and each is probably aimed at a different community of adopters and users.
It’s still not clear which market opportunity is going to be largest… or most defensibly sustainable moving forwards…
A modern demo of evolutionary programming creating rendered virtual lifeforms, bots with generational variance trying to walk. Put together by Eugénie von Tunzelmann - video embedded below:
Ever since reading Richard Dawkins’ book ‘The Blind Watchmaker’ I’d wanted to try my hand at some evolutionary programming. The idea is to model natural selection inside the computer by generating procedural creatures and allowing them to vary and improve over time without user intervention.
The code to build and rig the robots was written in Python, as was the code to run the rigid body simulation, using the Open Dynamics Engine to drive the sim. I wrote an importer for Side Effects’ Houdini to read in my robot simulations so I could render them out as pictures.
When we realize that coding is a creative act, we not only value that part of the coder’s labor, but we also realize that the technologies in which we swim have assumptions and ideologies behind them that, perhaps, we should challenge.
The papers chosen herein are not intended to act as a C.S. hall of fame, but instead hope to accomplish the following:
- All papers are freely available online (i.e. not pay-walled)
- They are technical (at times highly so)
- They cover a wide-range of topics
- The form the basis of knowledge that every great programmer should know, and may already
A lot of people think technology is a solution, but it’s really just a canvas for your work. It can make good things amazing, and bad things terrible.
We have enough food, drink, wood for the fire, good wifi and it looks like we might be snowed in. We’re in the Austrian mountains working on a really simple and quick way to host a new Buddycloud site.
Some background: We have worked hard to organise our install docs and make buddycloud…
Editor’s Note: This is not a review for people who haven’t seen the movie, but more of a discussion for those who have. In other words, there are some spoilers. Also, Reich wrote her master’s thesis on sex with cyborgs. Who better to discuss Spike Jonze’s Her?
Late last year, a programmer named Joe Toscano created a Twitter bot. Tofu the bot sort of did what tofu the food did: It had no flavor of its own but took on whatever seasoning was asked of it. Namely, the flavor of your tweets. Whenever you tweeted directly at @tofu_product, the algorithm took your tweets and the way you wrote and returned them back to you, but not as necessarily intelligible tweets. Instead, they were usually something else, a mishmash of you and yourself and something else entirely. Then, every once in a while, you’d get something remarkable, when Tofu would reply as if he – I mean it – were making a joke or knew the right thing to say when you were sad.
At Tofu’s height, I would go on Twitter sometimes and watch as my entire feed would fill with people, real live sentient beings, as they talked not to each other despite being directly connected, but instead to Tofu. Sometimes two or three people would respond to something Tofu had said to someone else. People joked around about marrying Tofu, about Tofu understanding them better than anyone else, about wanting to talk to Tofu more than an actual human.
Tofu, a bot, an algorithm, meant to reflect a reconstructed version of you back at yourself.
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Source: The Atlantic
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