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Today. Today I saw for the first time a video (embedding disabled) that demonstrates a new technique that uses Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging to detect the brain activity of a person and from that reproduce the visual image that person … Continue reading

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Presenting at MakerFaire NYC This Weekend

MakerFaire NYC 2011 is this weekend. It’s a breathtakingly big event that’s equal parts science fair, renn fayre, and trade show from the near future. In a recent interview with Dale Dougherty Anil Dash spoke eloquently about the positive political … Continue reading

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All Watched Over: On FOO, Cybernetics, and Big Data

Last weekend I had the privilege to attend FOO Camp. FOO is a loosely structured conference organized by O’Reilly, my publisher. At FOO, O’Reilly brings together a couple hundred people they think have an interesting perspective on contemporary goings on … Continue reading

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Making Things See: A Book for O’Reilly about the Kinect

It’s been quiet around here for awhile, but not for me out in the real world. Since my last post here, I’ve finished my master’s thesis and graduated from ITP. Over the next couple of weeks I plan to catch … Continue reading

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Why The Pro Apps Matter: Final Cut Pro and Apple’s Market Focus

On the most recent episode of The Talk Show, John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discussed the release of Final Cut Pro X. Above all, they were asking the question: why is Apple in this market? Why does Apple spend money … Continue reading

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Sound Scan: 3D scanner using falling BBs and sound

How can you make a 3d scan using sound? That’s the question that Eric Mika, Jeff Howard, Zeven Rodriguez, Molmol, and I set out to answer this week. Challenged by our 3D Scanning and Visualization class to invent our own … Continue reading

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Kinect Technical Drawings

For the first assignment for my Designing for Digital Fabrication class this semester, I just performed a series of precise measurements of the Kinect and used them to compose three drawings in Vectorworks. The purpose of the exercise was to … Continue reading

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The Incident: Sweded!

Yesterday for the last day of ITP’s 4-in-4, Mike Cohen, David Phillips, Spike McCue, Liza Singer and I sweded The Incident. “Sweded The Incident,” of course, when written out makes about as much sense as “Yahoo Serious Festival”, but let … Continue reading

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What Makes a Programming Language Good

A year and a half ago, I quit being a professional programmer. For the four years or so previous to that, I’d made websites for a living, either for clients or for my own startup. At that time, if you’d … Continue reading

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Rise of the 21st Century City State Final Presentation

Last month, I wrote about my group presentation for my scenario planning class, The Rise of the 21st Century State. Since that post we, of course, finished the presentation and publicly performed it at ITP. In this post, I’ll present … Continue reading

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