Yours truly, a year ago writing about Paul Miller’s decision to “quit” the internet for a year:
In my month away from email, I didn’t miss it at all. Not for one second. Unfortunately, it’s a necessary evil of the modern world. But the internet is different. My guess is that in his year away, Miller will come to realize more and more that the internet is nothing if not one of the greatest achievements in human history.
It’s going to be a hell of a lot harder to live life without it.
I’m sure there will be a killer book deal on the other side though!
A year later, Miller’s own proposed titles for such a book:
No Internet, No Life: The Paul Miller Story
How To Disconnect From Reality In 365 Days
At First I Liked Not Using The Internet But Then It Got Kind Of Sucky
Does this mean that everyone who threatens to quit the internet now has to shut up? Please?
A welder at GE Transportation works on the production of a locomotive during the final assembly process.
This is funny
Have you heard that Google Glass will let you snap photos by winking? Why that’s still going to feel weird.
last one maybe
With massive amounts of computational power, machines can now recognize objects and translate speech in real time. Artificial intelligence is finally getting smart.
Electromagnetic interference can turn a plain LCD into a touch screen on the cheap.
Short, sweet, and simple demonstration of the motors of a 3D printer playing music:
NO PRINTER WHERE HARMED DURING THE MAKING OF THIS HACK!
(however this doesn’t mean that yours won’t be, use at own risk)
At art hack day in Stockholm 2013 and using a Lulzbot 3D-printer I tried to visualize
different classical musical pieces.
The project explores the alternative uses of 3D-printers. It’s being used to create
unique art by printing classical pieces of music while at the same time acting as
an instrument and performing the music itself.
The stepper motors controlling the movement can be run at different speeds,
the speed decides the pitch of the sound and makes it possible for the motors to make music.
“This, for me at least, is an uncanny valley that cannot be crossed. Paper and ink cannot be virtualized to my satisfaction, and it’s an article of faith for me (until the science proves me wrong) that the benefits of paper reading cannot be replicated.”