Category Archives: media

Language Removal Processes

A collection of artists, musicians,  actors and the others of the sort speaking without language. The work removes language from the speaker leaving them with grunts, moans and sighs.

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Searching for Saddam

Sometimes the cutting edge of war is people, not computers. Chris Wilson explains how social networks led us to Saddam.

Social networks have two fundamental units,nodes and edges. In a visualization of one’s Facebook friends, for example, every node would be a person and every edge would indicate a friendship. (Incidentally, Saddam was captured about three months before Facebook was founded.)

Intel hit by ‘sophisticated’ hack last month

Intel says it was hit by a “sophisticated incident” in January in which hackers attempted to breach its digital defenses, making it the latest US company to admit it is being targeted by online miscreants.

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Broad New Hacking Attack Detected

“Hackers in Europe and China successfully broke into computers at nearly 2,500 companies and government agencies over the last 18 months in a coordinated global attack that exposed vast amounts of personal and corporate secrets to theft, according to a computer-security company that discovered the breach.

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Robotic Flyfire Paints Images

Have you ever tried to get a rc helicopter to hover in one place? MIT thinks it can do that, not with just two but thousands of the little beggars all hovering in harmony as part of a project called Flyfire. By using LED-equipped drones the project pledges to build free-floating 3D displays, endowing them with enough smarts and positional awareness to organize themselves into an airborne canvas.

The Human Shuffle

chatroulette

The site activates your webcam automatically; when you click “start” you’re suddenly staring at another human on your screen and they’re staring back at you, at which point you can either choose to chat (via text or voice) or just click “next,” instantly calling up someone else. It’s the anti-Facebook, pure social-media shuffle. Once you dive in, there’s no way to manage the experience—to filter users, search for friends, or backtrack and reconnect with someone you chatted with an hour ago. There’s only the perpetual forward motion of “next.

http://nymag.com/news/media/63663/

Facial Recognition via Polar Rose

Polar Rose has developed a software using flickr images to be able to recognize faces, where in which you can now automatically tag photos of your friends and be able to identify them during presentation and pull up their contact information via social networking sites.