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Want to learn how to use the internet responsibly? Check out our interview with Astra Taylor
Everyone On the Internet Needs to Read ‘The People’s Platform’

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Want to learn how to use the internet responsibly? Check out our interview with Astra Taylor

Everyone On the Internet Needs to Read ‘The People’s Platform’

photojojo:

Never be without your charging cable again!

The ChargeKey lives on your keychain, so you’re always ready for a power boost.
If you forget your keys … call a locksmith? Maybe he has a USB cable you can borrow.
Grab a ChargeKey

Great idea: a phone charger on your key chain.

photojojo:

Never be without your charging cable again!

The ChargeKey lives on your keychain, so you’re always ready for a power boost.

If you forget your keys … call a locksmith? Maybe he has a USB cable you can borrow.

Grab a ChargeKey

Great idea: a phone charger on your key chain.

artspulse:

"Seems quite early for the last concert," says Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Musical Director Christopher Zimmerman, “spring is just happening, right? Thank God.”

This weekend’s finale of the 2014-2014 Masterworks Season at the Symphony features the powerful and energetic first movement of Symphony No. 1 by William Walton and a celebration of the 100th birthday of composer Benjamin Britten in an all-British program that will provide a nice compliment to our triumphant leap into spring. Watch and enjoy!

Had such a blast making this video. First off, I got three feet from a symphony orchestra. Second, I can see why filmmakers like orchestral scores - so much fun to have in your headphones as you edit.

In an internet full of weird things, this has definite frontrunner potential.

In an internet full of weird things, this has definite frontrunner potential.

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The Xavier Club

The Xavier Club

prostheticknowledge:

Apple Patents for Automatic 3D Avatar Creation and Emotional States

Something to expect in the future in regards to online identity (both of which were filed today):

A three-dimensional (“3D”) avatar can be automatically created that resembles the physical appearance of an individual captured in one or more input images or video frames. The avatar can be further customized by the individual in an editing environment and used in various applications, including but not limited to gaming, social networking and video conferencing.

I wonder if this will be connected to Apple’s purchase of depth sensor company Primesense [Link to patent file]

Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for creating and using customized avatar instances to reflect current user states are disclosed. In various implementations, the user states can be defines using trigger events based on user-entered textual data, emoticons, or states of the device being used. For each user state, a customized avatar instance having a facial expression, body language, accessories, clothing items, and/or a presentation scheme reflective of the user state can be generated.

[Link to patent file]

Today I was pondering the idea of our future selves granting our online avatars some sort of legal designation - a virtual Bill of Rights, in a sense, since we’ll certainly have laws down the road that protect their integrity in regards to how they relate to us but also since they could perceivably live into perpetuity and have AI that allows them to dynamically respond to situations around them and would thus require some sort of legal protections and responsibilities.

On a related note, I’m also thinking of writing a sci fi novel.

artspulse:

Artist: Dan Jones.

When it comes to capturing the splendor of rural North Dakota and Minnesota landscapes, Dan Jones is in a class all to himself. He’s opening an exhibition of new work at ecce gallery tomorrow.