Rise of Human-Computer cooperation
we badly need good news from the advancing robotisation front - and here are some! average humans able to use computers well beat chess champion on supercomputer - the key is low friction interface.
brief, it's AI (Artifician Intelligence) vs IA (Intelligence Augumentation)
simple web site from Oscar Schwartz, where you can try to guess whether a poem was written by a human or a computer. many poems easily pass the Turing test of >30%,
design studio of my old, multi-talented friend from Paris, now quietly settled in Brooklyn, NY.
useful resource for music notation systems, from sheet music to MIDI and Braille
the fearsome literary magazine in Valencia, Spain, run by (Al)Chemist Ximo Rochera, with Jesús García Cívico (Aldo Alcota has been eaten). now in 7th issue continues to delight and inspire (in Spanish).
PolskaCanada is a 'Magazyn Twórczy' - that means a 'Creative Magazine' - facilitating cultural exchange across the Atlantic for Polish and Canadian authors, my old friend Jan Tomkowski among them.
long forgotten and miraculously resurrected amateur photographer, documenting 20th century America with her sharp European eye. Vivian Maier's (1926 – 2009) cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers.
small design studio and shop in central London working for and distributing over 350 of independent magazines from around the world.
MIT Tech Review - latest breakthrough technologies
10 breakthrough technologies of the 2013, according to MIT - include memory implants, additive manufacturing and supergrids - they got quite a few of them right. they do that every year, just change the date in the address.
large photography collection and study centre in Antwerpen, Holland
mashing up the physical and digital worlds for culture and learning. digital creatures are no longer there, but still a very interesting site.
general computer and IT industry news - useful and often entertaining
Site about great British writer, born in 1949.
high voltage power lines health effect = 0
combat pseudoscience and hysteria with Steven Salzberg - professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics, USA. contains links to statistical data from US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health.
OFF_PRESS is a UK-based independent publishing house, promoting contemporary creative writing in English, with a special focus on translations, using multimedia and live events to celebrate reading and storytelling in different languages/genres around the world.
Austrian architecture studio COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, founded by Wolf D. Prix, is the origin of many interesting and inspiring projects.
UK company that manufactures and supplies the widest range of switchable glass & film products to the trade, since 2004.
Photomediations Machine is a curated online space where the dynamic relations of mediation as performed in photography and other media can be encountered, experienced and engaged. Professor Joanna Zylinska, Goldsmiths, University of London.
Paris Metro route finder
find precise route information - metro, bus, walking, also gives you the CO2 emissions for each mode of transport.
In English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Japanese.
open-source electronics prototyping platform