background preloader

Fire Time (A Journey at 2000fps)

Fire Time (A Journey at 2000fps)

Peter Weyland at TED2023: I will change the world Peter Weyland has been a magnet for controversy since he announced his intent to build the first convincingly humanoid robotic system by the end of the decade. Whether challenging the ethical boundaries of medicine with nanotechnology or going toe to toe with the Vatican itself on the issue of gene-therapy sterilization, Sir Peter prides himself on his motto, “If we can, we must.” After a three year media blackout, Weyland has finally emerged to reveal where he’s heading next. Wherever that may be, we will most certainly want to follow. Conceived and designed by Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof and directed by Luke Scott. Sir Peter Weyland was born in Mumbai, India at the turn of the Millennium. In less than a decade, Weyland Corporation became a worldwide leader in emerging technologies and launched the first privatized industrial mission to leave the planet Earth.

May_2011 Message: Forgiveness By Dana Commandatore Dana Commandatore is an advertising director, author, disability advocate, and mother to a son with autism. Commandatore and her husband, actor Michael Broderick, started in 2009 to change the media conversation about autism from causation and cure to improving the quality of life of individuals on the autism spectrum. In 2006, she wrote and publishedMichelangelo the Diver -- a book dedicated to parents of kids of special needs. “Mama, Mama, Mama…” is how my son starts every sentence directed to me. When I was 20 weeks pregnant, I had an ultrasound that revealed a possible problem with my pregnancy. One month later, I delivered Michelangelo via an emergency C-section. Different—And Happy I went back to work full-time and Michael split his daily duties between his career and being a father. The irony is that my son was diagnosed with something that could not be tested for…well, not yet. Top Perspectives Dr. Profile Dr. OAR News

The Ins and Outs of Opening a Door for a Woman Readers email us surprisingly often with questions about opening doors for women. AoM readers are interested in being gentlemen and obviously understand the basics of this traditional act of chivalry: when you get to a door before a lady, you should open it for her. But they wonder about scenarios where the set-up isn’t as cut and dry. What do you do with revolving doors? What about doors that push in instead of pull out? Do you keep holding the door for others after your date has gone through? In today’s post, I’ll attempt to offer some guidelines to help a gentleman navigate a variety of door-opening situations. A Word on Door-Opening and Other Acts of Old Fashioned Chivalry Before we get to the ins and outs of door opening, let us take a moment to discuss its place in modern society, because not everyone feels its a tradition worth preserving. Relationships: They're about natural reciprocity, not tit-for-tat score keeping. The Ins and Outs of Opening a Door for a Woman

Human Metamorphasis by Taylor James | Designerscouch #thecritiquenetwork Amazing Humoristic Manipulation Of $5 Dollar Bills May 29, 2011 / Category : Misc / 5 Comments From Star Wars to Jimi Hendrix via politicians or pop icons, James Charles with fellow artist Akira Beard did them all! Currently exhibiting at Shooting Gallery in San Fransisco, they are still couple of them for sell, averaging around $700, very worth it for those beautiful pieces of modern art. "As of last year, artist James Charles has been engrossed in an interesting new project, small in scale but large in depth. He began drawing on dollar bills, for the sake of his own amusement, crudely altering the presidents' faces to become monsters, celebrities, etc. After accidentally spending a few of his early pieces, James decided to stop carrying them in his wallet, and started putting them inside of a magazine for safe-keeping.

How To Fill Your Kindle (& Other Gadgets) For Free – *UPDATED* - Fevered Mutterings – Fevered Mutterings Disclaimer: this post is about free, legal Kindle books, of which there are shedloads (seriously, scroll downwards). It’s not sponsored by Amazon or anyone else. And if you’re reading, you probably have a Kindle. But if you were thinking of buying a Kindle for the first time, click through using the banner below – it won’t cost you anything, and this humble, pathetically modest writer gets a tiny amount of cash to help keep his silver champagne bucket full and his Ferrari well-tuned. How to fill your Kindle with oodles of stuff, legally and for free. Don’t get me started on how I fell for my Kindle in 7 minutes. Thing is…as nice as it is tracking down an e-copy of a book you suddenly find you can’t live without, it costs money. Better than the best school ever, I’m sure you’ll agree. So here’s what I do. These are the sites I’ve used to find free Kindle books. And yes, I’m after your suggestions. (click screenshots to go to their websites) Best kept secret of the Amazon Kindle bookstore?

Close But No Cigar It seems from the comments on the Duke Nukem comic that a lot of people don’t really understand what Uncanny Valley is, or why it’s horrible and creepy and something no designer should approve of unless they’re in the horror business (in which case you need to push it to the limit). “Uncanny Valley” does not necessarily refer to things that are trying to be realistic, nor does it mean “anything you think is ugly”. Specifically, the term “Uncanny Valley” was meant to refer to robots, saying that people will like things that look like obvious abstractions of people, and people will like things that look exactly like people, but people are repulsed by things that look almost like people but not quite. You can hit up the Wikipedia page on the matter for an in-depth explanation of exactly what it means, but I broke it all down into easily digestible pictures of how this all relates to design because I felt like drawing toasters and gluing eyes on lions when I got home from work today.

Robert A. Heinlein A generation which ignores history has no past — and no future. Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. Robert Anson Heinlein (7 July 1907 – 8 May 1988) was one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of science fiction of the 20th Century. See also pages for the novels: Starship Troopers (1959) Stranger in a Strange Land (1961) Glory Road (1963) The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (1966) Time Enough for Love (1973) Job: A Comedy of Justice (1984) Quotes[edit] One can judge from experiment, or one can blindly accept authority. How can I possibly put a new idea into your heads, if I do not first remove your delusions?" Hand the people a scapegoat to hate. If This Goes On (1940)[edit] When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, "This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know," the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Listen, son.