Watch_Dogs WeAreData In the video game Watch_Dogs, the city of Chicago is run by a Central Operating System (CTOS). This system uses data to manage the entire city and to solve complex problems,such as traffic,crime, power distribution and more... This is not fiction anymore. Smart cities are real, it’s happening now. T-Mobile Will Now Punish Customers Who Abuse Unlimited Data T-Mobile is today issuing a warning to customers: stop taking unlimited data to ridiculous extremes. In a post on T-Mobile’s blog, CEO John Legere has publicly called out “a fraction of a percent” of users who’ve been sucking down hundreds or even thousands of gigabytes of data each month. But these customers aren’t using all of that data on their smartphones alone; instead, T-Mobile claims they’ve come up with ways to conceal mobile tethering and hotspot usage. Tethering allows customers to get other devices (PCs, tablets, etc.) online using their smartphone data plan.
A History of Books that Forecast the Future They say life is stranger than fiction. But, in fact, it is astonishing how often life is almost exactly the same as fiction. Whether it is a matter of books influencing inventors, simple coincidence, or some authors having supernatural abilities to foresee the future; the number of books that have managed to paint hauntingly accurate pictures of technologies that didn't arrive until decades after their publication is uncanny. So while statisticians feel comfortable claiming that if you have enough monkeys tapping away at typewriters for enough years, one will eventually write Hamlet, it is nonetheless astounding that writers like H.G. Wells and Jules Verne were able to spell out so many ‘fictions’ that eventually became realities. But they weren't the only ones.
Bach in Lights: The Well-Tempered Clavier Graphically Visualized Through a Twisting Gallery of Light Bulbs This exceedingly clever animation by artist Alan Warburton transforms two compositions from J.S. Bach’s The Well Tempered Clavier (Prelude and Fugue in C Major) into a visual interpretation of music. Warburton used a form of graphical notation manifested as thousands of fluorescent light bulbs mounted around a gallery space and parking garage. As each light pops on in sync with the music, the bulb shape correlates with with length and pitch of each note. You can learn more about how Warburton and a team of programmers and sound designers created the piece over on Sinfini Music who commissioned the piece.
Man Buys 10.000 Undeveloped Negatives At a Local Auction And Discovers One of the Most Important Street Photographers of the Mid 20th Century - UpShout: Discover the Latest Internet Trends First and Share Them With Your Friends Imagine this : perhaps the most important street photographer of the twentieth century was a nanny who kept everything to herself. Nobody had ever seen her work and she was a complete unknown until the time of her death. For decades Vivian’s work hid in the shadows until decades later (in 2007), historical hobbyist John Maloof bought a box full of never developed negatives at a local auction for $380. John began to develop the negatives and it didn’t take long before he realised that these were no ordinary street snapshots from the 50’s and 60’s — these pictures were a lot more then that. Maier’s work is particularly evocative for those who grew up in the 50′s and 60′s because she seemed to stare deep into the soul of the time and preserve the everyday experience of the people.
GoogleFaces Google Facessearching for faces on Google Maps Collaboration with: Christian Loclair idea It took him 7 Years But He Finally Managed To Snap His Ultimate Dream Picture For over seven years, Greg McCown, has tried to capture a lightning bolt and a rainbow in a single photograph. The idea has been in his head for over seven years when he witnessed this natural spectacle one day while driving home from work. It made such a deep impression on him that he’s been trying to catch the incredible natural phenomena on camera ever since. My Secret Revealed. How I afford the travel life. - Live More Happy I get that question often and Im sure people wonder it a lot more than I hear. To sum it up, here is a conversation I had tuesday night. Facebook Friend: What is the secret? How do I get to be like you and travel all the time. ME: Lots of sacrifice!!
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Trigger-Happy Cop Shot One of His Own and Kept Blasting Away Much more could be done to end the horror stories in the Mediterranean, the Balkans, and along the Rio Grande but that requires more than emotions. Do not look closely at the photographs here. Do not look at them at all. They will, in an instant, inspire pity, revulsion, anger and calls to “do something…now!” How else might one react to photographs of toddlers washing up in the waves that lap the Libyan shore? It Costs $800 a Month to Live in a Box Inside a London Apartment The shed is circled in case you cannot see the shed. Photo via Mercury Every week or so an advert for a London rental property appears that plumbs new depths of bad bastardry. Rent a bunkbed above a wardrobe, that sort of thing.
Top Reads - What people are reading—everywhere On Christmas Day last year, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki appeared on Iraqi television to wish his country’s Christian minority—which has been fleeing by the thousand since the American invasion, in 2003—a happy holiday. Maliki, who is sixty-three, wore a dark-blue suit and a purple tie, and stood almost perfectly still at a lectern flanked by Iraqi flags. His long face conveyed, as it almost always does, a look of utter joylessness. Having spent much of his… Flickr Books For five long and very strange years, death haunted tiny Dryden, NY, a town near the Finger Lakes where a plague of car accidents, suicides, and even grisly murders involving two… Over the past week or so, Jonathan Chait and I have enjoyed an ongoing debate over the rhetoric the president employs when addressing African Americans.
[TUTORIAL] Make Video Glitch Art: How to Datamosh, in Plain English - Glitchet Software / Hardware Art Forum Learn how to make video glitch art by datamoshing with a variety of tools. This is a great introduction to datamoshing for beginners! What’s datamoshing? This is datamoshing: Jim Carrey2