BEAT THE CENSOR - an illustration of different censoring attempts SCORE: 0000 | Users connected: 000 Why do some countries censor the internet? Frankly we do not know and you would need to ask the respective governments why they are doing it. Same words different meanings around the world Wanted a can of food and received a condom? Was hungry and got a slap? This is a dictionary for the same words with different meanings in different countries. Double-meaning words, Different meaning in different languages: Asked for a condom?: If you are browsing through a shop in france while looking for champignon mushroom can or oysters, its better you won’t ask the shop owner in English – since preservatives sounds much like préservatifs in french – which means a condom.
Research FUSE Labs - Kodu Game Lab An overview of Kodu. (Click to play) Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game, young children as well as adults with no design or programming skills. processing : black hole pong Robert Unwin summer project 2010 This game is a light-hearted remake of the old classic, except with a cosmic twist! The original game of Pong involved each player controlling a paddle which they would use to bounce a ball back to their opponent, in the hope they would miss. Each time the ball touched the opponent's side of the screen, the player would win a point.
Brain decoding: Reading minds Jack Gallant perches on the edge of a swivel chair in his lab at the University of California, Berkeley, fixated on the screen of a computer that is trying to decode someone's thoughts. On the left-hand side of the screen is a reel of film clips that Gallant showed to a study participant during a brain scan. And on the right side of the screen, the computer program uses only the details of that scan to guess what the participant was watching at the time. Anne Hathaway's face appears in a clip from the film Bride Wars, engaged in heated conversation with Kate Hudson. Toca Builders Dear Parent, Meet the Builders! They’re a nifty bunch here to help you realize your wildest construction dreams and plans. The Builders are at your command: build, paint, tear down and PLAY – Toca Builders is as much a tool for creating constructions as it is a world in which to create your own fantastic games. Toca Builders is the first toy for me as a Play Designer to oversee from start to end, and with the newcomer’s ambition I feel we’ve pushed the envelope of what a Toca Boca toy can be.
Relive and share your adventures using Stories - Google+ Help After you create albums in Google Photos, you can share them with other people. You can allow people to: Just view them Add photos Comment on them Perceptions of Poverty in Geek Culture: A Weasley Case Study Pop culture has a weird relationship with poverty. You’d think that geek culture would be pretty good at portraying poverty; we’re seeing more and more strides towards inclusivity and greater representation of all people from all backgrounds. Yet socio-economic issues are heavily charged with politics, and our political beliefs shape the way we perceive reality.
Six paper flowers It got into my head that I needed to make some paper flowers. I don’t know why. But I figured it wouldn’t be a big deal because the Internet is a veritable smörgåsbord of craft tutorials, and all I had to do was fire up Lappy 5000 and pick one out. About 300,000 search results later, I was no longer any more confident in my ability to make a paper flower than I was in my cat’s ability to retrieve his stupid mouse instead of staring at my hand after I throw it. There were just too many choices and although I could compare the photos, they didn’t reflect (1) how good each tutorial was, (2) how closely my flower would resemble the picture, or (3) which flowers would look nice together. It was terribly overwhelming.
Origami Butterfly by Akira Yoshizawa - tutorial Today is the 101st birthday of Akira Yoshizawa, the great origami master and the father of the modern origami. You have probably noticed that Google marked the occasion with a special origami doodle created by Robert Lang! Why not celebrate the event by making your own origami butterfly?! Here is a step-by-step tutorial for a 3-d variation of a classic butterfly by Akira Yoshizawa (first spotted on Nick Robinson’s blog), enjoy! UPD. A few people have asked me about the paper I used to fold those butterflies, so I thought I’d update the post with some photos. Japanese Traditional Music Traditional Japanese music usually refers to Japan's historical folk music. One of the defining characteristics of traditional Japanese music is its sparse rhythm. Regular chords are also absent. It is impossible for a person to beat time to the music. All of the rhythms are ma-based, and silence is an important part of the songs.
Why Thinking Logically Imprisons You We often come across phrases in everyday life, “statistics show…”, “odds are….” or the medical field’s favorite, “research has shown…” Many times, phrases like these are used as a precursor to a statement to imply that because something has happened a certain way to a majority of people, that it will also happen to you that exact way. When we make assumptions about the way things will go for us based on things like statistics, polls, or comparison to others, it is safe to say that we are thinking “logically”. But what if we chose to start approaching our life less from a logical viewpoint and more from a creative standpoint? How would looking at our life less from an “I’m a realist. I know what the research has shown” perspective and more from an “I am creating my life as I go along through my thoughts, beliefs and attitudes” perspective, change our life for the better?
Dream Worlds Revealed On Canvas Along with some magnificent dreams, Jacek Yerka finds inspiration for his masterful paintings from his childhood memories: the places, remembered feelings and smells of 1950′s Poland. He studied fine art and graphic design before becoming a full time artist in 1980… and we’re glad he did. His paintings will take you through incredible worlds of imagination, bending reality in captivating and clever ways fit to inspire a novel or film. See many more examples of his find paintings at yerkaland.com. See Also ENDEARING MONSTER DRAWINGS POP FROM THE SCREEN