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Noiseboard Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek - Multimedia Feature MIT Invents A Shapeshifting Display You Can Reach Through And Touch We live in an age of touch-screen interfaces, but what will the UIs of the future look like? Will they continue to be made up of ghostly pixels, or will they be made of atoms that you can reach out and touch? At the MIT Media Lab, the Tangible Media Group believes the future of computing is tactile. Unveiled today, the inFORM is MIT's new scrying pool for imagining the interfaces of tomorrow. Almost like a table of living clay, the inFORM is a surface that three-dimensionally changes shape, allowing users to not only interact with digital content in meatspace, but even hold hands with a person hundreds of miles away. Created by Daniel Leithinger and Sean Follmer and overseen by Professor Hiroshi Ishii, the technology behind the inFORM isn't that hard to understand. To put it in the simplest terms, the inFORM is a self-aware computer monitor that doesn't just display light, but shape as well. But what really interests the Tangible Media Group is the transformable UIs of the future.

En images : les photographies surréalistes et captivantes d'Erik Johansson Le photographe suédois Erik Johansson transforme ses photos pour en faire des images totalement surréalistes et captivantes. Erik Johansson est un photographe suédois basé à Berlin. Grâce à Photoshop, il retouche ses clichés pour un résultat complètement surréaliste. Parfois, une photo est une combinaison d’une centaine d’images qu’il rassemble en une seule. Il dit lui-même sur son site : J’utilise la photographie comme un moyen de collecter du matériel pour réaliser les idées que j’ai dans mon esprit. Ses photos deviennent des illusions où il n’y a plus de frontière entre extérieur et intérieur. © Erik Johansson

World JS: History Simulation From nothing, our universe begins. About 13 billion years ago, matter comes into existence in what is known as the Big Bang. In this first story of our universe - which is called Physics - space, time, matter, energy are formed and start interacting with one another. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. About 300,000 years after the Big Bang, matter comes into complex structures to form atoms. Then, atoms come together to form molecules. The story of atoms, molecules, and their interactions is called Chemistry. One of the deepest functions of living organisms is to look ahead, to produce future. About 4 billion years ago, molecules combine to form even larger and more complex structures which are called organisms, or living creatures. The story of organisms, their functions and interactions is called Biology. History is simply the next stage in the process of ongoing complexity in the universe.

Kindle Worlds : 4 auteurs acceptent que les fans continuent leurs oeuvres Avec Kindle Worlds, une plateforme mise en ligne en mai 2013, Amazon démontrait tout son intérêt pour les fan fictions : des lecteurs s'emparent des oeuvres de leurs auteurs favoris, pour les poursuivre ou proposer des fins alternatives. La grande innovation vient du fait que la firme de Seattle achète des licences, afin que les écrits amateurs puissent être vendus via sa plateforme en toute légalité, quand ce type de texte est habituellement partagé gratuitement sur le Web, pour éviter de froisser les ayants droit. Les différents univers de Kindle Worlds À l'aide de sa force de frappe financière, Amazon s'est d'abord tourné vers les séries télé les plus populaires, particulièrement sujettes à l'imagination des fans : Pretty Little Liars, ou The Vampire Diaries furent les premiers « univers » signés par le ecommerçant. Vinrent ensuite les écrits de Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007), sur lesquels les amateurs ne finissaient pas d'user leur clavier. Sources : The Digital Reader , Mediabistro

How we end up marrying the wrong people | Philosophers' Mail Anyone we could marry would, of course, be a little wrong for us. It is wise to be appropriately pessimistic here. Perfection is not on the cards. Unhappiness is a constant. Nevertheless, one encounters some couples of such primal, grinding mismatch, such deep-seated incompatibility, that one has to conclude that something else is at play beyond the normal disappointments and tensions of every long-term relationship: some people simply shouldn’t be together. How do the errors happen? It’s all the sadder because in truth, the reasons why people make the wrong choices are easy to lay out and unsurprising in their structure. One: We don’t understand ourselves When first looking out for a partner, the requirements we come up with are coloured by a beautiful non-specific sentimental vagueness: we’ll say we really want to find someone who is ‘kind’ or ‘fun to be with’, ‘attractive’ or ‘up for adventure…’ All of us are crazy in very particular ways. Two: We don’t understand other people

Tyrsa Petit illustre des cliches hollywoodiens !!! Le petit illustré nouveau est arrivé !!!L’actualité fait que bon, ce n’est pas le principal truc auquel j’ai pensé ce week end, mais le “petit illustré des gros clichés d’hollywood, le Retour” est en librairie depuis jeudi. C’est quand même chouettos non ? N’hésitez pas à l’acheter ou le commander chez votre libraire préféré, ou même à la fnac ou Amazon si vous êtes des adorateurs de Satan (ça m’arrive à moi aussi par moment). Par ailleurs, si vous voulez jetez un oeil sur ce que je fais en dehors des clichés, j’ai sorti la BD “Allan BARTE contre les zombies” il y a deux semaines chez Vraoum. Des gros bisous à tous !

Je suis Super 2.dtg | Je suis Super 2.dtg 7 Design Principles, Inspired By Zen Wisdom One of the best-known photographs of the late Steve Jobs pictures him sitting in the middle of the living room of his Los Altos house, circa 1982. There isn’t much in the room, save an audio system and a Tiffany lamp. Jobs is sipping tea, sitting yoga-style on a mat, with but a few books around him. The picture speaks volumes about the less-is-more motive behind every Apple product designed under his command. As Warren Berger wrote on Co.Design, Jobs’s love for elegantly simple, intuitive design is widely attributed to his appreciation of Zen philosophy (Jobs was a practicing Buddhist). But while many people might be familiar with Zen as a broad concept, far fewer are knowledgeable of the key aesthetic principles that collectively comprise the “Zen of design.” To understand the Zen principles, a good starting point is shibumi. James Michener referred to shibumi in his 1968 novel Iberia, writing that it can’t be translated and has no explanation. The Shibumi Seven 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

étapes: design & culture visuelle Operation Ajax “One of the coolest media experiences I’ve seen on the iPad.” New York Times “You can just see the story. You can dig down deeper and see the actual CIA documents. You can identify with people in it. And you can learn about a fledgeling democracy.” Amy Goodman, DemocracyNow How to Solve a Rubik's Cube for BEGINNERS - With Animations!