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Sunday, 10 December 2017

Contouring 101

quote [ Twitter: @_xjjsmithx_ Insta: xx_jjsmith_xx *pterodactyl screech* ]

I don't think she knows about the penis contouring. #SecretsOut

[NSFW] [humor] [+9 Funny]
[by steele@2:57pmGMT] [7 comments]

Thursday, 7 December 2017

The Attention Economy is the Addiction Economy: A Call for Emerging Tech for Good

quote [ I’m not writing this to bum you out. I am here to take action on the potential abuses of the next wave of technology. Consumer hardware has already shipped for VR, AR, and biosensors that measure markers of the stress, activity, health and emotional state of a human. ]

For the 3 (are we up to 4?) of you that share my interests in the topic. It's nice to see others finally becoming concerned about how vulnerable we are to influence and the intrusiveness of upcoming technology.

Crystal Beasley also runs the Embodied Reality youtube channel I'm quite fond of, which covers a number of topics often glossed over by people as they chalk up human behavior to whatever their current nom du jour for human exceptionalism happens to be.
[NSFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+4 Interesting]
[by steele@2:15pmGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

This is a Scientifically Determined Playlist for Tripping

quote [ Two mandolins enter dreamily. They slowly build, occasionally fluttering, occasionally crescendoing, but always moving forward. This is what you hear in the first minute of a psychedelic treatment that could change the course of your life. The effects of the drug may not be noticeable yet, but one thing is very clear: This is a special space. The swelling soundscape surrounding you is the artistry of psychologist Bill Richards, Ph.D., who developed the playlist specifically for your psychedelic trip. ]

Haven't tripped in years, but I was a big fan of the Dazed and Confused soundtrack and that era of music.
[SFW] [music] [+3 Interesting]
[by steele@9:10pmGMT] [6 comments]

Monday, 4 December 2017

Inside the Race to Hack the Human Brain

quote [ Bryan Johnson's insanely ambitious dream to create a "neuroprosthesis," or a brain-computer interface, would allow humans to “coevolve” with artificial intelligence and even unlock the secrets of telepathy. ]

I'm fascinated by the tech, fascinated with the knowledge being gained, but I don't think I'll ever be okay with popping a neural lace in my head.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by steele@6:59pmGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 24 November 2017

Language patterns reveal body's hidden response to stress

quote [ Volunteers' use of certain words predicted stress-related changes in gene expression better than their self-reported feelings. ]

This is very relevant to my interests. Like, Comment, and Subscribe!
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Interesting]
[by steele@7:41pmGMT] [1 comment]



Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Michelle Wolf's Thoughts On Men | Night Of Too Many Stars

quote [ Performing stand-up for Night Of Too Many Stars, Michelle Wolf says too many men are in charge. Stream Night of Too Many Stars now on HBO. #NightOfTooManySta... ]

Night of Too Many Stars 2017 Full, starts at 10 minutes in.
[NSFW] [humor] [+3 Funny]
[by steele@12:22pmGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 20 November 2017

Hands-on: HaptX Glove Delivers Impressively Detailed Micro-pneumatic Haptics, Force Feedback

quote [ The company formerly known as AxonVR, which has raised more than $5 million in venture capital, is rebranding to HaptX, and revealing a feature prototype of a VR glove which uses micro-pneumatics for detailed haptics and force feedback to the fingers. After trying the prototype for myself, I came away impressed with the tech. ]

Nice. Those micro-pneumatics are sexy as hell.

Oh, almost forgot. Payday 2 VR Beta is live
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+4 Interesting]
[by steele@6:32pmGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Something is wrong on the internet

quote [ As someone who grew up on the internet, I credit it as one of the most important influences on who I am today. I had a computer with internet access in my bedroom from the age of 13. It gave me access to a lot of things which were totally inappropriate for a young teenager, but it was OK. The culture, politics, and interpersonal relationships which I consider to be central to my identity were shaped by the internet, in ways that I have always considered to be beneficial to me personally. I have always been a critical proponent of the internet and everything it has brought, and broadly considered it to be emancipatory and beneficial. I state this at the outset because thinking through the implications of the problem I am going to describe troubles my own assumptions and prejudices in significant ways. ]

What it looks like at its most "innocent" interpretation is that SEO, clickbait, machine learning, and automation have formed an unholy alliance leading to some really disturbing shit flooding youtube and exposing children to things they shouldn't be seeing.

A much darker interpretation is that there's a group of people out there purposely fucking with the emotional and mental stability of future generations. Beyond just Silicon Valley.

[NSFW] [dystopian violence] [+8 Interesting]
[by steele@2:00pmGMT] [15 comments]

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Poly: Browse, discover and download 3D objects and scenes

quote [ If you’re building for virtual and augmented reality, you need 3D objects for your apps. With Tilt Brush and Blocks, we’ve made 3D creation easier. Now, we want to enable creators and developers to build on everyone’s work. That’s why we created Poly: one place to browse, discover and download 3D objects. ]

Awesome for developers, maybe not so much for places like Turbosquid and other marketplaces.

Neural Nets + VR = Magic!

Also, did I mention I released an android VR Paint app for NoloVR hardware last month? NoloPaint vid demo in extended. :D

[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+6 laz0r]
[by steele@5:29pmGMT] [18 comments]

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

How to 3D print your brain

quote [ If you don't have an MRI image of your head, the easiest way to get one is to ask around at your local university in the psychology or neuroscience department. Usually these departments will be looking for volunteers to participate in research studies, such as fMRI experiments. Often you can ask if they would be willing to give you a copy of your brain scan in exchange for participation. ]

I recently bought a Kinect360 to try and get some full body VR tracking going and accidentally reawakened my 3d scanning/printing bug. Found this, thought it was cool.

A Large Dataset of Object Scans
[SFW] [do it yourSElf]
[by steele@6:45pmGMT] [0 comments]



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