Archive for the ‘honeypot’ category

TED Treat

June 30, 2008

“Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened — as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding — she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.”

Especially coming from a Harvard scientist, where this talk led to went past my expectations. Beautifully so.

They Call It Personal Space

August 7, 2007

These two ads had me chuckling for a while. The first one is a print ad for Nivea deodorant. Mea culpa for the lack of credits.

Well, that guy better call this other guy and they need to do some talking, stat.

Telephonic List by Leo Burnett- Brazil for Oral-B (Mouth Wash); Art Director: Adalberto Guedes Santana

Snagged from sandeepmakam, check it out for tons of ad goodies.

Gummy Angst

August 4, 2007

I’m a fan of street art and one that’s bowled me over more recently is this gargantuan work by Italian artist Blu featured in Wooster. Just wow.

In the making:

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(more photos here)

Check out this Evolution series, another from Blu.

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(Click on above image to view up close)
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Metaverse!

June 13, 2007

Want to tour your childhood home demolished ten years ago? Quite possible. All you need are tons of pics and a software.

Über-cool software Microsoft Live Labs Photosynth was discussed by Blaise Aguera y Arcas in a TED talk (go watch the video!). How much data can you read off a square inch of your monitor? Apparently, infinite. And skimming photos of gigabytes file size with unbelievable ease is possible. Yes, no more making paper clip sculptures as you wait for hi-res pics to load at a snail’s pace!

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The more important feature: Simply put, Photosynth gives you the capacity to create a fluid multi-dimensional composite out of several flat images of the subject. A simple Flickr search of Notre Dame (as per demo) resulting to hundreds of images can be parlayed to a virtual hi-definition 3D tour of its facade, even interiors! So, the more and better-tagged the images on Flickr (or any photo community) are, the better these composites get.
From basic personal use to forensics–possibilities of its application are endless and exciting (eh, and malicious exploits are to be expected, naturally). I’m pretty sure this technology isn’t making as much waves in intel/tech-dependent communities (i.e. military, NASA), but for li’l ol’ end-consumers like us, especially those who’ve gone gaga over virtual communities (Second Life, anyone? mind-boggling), this is awesome stuff. I wonder what market this product will be targeting specifically, which would definitely affect pricing.


Brainjuice!

May 28, 2007

Wearing my badge of geekdom with pride, check out this awesome site. Gahd, never has a site find excite me so. Archives gold.

Shoerrific!

May 18, 2007

No seats left? This should come in handy during the rush hour commute…

Work on your abs, too, while you’re at it.

Snipped from the museum via dooce