A team of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students has created a system that pairs an EEG headset with a 3-D theatrical flying harness, allowing users to “fly” by controlling their thoughts. The “Infinity Simulator” will make its debut with an art installation in which participants rise into the air – and trigger light, sound, and video effects – by calming their thoughts. [RPI]
Hans Rosling will teach you a thing or two. Just watch and learn.
Money. Fear. Disney. Debt bondage. Mega architecture.
Mike Davis writes on Fear and Money in Dubai at the New Left Review.
Jeff Han’s new company, Perceptive Pixel, is finally out, hopefully building multi-touch interfaces for commercial applications.
BumpTop Prototype Keepin’ it Real: Pushing the Desktop Metaphor with Physics, Piles and the Pen
Will your house become beachfront property by 2100? Find out with Flood Maps.
more at Times Online
Scary! The bump keying technique is a lock picking technique that will open practically any lock by anyone with a bump key in a matter of seconds without any skill.
The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST, President: Hiroyuki Yoshikawa) and Keio University (President: Yuichiro Anzai), in collaboration with Burton Inc. (CEO: Hideki Kimura), have succeeded in the experimental fabrication of a device displaying “real 3D images” which consist of dot arrays in space where there is nothing but air.