This just in. We are videogame historical materialists.


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April 30, 2014

newyorker:

Several hundred fans and a team of archaeologists traveled to a New Mexico landfill to dig up thousands of buried “E.T.” cartridges, relics of the video-game industry’s collapse in the ’80s: http://nyr.kr/1mdGMAp

Photograph: Fuel Entertainment.


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April 30, 2014

lifeandcode:

vizualize:

“Infographic as impossibility in its purest form”

by Francesco Franchi

They just wanna mess with your mind a little. 


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April 30, 2014

journalofanobody:

Rostislav Kostal

equalizing Duchamp’s version.


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April 30, 2014

fastcompany:

These 3-D Printed Houses From China Appear In Just A Few Hours

They won’t win any beauty contest, but a Chinese company has figured out how to print practical homes from waste materials—all for half the cost of conventional construction.

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April 30, 2014

Read: Is the Oculus Rift sexist?

Read: Is the Oculus Rift sexist?


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April 30, 2014

urbanfunscape:

This unobtrusive bike rack takes up no space when there isn’t a bike pinned to it.


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April 30, 2014

I wanted to see if I could create something that is emotional between people. Existing games are about killing each other or killing something together. The idea of social emotion means people need to share feelings. At that moment, the players are in sync. The problem [with many games] is there’s no chance to share emotion. Most of them are busy, [there are] explosions everywhere. So we got rid of all the background noise and we had to get rid of the guns.


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April 30, 2014

I feel like jeans and a T-shirt have become Establishment … Everyone’s dressing down. So actually putting on a jacket is the anti-Establishment stance.

Thom Browne (via thisfits)

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April 30, 2014

prostheticknowledge:

SCiO

This is a bit future-shock …

A small consumer-level molecular scanner lets you analyze the objects around you for relevant information, from food calories or quality, medicine, nature etc … This could be the start of the Internet of Everything

The Kickstarter was launched yesterday and made it’s $200,000 goal within 24 hours – the potential for this tech is huge. Watch the video embedded below to see the potential:

Smartphones made it easy to research facts, capture images, and navigate street maps, but they haven’t brought us closer to the physical environment in which we live – until now. 

Meet SCiO. It is the world’s first affordable molecular sensor that fits in the palm of your hand. SCiO is a tiny spectrometer and allows you to get instant relevant information about the chemical make-up of just about anything around you, sent directly to your smartphone.

Out of the box, when you get your SCiO, you’ll be able to analyze food, plants, and medications.

For example, you can:

  • Get nutritional facts about different kinds of food: salad dressings, sauces, fruits, cheeses, and much more.
  • See how ripe an Avocado is, through the peel!
  • Find out the quality of your cooking oil.
  • Know the well being of your plants.
  • Analyze soil or hydroponic solutions.
  • Authenticate medications or supplements.
  • Upload and tag the spectrum of any material on Earth to our database. Even yourself !

You can find out more about the product at it’s Kickstarter page here


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April 30, 2014