Sunday, 7 December 2014

Samantha Zaza

Years ago, I stumbled upon the amazing drawings of Samantha Zaza on Skineart. The girl dreaming in the tree was an instant favourite and I have loved it ever since.

Read an interview with Samantha here.

Or follow on her blog.

More of her art on Pinterest and Flickr

Thanks, Samantha!

Scooter Suitcase

Love this!

Business design is airline approved. Bonus!

Check it out here.

h/t Glenn.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Phantom Terrains

Love this!

" The sound of each network is heard originating from the router's geographical location, producing clicks whose frequency rises with the signal strength — akin to a layered series of Geiger counters. Routers with particularly strong signals "sing" their network name (SSID), with pitch corresponding to the broadcast channel, and a lower sound denoting the network's security mode."

Listen here.

h/t Glenn.

Artificial Intelligence. Amazing and Frightening.

 "It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate," he said.

"Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn't compete, and would be superseded."

Stephen Hawking warns artificial intelligence could end mankind

And a classic from Elon Musk:

“With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon. In all those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, it’s like – yeah, he’s sure he can control the demon. Doesn’t work out,” said Musk.


Monday, 1 December 2014

Cymatics - the science of visualizing audio frequencies

See also (scroll down).

h/t Glenn.

Gimme Gadget: The Inkless Forever Pen


How the World’s First Computer Was Rescued From the Scrap Heap

"the machine could execute 5,000 instructions per second, a capability that made it a thousand times faster than the electromechanical calculators of the day. (An iPhone 6, by contrast, can zip through 25 billion instructions per second."

Article at Wired.

Moving Walls = Tiny Home Joy

Love it.