real life minecraft block #3 (by Ben Purdy)
“We think this is because the database of replies in Cleverbot is compiled from the questions and responses of human users, and apparently, humans will often accuse the bots of lying, or will query the bots about their origins, so when they start talking to each other, they mimic what humans say to them.” Our bots ask theological questions because we do. So far, our bots are made in...
“It’s quite simple. When you subscribe to SmartWater, our scientists will create a unique forensic solution that we register to your home or business. When you receive the forensic solution, you simply paint it onto your most valuable and treasured items. Then, most important of all, you put our warning signs up, as they are a proven and powerful deterrent.” Smartwater
“13 everyday lamps, using the energy of the internet, responding to data traffic, physically interacting with their surroundings, communicate via their own social network, building a microcosm of things.” — Res Sapien
The New Aesthetic will be on hiatus for the rest of August, due to holidays. However, if you’ve been enjoying what’s covered here, perhaps you’d do me the favour of voting for a New Aesthetic panel at SXSW next year. The panel will feature me, James Bridle, and hopefully Joanne McNeil of Rhizome, Aaron Cope of Stamen, Kevin Slavin, formerly of Area/code, Starling and that...
As Scotland Yard rolls out facial-recognition technology to identify alleged...– Threats hit Google group using facial recognition to ID London looters - thestar.com
LONDON (AP) — Facial recognition technology being considered for London’s...– Facial recognition in use after London riots - Yahoo! News
Telegraph.co.uk front page images UPDATE: Telegraph really upset they’re not allowed to name and shame 11 year olds.
“An Urban Sensation overlay live CCTV footage to a 3D model of the urban environment. This would allow you to move around the city space exploring visual soundings in real time. Combined with a GPS trace you can then re-live you visual surroundings or experience the visual surroundings of another person.” An Urban Sensation (by DanFS)