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New Rules for Stylish and Proper Behavior with Guest Voice of Reason: Jerry Seinfeld

As technology pioneers, we are inundated with new gadgets, services, apps, messaging, games, and media. We’re doxing, vaping, and Lyfting. And that means there are new rules for how to behave. Is it ok to answer an email during dinner? Is Google Glass ever cool? We got some help from Jerry Seinfeld, keen observer of Read MoreRead More

Thomas Dolby Explains How a Synthesizer Works on a Jim Henson Kids Show (1989)

“She Blinded Me With Science” author Thomas Dolby explains in basic terms how a synthesizer works. We’ve all heard the musical fruits of audio synthesis, especially if we regularly listen to the pop of the 1980s. But how, exactly, does a synthesizer work? Ask a modern electronic-music enthusiast and the answer may come out too Read MoreRead More

Why Do We Hate Selfies? | PBS Idea Channel

Are we really about to defend SELFIES?! Yup. Despite being possibly the world’s most annoying habit, selfies are undeniably a major part of modern visual language. They may be the lowest common denominator of the art of photography, but they are also a legit form of communication (“a picture is worth a thousand words” comes Read MoreRead More

Re-framing the question: HFR is OK…Now can we finally do 30 fps?

David Richards argues that since the 24 frames per second commonly associated with feature film is too slow for capturing fast action and that High Frame Rates like 60p have been poorly received (such as in the Hobbit movies) perhaps the industry should be looking for a middle ground. The rate of 24 frames per second Read MoreRead More

Designing the Next Wave of Computer Chips

Processing power and speed has steadily increased since Gordon Moore proposed Moore’s law in 1965. But we are reaching a physical barrier as our transistors are shrinking to the atomic level. What will tomorrow’s computers look like and how will they function? Not long after Gordon E. Moore proposed in 1965 that the number of Read MoreRead More

The Art of Digital Faces at ICT – Digital Emily to Digital Ira

FX guide gets in depth on the work Dr Paul Debevec at USC ICT and their work at creating the ultimate CGI rendering of the human face. Faces are the most recognized conduit of emotion. To quote John Cleese’s BBC documentary Faces, ‘We don’t put photos of our loved one’s feet on our walls and desks, we put pictures of Read MoreRead More

There will probably be no 8K. In fact, there will probably be no pixels at all in the future

David Shapton explains how the future of video may in fact be pixel-less. There’s a seemingly unstoppable trend towards more and more pixels. Greater resolution is heralded as the future of video. David Shapton doesn’t think it is. He thinks there is another way. It’s a radical suggestion, but completely plausible Living memory is a wonderful Read MoreRead More

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