The Adam Curtis documentary series, All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace, begins each of three BBC-broadcast episodes with the title card, “THIS IS A STORY ABOUT THE RISE OF THE MACHINES”.
The series aired in spring 2011, and is … Read more ›
Swiss artist Matthieu Cherubini was kind enough to share some his thoughts and process behind the social bot rep.licants.
rep.licants.org is a service allowing users to install an artificial intelligence (bot) on their Facebook and/or Twitter account. From keywords, content analysis … Read more ›
Service design is the practice of translating insights from social research into enabling resources. Using tools from cognitive psychology, sociology, and behavioral economics, service design organizes the cognitive, social, and physical infrastructure to help people better serve each other. The goal … Read more ›
Service designers identify and order goals in service systems.Â Service systems are a unit of analysis for an exchange of skills and capabilities which leads to the production of value in use (Vargo et al., 2008).Â Service systems are developed … Read more ›
This was a post that I initially wrote for the ‘Telling Stories’ discussion group that is made up of recipients of the Wellcome Trust’s International Engagement Award.Â The group practices public engagement with public health and science from a variety … Read more ›
Ulat bansi from CEMA on Vimeo.
Jay Silver is a researcher in the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. I first met Jay when I arrived in Bangalore about ten months ago. While he was there, he made all kinds of cool … Read more ›
Not the first movies depicting plant sex, but perhaps the first dedicated theater. What I’m wondering is why it would necessarily be visual at all. My question is how other species (in this case plants) would sense and respond … Read more ›
Rudolf Arnheim, a pathbreaking psychologist of visual experience in the arts, died at the age of 102 in Ann Arbor, Michigan on June 9, 2007.
Roger Malina, Editor of the journal Leonardo, had this to say:
Arnheim was a giant in our … Read more ›
This is a response to Carl Djerassi’s post on the topic of IMAGING IN ART AND SCIENCE as part of the Virtual Symposium On Visual Culture and Bioscience.
The public discussion is at http://visualcultureandbioscience.blogspot.com/
Immaculate Misconception! What a great title! I … Read more ›
`I should see the garden far better,’ said Alice to herself, `if I could get to the top of that hill: and here’s a path that leads straight to it — at least, no, it doesn’t do that — ‘ … Read more ›