Presented at ForwardJS 2 // February 4, 2015
Blendie is voice-powered blender, an object with which users interact by learning to speak its language.
Tweenbots need our help.
My first foray into an object with which I can have a relationship.
######+ Friendbot on Github
Neo-Neglect, Spiny, and Deluge, the other three prototypes I showed have short descriptions and even shorter bits of code up here on Github.
######+ Spiny Input Page
Just a cool wobbly circle made in Processing.
The open-source grampa of micrcontrollers. The Arduino site is a great resource for learning Arduino and learning about available shields and controller types. Very active forums and lots of projects ideas.
Tessel runs node natively and has a bunch of great modules — both from Tessel and from third parties. API docs and forums + projects.
The great hobbyist electronics store on the web.
Another wonderful store, with a location in the East Village should you be in New York and web orders should you not.
Most of my works wouldn’t be possible without using PubNub’s subscribe and publish APIs to connect my devices to the web.
The author covers, via in-depth reporting and personal experience, the state of monitors and our anxieties at the start of 2015.
Jen Graves takes on a tour through digital art in Seattle, looking particularly at the University of Washington’s DXARTS program and Microsoft Research. Includes interview with Robert Twomey.
A great wander through the history and design of assistive tech and the problems of “normal.”
A canvassing of “gurus and experts” on the possibilities and implications of the Internet of Things.
Bruno Latour suggests one of our biggest problems in understanding and making decisions about technology can be found in our refusal to love the monsters we bring to life.
In this tour-de-force de Zwart covers the tolls of surveillance, our own insticts towards control and cruelty, and the type of future we may be marching ourselves towards.
Sherry Turkle talks about the dangers of making machines our friends.
When the web was young, cyberfeminists imagined a relationship between women and machines that is worth reconsideration.
A paean to the love we can feel for our machines.
A quick look at approaches to making machines seem friendly.
Two ways to look at the psychology of animism and anthropomorphism.
On the theatricality of minimalist art.
In Superintelligence, philosopher Nick Bostrom takes readers step-by-step through possible vectors of superintelligence creation and the myriad ways this creation could lead to our doom. The last chapters cover the best ways to stop it.
Maybe our attempts at solutions are themselves the biggest problems.