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SeeThru By LASTER

The Laster SeeThru is lightweight (just under 2 oz.) wireless augmented reality (AR) eyewear. When you wear the SeeThru, information about your surroundings pops up without disrupting your normal field of vision. The information you see changes depending on what you are seeing. For instance, if you’re looking at a mountain chain, information about each peak can pop up alongside the landscape as you take it in. This kind of contextual information gives you a better awareness of your surroundings. There’s no looking up or down at tiny screens in the corner of your glasses with the SeeThru. Look the world straight in the eye, and the SeeThru will support you, seamlessly.

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The Laster SeeThru is the first genuine wireless augmented reality glasses device. Your smartphone acts as the SeeThru’s processor. The two devices connect wirelessly via Bluetooth.

The SeeThru offers unrivaled AR applications with a full patented optical see-through technology. Augmented reality contextual information is overlaid directly onto the object you’re looking at without any image distortion, thanks to the SeeThru’s transparent lens. Compare this with other AR devices, where contextual information is usually displayed on a separate intermediary screen after taking a separate video capture.

With up to 8 hours of battery life, the SeeThru is the best way to experience AR all the day. LASTER kept energy use low by using only Bluetooth to communicate with your smartphone to produce and transmit AR content. This architecture reduces not only the SeeThru’s energy use, but also its overall cost.

And to protect privacy, LASTER decided not to include a camera or recording capabilities in the SeeThru (no spy glasses here!). Instead, the SeeThru’s AR capabilities and tracking are supported by 10 built-in location and GPS sensors.

To provide all of that AR contextual information, LASTER has embedded the most accurate sensors on the market (3 gyroscopes, 3 accelerometers, 3 compasses), and use your Smartphone’s processor to determine your location and what you are seeing.

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Kim Dotcom: The Man Behind Megaupload

In October 2013, VICE News was invited to visit the infamous tech mogul and creator of Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, at his palatial property in New Zealand. Even though Kim is under house arrest—since he’s at the center of history’s largest copyright case—he’s still able to visit a recording studio in Auckland. So check out this brand new documentary we made at Kim’s mega-mansion and in the studio where our host, Tim Pool, got to lay down some backup vocals for Kim’s upcoming EDM album while talking about online surveillance, file-sharing, and Kim’s controversial case.

Kim DotCom: Mega

Kim DotCom: Mega

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iOptik – a glimpse into the future


Innovega’s wearable transparent heads-up display, enabled by iOptik contact lens technology, delivers mega-pixel content with a panoramic field-of-view. This high-performance and stylish eyewear is perfectly suited for the enjoyment of immersive personal media. The first part of the video is a CGI compilation provided by CONNECT, San Diego and the second part is actual footage through our system.


iOptiks are contact lenses that enhance your normal vision by allowing you to view virtual and augmented reality images without the use of any bulky apparatus. Instead of oversized VR helmets, digital images are projected onto tiny displays in full color that sit very near to your eye.

iOptik lenses enhance your normal vision within the confines of your actual eye via the contact lens, the resulting effect allows for very real immersive 3-D large screen images.

Of course it isn’t just 3-D images that iOptiks can project. Innovega says that the applications for iOptiks go beyond simple movie viewing. While the micro-display can be occluded to allow for highly immersive 3-D images similar to what you would experience at the movies, it can also be used for 3-D gaming. You will even be able to utilize a “transparent display for augmented reality applications”.

iOptik Lens by Innovega were demonstrated at Innovega 2012. This contact lenses with nanotechnology that, when combined with a special set of glasses, allows one to focus close to read a heads-up display projected on the glasses, while seeing far. They can also be used for delivering full-field 3D or for 360 degree Gaming Experience.

In this video, Randall Sprague, CTO of Innovega, explains how this device works and potential applications.

Innovega Visualizing The Digital World.

Innovega Visualizing The Digital World.

2014 CES: Innovega Staff Wear Mega-pixel Panoramic Eyeglasses
Designers break media-bottleneck by using modern contact lenses

SEATTLE, WA., January 6, 2014 — Innovega Inc., developer of full field of view HUD eyeglasses, announced today that its staff will be wearing prototypes of its mega-pixel eyewear at its booth at 2014 CES. Steve Willey, Innovega CEO, explains, “at last year’s CES event we demonstrated new eyewear optics that offered to the wearer a clear and simultaneous view of both their personal digital media and of their immediate surroundings (http://youtu.be/-_sdoaemQ-k). The big news for 2014 is that our team has succeeded in advancing the platform from feasibility demonstration to wearable, contact lens-enabled, full-function, mega-pixel eyewear. Though 2013 represented an exciting launch of ‘wearable technology’ and ‘the Internet of things’, neither will gain traction without development of powerful user interfaces. Innovega staff will demonstrate our ability to fill this need by wearing the industry’s first rich-media eyeglasses at Booth # 70103 in the Venetian Hotel.”

The Innovega iOptik™ platform provides wearers a ‘virtual canvas’ on which any media can be viewed or application run. The prototypes will feature up to six times the number of pixels and forty-six times the screen size of mobile products that rely on designs limited by conventional optics. Our optics deliver games that are truly “immersive”, movies that mimic IMAX performance, a multi-tasking dashboard that incorporates five or more typical screens – all while simultaneously providing the wearer a safe and clear view of their environment.

About Innovega Inc.

Innovega provides second-generation components, core technology and reference designs that enable its OEM customers to develop new generations of high-performance, digital eyewear. Its novel iOptik™ architecture improves comfort and styling by removing all of bulky and heavy focusing optics from the eyewear. Its application of a modern soft contact lens yields an immediate panoramic field of view that enables immersive entertainment or benefits from multiple, active windows, simultaneous with a continuous view of the wearer’s real world. Innovega’s use of conventional, transparent and stylish eyeglasses eliminates the social barrier that traditional wearable displays have created. Innovega maintains offices in Seattle, WA. and in San Diego, CA.

Source: Innovega Inc. Contact: Steve Willey (425) 516-8175

Eye Tracking See The Future of Computing

Ever wished your computer could respond to your thoughts? Good news — it can. Get ready to leap into a new world with Tobii EyeX. Adding eye tracking to the action makes things fast, fun and totally intuitive. You control games like you’re in them. You zoom where you look. Text scrolls as you read. You are always in the right place.

Experience computer interaction with eye tracking by Tobii. This video shows some of the core interactions . And some experiences that are yet to be developed.

Tobii and SteelSeries team up to bring gamers the world’s first eye tracking gaming gear. Be first in creating the future of gaming with eye tracking.

Eye tracking increases the bandwidth between the gamer and the game, allowing gamers to do more at the same time, which also creates a richer gaming experience. Add an extra aiming mechanism, remove the interruption of the game play by creating easier access to menus and commands, or make games with complex controls easier to learn.

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Isaac Asimov’s Visit to the World’s Fair of 2014

August 16, 1964

Visit to the World’s Fair of 2014
By ISAAC ASIMOV

rgeThe New York World’s Fair of 1964 is dedicated to “Peace Through Understanding.” Its glimpses of the world of tomorrow rule out thermonuclear warfare. And why not? If a thermonuclear war takes place, the future will not be worth discussing. So let the missiles slumber eternally on their pads and let us observe what may come in the nonatomized world of the future.

What is to come, through the fair’s eyes at least, is wonderful. The direction in which man is traveling is viewed with buoyant hope, nowhere more so than at the General Electric pavilion. There the audience whirls through four scenes, each populated by cheerful, lifelike dummies that move and talk with a facility that, inside of a minute and a half, convinces you they are alive.

The scenes, set in or about 1900, 1920, 1940 and 1960, show the advances of electrical appliances and the changes they are bringing to living. I enjoyed it hugely and only regretted that they had not carried the scenes into the future. What will life be like, say, in 2014 A.D., 50 years from now? What will the World’s Fair of 2014 be like?

I don’t know, but I can guess.

One thought that occurs to me is that men will continue to withdraw from nature in order to create an environment that will suit them better. By 2014, electroluminescent panels will be in common use. Ceilings and walls will glow softly, and in a variety of colors that will change at the touch of a push button.

Windows need be no more than an archaic touch, and even when present will be polarized to block out the harsh sunlight. The degree of opacity of the glass may even be made to alter automatically in accordance with the intensity of the light falling upon it.

There is an underground house at the fair which is a sign of the future. if its windows are not polarized, they can nevertheless alter the “scenery” by changes in lighting. Suburban houses underground, with easily controlled temperature, free from the vicissitudes of weather, with air cleaned and light controlled, should be fairly common. At the New York World’s Fair of 2014, General Motors’ “Futurama” may well display vistas of underground cities complete with light- forced vegetable gardens. The surface, G.M. will argue, will be given over to large-scale agriculture, grazing and parklands, with less space wasted on actual human occupancy.

Gadgetry will continue to relieve mankind of tedious jobs. Kitchen units will be devised that will prepare “automeals,” heating water and converting it to coffee; toasting bread; frying, poaching or scrambling eggs, grilling bacon, and so on. Breakfasts will be “ordered” the night before to be ready by a specified hour the next morning. Complete lunches and dinners, with the food semiprepared, will be stored in the freezer until ready for processing. I suspect, though, that even in 2014 it will still be advisable to have a small corner in the kitchen unit where the more individual meals can be prepared by hand, especially when company is coming.

Robots will neither be common nor very good in 2014, but they will be in existence. The I.B.M. exhibit at the present fair has no robots but it is dedicated to computers, which are shown in all their amazing complexity, notably in the task of translating Russian into English. If machines are that smart today, what may not be in the works 50 years hence? It will be such computers, much miniaturized, that will serve as the “brains” of robots. In fact, the I.B.M. building at the 2014 World’s Fair may have, as one of its prime exhibits, a robot housemaid*large, clumsy, slow- moving but capable of general picking-up, arranging, cleaning and manipulation of various appliances. It will undoubtedly amuse the fairgoers to scatter debris over the floor in order to see the robot lumberingly remove it and classify it into “throw away” and “set aside.” (Robots for gardening work will also have made their appearance.)

General Electric at the 2014 World’s Fair will be showing 3-D movies of its “Robot of the Future,” neat and streamlined, its cleaning appliances built in and performing all tasks briskly. (There will be a three-hour wait in line to see the film, for some things never change.)

The appliances of 2014 will have no electric cords, of course, for they will be powered by long- lived batteries running on radioisotopes. The isotopes will not be expensive for they will be by- products of the fission-power plants which, by 2014, will be supplying well over half the power needs of humanity. But once the isotype batteries are used up they will be disposed of only through authorized agents of the manufacturer.

82232And experimental fusion-power plant or two will already exist in 2014. (Even today, a small but genuine fusion explosion is demonstrated at frequent intervals in the G.E. exhibit at the 1964 fair.) Large solar-power stations will also be in operation in a number of desert and semi-desert areas — Arizona, the Negev, Kazakhstan. In the more crowded, but cloudy and smoggy areas, solar power will be less practical. An exhibit at the 2014 fair will show models of power stations in space, collecting sunlight by means of huge parabolic focusing devices and radiating the energy thus collected down to earth.

The world of 50 years hence will have shrunk further. At the 1964 fair, the G.M. exhibit depicts, among other things, “road-building factories” in the tropics and, closer to home, crowded highways along which long buses move on special central lanes. There is every likelihood that highways at least in the more advanced sections of the world*will have passed their peak in 2014; there will be increasing emphasis on transportation that makes the least possible contact with the surface. There will be aircraft, of course, but even ground travel will increasingly take to the air*a foot or two off the ground. Visitors to the 1964 fair can travel there in an “aquafoil,” which lifts itself on four stilts and skims over the water with a minimum of friction. This is surely a stop-gap. By 2014 the four stilts will have been replaced by four jets of compressed air so that the vehicle will make no contact with either liquid or solid surfaces.

Jets of compressed air will also lift land vehicles off the highways, which, among other things, will minimize paving problems. Smooth earth or level lawns will do as well as pavements. Bridges will also be of less importance, since cars will be capable of crossing water on their jets, though local ordinances will discourage the practice.

Much effort will be put into the designing of vehicles with “Robot-brains”*vehicles that can be set for particular destinations and that will then proceed there without interference by the slow reflexes of a human driver. I suspect one of the major attractions of the 2014 fair will be rides on small roboticized cars which will maneuver in crowds at the two-foot level, neatly and automatically avoiding each other.

For short-range travel, moving sidewalks (with benches on either side, standing room in the center) will be making their appearance in downtown sections. They will be raised above the traffic. Traffic will continue (on several levels in some places) only because all parking will be off-street and because at least 80 per cent of truck deliveries will be to certain fixed centers at the city’s rim. Compressed air tubes will carry goods and materials over local stretches, and the switching devices that will place specific shipments in specific destinations will be one of the city’s marvels.

Communications will become sight-sound and you will see as well as hear the person you telephone. The screen can be used not only to see the people you call but also for studying documents and photographs and reading passages from books. Synchronous satellites, hovering in space will make it possible for you to direct-dial any spot on earth, including the weather stations in Antarctica (shown in chill splendor as part of the ’64 General Motors exhibit).

For that matter, you will be able to reach someone at the moon colonies, concerning which General Motors puts on a display of impressive vehicles (in model form) with large soft tires*intended to negotiate the uneven terrain that may exist on our natural satellite.

Any number of simultaneous conversations between earth and moon can be handled by modulated laser beams, which are easy to manipulate in space. On earth, however, laser beams will have to be led through plastic pipes, to avoid material and atmospheric interference. Engineers will still be playing with that problem in 2014.

Conversations with the moon will be a trifle uncomfortable, but the way, in that 2.5 seconds must elapse between statement and answer (it takes light that long to make the round trip). Similar conversations with Mars will experience a 3.5-minute delay even when Mars is at its closest. However, by 2014, only unmanned ships will have landed on Mars, though a manned expedition will be in the works and in the 2014 Futurama will show a model of an elaborate Martian colony.

As for television, wall screens will have replaced the ordinary set; but transparent cubes will be making their appearance in which three-dimensional viewing will be possible. In fact, one popular exhibit at the 2014 World’s Fair will be such a 3-D TV, built life-size, in which ballet performances will be seen. The cube will slowly revolve for viewing from all angles.

One can go on indefinitely in this happy extrapolation, but all is not rosy.

Isaac Asimov_1953_Second FoundationAs I stood in line waiting to get into the General Electric exhibit at the 1964 fair, I found myself staring at Equitable Life’s grim sign blinking out the population of the United States, with the number (over 191,000,000) increasing by 1 every 11 seconds. During the interval which I spent inside the G.E. pavilion, the American population had increased by nearly 300 and the world’s population by 6,000.

In 2014, there is every likelihood that the world population will be 6,500,000,000 and the population of the United States will be 350,000,000. Boston-to-Washington, the most crowded area of its size on the earth, will have become a single city with a population of over 40,000,000.

Population pressure will force increasing penetration of desert and polar areas. Most surprising and, in some ways, heartening, 2014 will see a good beginning made in the colonization of the continental shelves. Underwater housing will have its attractions to those who like water sports, and will undoubtedly encourage the more efficient exploitation of ocean resources, both food and mineral. General Motors shows, in its 1964 exhibit, the model of an underwater hotel of what might be called mouth-watering luxury. The 2014 World’s Fair will have exhibits showing cities in the deep sea with bathyscaphe liners carrying men and supplies across and into the abyss.

Ordinary agriculture will keep up with great difficulty and there will be “farms” turning to the more efficient micro-organisms. Processed yeast and algae products will be available in a variety of flavors. The 2014 fair will feature an Algae Bar at which “mock-turkey” and “pseudosteak” will be served. It won’t be bad at all (if you can dig up those premium prices), but there will be considerable psychological resistance to such an innovation.

Although technology will still keep up with population through 2014, it will be only through a supreme effort and with but partial success. Not all the world’s population will enjoy the gadgety world of the future to the full. A larger portion than today will be deprived and although they may be better off, materially, than today, they will be further behind when compared with the advanced portions of the world. They will have moved backward, relatively.

Nor can technology continue to match population growth if that remains unchecked. Consider Manhattan of 1964, which has a population density of 80,000 per square mile at night and of over 100,000 per square mile during the working day. If the whole earth, including the Sahara, the Himalayan Mountain peaks, Greenland, Antarctica and every square mile of the ocean bottom, to the deepest abyss, were as packed as Manhattan at noon, surely you would agree that no way to support such a population (let alone make it comfortable) was conceivable. In fact, support would fail long before the World-Manhattan was reached.

Well, the earth’s population is now about 3,000,000,000 and is doubling every 40 years. If this rate of doubling goes unchecked, then a World-Manhattan is coming in just 500 years. All earth will be a single choked Manhattan by A.D. 2450 and society will collapse long before that!

There are only two general ways of preventing this: (1) raise the death rate; (2) lower the birth rate. Undoubtedly, the world of A>D. 2014 will have agreed on the latter method. Indeed, the increasing use of mechanical devices to replace failing hearts and kidneys, and repair stiffening arteries and breaking nerves will have cut the death rate still further and have lifted the life expectancy in some parts of the world to age 85.

There will, therefore, be a worldwide propaganda drive in favor of birth control by rational and humane methods and, by 2014, it will undoubtedly have taken serious effect. The rate of increase of population will have slackened*but, I suspect, not sufficiently.

One of the more serious exhibits at the 2014 World’s Fair, accordingly, will be a series of lectures, movies and documentary material at the World Population Control Center (adults only; special showings for teen-agers).

The situation will have been made the more serious by the advances of automation. The world of A.D. 2014 will have few routine jobs that cannot be done better by some machine than by any human being. Mankind will therefore have become largely a race of machine tenders. Schools will have to be oriented in this direction. Part of the General Electric exhibit today consists of a school of the future in which such present realities as closed-circuit TV and programmed tapes aid the teaching process. It is not only the techniques of teaching that will advance, however, but also the subject matter that will change. All the high-school students will be taught the fundamentals of computer technology will become proficient in binary arithmetic and will be trained to perfection in the use of the computer languages that will have developed out of those like the contemporary “Fortran” (from “formula translation”).

Even so, mankind will suffer badly from the disease of boredom, a disease spreading more widely each year and growing in intensity. This will have serious mental, emotional and sociological consequences, and I dare say that psychiatry will be far and away the most important medical specialty in 2014. The lucky few who can be involved in creative work of any sort will be the true elite of mankind, for they alone will do more than serve a machine.

Indeed, the most somber speculation I can make about A.D. 2014 is that in a society of enforced leisure, the most glorious single word in the vocabulary will have become work!

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Julian Assange’s 2014 Message to System Administrators

Julian Assange Calls on Computer Hackers to Unite Against NSA Surveillance:

Those high-tech workers, we are a particular class, and it’s time that we recognized that we are a class and looked back in history and understood that the great gains in human rights and education and so on that were gained through powerful industrial work as we formed the backbone of the economy of the 20th century, I think we have that same ability, but even more so, because of the greater interconnection that exists now, economically and politically, which is all underpinned by system administrators. And we should understand that system administrators are not just those people who administer one unique system or another; they are the people who administer systems. And the system that exists globally now is created by the interconnection of many individual systems. And we are all, or many of us, are part of administering that system, and have extraordinary power, in a way that is really an order of magnitude different to the power industrial workers had back in the 20th century.

And we can see that in the cases of the famous leaks that WikiLeaks has done or the recent Edward Snowden revelations, that it’s possible now for even a single system administrator to have a very significant change to the—or rather, apply a very significant constraint, a constructive constraint, to the behavior of these organizations, not merely wrecking or disabling them, not merely going out on strikes to change policy, but rather shifting information from an information apartheid system, which we’re developing, from those with extraordinary power and extraordinary information, into the knowledge commons, where it can be used to—not only as a disciplining force, but it can be used to construct and understand the new world that we’re entering into.

Now, Hayden, the former director of the CIA and NSA, is terrified of this. In Cypherpunks, we called for this directly last year. But to give you an interesting quote from Hayden, possibly following up on those words of mine and others: “We need to recruit from Snowden’s generation,” says Hayden. “We need to recruit from this group because they have the skills that we require. So the challenge is how to recruit this talent while also protecting ourselves from the small fraction of the population that has this romantic attachment to absolute transparency at all costs.” And that’s us, right?

So, what we need to do is spread that message and go into all those organizations—in fact, deal with them. I’m not saying don’t join the CIA. No, go and join the CIA. Go in there. Go into the ballpark and get the ball and bring it out—with the understanding, with the paranoia, that all those organizations will be infiltrated by this generation, by an ideology that is spread across the Internet. And every young person is educated on the Internet. There will be no person that has not been exposed to this ideology of transparency and understanding of wanting to keep the Internet, which we were born into, free. This is the last free generation.

The coming together of the systems of governments, the new information apartheid across the world, the linking together, is such that none of us will be able to escape it in just a decade. Our identities will be coupled to it, the information sharing such that none of us will be able to escape it. We are all becoming part of the state, whether we like it or not, so our only hope is to determine what sort of state it is that we are going to become part of. And we can do that by looking and being inspired by some of the actions that produced human rights and free education and so on, by people recognizing that they were part of the state, recognizing their own power, and taking concrete and robust action to make sure they lived in the sort of society that they wanted to, and not in a hellhole dystopia.

— Julian Assange

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CCC

The Chaos Communication Congress

From the future with love

A movie Written and Directed by K-MICHEL PARANDI

Producers: James Lawler & K-Michel Parandi
Executive Producer: Virgil Price
Co-Executive Producer: Lauren Beck

Production Design & Concept Artist: Ben Mauro – Design art work: K-Michel Parandi & Ben Mauro – Costume Production Design: Julien Richard
Dialogue: K-Michel Parandi & Jack Coulton
Music and Sound Design: Pascal Bonifay (AOC/BOC)

First Assistant Director: Etan Harwayne-Gidansky
Second Assistant Director: Ramde Serolf
Assistant Producer: Paul Jarret
Unit Production Manager: Adam Benlifer

Production Coordinator: Dann Ramirez
Director’s Assistant: Louis Papaloizou

Director Of Photography: Ray Flynn

Cast: Max Kaminsky NYPC: Justin Campbell – Parker: NYPC Chris Beetem – Bodyjacker: Nathan Owen – Young NYPC cop: Tommy Walker – NYPC hungry cop: Mike Falcon / Waitress: Kim Allen – Rami: Roberto Lopez
Thief: Louis Paploizou – MPF Narc: Toby Wilson

Camera Operators: K-Michel Parandi & Ray Flynn
First Assistant Camera: Violetta D’Agata
Second Assistant Camera: Christopher Bye
DIT: Drew Ravani & Stephen Dirkes
Aerial Photography: Marcin Nadolni & Toby Wilson

Steadicam: Amar Ioudarene
Editing Assistants: Max Smith & Tom Klane
Sound Design: Pascal Bonifay & Fabrice Smadja
Audio: AOC/BOC (M. Letaconnoux – S. Weinberg – L. Jokiel – B Mora – M. Singer)
Voice Talents: Kate Clark – Billy-Bob Thompson- Roberto Serrini – Kim Bonifay – Mia Bonifay

Storyboard: Andrew Wendel
Art Dept: Nick Tong – Brian Rzepka – Nola Denett – Nicole Eure
Wardrobe: Marina Lelchuk

VFX by Hectic Electric Amsterdam
VFX Producers: Mark Kubbinga & Patty Veestra
VFX Supervisor: Robbert Lubken
Post Production Services by Moon Dog Edit – New York, in Association with Violet Creative
Colorist: Blasé Theodore
Gaffer: Raina Oberlin

Best Boy Electric: Matt Kessler
Second Electric: Noah Chamis
Third Electric: Brendon Swift
Forth Electric: Albert Phaneuf
Driver / Swing: Rebekka Bjornosdottir
G&E Intern: Deanna Covello – Jack Buckley
Key Grip: Stratton Bailey
Best Boy Grip: Will Gottlieb
Third Grip: Adam Barbay
Forth Grip: Matt Garland
Rig Gaffer: David Duktus

Sound Department: Brian Flood – Oliver Rush

Stunt Coordinator: Roberto Lopez
Stunts: Luciano Acuna – Kenny Wong

Associate Producer: Ray Flynn

Production Assistants: Anthony Salvatori – Curtis Yarlborough – Victor Trejo – Christopher Duchene – Pierre Tissot – Grady Daub – Chelsea Moore – Angel Martinez – Ben Budde – Aldo Rodriguez – Chris Gautsh – Benjamin Budd – Angel Paredes

Drivers & Production Assistants: Patrick Chen – Mikhail Chernikov – Stewart Resmer – Alexander Bragg – Stephen Mitchell – Aido Rodriguez – Ryan Hawk

Still Photographer: Simon Briand

Special Thanks To: Channing Tatum – Reid Carolin – Sandy Morhouse – Rory Haines – Sohrab Noshirvani – Micah Sherman – Hoke Hokansen – Jill McDermid – Rafael Childress – Jon Darman – Brian Zingale – Remi Liebert

Director’s cut. April 2013.

Ancient Knowledge

Solving ancient mysteries Part 1. “The Ancients” knew much more than given credit for regarding Life, The Universe, Astronomy, Advanced Mathematics, Magnetism, Healing, Unseen Forces etc. Encoded knowledge is information that is conveyed in signs and symbols and we can find this knowledge all over the world. All these ancient sightings and geometric patterns (Sacred Geometry) symbolise unseen forces at work. We are being lied to by the media. Modern archaeologists don’t know what they’re talking about. “The Ancients” were not stupid or primitive. We just failed to de-code this knowledge conveyed in signs, symbols and ancient artwork. This kind of information is kept hidden from the public.

Scientists dont know what holds the universe together, the answer is sound and unseen forces. Matter is governed by sound frequencies. There is much more to life than we can perceive with our 5 senses. The question then becomes “who or what governs unseen forces?” What is behind the symmetry throughout nature? (Golden Ratio, Phi, Fibonacci Sequence etc.) It simply cant be just coincidence, in my opinion there is an intelligent mind / consciousness behind all this that keeps it all together.

NAO Robot

URBI, the open source operating system for robots, is distributed under the BSD license

URBI, the first operating system dedicated for robotics, and urbiscript, the programming language, are now available under the BSD license, in order to be widely spread.

(October 10, 2012 – IROS, Vilamoura, Portugal) ALDEBARAN Robotics, the worldwide leader in humanoid robotics, announced at the IROS 2012 International Conference, the distribution of the URBI operating system and the urbiscript language under a BSD software license.

Developed in 2003 by Gostai, a software development company that recently joined the ALDEBARAN Robotics Group, the URBI and urbiscript open source package is intended for robotics developers and integrators, and by extension for the world of computer programming.

The BSD license will allow the urbiscript language to spread more easily across developer communities and enable enhanced integration with other development tools under a BSD license.

With this approach, ALDEBARAN Robotics seeks to promote the use of URBI to facilitate parallel operation of multiple components on existing robotics platforms, and allows users of a wide range of robots to exchange their blocks of code.

Jean-Christophe Baillie, Chief Science and Technology Officer at ALDEBARAN Robotics and founder of Gostai: “Aldebaran has always believed in technologies built around URBI and integrates urbiscript into the list of programming languages compatible with NAO. Our longer term goal is for a new community to coalesce around URBI to promote exchanges and sharing, which will inevitably give a boost to the development of robot-dedicated applications.”

This news will strengthen our partnerships with academic communities and our private users, who will benefit from URBI related support.

The URBI suite is compatible with numerous programming languages such as JAVA, C, C++ and Python, which can be used to program ALDEBARAN Robotics robots.

Distribution under a BSD license will be effective with the next NAO SDK release.

URBI is available for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.

Find out more : http://www.urbiforge.org/

About Aldebaran Robotics

Founded in 2005 by Bruno Maisonnier, and with offices in France, China and the United States, ALDEBARAN Robotics designs, produces and commercializes autonomous humanoid robots with the aim of contributing to the well-being of humans. Today, over 2 500 NAOs are utilized throughout the world as research and educational platforms in 50 countries. ALDEBARAN Robotics brings together more than 210 people – including 40% engineers and PhDs – that are involved in the development and production of the robots.

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Buckminster Fuller

Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was an American systems theorist, architect, engineer, author, designer, inventor, and futurist. Fuller published more than 30 books, inventing and popularizing terms such as “Spaceship Earth”, ephemeralization, and synergetic. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, the best known of which is the geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were later named by scientists for their resemblance to geodesic spheres.

The geodesic dome
Fuller was most famous for his lattice shell structures – geodesic domes, which have been used as parts of military radar stations, civic buildings, environmental protest camps and exhibition attractions. An examination of the geodesic design by Walther Bauersfeld for the Zeiss-Planetarium, built some 20 years prior to Fuller’s work, reveals that Fuller’s Geodesic Dome patent (U.S. 2,682,235; awarded in 1954), follows the same design as Bauersfeld’s. Their construction is based on extending some basic principles to build simple “tensegrity” structures (tetrahedron, octahedron, and the closest packing of spheres), making them lightweight and stable. The geodesic dome was a result of Fuller’s exploration of nature’s constructing principles to find design solutions. The Fuller Dome is referenced in the Hugo Award-winning novel Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner, in which a geodesic dome is said to cover the entire island of Manhattan, and it floats on air due to the hot-air balloon effect of the large air-mass under the dome (and perhaps its construction of lightweight materials).

Transportation
In the 1930s, Fuller designed and built prototypes of what he hoped would be a safer, aerodynamic car, which he called the Dymaxion. (“Dymaxion” is said to be a syllabic abbreviation of dynamic maximum tension, or possibly of dynamic maximum ion.) Fuller worked with professional colleagues for three years beginning in 1932 on a design idea Fuller had derived from aircraft technologies. The three prototype cars were different from anything being sold at the time. They had three wheels: two front drive wheels and one rear, steered wheel. The engine was in the rear, and the chassis and body were original designs. The aerodynamic, somewhat tear-shaped body was large enough to seat eleven people and was about 18 feet (5.5 m) long, resembling a blend of a light aircraft (without wings) and a Volkswagen van of 1950s vintage. All three prototypes were essentially a mini-bus, and its concept long predated the Volkswagen Type 2 mini-bus conceived in 1947 by Ben Pon.

Dymaxion Car
Despite its length, and due to its three-wheel design, the Dymaxion turned on a small radius and could easily be parked in a tight space. The prototypes were efficient in fuel consumption for their day, traveling about 30 miles per gallon.[33] Fuller contributed a great deal of his own money to the project, in addition to funds from one of his professional collaborators. An industrial investor was also very interested in the concept. Fuller anticipated that the cars could travel on an open highway safely at up to about 160 km/h (100 miles per hour), but, in practise, they were difficult to control and steer above 80 km/h (50 mph). Investors backed out and research ended after one of the prototypes was involved in a high-profile collision that resulted in a fatality. In 2007, Time Magazine reported on the Dymaxion as one of the “50 worst cars of all time”. In 1943, industrialist Henry J. Kaiser asked Fuller to develop a prototype for a smaller car, but Fuller’s five-seater design was never developed further. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller

 


Sight by Sight Systems

A short futuristic film by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo. This is our graduation project from Bezaleal academy of arts.

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Quantum computing, no cooling required.

ScienceDaily (July 3, 2012) — It’s a challenge that’s long been one of the holy grails of quantum computing: how to create the key building blocks known as quantum bits, or qubits, that exist in a solid-state system at room temperature.

Most current systems, by comparison, rely on complex and expensive equipment designed to trap a single atom or electron in a vacuum and then cool the entire system to close to absolute zero.
A group of Harvard scientists, led by Professor of Physics Mikhail Lukin and including graduate students Georg Kucsko and Peter Maurer and postdoctoral researcher Christian Latta, say they’ve cracked the problem, and they did it by turning to one of the purest materials on Earth: diamonds.
Using a pair of impurities in ultra-pure, laboratory-grown diamonds, the researchers were able to create quantum bits and store information in them for nearly two seconds, an increase of nearly six orders of magnitude over the life span of earlier systems. The work, described in the June 8 issue of Science, is a critical first step in the eventual construction of a functional quantum computer, and has a host of other potential applications.

Quantum computing, no cooling required: Room-temperature quantum bits store data for nearly two seconds.

HP Cloud Services

Cloud Computing — The Future Of Business? 

There has been a lot of discussion over the Internet on whether or not to invest or engage in cloud computing. Many businesses and tech experts have debated the security issues and feasibility of adapting a cloud based business model. Most of the criticism stems from privacy advocates who feel cloud services allow the host to monitor and scan a customers private data, and access that data for malicious or litigious purposes. The legalities of cloud computing have many businesses leery of investing and implementing a cloud model. And, most businesses can’t fathom the idea of giving up control of their dedicated host data systems. The cloud looks dark and grey when it comes to security and protection.

Another issue is compliance across applications, not all cloud systems are built to the same standards, and vary in user control and scalability. Open source models allow developers to implement unique API platforms that are sometimes interoperable with existing and newer standards. Even though the trend is to create more portable APIs, some platforms make it hard for business to scale without starting from scratch. Needless to say, the cloud can be a scary place for business.

But, there are some solutions out there. Companies that are trying changing the scary perceptions and give businesses peace of mind and scalability… HP Cloud is one such company.

HP Cloud Services is offering a Public Beta Program of virtual servers with a free trial offer of 500 GB of storage. They provide a partner ecosystem with excellent customer support and infrastructure services based on OpenStack™. HP’s service provides on-demand compute instances, (or virtual servers) , scalable storage capacity and accelerated delivery of cached content to the end user. The infrastructures ease of use gets developers and businesses up and running within minutes, and there is no vendor lock-in. Services available in the public beta include; HP Cloud Compute, HP Cloud Object Storage and HP Cloud Content Delivery Network. There are also private beta services; HP Cloud Block Storage and HP Cloud Relational Database.

HP aims to create a diverse and robust ecosystem, built on a hybrid delivery model that spans traditional IT, private cloud services, managed cloud systems and the public cloud. Open APIs, open standards, elastic scalability and identity services are the core principles of HP Cloud, and they are looking partner with Independent Software Vendors (ISV), Value Added Resellers (VAR), System Integrators (SI), and consulting firms to help change the perceptions of cloud computing. As soon as you sign up for the public beta Customer Support opens a line of communication, and offers resources… live and responsive services 24/7/365.

The cloud is the wave of the future, and businesses need to start understanding it’s application in order to survive into this future. Adopting an open transparent business model while retaining proprietary control over private data is the service HP Cloud is offering, and with a free trial offer it doesn’t cost to get started and testing.

Get more information about HP Cloud’s ecosystem on their blog, Scaling the Cloud.

Higgs Boson Transporter

Is the Higgs boson the first step to a ‘Star Trek’ transporter?
By Irene Klotz

A century after Albert Einstein came up with his theories of relativity, a constellation of Global Positioning System satellites is orbiting Earth, making practical use of his ground-breaking understanding of time.

If the discovery of the Higgs boson particle pans out, will even more mind-bending technologies result?
Theoretically, it’s possible, says Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss; but practically, it’s unlikely…

Is the Higgs boson the first step to a ‘Star Trek’ transporter?.

Urban Augmented Reality

STREET ART & AUGMENTED REALITY BY GEC-ART & HUB09
GEC-ART and HUB09 Italian artist have created a new project combining Street Art and Augmented Reality. The HUB09‘s augmented reality app allows you to frame your smartphone with the street art in order to see her come to life in unexpected ways …. Interesting indeed!

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The True Cost of an iPhone

Ever wonder about the real cost of production goes into your beloved iPhone? Here’s an interactive info graphic, designed by MBA Online, illustrating all the human, natural and social cost that goes into making the device we can’t live with out.

Created by MBAonline.com

Dj Fresh — Gold Dust

Dan ‘DJ Fresh’ Stein is set to take another step up in his illustrious career by launching his incredible live show in late 2011. FRESH/LIVE aims to amplify the club experience by incorporating a full live band to perform Fresh’s latest and greatest tracks in authentic fashion.

One of the originators of drum&bass, Fresh began his career as founding member of the supergroup Bad Company. In ‘98 when Fresh was still 19, the group released The Nine – a track that was to later be voted the best d&b tune of all time by D&B Arena. Not bad for a guy still in his teens!

After winning many awards with BC, including KMAG’s best album of 2000, he teamed up with Adam F in 2003 to found Breakbeat Kaos. The label quickly became a tastemaker, championing Pendulum’s game-changing album Hold Your Colour and playing host to Fresh’s critically acclaimed debut LP, Escape from Planet Monday… Read More.

RITM — OUT OF PIANO EXPERIENCE 2012

R.I.T.M. is an intense electronic act that combines dance, techno & progressive house with an unforgettable live stage performance. Decade is their new combo CD/DVD featuring previously unreleased, re-mastered songs and music videos. Each song is an expression of visual music performed like an electronic circus with abstract narratives and dynamic presentation. Ritm creates these live submersive environments by designing all encompassing experiences for their fans.

Star Shine is one new song featuring the worlds first full body video suit. It was constructed using over 1500 full color spectrum LED lights that display video. LED lights also have a bright deep saturated quality that has to be seen live to truly be experienced. Ritm has taken this cutting edge technology and created a break through in visual music performance. Bunny has designed an incredible custom leather suit to house the LED lights and painstakingly constructed this piece of wearable art. VJ Tek plays custom video content that is mapped to Bunnies suit while he performs against a video backdrop. In essence, this is an audio visualization of the music composed by David Christophere and Bunny that plays in real time. “These shows are live sonic research that we have been doing for 10 years”, stresses VJ Tek. The video suite started as a brainstorm and was conceptualized over a five year period… Read More.

Francisca Valenzuela – Dulce

Francisca Valenzuela — 25 years old. Chilean – north american singer, songwriter, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. Born and raised in California, until moving to Santiago, Chile at age 13. She is currently launching her second album called “Buen Soldado” (Good Soldier/ Independent, March 2011) which was produced by Vicente Sanfuentes (Sr.Coconut, Gepe, Matias Aguayo), Mocky (Feist, Jamie Lidell) and Francisca. Her piano pop/rock songs refer to social or political issues, personal stories, intimate reflections, humor and love stories.

Her first album, “Muérdete la Lengua” (Bite Your Tongue/ Independent, November 2007) contains 10 songs in Spanish and 2 songs in English. It was written and composed by Francisca Valenzuela and produced by Mauricio and Francisco Durán of Los Bunkers. The album went Gold in her country Chile, and allowed her to tour all over the country and the globe -from the World Expo Shanghai 2010 and 2008 LAMC Festival in NYC to a Homage to Chile in Pompeii to Vive Latino Mexico 2010 – and was highly praised all over Latin America and more. As National Public Radio (NPR) Music in the US highlights: “with a voice reminiscent of Fiona Apple and killer piano skills, Valenzuela raised eyebrows with her debut album , Muérdete la Lengua (“Bite your Tongue”)”. Rolling Stone Chile named it 16 in its 50 best albums of 2007; American Latino TV awarded Francisca the 2009 “Favorite Latino TV Newcomer Award”; her 5 singles rotated on MTV and she was selected in the 2009 “15 x 15: artists to Watch” campaign, among other acknowledgements.

“Buen Soldado” (Good Soldier, Independent / March 2011) contains 12 songs in Spanish, all written and composed by Francisca Valenzuela and produced by Vicente Sanfuentes (Sr.Coconut, Gepe, Matias Aguayo), Mocky (Feist, Jamie Lidell) and Francisca Valenzuela. In January 2011, the first single “Quiero Verte Más” (“I want to see you more”) hit radios in all Latin America. Club Fonograma reviewed it as “this piano led single sparkles the second it starts and it is beautifully executed by Francisca´s soulful sensibilities, after all, she is the most glamorous artiste in Latin Pop”. The album will be was just released in stores in Chile, and will be available in the rest of the world in the next months.

This 2011 has already been very busy. Among other things, Francisca was invited as the only chilean artist to perform in Shakira´s Popfest, in Santiago Chile; she opened the Lollapalooza Festival, in its first international version in Santiago, Chile, performing in one of the two man stages; she joined U2 and Bono as the only guest artist invited to sing “One Tree Hill” onstage during their performance in March; she performed at the Cannes Film Festival, El Rey Theatre (LA), Highline Ballroom (NYC), South by Southwest Festival (Austin, TX) and recently finished successful tour of Buen Soldado all through Chile.

She has collaborated and performed with numerous artists such as Latin Bitman, Mocky, Beto Cuevas, Inti Illimani, Los Bunkers, Los Jaivas, Manuel García, Leonel García, CeÚ and Café Tacuba among others. She has also made music for cinema and theatre and participated in international tribute albums for Violeta Parra, Inti Illimani, 31 minutos and Joan Manuel Serrat.

In addition to her albums, Francisca Valenzuela has published two books:

Poetry book (in english):
Defenseless Waters (2000)
Francisca Valenzuela
With in introduction by writer Isabel Allende.
Published by “El Andar Books” (USA).
Illustrated by Francisca Valenzuela.

Short story book (in spanish):
Abejorros/Madurar (2001)
Francisca Valenzuela
Published by Plaza y Janés (España y LA)
Literary agent “Carmen Balcells”

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Siriusmo — Signal

Siriusmo — “Where there is no love has to be created artificially? It is the responsibility of the plasterer of love. And it builds and builds, squeezes and tortures, chopped, formed, destroyed and built! But he never gets them to grasp. A strangely fearful Anblick.Fahrige movements, strangely twisted body, his face frozen in a grotesque mask. “Let it but, boy I’ll be fine again!” Or “thinking about it again in peace, but you can force it not!” You want him to call But it wants to know nothing of the plasterer. “! Create No no no need to create, but the need is my job, my job, I am the: plasterer of Love” (Source Translated w/ Google)

The Irrepressibles – Cloudbusting (BBC session)

THE IRREPRESSIBLES  — play in the wasteland of our post-modern capitalist cultural burnout, playing with the embers, crying for their ruin, and making new inventions… Their name is a call to arms. They want to be part of taking us forward; they want a freedom… They do not pretend to understand you, they are only instinctive. They also do not want to play tired old games, so they get angry and break the old games and make up new ones. Their noise is an ever-evolving soundscape of texture, liberated emotion and play. From the abrasive to the sublime, they have no prejudice, as they have little concern for others’ definitions. Some say they make their own path… …Listen? (Source)

Members
Jamie McDermott – Lead Vocals and guitar /Artistic Director / Composer, Sarah Kershaw – Piano /Vocals, Amy Kelly – Percussion / Vocals, Jordan Hunt – Violin / Vocals, Charlie Stock – Viola / Vocals, Nicole Robson – ‘Cello / Vocals, Sophie Li – Double Bass / Vocals, Craig White – Oboe / Cor Anglais / Vocals, Anna Westlake Clarinet / Vocals, William Turner-Duffin Sound Design / Electronics