The changing face of photography

May 20, 2009 | Tech News

The changing face of photography

It’s an exciting time to be a photographer. The affordability of shooting in HD and editing on a home computer is now a reality. What started off as experiments by artists and videographers are now starting to permeate the mainstream, as the print medium and the way people consume content… Read More 

My own Star Trek

May 13, 2009 | Tech News

My own Star Trek

One of my last projects at Microsoft was working with NASA on experimenting with various uses for Photosynth. We flew in helicopters around the launchpad, worked with engineers on new methods to asses damage to heatshield tiles and trained astronauts in the International Space Station Mockup at Johnson Space Center….I… Read More 

Re-engineering Ben Franklin’s Kite Line

Apr 29, 2009 | Tech News

Re-engineering Ben Franklin’s Kite Line

photo courtesy of Ben Franklin Tercentenary   If Ben Franklin was truly the first one who discovered electricity by flying the kite in a thunderstorm (btw, there are some doubters), then his kite line would have been be the first electrical transmission line. I think Franklin would have been very… Read More 

Originality in Gaming

Apr 29, 2009 | Tech News

Originality in Gaming

  WHAT IS IT ? Shadow Physics is an early stage experimental game that explores the worlds of shadows. Imagine a platform game similar to Super Mario where instead of jumping and manipulating objects, your protagonist interacts with the shadows that are cast from the objects and lighting in the… Read More 

Smart Films delivered in Smart Ways

Apr 29, 2009 | Tech News

Smart Films delivered in Smart Ways

Netflix is one of my favorite services. For $8.99 a month I can rent one DVD at a time per month that is physically mailed to my home for my viewing pleasure. However, the service I use most from Netflix for the same price is the ‘Watch Instantly’ streaming of… Read More 

Swine-Flu Mimicry

Apr 27, 2009 | Tech News

Swine-Flu Mimicry

photo source unknown Biomimicry is the study of design patterns from nature. I got very excited about it after seeing this TED talk by Janine Benyus. Given that I work and think about viral conversations and social networks, I thought I’d do some thinking about the current Swine/Mexican/H1N1 potential epidemic…. Read More 

Little Nuggets

Apr 13, 2009 | 8ninths | Tech News

Little Nuggets

Here’s a smattering of smaller fry for your browsing pleasure:   CoolHunter – 14 Artists you should know ReadWriteWEb – Pocket Meeting: A $5 WebEx Killer MAD ATOM – I hate the f#)$!ng Eagles Man SuperFillers – Find items on Amazon to qualify for free shipping Is This Your Luggage… Read More 

Really, you think you have a truly unique idea?

Apr 13, 2009 | 8ninths | Tech News

Really, you think you have a truly unique idea?

Light Bulbs, 2008, via Portlandart.net   When you are an entrepreneur, one thing you do quite often is competitive research. Simply by telling your product to people in your daily lives, you are getting daily affirmation or dismissal of your idea, as well as awareness of similar ideas out there…. Read More 

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