geekgirl (r)osiex aka the metal cupcake publishing about interesting things for a really long time!
  • “The World’s first REAL hoverboard…” [#geekgirl]

  • “Collection Showcases Extraordinary Evolution of Ordinary Women…” [#geekgirl]

    Bum pad, ca. 1877 2010.1.2 From the Dovie Horvitz Collection / UW Digital Collections

    Bum pad, ca. 1877 2010.1.2 From the Dovie Horvitz Collection / UW Digital Collections

    [Via “Bum pads, cockade feather fans, petticoats, talcum powder tins, postcards depicting the “10 Commandments for Wives,” and garters made by prisoners. The breadth of the Dovie Horvitz Collection reflects the lives and progress of women over the last two centuries – exactly what the collection’s namesake intended.

    “Everything from the artwork, to the post cards, to the clothes, even the makeup all tells a story,” Horvitz said. “I look back now and think of how extraordinary the transformation has been. This isn’t about showcasing celebrities. It’s about the day-to-day lives of ordinary women.”

    Now, more than 1,300 images and scanned texts of items in Horvitz’s are available through the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections site. While the collection is new to the site, it actually is decades in the making.”

  • “How to turn an entire room into a #gaming surface…” [#geekgirl]

  • Work with the Performance Space [#geekgirl]

    [Image via The Performance Space]

    [Image via The Performance Space]

    VOLUNTEER AT PSPACE

    Email admin@performancespace.com.au for more information on how to volunteer for Performance Space.

    Performance Space is committed to equality and diversity, through our program of activities and as an employer.  Our practices and procedures aim to reflect the varied needs, expectations and culture of all members of our community. We make every effort to ensure that no member of the community receives less favourable treatment in our recruitment or when accessing our services on the grounds of gender, gender identity, disability, race, religion or belief, age or sexual orientation.”

  • The Styx from Skullmapping [#geekgirl]

    The Styx from Skullmapping on Vimeo.

    With ‘The Styx’, Skullmapping is venturing in a new direction. By using the technical knowledge build up in our mapping projects, we’ve decided to create an immersive multi sensoric virtual reality experience.
    ‘The Styx’ is being developed for ‘Leuven in Scène’ and will have it’s premiere on 11, 12 and 13 july 2014.

    Spectators arrive one by one at a predetermined time at the venue. At the entrance, the spectator receives a golden coin. A guide comes to pick them up and guides them into the room. The spectator takes place on a wooden bench and puts on an Oculus Rift (Virtual Reality Headset) and headphones, holding the coin in one hand. The viewer is able to look around 360 degrees in a virtual environment. Because of stereoscopy the spectator has the feeling that they are actually in that virtual world. Not only through 3D vision and 3D sound, but also through other sensoric experiences such as smell and touch.
    The story we bring is based on the myth of the Styx, the river in Greek mythology that formed the boundary between Earth and the Underworld. The spectator sinks down into the underground and ‘awakens’ next to a pier seated in a small boat. A mysterious figure (Charon) walks down the pier and jumps into the boat. He takes the coin the spectator is holding (the action of the virtual character is mimicked by the guide). Charon starts to row down the Styx, into the Underworld. He steers through a labyrinth of caves, overcoming unexpected obstacles, such as rapids and even a mythical creature. After these dark endeavours, we finally arrive in a peaceful, heavenly world. The little boat strands on a beach, and we’ve reached the end of our journey.

    http://skullmapping.com

    Credits
    Concept / Design / Animation: Antoon Verbeeck + Filip Sterckx
    Sounddesign: Valentijn Steenhoudt
    Camera: Pierre Schreuder
    Commissioned by Leuven in Scène

  • “Ed: A Work in Progress” [#geekgirl]

  • “SPARKED: A Live #Interaction Between Humans and #Quadcopters” [#geekgirl]

  • “Google Faces…” [#geekgirl]

    Google Faces – searching for faces on Google Maps using face recognition from onformative.

    The video shows the application in action while searching for faces on Google Maps.
    For more information and some of the faces that it found, check out http://www.onformative.com/lab/googlefaces/.

  • “iPhone 6 Sydney Apple Store queue…” [#geekgirl]

    [Via Seamus Byrne] “Over 1200 people were in the queue and it took 4.40 to walk the length. Here in hyperlapse form for your rapid viewing pleasure.”

  • Beyond the #Interface Exhibition [#Geekgirl] [#BlowingOwnHorn] [#ISMAR2014]

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