If A “Watch Dogs” Player Wearing an Oculus Rift Headset… [#geekgirl]
…walked into a bar and proceeded to play the game using a Mad Genius Motion Controller like the one featured below, I’d buy the guy/gal a drink, or two, or a gazillion:
“Only For #Children” [#geekgirl]
“[The] ANAR Foundation…attend[s] children and teenagers [in] a risk situation…they can find the help they need in a totally anonymous and confidential way. But, how can we get our message to a child abuse victim, even when they are accompanied by their aggressor?
Knowing the average height for adults and children under 10,GREY has created two different messages. Using an outdoor lenticular we show adults an awareness message, while children see a message where we offer them our help and show them the telephone number. A message only for children.”
“What happens when all of the #elements of a #place exist in the same physical location?” [#geekgirl]
“By changing the 3D information of a place from a proprietary format to an open one elements of each place were given their own origin point. Not something you usually want to happen.
I exploited this glitch by moving the origin points to the (0,0,0) – the universal origin of 3D space.
This is what happens when all of the parts of a place exist at the same point in space.” – Alex Myers
Can you help with #tooFEW? [#geekgirl]
“We’re organizing another wikipedia edit session, called Feminists Engage Wikipedia, or #tooFEW. I’ve seen a few announcements about #tooFEW on here, but wanted to put out a call/plea for help tomorrow. The event has become WAY larger than any of us anticipated, with 5 in-person sessions and a big virtual component. Almost everyone is a first-time editor, with a few experienced people guiding the way.
We’ve developed a chatroom for asking questions, sharing resources or just meeting other folks. If you’ve participated in another edit-a-thon, or have some experience editing Wikipedia or negotiating disputes that arise, we’d love to have you in the chatroom as a resource! And if you want to take your first editing steps with us, jump in!”
Friday, March 15th
11am – 3pm EST
Collaborative wiki for resources, keeping tabs of blogs on #tooFEW, etc.:
Official Wikipedia page – please register here:
The New #Pope vs The Demise of Google #Reader [#geekgirl]
If you’re a Tweetophile that’s been actively scanning the Twitterverse for all manner of topical [+ juicy] tidbits in the last half hour, you’ll have been bombarded by all things #Newpope and
That’s right: the decision to announce the latest Pope[-I've-Been-A-Bit-Less-than-Honorable-With-Argentinian-Lefty-Activists-]Francis has gone head-to-head with Google’s announcement about finally sticking the knife into Google Reader on July 1st 2013. If you’re current tweeting about anything else, don’t bother.
As for Google Reader alternatives, Lifehacker just published this handy list [but can anything really replace our beloved Reader?]. Hacker News also has a lively discussion regarding Reader replacement options here.
[Update: "Google Reader" is actually flux-trending above "Pope Francis". Take that, Catholics.]
#Wearable Gesture Control from Thalmic Labs [#geekgirl]
[Holy Crapola. #WANT #AMAAAZIIIING </Archer>.]
#Melbourne: Free Digital Light #Symposium #geekgirl
The Genealogies of Digital Light ARC Discovery Project  presents Digital Light: Technique, Technology, Creation, a free symposium to be held at the University of Melbourne in March. This interdisciplinary symposium invites a number of leading international and Australian figures working with digital light-based technologies, including two artists previously commissioned by Experimenta, Lynette Wallworth and Van Sowerine.
Digital Light: 18 – 19 March 2011
NATO Seeking Virtual Environment Tenders
Seems as if a bucketload of major organisations are keen to muscle in on the virtual these days. Now we can add NATO to that list:
“Allied Command Transformation is investigating technologies that could be used to augment or replace existing technologies for education and training of NATO staff. One of the investigative streams is in virtual worlds. This statement of work seeks contractor support for building and maintaining a virtual world to carry out this investigation.”
Happy 40th B’day, Internet!
40 techno-drenched years ago the Internet began its primordial binary crawl towards media domination:
How’s My Code: Improving Source Code
“How’s My Code is a simple, lightweight code review tool meant for git users and distributed teams.”