inFORM is a Dynamic Shape Display that can render 3D content physically, so users can interact with digital information in a tangible way. inFORM can also interact with the physical world around it, for example moving objects on the table’s surface. Remote participants in a video conference can be displayed physically, allowing for a strong sense of presence and the ability to interact physically at a distance. inFORM is a step toward our vision of Radical Atoms: tangible.media.mit.edu/vision/
Motorola is therefore our first partner and for all of us at Phonebloks, it’s important to collaborate closely with our partners but at the same time, we want to stay independent. We need our independence to ensure that the development stays open and we achieve our goals.
I’ve heard a lot of pros and cons of this project, but I love seeing something like this gaining momentum and actually being worked on. I hope it doesn’t turn into a gimmick, that it becomes an evolving platform. I like seeing different approaches that aren’t just doing what everyone else is doing.
Magic Move! Or, “How I Usually Break Down Complex Animations Across Two Slides.”
The relevant blog entry: unstoppablerobotninja.com/entry/keynote-magic-move-and-you
I was doing what I’ve known I shouldn’t have been doing. I was letting Google Chrome save my passwords. GASP
So today I realized that there were ads in places I had never noticed before. First placed I noticed it was Instagram. There were words on the page that were double underlined and red text color.
First thought was, “Is THIS how Instagram decided to start doing ads? Really?”, but then I realized that something was out of place when I was on a Dribbble page and saw the exact same ads, styling, everything was the same. I knew that wasn’t right.
I made the mistake of just removing all of the extensions I had installed so I don’t actually know which extension could have provided some “malware” an open door, but it was definitely one of them. After I panicked I removed all extensions, then removed all saved passwords in Chrome. As well as disabled Chrome asking me if I want to save the password.
The reason I started with the password bit is because I have never had an issue with this on the Mac before and I’ve been too lenient with this stuff. I’ve been using Chrome because Safari has felt so much slower for some reason lately, but I think that I’ll see if there’s anything I can do to help Safari run a bit smoother to move away from Chrome.
There is no such thing as a piece of software that is 100% “safe” so as convenient as it is to have everyone and their mother save your password I would definitely advise against it.
Get yourself a nice password manager like 1Password and USE IT. It’ll get the average person most of the way there as it will create “better” passwords, helping you to manage them so you don’t have to try and remember passwords that are worth using.
Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping onto moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera. botndolly.com/box
Production Company: BOT & DOLLY
Executive Producers: Bill Galusha, Nick Read
Executive Creative Director: Jeff Linnell
Creative & Technical Director: Tarik Abdel-Gawad
Design Director: Bradley G Munkowitz
Lead Graphic Designers: Bradley G Munkowitz, Jason English Kerr
3D Artists: Scott Pagano, Bradley G Munkowitz, Jason English Kerr, Conor Grebel
2D Animators: Conor Grebel, Ben Hawkins, Pedro Figueira
Director of Photography: Joe Picard
Lighting Designers: Joe Picard, Phil Reyneri
Projection / Touch Designer: Phil Reyneri
Robotics Animation: Tarik Abdel-Gawad, Brandon Kruysman, George Banks, Michael Beardsworth
Robotics Operator: Michael Beardsworth, Brandon Kruysman
Prop Fabrication: Matt Bitterman, Ethan Dale
Script Supervisor: Ian Colon
Sound Engineers: Joe Picard, Michael Beardsworth
PAs: Sean Servis, Dakota Smith, Nico Mizono, Eric Wendel, Patrick Walsh
Editors: Ashley Rodholm, Ian Colon
Music / Sound Design: Keith Ruggiero
Sound Mix: Joel Raabe
Performers: Tarik Abdel-Gawad, Iris, Scout