Monthly Archives: August 2010

Afghan Images

Future Perfect is a blog written by Jan Chipchase, who used to work for Nokia, and who now works for a design and innovation company. He specialises in in taking teams of concept/industrial designers, psychologists, usability experts, sociologists, and ethnographers … Continue reading

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The Pope and Gorgeous Georg

Colm Tóibín has a very good article in the London Review of Books looking at the issue of homosexuality and the Catholic Church. It’s long and it’s worth reading.

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“I Believe in Wallace Stevens”

I didn’t know who Wallace Stevens was until I listened to A. S. Byatt. In this interview, her thoughts and ideas are simply scintillating. Well worth watching. What I want to know is, what is the significance of the roll … Continue reading

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Augmented City 3D

Keiichi Matsuda has created a short film to illustrate the idea of the real world augmented by fully 3D computer interfaces. Think of Minority Report, and you’ll get some idea. Augmented City 3D from Keiichi Matsuda on Vimeo. The … Continue reading

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The Acid Tanks Await

I’ve always had this inkling feeling that the Transhumanist singularity is nothing much more than a rather daft idea peddled by the likes of Ray Kurzweil. It’s a topic that comes up for regular chewing over in the science blogosphere, … Continue reading

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I never fail to admire the barmaid’s ability to cut through nonsense to the heart of the matter.

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Geotagging in Windows Live Photo Gallery–Part 2

Last month, I wrote about my findings on the experience in using the Beta of Windows Live Photo Gallery to geotag my photos. I wasn’t too impressed with the experience. This week, a second beta of WLPG was released by … Continue reading

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