Archive for October, 2011
Take a sheet of paper and a pen.
Well, much in the same way, controlling devices with your mind has a limitless potential and extremely different application areas. And to highlight this better, here are some projects that use the Emotiv EPOC neuroheadset for controlling devices or detecting the user’s interior states.
EPOC remote control
Playing video games
Walking in virtual environments
EPOC in maze games
Angry EPOC birds
EPOC running on OLPC (one laptop per child)
Changing gears on a bicycle with EPOC
Mobile brain scanner with EPOC.
I love this scene from Scrubs.
I believe this read nicely highlights some elements about degrees. Most of all, I like the idea of STEM workers, and how raw knowledge of technology or engineering allows you to tailor yourself on a particular job… at least more than a pure programmer could.
It seems the future is near… or at least the SciFi one is. Microsoft has developed something that starts to resemble the HoloDeck from Star Trek movies, called the HoloDesk. Sweet! I wonder when will we be able to create virtual touch in such an environment.
That’s the title of a Romanian HBO documentary that I saw about a year ago. It presents a story as old as the world: some people discover that a poor and homeless person has the heart and soul of an artist. His name is Ion B. and his art is pop art. The story is really difficult to summarize in words, but it’s simply touching. You can find details about it here, or watch the entire documentary below (sorry, this is not the version with English subtitles):
By the way, there are other artistic Romanian films that you can catch up with here.
Recently, Steve Jobs has sadly passed away. And this has been extensively covered by the media. At the same time, people from every possible branch and with widely varying backgrounds seemed to describe him as a genius of our times. Well, I’m not sure about that, but I also don’t want to talk without knowing the person or having sufficient information…
But contrary to great minds – of our times or from the past decades – that I consider remarkable people that really changed something, I’m not sure Steve Jobs legacy is… well, of the same type. And I think this is best explained in this article.