*An Artist's Brain*

March 07 2008 / by Peltaire / In association with Future Blogger.net
Category: Other   Year: 2008   Rating: 3

Musician, Painter and Jewelry maker Jimbob Peltaire creates creating and reveals a new take on being an artist. Image Below is a belt buckle created by Jimbob Peltaire

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Saturday Morning Future Toon: You Write the Caption

March 08 2008 / by memebox / In association with Future Blogger.net
Category: Entertainment   Year: General   Rating: 3

Artist rzakis has struck again, this time with a futuristic teddy. Big MemeBox props and a special certificate of recognition go to the wittiest caption that gets to the heart of the meaning contained in this glowing-green-bear piece. Captions and comments welcome below.

The Singularity Movie (Web Release)

October 17 2008 / by Alvis Brigis / In association with Future Blogger.net
Category: Culture   Year: 2008   Rating: 3 Hot

Move over Ray Kurzweil, here’s the Scenario Land version of the upcoming Singularity Movie. And guess what – the Singularity just happened!

Note: Make sure the movie loads fully before watching. I am trying to upload it to YouTube, but the feature is still buggy as Xtra Normal is in beta.

Using the new Xtra Normal platform, the above video took just 30 minutes to produce. This forward-step in super-user-friendly machinima brings us just a little closer to a scenario that I like to call The Toon Point, the time when virtual-world-generated video equals the average quality of a Saturday morning cartoon created in 2005. (Why 2005? Because that’s roughly when I began thinking about the notion of a Toon Point.)

Ever since my days in the West Hollywood Metaverse House, as my buddy and former roommate Jerry Paffendorf likes to call it, I’ve been a fan of virtual worlds and looking forward to The Toon Point. Due to their ability to incorporate and network other communication technologies, the potential of virtual worlds as an Interactive Communication Technology is simply astounding, and is reflected in their rapid diffusion patterns.

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Incredible Data Visualization of the Allosphere

October 07 2009 / by Jeff Hilford
Category: Technology   Year: 2009   Rating: 3

Check out this stunning video of inventor JoAnn Kuchera-Morinis demonstrating the Allosphere at the last TED conference.   The Allosphere is a 3 story high chamber that allows researchers to stand in the middle of incredible visual and sonic representations of their data.  Complex algorithms are powered by a super-computer to bring data to life in breakthrough fashion.


One can imagine many uses for this technology and it is a good example of one way the scientific discovery process will accelerate in the near future.