Scoop.It Activity!

My Scoop.It activity has gone through the roof in the last 48 hours. I would normally expect maybe half a dozen rescoops in a week and I’ve had forty in the last two days. Here are just the email notifications from this morning… The posts which seem to be getting the most attention are 50 …

OLnet Evidence Hub: A Demo

Here’s my short introduction to the OLnet Evidence Hub.  If you’re at all interested in OER you should get involved.  Registration is currently open. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo3xPyoiwYg

Metaphor and cultural ‘truth’

In the week that The Guardian reports that the UK is investing in a programme for cyber-defence, The Atlantic carries an article which says that US intelligence services are attempting to analyse the use of metaphor in order to uncover underlying beliefs or orientations among different cultural groups. IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) is …

Transhumanist Technologies

Transhumanism is the idea that technology should be used to fundamentally alter the natural physical, cognitive and psychological limitations of human beings and human Being.  DVICE recently published a short list of technologies on the verge of being released that could contribute towards greater integration between the digital and natural worlds. 1. Social Media (extending …

Taking the pixels: upscaling 8-bit graphics

I am unreasonably excited by the prospect of classic games being given upscaled and given a new lease of life. Check out the research paper for a breakdown of the complicated algorithms that make it happen.  I got lost a few pages in, but I’m wondering whether the same approach could be used to refine …