The US startup company is disappearing—and that's bad for the economy — Quartz
Historically, startups have been the engine of US economy. By creating new jobs and surfacing new ideas, startups play an outsized role in making the economy grow. It's too bad they are a dying breed. The share of companies that are startups has been falling While companies that were less than two years old made...
business  capitalism  innovation  publishing  gamelab 
21 hours ago
Why ‘Find your passion!’ may be bad advice | Stanford News
The belief that interests arrive fully formed and must simply be “found” can lead people to limit their pursuit of new fields and give up too easily.
work  inspiration  collaboration  productivity  innovation 
The totalitarian mind - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Approximately 40% of this country, give or take, is just fine with the president saying that black is white on Monday, and that white is black on Tuesday, and then insisting on Wednesday that he never said black was white or white was black. An undetermined portion of that group will not notice the contradictory nature of the president’s statements; another portion simply won’t care about those contradictions; another portion will applaud the contradictions for being contradictory. This is the psychology that makes totalitarianism possible.
politics  truth  deception  reality 
3 days ago
Immersive Mapper PRO
Immersive Mapper PRO is the ultimate and the most comprehensive projection mapping software for Windows 7/8/10 desktops.
It is the only software that seamlesly integrates into the Windows 7/8/10 desktop and provides image mapping using the PC GPU. No additional hardware is needed for mapping parts of the desktop image to any surface.
video  purchases  software  windows 
3 days ago
Space Engine – the universe simulator
“Billions of galaxies, each filled with billions of stars. Each star has its own unique planetary system that can be visited. Volumetric galaxies and nebulae are rendered in real-time. Real scales and distances, from rocks on a planet’s surface up to the incredibly huge cosmic voids: you have never imagined how vast the Universe truly is.”
videogames  simulation  astronomy 
3 days ago
Leave those kids alone: 'helicopter parenting' linked to behavioural problems | Science | The Guardian
Children with over-controlling parents aged two struggled to manage their emotions later in life, study finds
psychology  research  kids 
3 days ago
A.I. Can Track Human Bodies Through Walls Now, With Just a Wifi Signal | Inverse
At MIT, a neural network has been trained to use wifi to monitor human motion. One team member has previously received funding from DARPA, and another has presented work at a security symposium affiliated with In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital firm. The project’s goal is to improve healthcare monitoring.
AI  architecture  cities  privacy  surveillance 
8 days ago
On Amazon’s Time
In reality, the labor hours Amazon needs to power its brutally efficient supply chain appear to be far fewer. To reduce overhead but continue to sop up performance-based incentives from the local governments it operates in, Amazon has become increasingly reliant on a work scheduling scheme that often coerces workers into leaving their shifts early or turns them away at the door without notice.
work  automation  amazon  business  capitalism 
8 days ago
Imagining a Better Boyhood - The Atlantic
As boys grow up, the process of becoming men encourages them to shed the sort of intimate connections and emotional intelligence that add meaning to life.
kids  diversity  gender  psychology 
8 days ago
How Fortnite is transforming the gaming industry - The Verge
The biggest video game at E3 2018 this week doesn’t need its own press conference. Epic Games’ Fortnite and its presence here at the gaming industry’s largest annual convention can be felt everywhere. Fortnite is forcing game studios and publishers to rethink how their products are developed, make money, and are updated over time. And now, many publishers and studios are jumping on the bandwagon.
games  videogames  publishing  business  gamelab 
10 days ago
Why you should stop using product roadmaps and try GIST Planning
I created my fair share of product strategies, roadmaps and project gantts, but I don’t do them anymore. I found a better alternative — GIST which I’ll explain in this post.
projects  management  collaboration 
10 days ago
The Best Practices Playbook for Fundraising in a Post Blockchain World
When I first wrote Mastering the VC Game, Satoshi Nakamoto had just issued his seminal Bitcoin white paper. At the time, no one could have imagined the transformative impact the invention of Bitcoin…
fundraising  Bitcoin  business 
10 days ago
Families In A Maya Village In Mexico May Have The Secret To Getting Kids To Do Chores : Goats and Soda : NPR
In villages in Mexico, parents have accomplished what every mom and dad dreams of: Figured out a way to get to their kids to be helpful around the house. What's their secret?
psychology  kids  research 
11 days ago
This Is the Easiest, Freshest Way to Make a Bloody Mary This Summer
The Bloody Mary is a drink for all seasons, but there’s something unpleasant about sipping thick, soup-like concoctions when outdoor temperatures start to rise. To beat the heat and still enjoy your favorite savory brunch cocktail, skip the mix entirely and make your own with freshly pureed tomatoes.
how-to  food 
13 days ago
Blockchain's Once-Feared 51% Attack Is Now Becoming Regular – Telegraph
At least five cryptocurrencies have recently been hit with an attack that used to be more theoretical than actual, all in the last month. In each case, attackers have been able to amass enough computing power to compromise these smaller networks, rearrange their transactions and abscond with millions of dollars in an effort that's perhaps the crypto equivalent of a bank heist.
Bitcoin  crime  economics  money 
13 days ago
The Bullshit-Job Boom | The New Yorker
Instead of reaping the rewards of our labor in the mid-century style, we now split them among shareholders and growth for growth’s sake. The spoils of prosperity are fed back into the system to fund new and, perhaps, functionally unnecessary jobs... Market competition is supposed to slough off inefficiencies and waste. Is Graeber being naïve about contemporary business? Some argue that bullshit jobs only look bullshitty; in truth, they are disaggregated, the white-collar version of the guy on the factory floor who makes a single metal rivet for an airplane. Graeber doesn’t buy it. The field he knows best, academia, had as much of a staffing explosion as any, and yet the work of teaching and research is no more complex or scaled-up than it was decades ago. The hordes of new employees must be doing something else... Left to their own devices, Graeber points out, people tend to do work like students at exam time, alternately cramming and slacking. Possibly, they work this way because it is the most productive way to work.
work  culture  capitalism  organization  management  criticism 
13 days ago
It’s about time: Immediate rewards boost motivation | Cornell Chronicle
One way to increase your interest in a task is to add immediate rewards, rather than wait until the end to reward yourself, according to new research by Kaitlin Woolley ’12, assistant professor of marketing.
incentive  strategy  management  organization  motivation  psychology  research 
14 days ago
What is SWOT? - SWOT Analysis - Research Guides at Baruch College
SWOT is a tool for strategic analysis. It is used to analyze a company and the environment in which it operates.
strategy  research  swot  analysis  organization 
14 days ago
A Detailed SWOT Analysis Example (Applicable To All Industries)
Do you know the areas in which your organization can improve and where it’s doing well, both internally and externally? Use this SWOT analysis example to get a definitive answer on both fronts.
strategy  research  swot  analysis  organization 
14 days ago
MIT fed an AI data from Reddit, and now it only thinks about murder - The Verge
Researchers at MIT unveiled their latest creation: Norman, a disturbed AI. The point of the experiment was to show how easy it is to bias any artificial intelligence if you train it on biased data. The team wisely didn’t speculate about whether exposure to graphic content changes the way a human thinks.
AI  research 
14 days ago
Become a More Productive Learner
We’re consuming more information but not learning more. In short, we have become less productive learners.But by applying an intentional approach to consuming information and best practices of how we learn, we can reverse this trend toward unproductive learning. Here are four ways to become a more productive learner.
learning  education  tips 
14 days ago
How to Train Your Own Neural Network
Artificial intelligence (AI) seems poised to run most of the world these days: it’s detecting skin cancer, looking for hate speech on Facebook, and even flagging possible lies in police reports in Spain. But AIs aren’t all run by mega-corporations and governments; you can download some algorithms and play with them yourself, with often hilarious results.
AI  tutorial  programming  research 
14 days ago
Virtual reality therapy for refractory auditory verbal hallucinations in schizophrenia: A pilot clinical trial - ScienceDirect
Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental illness that poses significant challenges. While many pharmacological and psychosocial interventions are available, many treatment-resistant schizophrenia patients continue to suffer from persistent psychotic symptoms, notably auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH), which are highly disabling. This unmet clinical need requires new innovative treatment options. Recently, a psychological therapy using computerized technology has shown large therapeutic effects on AVH severity by enabling patients to engage in a dialogue with a computerized representation of their voices.
VR  therapy  psychology  research 
16 days ago
Virtual reality in the assessment and treatment of psychosis: a systematic review of its utility, acceptability and effectiveness | Psychological Medicine | Cambridge Core
Virtual reality in the assessment and treatment of psychosis: a systematic review of its utility, acceptability and effectiveness - Volume 48 Issue 3 - M. Rus-Calafell, P. Garety, E. Sason, T. J. K. Craig, L. R. Valmaggia
VR  research  therapy  psychology  Health 
16 days ago
Learning to See in the Dark
Imaging in low light is challenging due to low photon count and low SNR. Short-exposure images suffer from noise, while long exposure can lead to blurry images and is often impractical. A variety of denoising, deblurring, and enhancement techniques have been proposed, but their effectiveness is limited in extreme conditions, such as video-rate imaging at night. To support the development of learning-based pipelines for low-light image processing, we introduce a dataset of raw short-exposure night-time images, with corresponding long-exposure reference images. Using the presented dataset, we develop a pipeline for processing low-light images, based on end-to-end training of a fully-convolutional network. The network operates directly on raw sensor data and replaces much of the traditional image processing pipeline, which tends to perform poorly on such data. We report promising results on the new dataset, analyze factors that affect performance, and highlight opportunities for future work.
AI  research  light  visualization 
16 days ago
Home — WOOP my life
WOOP is a practical, accessible, evidence-based mental strategy that people can use to find and fulfill their wishes and change their habits. Over twenty years of research shows that WOOP works. Known scientifically as Mental Contrasting with Implementation Intentions, the approach has proven effective across ages and areas of life, helping people achieve goals dealing with health, career/academics, and interpersonal relationships.
productivity  SelfHelp  how-to  procrastination  motivation  projects 
17 days ago
StoryTechnologies – Create and Share Beautiful Interactive 3D Stories on the Web
StoryBuilder is an application that is currently being developed to create and share interactive 3D stories on the web
story  interactive  design  narrative  games 
17 days ago
The Psychology of Money
That’s because investing is not the study of finance. It’s the study of how people behave with money. And behavior is hard to teach, even to really smart people. You can’t sum up behavior with formulas to memorize or spreadsheet models to follow. Behavior is inborn, varies by person, is hard to measure, changes over time, and people are prone to deny its existence, especially when describing themselves.
money  psychology  business  innovation  capitalism  economics 
17 days ago
New Xbox Adaptive Controller Empowers Gamers with Disabilities | Geek and Sundry
Each week on Twitch and Alpha, hosts Erika Ishii and Trisha Hershberger talk video games with special industry guests, insightful coverage and a ton of audience
gamelab  purchases  hardware 
17 days ago
Right Media, Creators of the First Ad Exchange
A history of Right Media, which created the first ad exchange, based on interviews with Mike Walrath and other executives and developers.
socialnetwork  advertising  business  publishing 
17 days ago
American tech giants are making life tough for startups - Into the danger zone
IT IS a classic startup story, but with a twist. Three 20-somethings launched a firm out of a dorm room at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016, with the goal of using algorithms to predict the reply to an e-mail.
business  socialnetwork  capitalism  economics  innovation 
18 days ago
Gamasutra - A Producer's 10 Lessons Learned the Hard Way
The same thing happens in video game production, too. We often spend time writing up postmortems -- but are these lessons heeded? It's depressing to see the same old issues, such as feature creep, aggressive crunching, low morale, lack of focus and direction, communication issues within the team or/and between developer and publisher, and poor technology and pipelines crop up again and again.

We, as an industry, often fail to act on what we learn.
videogames  gamelab  productivity  management  work  organization  learning 
18 days ago
Gamasutra - Ex-Microsoft exec J Allard speaks to the game industry's inherent burnout problem
"Staff will often sacrifice much more than should be required of them. While the team might work well together and find the work highly satisfying, if the work/life balance isn’t healthy, they will naturally grow to resent the dynamic."
videogames  work  organization  management  psychology  productivity 
18 days ago
Matthew Mercer Explains How To Be A Good Dungeon Master
“I find many folks enjoy a balance of ‘being told a good story (especially if it involves their character directly),’ and ‘I want to influence and change the story you are telling.’ It becomes a game of push-and-pull between DM and players, where you are throwing the ball back and forth and weaving this tale together. Sometimes they want to just witness the tale you’ve made, and right when you have them on that hook... you present them that wonderful question: “So... what do you do?”
roleplaying  D&D  tips  bestPractices  story  interactive 
18 days ago
Streaming Culture Is Diseased. Is There A Cure? - Geek.com
One of the biggest pivots in the world of entertainment this century has been the rise of streaming – ordinary folks hooking up their cameras to the Internet and letting the world watch them play video games, take their clothes off, disseminate conspiracy theories or just live their lives. Services like Twitch, YouTube Live and Periscope attract millions of viewers and the most popular users can become self-made millionaires.

It’s also making us into monsters.
media  publishing  diversity  advertising  socialnetwork 
18 days ago
The 4x Fantasy Game ‘Heroes of Land, Air & Sea’ Gets a Dose of ‘Order and Chaos’ | Geek and Sundry
Love board games? So do we! Join host Becca Scott here on Geek & Sundry for Game the Game, where she breaks out the best games in tabletop and plays them
boardgames  games  gamelab  purchases 
18 days ago
Time is not on your side | The Source | Washington University in St. Louis
That was the central finding of an eight-test study published May 15 in the Journal of Consumer Research titled, “When an Hour Feels Shorter: Future Boundary Tasks Alter Consumption by Contracting Time.” The boundaries in question are upcoming appointments, meetings, tasks, etc. And the researchers found that people facing them: (a) perceive they have less time than in reality; (b) perform fewer tasks as a result; and (c) are less likely to attempt extended-time tasks that can be feasibly accomplished or more lucrative.
work  productivity  Health  psychology  management 
18 days ago
A 3-D printer that can print data sets as physical objects
A team of researchers from MIT and Harvard University has come up with a way to get 3-D printers to print objects using data sets rather than geometric representations. In their paper published on the open access site Science Advances, the group describes their new technique and some of the ways they believe it could be used.
data  visualization  3D 
18 days ago
Blockchain in HR remains in beta, outlook uncertain
The potential of blockchain in HR hiring is getting experimentation and investment. But threats loom, and its promise may be years away.
Bitcoin  research  university  work 
18 days ago
How Much Surveillance Can Democracy Withstand? - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation
Where exactly is the maximum tolerable level of surveillance, which we must ensure is not exceeded? It is the level beyond which surveillance starts to interfere with the functioning of democracy, in that whistleblowers (such as Snowden) are likely to be caught.
privacy  data  surveillance  technology 
18 days ago
Looking for Life on a Flat Earth | The New Yorker
Alan Burdick writes about a growing community of people who reject the notion that the Earth is round.
conspiracy  truth  deception  science  reality 
21 days ago
Gamasutra - Video: Unproven game AI techniques that might just work
During the half-hour panel AI experts Steve Rabin, Rez Graham, Daniel Brewer, Brian Schwab, Alex Champandard and Tobias Karlsson dug into everything from rewarding bots for building bots to using player data in one game (a match-3 puzzler, for example) to train/define AI in another game in a different genre.
AI  research  programming  videogames  video 
21 days ago
Inside Artificial Intelligence's First Church | WIRED
Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the heart of the Uber/Google lawsuit, is serious about his artificial intelligence religion.
ai  Religion  philosophy  technology  ethics 
21 days ago
How Frightened Should We Be of A.I.? | The New Yorker
Tad Friend writes that thinking about artificial intelligence can help clarify what makes us human—for better and for worse.
AI  research  technology  computer  scienceFiction 
21 days ago
Gamasutra - The great video game exodus
Video game developers are leaving the industry at an unprecedented rate. Why?
work  videogames  organization  management  business 
21 days ago
People who think their opinions are superior to others are most prone to overestimating their relevant knowledge and ignoring chances to learn more – Research Digest
Across five studies Hall and Raimi found that those people with the highest belief superiority also tended to have the largest gap between their perceived and actual knowledge – the belief superior consistently suffered from the illusion that they were better informed than they were. As you might expect, those with the lowest belief superiority tended to underestimate how much they knew.
psychology  thinking  truth  deception  reality 
22 days ago
How a Pentagon Contract Became an Identity Crisis for Google - The New York Times
A $9 million deal for the use of artificial intelligence technology has fractured the internet giant’s work force and risks driving away top engineering talent.
AI  google  military 
22 days ago
Step Inside The Dreamhouse, Where DIY Arcade Games Meet Queer Culture: Gothamist
It might seem like video game designers and queer party people have little in common, but a collaboration between Death By Audio Arcade and Ridgewood art space The Dreamhouse aims to highlight the many similarities between these disparate subcultures. “Having open arenas for people to participate in one another’s creative visions—that’s what it’s about,” says interactive producer Jason Scott Rosen, who has facilitated an enthralling new exhibition of DIY video games at The Dreamhouse. “When you think about game developers, it’s kind of a toxic industry, and people who aren’t straight white men tend to get shouldered out,” says creative technologist Mark Kleeb, founder of the indie game-design nonprofit that grew out of Williamsburg DIY venue Death By Audio. “But I can very much relate to an underground space like The Dreamhouse. Even though we’re different communities, we come from the same place, we understand each other. Let’s celebrate that.”
diy  gamelab  diversity  events  videogames 
22 days ago
Participatory Methods | People working together around the world to generate ideas and action for social change
We explain what participatory methods are, where and how they are used, and their problems and potentials. We focus on participatory approaches to programme design, monitoring and evaluation; to learning, research and communication in organisations, networks and communities; and to citizen engagement in political processes. Whether you are a development worker, an activist, a student or a researcher, concerned with widespread social change, small group action or project planning, we can offer you access to many useful and thought-provoking resources.
collaboration  research  organization  tools 
22 days ago
Community Tool Box
Tools to change our world – free resources for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change.
tools  research  organization  collaboration  community 
22 days ago
Face Recognition Is Now Being Used in Schools, but It Won’t Stop Mass Shootings
Lockport, New York, is not the first school district to deploy the advanced surveillance technology used in prisons, airports, and border checkpoints.
security  surveillance  AI  data  crime  privacy 
22 days ago
An ancient memorization strategy might cause lasting changes to the brain - The Verge
Using the memory techniques of the pros alters patterns in brain activity, new research says
research  memory  productivity  thinking  tips 
23 days ago
Procedural Patterns You Can Use with Tilemaps – (Part I) – Unity Blog
Many creators have used procedural generation to add some diversity to their game. Some notable mentions include the likes of Minecraft, or more recently, ...
Unity3D  procedural  programming  C#  tutorial 
23 days ago
You don’t have a right to believe whatever you want to | Aeon Ideas
Do we have the right to believe whatever we want to believe? This supposed right is often claimed as the last resort of the wilfully ignorant, the person who is cornered by evidence and mounting opinion: ‘I believe climate change is a hoax whateve...
thinking  conspiracy  truth  deception  politics  epistimology  philosophy 
23 days ago
How to Create an Agile Community of Practice – Hacker Noon
Creating an agile community of practice helps winning hearts and minds within the organization - learn how to do it even without a budget.
collaboration  agile  projects  management  organization 
24 days ago
Why AI Will Bring an Explosion of New Jobs – Hacker Noon
From superintelligent puppet masters taking over the world, to fiery self-driving car crashes, to the coming age of killer machines, more and more the rise of AI seems like a chilling Black Mirror…
AI  work  Future  automation 
24 days ago
The enduring mythology of the whiz kid
In government, the real change makers aren’t 24-year-old male engineers parachuted in from Silicon Valley, but a diverse range of people who have worked in or around government for years, who are invested in their communities, and who simply like intractable problems.
innovation  collaboration  productivity  creativity  organization  management 
24 days ago
Robots can build entire cities almost for free. These architects are making it happen.
Robots provide free labor that can be used to construct meaningful places for us to live.
automation  architecture  3d  cities  Future  research 
24 days ago
Technology is driving us to distraction | James Williams | Opinion | The Guardian
How often are you diverted from a task by the seductive lure of your mobile phone? And does it matter? In a landmark book, James Williams argues we’re losing the power to concentrate. "Our goals have not been their goals. Rather than supporting our intentions, they have largely sought to grab and keep our attention. In their cut-throat rivalry for the increasingly scarce prize of “persuading” us, of shaping our thoughts and actions in accordance with their predefined goals, they have been forced to resort to the cheapest, pettiest tricks in the book, appealing to the lowest parts of us, to the lesser selves that our higher natures perennially struggle to overcome. Furthermore, they now deploy in the service of this attentional capture and exploitation the most intelligent systems of computation the world has seen."
psychology  socialnetwork  Health  procrastination  thinking  advertising  mobile  technology  interactive  design 
24 days ago
Study: Right-Wing Authoritarianism Accounts For Correlation Between Religion And Lack Of Intellectual Humility
Study: Right-Wing Authoritarianism Accounts For Correlation Between Religion And Lack Of Intellectual Humility. Conformity to norms, obedience to leaders, intolerance of deviance, hostility towards ...
psychology  politics  Religion 
27 days ago
Forget fears of automation, your job is probably bullshit anyway | WIRED UK
Governed by the need to maximise profits and minimise costs, companies subject to “pure” capitalism would gain no advantage in hiring unnecessary staff. However, Graeber points out that many industries no longer operate on this dynamic of profit and loss. Instead some industries like accountancy, consultancy and corporate law, are rewarded through huge, open contracts, where the incentive is to maximise the length, cost and duration of the project...But Graeber suggests that managerial feudalism is not the result of careful planning, central directives or an orchestrated conspiracy organised by a cabal of the world’s wealthiest people. It is more the result of inaction. Failing to invest in new technologies, to consider the adoption of policies like universal basic income and to challenge stale moral assumptions concerning work. In sum, it is the failure to change the status quo, which Graeber believes has enabled the ruling class to continue the management of people through labour.
work  automation  economics  capitalism  psychology  Health 
27 days ago
Facebook accused of conducting mass surveillance through its apps | Technology | The Guardian
Company gathered data from texts and photos of users and their friends, court case claims
socialnetwork  privacy  surveillance  data 
27 days ago
Apple blocks Steam's plan to extend its video games to iPhones | Reuters
Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has blocked the plans of the biggest distributor of PC-based video games to extend its reach into iPhones, according to the game distributor, a sign that Apple is serious about protecting its ability to take a cut of digital purchases made inside games on its mobile devices.
videogames  publishing  business 
28 days ago
Custom-Built Live-Streaming Arcade Cabinet! - YouTube
At the San Francisco makerspace Noisebridge, members have been working on a stand-up arcade cabinet with built-in support for classic console controllers and automatically streams gameplay and video to Twitch and YouTube!
gamelab  electronics  projects  arduino  diy 
28 days ago
David Attenborough's VR project 'Hold the World' is absolutely astonishing
The new Sky VR experience 'Hold the World' will allow people to be guided through the Natural History Museum by Sir David Attenborough.
VR  museum  science  biology  nature 
28 days ago
Publicis Groupe Unveils Marcel | Business | wvnews.com
At its core, Marcel is about empowering every single Publicis employee to the power of 80,000. Founded in a belief that an augmented workforce leads to higher engagement, which in turn leads to better work and results for clients, Marcel is built on the foundation of four key pillars: knowledge, connectivity, opportunity and productivity.... In order to unlock the value of this data, the Groupe created the Marcel AI Platform built on Microsoft AI and Knowledge Graph technologies. This Knowledge Graph connects both structured and unstructured data that has existed in silos across the organization and then maps relationships within it. This centralized, integrated source of our own data will power Marcel as well as other enterprise initiatives. The Groupe will use Microsoft's sophisticated AI tools to process, filter, connect and organize the data to make it useful for its people. Improving the Marcel AI Platform will be an ongoing effort, foundational to transforming the Groupe in to a platform
AI  research  business  socialnetwork  data  collaboration 
28 days ago
Publicis launches internal AI platform | News | Research Live
The eventual objective is that the tool will create more collaboration across the group’s agencies, recommending employees for projects based on their skills. Built on Microsoft AI and Knowledge Graph technologies, it will centralise the group’s structured and unstructured data and map relationships between different data sources.
AI  business  collaboration  organization  socialnetwork  management  advertising 
28 days ago
Microsoft and Publicis unveil Marcel, an AI-based productivity platform for the ad giant | TechCrunch
The first three apps on Marcel... will be Daily Six, Expert Match and Open Brief, with plans to add more apps over time, CEO and chairman Arthur Sadoun said in an interview this week. They’ve been trialled so far with 100 employees and will be rolling out more widely from today, with an aim of having its whole staff connected in 18 months.... Playing on the concept of ‘consumerization of IT,’ where apps and mechanics that have proven popular are used in enterprise services to get employees more engaged in them, each app in Marcel has echoes of services that you might have seen and used in the consumer world.
AI  business  advertising  research  socialnetwork  apps 
28 days ago
Unbound | Liberating ideas
Unbound is a crowdfunding publisher that gives people the tools, support and freedom to bring their ideas to life.
publishing  crowdfunding  gamelab  books 
4 weeks ago
Charlie's Diary
Being the blog of Charles Stross, author, and occasional guests ...
blog  writing  scienceFiction 
4 weeks ago
CtrlMovie Home - CtrlMovie
CtrlMovie is a novel interactive movie format. It gives filmmakers the tools to tell multi-optional stories in a truly cinematic way. The audience gets to make decisions on behalf of the main character and is thrilled to see the consequences of their choices unfold on screen seamlessly without a noticeable gap or edit.
movies  interactive  story  narrative  games 
4 weeks ago
The respect of personhood vs the respect of authority
and sometimes people who are used to being treated like an authority say “if you won’t respect me I won’t respect you” and they mean “if you won’t treat me like an authority I won’t treat you like a person...” This is an amazing & astute observation and applies readily to many aspects of our current political moment, i.e. the highest status group in the US for the past two centuries (white males) experiencing a steep decline in their status relative to other groups. This effect plays out in relation to gender, race, sexual orientation, age, and class.
diversity  culture  politics 
5 weeks ago
The krpano Viewer is a small and very flexible high-performance viewer for all kind of panoramic images and interactive virtual tours. The viewer is available as Flash and HTML5 application. The viewer is designed for the usage inside the Browser on Desktop (Windows, Mac, Linux) and on Mobiles/Tablets (iPhone, iPad, Android, ...).
vr  mobile  simulation  javascript 
5 weeks ago
Can GDPR Create a Better Internet?
Maybe the most important of tech companies’ new responsibilities is the GDPR’s insistence that data harvesters obtain “specific, informed and unambiguous” consent from users. That is, websites and apps now need to make it very clear that they want to harvest your data and why — e.g., “so we can target ads more efficiently” or “to sell it to third parties” — and they need to make it easy for users to say no: So-called dark patterns that passively compel consent, like pre-checked boxes, are explicitly banned. The GDPR also mandates that protecting users’ data be a fundamental concern in the design of any new products and that those products must be subject to privacy testing even in early stages.
privacy  socialnetwork  surveillance  international  Europe  law  data 
5 weeks ago
So you want to develop on a Chromebook... - TechRepublic
If you're looking to make use of a Chromebook for developing, Jack Wallen has a few tools you might want to look into to make the job successful.
programming  chrome  network  IDE  python 
5 weeks ago
Coding on a Chromebook – headmelted
I first became interested in Google’s Chromebook initiative by way of a long-held affinity for low-end computing, and ARM-based devices in particular. What really sold me on the utility of these…
programming  linux  chrome  network  IDE  python 
5 weeks ago
GitHub - dnschneid/crouton: Chromium OS Universal Chroot Environment
crouton is a set of scripts that bundle up into an easy-to-use, Chromium OS-centric chroot generator. Currently Ubuntu and Debian are supported (using debootstrap behind the scenes), but "Chromium OS Debian, Ubuntu, and Probably Other Distros Eventually Chroot Environment" doesn't acronymize as well (crodupodece is admittedly pretty fun to say, though).
programming  C  framework  IDE  python 
5 weeks ago
Logical Fallacies: What They Are and How to Counter Them – Effectiviology
A logical fallacy is an erroneous pattern of reasoning that contains a flaw, either in its structure or in its underlying premises. Fallacies, in their various forms, play a significant role in how people think and in how they communicate with each other, so it’s important to understand them. The following article serves as an introductory guide to logical fallacies, which will help you understand what logical fallacies are, what types of them exist, and what you can do in order to counter them.
psychology  thinking  deception 
5 weeks ago
Facebook May Be Creating a Less-Informed Electorate - Pacific Standard
A new study finds the more people rely on their Facebook feed for news, the less politically knowledgeable they are.
psychology  socialnetwork  politics  deception 
5 weeks ago
Turning a MacBook into a Touchscreen with $1 of Hardware · cat /var/log/life
We turned a MacBook into a touchscreen using only $1 of hardware and a little
bit of computer vision. The proof-of-concept, dubbed “Project Sistine” after
diy  hardware  electronics  gamelab  projects 
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