new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

pattie maes and pranav mistry demo SixthSense

i was very excited to see this video:

many, many thanks to commenter george for pointing me to it!

btw, in the video she mentions jeff han's multitouch screen, which i have repeatedly mentioned on this blog, back in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

this is even closer to the technology envisioned (probably not for the first time) in the 1997 science fiction series earth: final conflict conceived by gene roddenberry, albeit much richer in context. i've been unsuccessfully searching for an image of lili marquette's interface with her shuttle... i'll edit this post if i find one.

i don't know if people are blown away with these developments. i've got two coexisting attitudes: of course, enthusiasm -- but also, impatience. having a long-time interest in science fiction, i keep wondering what's taking them so long....

a few years ago, someone said to me something that is very wise: that technology may help our species progress towards a more spiritual existence. he was correct... it is -- not in a religious sense -- but based on the wonder of reality.

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