Hacked & Burned: Internet poetry, a gravity-defying 3D printer and mind-controlled paramecium
GIF OF THE WEEK: Internet Poetry
A reminder that any software can be creatively misused to poetic effect. Elsewhere, GIF creator gets on his high horse about pronunciation. Internet shrugs.
MEDIA ART OF THE WEEK: Memo Atken
A novel projection mapping experiment by Memo Atken uses open frameworks to combine lasers, the leap motion and soap bubbles to create a new surface for VJs to tinker with.
WETWARE OF THE WEEK: Mind-controlled Paramecium
Poor old paramecium. These microbes are often unwillingly roped into bioelectronix projects (previously they've been made into video game sprites). The latest intervention continues in the vein of human brains wagging rodent tails with a simple EEG headset → arduino and microscope apparatus allowing Geva Patz to corral the critters with his thoughts.
TUMBLR OF THE WEEK: Textastrophe
Textastrophe takes text message trolling to Tumblr. Marvel as one man engages in random interactions with phone numbers shared in public space
HARDWARE OF THE WEEK: Gravity-defying 3D Printer
All about the 3D printers this week. NASA has taken an interest in rapid fabrication and look likely to ensure the first 3D printed meal in space will be pizza. Elsewhere Petr Novikov and Saša Jokić, have created a gravity defying 3D printer they call Mataerial.
CYBERCRIME OF THE WEEK: Digital Crimes Unit
Microsoft: Digital Crimes Unit. It's a Youtube serial waiting to happen. It's also a crack team dedicated to taking down the cybernuisances of today and tomorrow. Read all about them in this interesting interview.
ROBOT OF THE WEEK: Gygan
Gygan was some impressive hardware in its day, Sadly that day was 50 years ago, and the towering robot of yesteryear was put forward to Christies, for auction in August.
ALGO ANXIETY OF THE WEEK: Florida Activates System For Citizens To Call Each Other Terrorists
One of the worst things about technology is the unbounded potential it affords for us to snoop upon one another and take curtain twitching tendencies to full blown self policing. Witness this.
GEEK ART OF THE WEEK: Nanobotany
Scientists labouring away in the mega microscopic domain of nanotechnology also have an artist side. While experimenting with self-assembly (a HOT nanotech topic) Wim L. Noorduin, coaxed crystals into microscopic flowers
SCIENCE OF THE WEEK: Stem Cells Heal the Blind
Stem Cells continue their labour as the miracle workers of our age. They're latest feat? Making the blind see!
GEEK OF THE WEEK: Kiera Wilmot
A few weeks ago Kiera Wilmot was facing expulsion and a criminal record for the misfortune of having a science experiment go awry. This week she's been cleared of charges AND Homer Hickam, former NASA engineer, is sending her to space camp.