The Microblog contains status updates, asides, and links I’d like to share. It represents passing thoughts or quick ideas I might not have developed into a full blog post. This includes writing I may have posted elsewhere (like Twitter).
In case it comes up, please remember that a single raspberry pi is not sufficient to drive an 8K display. #musetech
Check out the student / artist work tonight at the Perceiving Perception show at the MIT Museum Compton Gallery https://perceivingperception.splashthat.com/
“I would like to be clear that I am not actually mining real Bitcoin on the IBM 1401—the Computer History Museum would probably disapprove of that.” http://www.righto.com/2015/05/bitcoin-mining-on-55-year-old-ibm-1401.html?m=1 (via @arielweinberg ) #musetech
Keeping this wildly successful installation w dozens of oculus headsets and position tracking up and running has been a major #musetech win for our museum: http://www.wbur.org/artery/2017/11/30/mit-museum-enemy-vr we’ll definitely write a case study.
Call for entries for Cambridge Science Festival: https://www.cambridgesciencefestival.org/2018-festival/ https://twitter.com/davidnunez/status/930478962626760706/photo/1
“a 12-foot SPAM rocket” well. count me in. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/new-14-000-square-foot-spam-museums-opens-minnesota-n563436 https://twitter.com/davidnunez/status/925390412336058368/photo/1
…or some combo of all of the above? https://xkcd.com/1909/ #redundancy #LOCKSS
A performance to make viewers laugh and cry with equal intensity… Mastery of an artform. Well done & thank you @pattonoswalt #annihilation
Learned about the work of Jeffrey Brown today. Impactful reminder to listen more than you talk. https://www.ted.com/talks/jeffrey_brown_how_we_cut_youth_violence_in_boston_by_79_percent
An AMAZING opportunity to work with a genuinely awesome artist and person @tchoi8 : https://medium.com/@tchoi8/looking-for-a-studio-assistant-bab458c388e
My view from the shuttle bus https://twitter.com/davidnunez/status/905200354370969605/photo/1
Diving into this ASAP… something coming up soon! https://developer.apple.com/ios/human-interface-guidelines/technologies/augmented-reality/
thank you @NotionHQ … I think your latest release just dramatically improved markdown copy/paste in and out of pages. yay! game changer.
RT @MidComm: Check out our latest work on @InterviewMag, an interactive installation for @Cadillac with @GentexCorp in Marfa http://www.interviewmagazine.com/art/cadillac-horizon
RT @thomaslengeling: Panoptic, immersive artificial reality https://twitter.com/thomaslengeling/status/896492646142812164/video/1
These animals can survive until the end of the Earth, astrophysicists say https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/07/14/these-animals-can-survive-until-the-end-of-the-earth-astrophysicists-say/ https://twitter.com/davidnunez/status/897155900611416065/photo/1
I’ve been working on alternate representations of computer programs. Here’s Radiohead hiding code for ZX Spectrum… http://kottke.org/17/07/radiohead-hid-an-old-school-computer-program-on-their-new-album
libraries making collections available as coloring books http://library.nyam.org/colorourcollections/
Thinking about digital accessibility in public, physical spaces a lot, lately https://twitter.com/PatHadley/status/894475396632240128
…just a typical day in my fiancée’s collections conservation lab at Harvard. #physicalbooks https://twitter.com/Harvard/status/895394513186766849
RT @MidComm: Our esteemed friends and glorious creators @Sosolimited have released some hot goodies for us all, get ‘em! https://twitter.com/sosolimited/status/893107635372818433
I’m working on a side project re: marginalia in source code (i.e. comments) also: marginalia in Medieval Books: http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/medieval-marginalia-books-doodles
The stewards tending to distant traveler robots https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/08/03/magazine/the-loyal-engineers-steering-nasas-voyager-probes-across-the-universe.html
RT @medialab: As robots become ubiquitous in our homes and workplaces, we need to think about our relationships with them… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/893610036399702016
vs. Apps like Brooklyn Museum: ASK that promote chat-like interaction with actual people. https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/ask (2/2)
My concern with chatbots in museums is they encourage even more disconnection with other people https://www.deeson.co.uk/blog/how-museums-are-using-chatbots-5-real-world-examples (1/2)
RT @bigblueboo: circle wrapper #processing https://twitter.com/bigblueboo/status/893476619658027008/photo/1
For a client project with a voice interface. Thinking of representing “UX” use cases as text-based narrative / dialog in screenplay format.
We’re doing an ARKit project. the tech really is good & will invite new experiences https://medium.com/super-ventures-blog/why-is-arkit-better-than-the-alternatives-af8871889d6a (via @jamiezigelbaum)
this is a good merging of physical / digital… will need to think carefully about materiality of 3d prints https://twitter.com/mlchavis/status/893182405187686401
People studying engineering and science at MIT are among the most creative artists I’ve ever met re: @ArtsatMIT http://www.sciartmagazine.com/integrating-the-arts-and-humanities-at-mit-then-and-now.html
RT @ “Just had our first summer intern project presentation and it WAS AMAZING. Can’t wait to share. “
good collection of UX resources for virtual reality (MC is defining some UX best practices for augmented reality) https://www.uxofvr.com/
founder of Midnight Commercial, Jamie Zigelbaum, in New York Times for his artwork: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/07/24/arts/design/sothebys-digital-artists-bunker.html?mwrsm=Email&referer=
Sometimes prototyping is delicious. “Cooking up” a new form of interface @MidComm @ Brooklyn… https://www.instagram.com/p/BXGjL4DheDB/
just got caught up on “I’m Dying up here” @SHO_DyingUpHere Easily the best television of the year – EVERY character is damaged and special
Wonderful (and exhausting) day yesterday with a good friend getting filmed re our Cadillac… https://www.instagram.com/p/BWnAbqKhBb6/
First visitor to Horizon. #HORIZONmarfa @ Hotel Saint George https://www.instagram.com/p/BWkzPUjB-1c/
Horizon by @MidComm (July 2017) so proud of the MC team on this. It has been an inspiring… https://www.instagram.com/p/BWkwG24hKYc/
Just posted a photo @ Hotel Saint George https://www.instagram.com/p/BWh9OPQhG2f/
Horizon by Midnight Commercial launches this Friday in Marfa, Texas. I am beyond proud of every… https://www.instagram.com/p/BWdkw7NBxXY/
System coming on line @interviewmag @MidComm @ Hotel Saint George https://www.instagram.com/p/BWdcwr5B_tC/
Install underway for our Cadillac sculpture for @interviewmag @MidComm @ City Of Marfa https://www.instagram.com/p/BWdTMUlBQ8p/
“We aren’t dismantling a massively complicated sculpture, we promise!” @MidComm @ Brooklyn Navy… https://www.instagram.com/p/BWTiCXSBm-K/
Inside the machine @MidComm @ Brooklyn Navy Yard https://www.instagram.com/p/BWP4-CYhttC/
RT @andycavatorta: Hiring! Python/Verilog/Ableton? Interested in working on the most iconic drum machines and rhythm boxes of the past century? #dreamjob
Team working hard to assembly a couple hundred modules for our installation w custom fabbed… https://www.instagram.com/p/BV7OpKThrt-/
Hey #eyeo2017 , say hi to @morphogencc , @BBQVR, @waxles from @MidComm Ask them about our studio!
Jamie Zigelbaum, our founding partner at @MidComm is showing work as part of a Sotheby’s pop up art gallery http://www.sothebys.com/en/news-video/slideshows/2017/bunker-gallery-brings-art-and-tech-to-sothebys.html
Tools matter for code poets. IDEs & text editors we use influence expression. When a coding environment feels goo… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/873206556241911812
…& are wrapping up a consumer electronics demo for another while actively pitching a ton of new work. so lucky to be working with this team
We’ve also started R&D and prototyping for a client to completely transform a retail experience…
We’ve a massively complicated sculpture / installation to ship at the end of the month. @MidComm firing on all cylinders to pull this off!
Super stoked for @AndreaLauer former Dark Matter floormate, for her new appointment as a @medialab director’s fellow. Amazing things ahead!
Some thoughts on augmented reality form factors. http://www.augmented.org/blog/2017/05/the-next-10-years-of-ar-all-through-windows/
So proud of the team at @MidComm ! Stepping it up for both current and potential clients with amazing passion and ideas. #humbled
We also must redefine usability heuristics in an age of blurred lines between physical & digital universes. https://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/do-the-10-usability-heuristics-still-hold-up-over-a-decade-later/
I’ve been reading automotive image sensor spec sheets for the past 24 hours and now I’m just now amazed anything electronic works at all.
At first I thought I stumbled on a weird bug with the software, but I learned it was actually a bug in patent syste… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/867728715287068672
Will your posthumous chatbot, trained from your data detritus, pass a Turing test? Does it matter? Will YOU matter? http://money.cnn.com/mostly-human/dead-irl/index.html
I agree that smart home devices need more cohesive interfaces, but screens on a wall ain’t it. #spatialinterface https://www.slashgear.com/brilliant-controller-hands-on-touchscreen-light-switch-smart-home-23486079/
Sipping on bone broth all day to soothe my sore throat. Looking outside at foggy, overcast day What is this, January?
I’ve been thinking a lot about non-english writing systems for source code lately. what about non human? https://twitter.com/kcimc/status/867239389486874624