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).
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
Drones and Artificial Intelligence aim to end Poaching in Africa https://themerkle.com/drones-and-artificial-intelligence-aim-to-end-poaching-in-africa/ https://twitter.com/davidnunez/status/867366329074024448/photo/1
Lindsey’s insights are always gold! https://twitter.com/lasslaby/status/866657238881935360
Peaboddy Essex engages a neuroscientist to transform museum experience http://www.newsweek.com/art-brain-museum-boston-hires-neuroscientist-transform-experience-610514
RT @JonathanBobrow: #troxes structures are about to get much bigger. Help me make even larger sculptural pieces… https://www.instagram.com/p/BUPvbpYAREu/
Art of VR Event in NYC http://theartofvrny.com/
Had fun talking about tardigrade project at #creativetechweek today! https://twitter.com/davidnunez/status/866136437917351936/photo/1
we don’t know why it works… https://www.technologyreview.com/s/604087/the-dark-secret-at-the-heart-of-ai/
Using lessons from the world of art to create engaging experiences http://www.eventmagazine.co.uk/blog-artistic-approach-events/agencies/article/1433605
beautiful project by Poet Laureate Shin Yu Pai turning an apple orchard into a poem you can physically experience https://creators.vice.com/en_us/article/poet-laureate-shin-yu-pai-apples-ballons
I think my blog and twitter systems exploded in retaliation for my speaking on a panel re: unexpected AI behavior yesterday #skynet
The language around Microsoft’s Fluent Design System reads like a Mixed Reality Manifesto. http://fluent.microsoft.com/ hrmmm.
Lots of meat here: Design Theory and a Changing Scientific Worldview – Prototyping: From UX to Front End https://blog.prototypr.io/design-theory-and-a-changing-scientific-worldview-6fe78e7a9393?gi=69e032abce50
Giving people reason to come to physical stores, Saks joins Athleta, Nike and others in offering fitness classes. https://www.luxurydaily.com/saks-taps-into-wellness-economy-in-immersive-experiential-concept-shop/
Robotart – The Robotic Art Competition https://robotart.org/ painted by robots from another source or from Artificial Imagination
re: Monkey Selfie: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/01/07/462245189/federal-judge-says-monkey-cant-own-copyright-to-his-selfie Only humans can hold copyright. What about an AI that passes turing test or Minsky’s definition?
on panel today at the @TheCSUSA, NY to discuss AI generated artwork. providing tech perspective on question of robots & software making art!
RT @barrythrew: https://twitter.com/barrythrew/status/863458439363571712/photo/1
My friend @waaronw made an Automatic Encrypting Camera as a response to @FreedomofPress ‘s call to protect journos https://waaronw.com/blog/2017/05/11/automatic-encrypting-camera-proof-of-concept/
inspired by @siriusbw ‘s work… was amazing to see this evolve back when @MidComm shared space w/ hypersonic https://vimeo.com/188707678
really proud of my former @medialab classmate @sophiabrueckner for this beautiful and thoughtful talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYuWhpjwZd0&app=desktop
sigh. Please take notice: “Devin Nunes” is a different person than “David Nuñez” #unwantedattention
⊥rump by @waaronw : http://boingboing.net/2017/03/22/eek.html
Phenominal in-depth recap of #shoptalk17 observations by @lasslaby (Talk to her: she knows all relevant agencies) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/future-retail-what-brand-marketer-can-learn-from-shoptalk-slaby
Wow. @rachelmushahwar just killed it at #Shoptalk17 with analysis of tech trends and strategies in retail. Bravo.
“Life begins at end of your comfort zone” – Lionel Richie #Shoptalk17 https://twitter.com/davidnunez/status/843627385647910912/photo/1
RT @lasslaby: The digital native brand is better @ physical retailing. They r nimbler, have a new guard of execs & have higher margins, right? #shoptalk17
RT @auntmel: Every Friday, @OrchardMile staff write thank you notes to customers. #gratitude culture. @jenniebaik #shoptalk17 //I love this!
. @EverywearApp I can introduce you to incredibly fashionable MIT scientists .Smart men and women who care about style. #Shoptalk17
Wow so meta so quickly “can you innovate innovation” – erica rockenback #Shoptalk17
First thoughts & who and what I’m looking for at #shoptalk17 @shoptalk (0:50) https://twitter.com/davidnunez/status/843525808920518656/video/1
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m going to be live-tweeting #shoptalk17 between now and wed. My feelings won’t be hurt if you mute me during
RT @StevenPDennis: My post @Forbes: “The fault in our stores.” https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevendennis/2017/03/01/the-fault-in-our-stores/ #retail #shoptalk17
RT @InforRetail: Hear what Infor Pres. Duncan Angove has to say about innovation in the “age of connected intelligence”… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/843428142031273984
RT @zdwigder: Great tee up of #shoptalk17 in the @WSJ by @khadeeja_safdar https://www.wsj.com/articles/retail-store-bubble-has-burst-and-ceos-search-for-answers-1489838402 #retail #ecommerce
If nothing else, the design (or rather anti-design) patterns of vegas are fascinating to observe… walking around pre- #shoptalk17
the future of malls – http://fashionista.com/2017/03/shopping-malls-future?curator=MediaREDEF I did a project once that integrated projections in shopping spaces… fascinating metrics
Whenever I enter a room, I love to burst in… pumping my arms with extreme confidence or toddling in a baby walker like a crazed roomba
my first @shoptalk next week. Any tips? (my company founded by MIT Media Lab Alumni – working on innovation w/ major brands) #shoptalk17
my colleagues at work discussing: human-robot interaction, augmented reality, the future of retail, and oxford commas. love my job @midcomm
I concur w/ prediction re: further augmented reality on iPhones soon. Major implications for retail https://www.forbes.com/sites/nitinmangtani/2017/03/15/the-next-generation-of-iphone-will-support-augmented-reality-is-retail-ready/ #shoptalk17
“Plunger Hour” – standing appointment for my team to id anything festering on my plate, causing clogs in THEIR workflow (and vice versa)
retail innovation in Israel… makes sense… definitely an interesting startup / innovation scene, generally there https://www.forbes.com/sites/deborahweinswig/2017/03/10/retail-tech-innovation-is-booming-in-israel-top-three-insights-from-our-innovation-technology-tour/
super excited for our friends at Special Guest (http://specialguest.co/) who are showing some awesome stuff at SxSW for NIO (cc @MidComm)
RT @morphogencc: I am having waaaay too much fun making nightmare cats with http://affinelayer.com/pixsrv/index.html. I blame @davidnunez https://twitter.com/morphogencc/status/834442742239526913/photo/1
RT @botsalive: Our autonomous Finn finds his mama duck in @KuriRobot. #robots #HRI #RRI #heykuri #BFF #BuiltForHexbug @HEXBUG https://twitter.com/botsalive/status/819601734108639232/photo/1
There’s an animatronic snake whirring, a team hacking on a kitchen appliance from the future, and 3d printers going strong. 2017 @MidComm
RT @jesstakeiteasy: Shout out to Mariah Carey’s backup dancers for still dancing/keeping a straight face while all our jaws were on the floor 😳
Heroes of 2016: Mariah Carey’s backup dancers who powered through despite the train wreck happening right in front of them.
we’re loving Notion @MidComm It helps us organize all our project information & looks really great doing it! https://twitter.com/NotionHQ/status/762932348459495424
Fascinating work by my former group-mate, @sarahlisette_ – Maestro Myth: What Do Conductors Do? https://slice.mit.edu/2016/07/20/maestro-myth-what-do-conductors-do/
RT @MidComm: Friday lunch meeting. #studiolife #burgerfriday @ Midnight Commercial https://www.instagram.com/p/BHDWlg-BbLm/
so brain-fried. need an anti-social night in to decompress, catch up on the day job, and recharge for tomorrow. Thanks, a lot, #eyeo2016 :b
feel extremely lucky to have just witnessed @joshbegley talk at #eyeo2016 stunned silence of the audience immediately after spoke volumes
. @alexislloyd my former advisor @cynthiabreazeal ’s work re: gibberish languages in robots and social queues robots DO express #eyeo2016
.@alexislloyd check out Social Robotics community; a lot of your talk is deeply explored by roboticists http://icsr2016.engr.ku.edu/ #eyeo2016
Just finished bringing a new hire up to speed, now headed to #eyeo2016 to maybe meet more new hires! (Creative techs, ux ppl, let’s connect!
Just finished bringing a new hire up to speed, now headed to #eyeo2106 to maybe meet more new hires! (Creative techs, ux ppl, let’s connect!
Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios this wknd: easily the best of their (many) shows I’ve seen. It’s what you get when steampunk has a proper budget.
This is what a third grade history project looks like. Making boston’s old north church to fit… https://www.instagram.com/p/BGSMMQqhrwM/
really hard to describe what I, and by extension, @midcomm do without talking about the awesome, but incredibly secret current projects
woo-hoo! Thank you @dayoneapp for fixing the CLI interface in your latest release! My autologging stuff works again 🙂
RT @MidComm: Just one of the boards @Aka milled in the Studio today… what are we making? https://twitter.com/MidComm/status/722606998227914752/photo/1
RT @genspacenyc: Midnight Commercial is looking for a biologist to help with a tardigrade project. Inquire if interested! http://midnightcommercial.com/s/Biologist.pdf @MidComm
I work at a place where we have open job calls for a glass artist, biologist, and software engineers. #whatarewemaking? @MidComm
We have a new job call out for contractor VFX Art Director at Midnight Commercial @midcomm http://static1.squarespace.com/static/51d20e9ee4b09d575849cdd6/t/570c17fb45bf21b2ab735ca9/1460410363725/VFX+Art+Director.pdf
We’re hiring designers (industrial / UX), engineers (software – full-stack JS & creative coder) & interns: http://midnightcommercial.com @MidComm
house resolution declaring magic a national treasure http://www.politico.com/story/2016/03/pete-sessions-magic-220778 (cc @virtualmagician)
hey @AppleSupport I can’t seem to get help via your site. https://twitter.com/davidnunez/status/706887866039848960/photo/1
Horrifying rantings of a lunatic on tv… now other creepy candidates parading on screen.
Made the switch from omnifocus to 2do and am actually getting things done now! https://twitter.com/2DoApp/status/700585788896051201
I need to hire a NY/Brooklyn-based Android expert (needs to be comfortable w/ low-level hw code) for a high-profile project ASAP @midcomm
Working on a fun hack w/ PATIENT ALPHA: Circuit Bending Kit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1kPDOQq9Wk&feature=youtu.be
hey @CupsApp – I spoke with baristas from a few different shops that claim they never see the tip I put into your app. What’s up with that?
RT @medialab: Soft robotics specialist @GiantEye writes about working with Labber @davidnunez on Requiem for Rhinos installation http://har.ms/blog/requiem-for-rhinos-at-the-mit-media-lab
Ever wonder what kind of cruel experiments led to declaring water bears the “toughest creature on earth”? http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150313-the-toughest-animals-on-earth @MidComm
Super proud to have helped launch SharingClinic At Mass. General Hospital http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2016/01/sharingclinic-mgh
map you scratch off as you travel the world http://landmassgoods.com/products/world-scratch-map
Behind the scenes of the @MidComm rube goldberg machine we created in a week for NYT https://myaccount.nytimes.com/auth/login?URI=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2015%2F12%2F16%2Finsider%2Fa-machine-to-explain-monetary-policy-why-not.html%3F_r%3D5&REFUSE_COOKIE_ERROR=SHOW_ERROR