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Cyborg Lives
Understanding our Cyborg lives, redescribing our reality
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The video games you play with your mind

The video games you play with your mind | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Companies like NeuroSky Inc., and Emotiv Systems are developing consumer-grade headsets that read the brain's electrical signals to control onscreen action...
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Ubi turns any wall into a touchscreen using Microsoft’s Kinect | Ars Technica

Ubi turns any wall into a touchscreen using Microsoft’s Kinect | Ars Technica | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
The company, called Ubi Interactive, won $20,000 from Microsoft for its system.
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Ouch! podcast: Is a disabled cyborg the future of elite sport ...

Ouch! podcast: Is a disabled cyborg the future of elite sport ... | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

She became very interested in genetic and bio-engineering of humans as a species – even the idea of a 'cyborg'. In this guest post for Ouch!, Kaite O'Reilly looks at how this emerging science could influence the possible ...


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Robots and Avatars - Our Colleagues and Playmates of the Future

Robots and Avatars - Our Colleagues and Playmates of the Future | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
This innovative project explores how young people will work and play with new representational forms of themselves and others in virtual and physical life in the next 10-15 years.

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Diablo 3: A virtual world of money

Diablo 3: A virtual world of money | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
if you want to earn some extra cash, then there are few more satisfying - and addictive - ways than "mining gold" in a make-believe world, says Tom Chatfield.
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I think the robot is listening to us..... - Atomic Robotics

I think the robot is listening to us..... - Atomic Robotics | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
New intelligent algorithms could help robots to quickly recognize and respond to human gestures. Researchers at A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research in Singapore have created a computer program which recognizes ...
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Wearable Tech: Welcome to the Future of Fashion

Wearable Tech: Welcome to the Future of Fashion | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
The latest in wearable technology gives "hands-free gadget" a whole new meaning.
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Machine Beauty and Our Bionic Future

Machine Beauty and Our Bionic Future | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

Welcome to the brave new world of Machine Beauty, where our new willingness to replace our limbs with superior prosthetic devices hints at our technological future as a species. Maybe futurist Ray Kurzweil was right after all when he predicted the merging of man and machine within our lifetime as part of the great Singularity.


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Plants 'talk' to owners via app

Plants 'talk' to owners via app | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
A wi-fi sensor on a plant allows owners to find out via an app exactly how much water and light it requires.
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Telerobotics offers third way for space exploration - space - 21 May 2012 - New Scientist

Telerobotics offers third way for space exploration - space - 21 May 2012 - New Scientist | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Letting astronauts control robots on a planet's surface from orbit will give them far more control and make missions more productive...
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‘Barcode everyone at birth’

‘Barcode everyone at birth’ | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Sci-fi novelist Elizabeth Moon says that everyone should be given a unique ID at birth that would provide an easy, inexpensive way to identify individuals.
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Kinect imaging lets surgeons keep their focus - tech - 17 May 2012 - New Scientist

Kinect imaging lets surgeons keep their focus - tech - 17 May 2012 - New Scientist | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
New device lets surgeons check medical images during an operation without having to scrub out...
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The Listening Machine converts 500 people’s tweets into music | Ars Technica

The Listening Machine converts 500 people’s tweets into music | Ars Technica | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
The Listening Machine converts 500 people’s tweets into music
Composer Peter Gregson turns the words of hundreds into music.
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Smart Bionic Limbs are Reengineering the Human

Smart Bionic Limbs are Reengineering the Human | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Forget prostheses that merely resemble a human limb. Scientists are building bionic limbs with machines intelligence that can sense their environment and predict a user's intentions. Smart robotics will enhance the powers of the able-bodied, too.
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The Sound of Color | The Scientist

The Sound of Color | The Scientist | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

ORANGE TONES: Neil Harbisson wearing his “eyeborg,” a device that converts light waves into vibrations that lend a touch of color to his world

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Ken Goldberg: 4 lessons from robots about being human | Video on TED.com

TED Talks The more that robots ingrain themselves into our everyday lives, the more we're forced to examine ourselves as people. At TEDxBerkeley, Ken Goldberg shares four very human lessons that he's learned from working with robots.
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Lucy McRae: How can technology transform the human body? | Video on TED.com

TED Talks TED Fellow Lucy McRae is a body architect -- she imagines ways to merge biology and technology in our own bodies.
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Virtual patient under the knife

Virtual patient under the knife | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Why one UK hospital is operating on virtual patients.
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Brussels wants e-identities for EU citizens | KurzweilAI

Brussels wants e-identities for EU citizens | KurzweilAI | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
The European Commission plans legislation that would make electronic IDs compulsory.for all Europeans.

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A New Privacy pt. I: Distributed Agency & the Myth of Autonomy » Cyborgology

A New Privacy pt. I: Distributed Agency & the Myth of Autonomy » Cyborgology | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
A New Privacy pt.I: Distributed Agency & the Myth of Autonomy...
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CyborgLove TechnoDesire CyberTenderness pt 1&2

CyborgLove TechnoDesire CyberTenderness pt 1&2 | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it

That we are intimate with the world is not news. That we have extended this intimacy to our tools is a reality; the idea that we are becoming cyborgs is already here.

There is nothing mysterious or futuristic about being a cyborg, part machine part biological organism. Using our smartphones to remember our appointments, a long list of telephone numbers, addresses and shopping lists is a cyborg activity. The extension and externalization of our memories in electronic devices makes us de-facto modern day cyborgs.

Deploying devices to upgrade and extend our insufficient neuro performance is only part of what we do as cyborgs. We use these extensions for training, for life tracking, for calorie counts, for sleep, you name it, there’s an app for that. But lest we forget, we also have our loves, our cares and our motivations to deal with, our desires both of the flesh and of our imagination. Also these are slowly coming into this symbiotic relationship.

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We are the Borg… And That is a Good Thing

We are the Borg… And That is a Good Thing | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Let’s be real. The majority of transhumanists, scientists, astronomers, computer specialists, etc. became interested in their fields of study through their interest in science-fiction.
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Need Help? At New York Airports, You'll Soon Ask an Avatar

Need Help? At New York Airports, You'll Soon Ask an Avatar | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
One of the new customer service representatives at New York City's three major airports this summer will stand out from the rest.
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Leap Motion's 3-D System Is Like A Kinect for Controlling Your Computer

Leap Motion's 3-D System Is Like A Kinect for Controlling Your Computer | Cyborg Lives | Scoop.it
Forget about jet packs. A San Francisco startup is about to bring "Minority Report"-style control to your computer.
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danah boyd on Embracing a Culture of Connectivity

Many young adults have incorporated social media into their daily practices, both academically and personally. They use these tools to connect, collaborate, communicate and create. In this talk, danah boyd — Social Media Researcher at Microsoft Research New England and affiliate of the Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society — examines the different social media practices common among young adults, clarifying both the cultural logic behind these everyday practices, and the role of social media in academia.

She is introduced by Judy Singer, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity at Harvard University, and John Palfrey, Faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.


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