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APOPHENIA – English words I am in love with #4

APOPHENIA – English words I am in love with #4 | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
Image – Reese Inman, DIVERGENCE II (2008), acrylic on panel 30 x 30 in Remix (Boston, 2008), a solo exhibition of handmade computer art works by Reese Inman, Gallery NAGA in Boston. Apophenia...
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Nowhere Citizens: Through Science and Technology, We Will Evolve! - SERIOUS WONDER

Nowhere Citizens: Through Science and Technology, We Will Evolve! - SERIOUS WONDER | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
We are nowhere citizens, merging into the very technologies we helped design! - Beste Özcan for Serious Wonder
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What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

What is it like to have never felt an emotion? | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.
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Love Is A Drug - YouTube

“The gesture of the amorous embrace seems to fulfill, for a time, the subject's dream of total union with the loved being: The longing for consummation with ...
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Why I Advocate for Becoming a Machine

Why I Advocate for Becoming a Machine | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
Biology is simply not the best system out there for our species’ evolution. It’s frail, terminal, and needs to be upgraded.
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Why We Kiss: The Science of Kissing

Why We Kiss: The Science of Kissing | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
We all do it, but do we really know why? Kissing has been a part of human communication and the way we show affection since the beginning of time. For both emotional and scientific reasons, kissing is an deeply ingrained action in our everyday lives.
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Wearable Device Changes Your Mood : DNews

Wearable Device Changes Your Mood : DNews | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
Gadget zaps your brain with low levels of pulsed electrical energy to calm you down or energize you up. Continue reading →
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DNA Is Multibillion-Year-Old Software | Big Think

DNA Is Multibillion-Year-Old Software | Big Think | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
Nature invented software billions of years before we did. “The origin of life is really the origin of software,” says Gregory Chaitin (inventor of mathematical metabiology). Life requires what software does. It is fundamentally algorithmic. And its complexity needs better thinking tools.
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A Transhuman Future Has Been Humanity's Goal Since Discovering Fire - SERIOUS WONDER

A Transhuman Future Has Been Humanity's Goal Since Discovering Fire - SERIOUS WONDER | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
As Buckminster Fuller once said, humans are not a noun, but rather a verb - an evolutionary force! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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The dawn of artificial intelligence

The dawn of artificial intelligence | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
        “THE development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” Stephen Hawking warns. Elon Musk fears that...
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Future/Culture Magazine: Interviews

Future/Culture Magazine: Interviews | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
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Designers, shamans of today

Designers, shamans of today | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
Designers, shamans of today. A designer is like an antenna that captures the spirit of our time (the zeitgeist) to benefit our society
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Japanese-Inspired Shoes That Wrap Around Your Feet

Japanese-Inspired Shoes That Wrap Around Your Feet | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
Store bought shoes rarely fit perfectly, and bespoke options are too expensive for many. Italian shoe maker Vibram, more commonly known for their military footwear, has come up with a solution to this problem with its Furoshiki Shoes.
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Staring into someone’s eyes for ten minutes is like tripping, without the drugs

Staring into someone’s eyes for ten minutes is like tripping, without the drugs | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
Do try this at home.
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Humans Should Be Able to Marry Robots

Humans Should Be Able to Marry Robots | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court’s recent 5–4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges legalizing same-sex marriage across the United States has already spawned speculation about “what will be next” in expanding marital rights. As the Supreme Court noted, “[t]he history of marriage is one of both continuity and change. That institution … has...
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Google’s Anti-Facial Recognition Policy for Glass is Deadly

Google’s Anti-Facial Recognition Policy for Glass is Deadly | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
I believe Google is making a huge mistake in completely banning facial recognition systems for its Glass product. In my opinion, such a system could be used to help save thousands of lives. But then, we’re too damn caught up on absolute privacy that we’re willing to sacrifice actual, physical lives to ensure our privacy remains untainted. Such individualist dogma is deadly.
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Audio sculptures that modify your perception of the world | Design Indaba

Audio sculptures that modify your perception of the world | Design Indaba | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
Are you grumpy? Özgün Kılıç’s graduation project hypothesizes that it might be because of the sounds around you.
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▶ Why Bio is the New Digital - Joi Ito keynote - YouTube

From the 2015 Solid Conference. About Joichi Ito (MIT Media Lab): Media Lab Director Joi Ito is a leading thinker and writer on innovation, global technology...
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Reality doesn’t exist until we measure it, quantum experiment confirms

Reality doesn’t exist until we measure it, quantum experiment confirms | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
Australian scientists have recreated a famous experiment and confirmed quantum physics's bizarre predictions about the nature of reality, by proving that reality doesn't actually exist until we measure it - at least, not on the very small scale....
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How the Japanese robot avatar OriHime fights loneliness

How the Japanese robot avatar OriHime fights loneliness | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
Inventor Kentaro Yoshifuji built a small, unassuming robot to change how those with serious medical difficulties experience life and oved ones.
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Intestine-inspired 3D printed fashion will hold glowing bacteria

Intestine-inspired 3D printed fashion will hold glowing bacteria | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
These 3D printed, over-sized knickers have been inspired by the human gastrointestinal tract and are designed to be full of channels for cyanobacteria and E.coli
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Nick Bostrom's Optimism That Superintelligent A.I. Will Share Our Values - SERIOUS WONDER

Nick Bostrom's Optimism That Superintelligent A.I. Will Share Our Values - SERIOUS WONDER | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
Swedish philosopher Nick Bostrom optimistically envisions a future shared by humans and superintelligent A.I.! - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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[Video] Human in the Machine: The Making of "Ex Machina" | The Creators Project

An inside look at "Ex Machina," the new film from director Alex Garland starring Domnhall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, and Alicia Vikander, which opens in theaters today.
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Al Worden: ‘The loneliest human being’

Al Worden: ‘The loneliest human being’ | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
Meet the man that has been farther away from all other humans, than anyone else in history.
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A Father's Quest to Immortalize His Son in Code

A Father's Quest to Immortalize His Son in Code | Design to Humanise | Scoop.it
On learning that his one-year-old son’s cancer is terminal, Ryan Green obsessively developed a video game about his son’s struggle against the disease.
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