Technoculture
Follow
Find
27.1K views | +0 today
Technoculture
Technologies 'r' us
Curated by Luca Baptista
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Olia Lialina and ’97 Web Melancholy

Olia Lialina and ’97 Web Melancholy | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Using the notion of ‘digital folklore’, Upon (2011) is Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied's most significant contribution to the theme of social media, as it reinvents current such platforms “with the technology and spirit of of 1997.'

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Cord Cutting is Real: 1 Million TV Subscribers Lost to Streaming Services

Cord Cutting is Real: 1 Million TV Subscribers Lost to Streaming Services | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Netflix and Hulu are convincing millions of cable, satellite and telco subscribers to cut the cord and dive into video streaming.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Google’s Project Glass: Gimmick or great idea?

Google’s Project Glass: Gimmick or great idea? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Google Glasses appear useful, but how would you really use them?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

xkcd wins April Fool’s Day with amazing changing comic gag

xkcd wins April Fool’s Day with amazing changing comic gag | Technoculture | Scoop.it

xkcd author and former NASA engineer Randal Munroe used the site for a remarkably complex April Fool’s Day gag. Visitors to the xkcd site found that they were seeing different comics based on their location.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Google Art Project expands right into the White House

Google Art Project expands right into the White House | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Street View technology gets put to use, allowing viewers to take virtual tour and zoom in on tiniest details.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Angry Birds, Farmville and Other Hyperaddictive ‘Stupid Games’

Angry Birds, Farmville and Other Hyperaddictive ‘Stupid Games’ | Technoculture | Scoop.it

How time-wasting video games escaped the arcade, jumped into our pockets and took over our lives.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Intuition, Expectations and Culture: Learning from Psychology to Build Better Game Interfaces

Intuition, Expectations and Culture: Learning from Psychology to Build Better Game Interfaces | Technoculture | Scoop.it

In this Game Developer Magazine reprint, designer Ara Shirinian discusses affordances -- how interfaces suggest what they let people accomplish versus what they actually let people accomplish -- and how that affects game players.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Telescopes Team Up to Form 5,000-Mile-Wide Mega-Scope

Telescopes Team Up to Form 5,000-Mile-Wide Mega-Scope | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Radio telescopes in Australia and South Korea have linked up for the first time, forming a mega-instrument roughly 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers) across.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Social Media Disconnect Challenge: Did Our Participants Survive?

Social Media Disconnect Challenge: Did Our Participants Survive? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Can you imagine what life would be like without social media? In order to find out, Mashable selected five brave readers to disconnect from all social media for two whole weeks. The goal of the challenge was to discover how social media has impacted our everyday lives today.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Luca Baptista from Gavagai
Scoop.it!

Pulsar stars could be the perfect interstellar GPS system

Pulsar stars could be the perfect interstellar GPS system | Technoculture | Scoop.it

When humanity sends spacecraft beyond our solar system, those starships will have to know exactly where they are at all times. A newly proposed cosmic GPS system can track a spacecraft's location to within five kilometers anywhere in the galaxy.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Ashton Kutcher to Play Steve Jobs in Movie

Ashton Kutcher to Play Steve Jobs in Movie | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Actor Ashton Kutcher will play the role of Steve Jobs in an independent movie documenting the life of the deceased Apple co-founder and CEO.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

'Stalker' app pulled after 'tool for rapists' outcry

'Stalker' app pulled after 'tool for rapists' outcry | Technoculture | Scoop.it

An iPhone app that in effect allowed users to stalk women nearby using location-based social networking service Foursquare has been pulled from the iTunes app store by its developer after an outcry.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

20 Cool Easter Eggs Hidden in Google's 8-Bit Maps

20 Cool Easter Eggs Hidden in Google's 8-Bit Maps | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Google Maps transformed into a gamer’s paradise, adding an 8-bit layer filled with landmarks and gaming characters to its virtual globe.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

China's Ai Weiwei blacked out after self-surveillance experiment

China's Ai Weiwei blacked out after self-surveillance experiment | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Dissident artist Ai Weiwei set up four cameras at his home in Beijing over his computer, bed and courtyard to broadcast a 24-hour live feed at a website he set up called weiweicam.com. But soon after the cameras went live he was blacked out. His website displayed a blank screen.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

What Google, Twitter, Angry Birds could have looked like in 1980

What Google, Twitter, Angry Birds could have looked like in 1980 | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Despite Google being only 13 years old, one developer sought to recreate how it might have looked in the 1980’s, along with a mockup of Twitter.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Chinese sites 'hit by Anonymous'

Chinese sites 'hit by Anonymous' | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Almost 500 websites in China have been defaced in a large scale attacked staged by the Anonymous hacking group.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

MIT wants you to print your own paper robots

MIT wants you to print your own paper robots | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Want a robot slave to do the work you don't want to? Soon it could be as simple as printing it out.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Flying cars take to the skies (and streets) as companies unveil prototypes

Flying cars take to the skies (and streets) as companies unveil prototypes | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Got a spare $300,000?Two competing aviation companies have successfully completed test flights of cars that really take off.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Evolving robots inform us about extinct animals and may become military technology

Evolving robots inform us about extinct animals and may become military technology | Technoculture | Scoop.it

When I tell people that I work on 'evolving robots,' their common response is to joke—semi-seriously—about Skynet or some other sci-fi nightmare in which machines develop self-awareness and rebel against their human creators.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

David Carr on curation, crowdsourcing, and the future of journalism

David Carr on curation, crowdsourcing, and the future of journalism | Technoculture | Scoop.it

David Carr has written about media for over 25 years, from his early days in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Washington, D.C., to his current post at The New York Times, where he’s been for almost a decade.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

UK Civil Liberties Groups Outraged by Reported Government Plan To Increase Digital Surveillance

UK Civil Liberties Groups Outraged by Reported Government Plan To Increase Digital Surveillance | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Terror concerns have prompted British spy agencies to propose a new mass surveillance system that will monitor social network communications and enable real-time access to phone and internet records.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

What to Do With 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 Bytes of Astronomical Data per Day

What to Do With 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 Bytes of Astronomical Data per Day | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Over the next 12 years, thousands of antennas will be built and installed across a 5,000-kilometer stretch of the southern hemisphere. Satellite dishes, tripod-like dipole antennas, and tiled circular stations will dot arid savannas and comprise the world’s biggest, most accurate radio telescope ever constructed: the Square Kilometer Array.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

What happens when social surveillance goes mainstream?

What happens when social surveillance goes mainstream? | Technoculture | Scoop.it

The UK government considers a law that would allow for surveillance of online activity, U.S. universities admit they track what their athletes are saying on Twitter, and employers are asking for Facebook passwords.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Priest's PC Autoplays Gay Porn Slideshow to Congregation

Priest's PC Autoplays Gay Porn Slideshow to Congregation | Technoculture | Scoop.it

Father Martin McVeigh was giving a talk to 26 parents and one 8-year-old kid when computer disaster struck. He connected his USB drive into a PC to start his Powerpoint presentation and, instead of the word of God, a hardcore gay porn slideshow started—thanks to Windows' autoplay.

more...
No comment yet.