I just came across this piece of comics by Geek And Poke. As a Christian and IT loving person, I simply find it hilarious to read the what is written there. DMCA to us is always a hot topic to discuss. File Sharing = Stealing? If the person could not win the market by forcing them to buy the cd, shall he prevent people from copying the song from his friends as well?
Vidfest is going on Vancouver now, check the post by Bill Claxton:
When I was playing the 3D games in old days, like Tomb Raider, I found the character was not easy to control and I would wonder if the character came into life, what would they be doing? It seemed they looked like Zoombie when they tried to be a beach animal. (Or people who lack sleep like me?)
Peter is not a hardcore evolutionist believer, but he is a hardcore believer in art and design.
I watched a video clip of beach “animals”(10 mins) from TED. What astonished me was not only the simple material and mechanism which makes the beach animal with numerous tubes walk by itself, but the concept of creating a new type of life from scratch.
Theo Jansen created the walking beach animal. To me, he is an artist, a scientist and an engineer, and much more than that. The genius idea inside his creation is not only stirring up an new phenomenon, the sensation and chill caused by it is more than what I people handle: we are seeing a new type of life form!
After watching the video, the question of creating life in this world has come into my mind again and again: are we creating something new that would ultimately destroy human race? Inspired by Raymond Kurzweil, Stanford university held the “Singularity Summit“. Perhaps there is more answers there.