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Seb Paquet
Worked at Sceneverse, Inc.
Attended Université de Montréal
Lives in Montreal
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Occupation
Culture Hacker
Employment
  • Sceneverse, Inc.
    VP & Social Alchemist
  • National Research Council of Canada
    Research Officer
  • Socialtext, Inc.
  • Téluq-UQAM
    Professor
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Currently
Montreal
Previously
moncton - hull, qc - vancouver, bc
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I coined the phrase "Ridiculously Easy Group-Forming".
Education
  • Université de Montréal
    Ph.D. Computer Science, 2003
  • Université de Montréal
    B.Sc. Physics, 1997
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Birthday
October 1

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A project called All Prior Art generates millions of trivial ideas and places them in the public domain so they can’t be patented for profit
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How fast was your first modem?
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A 9.6/14.4k US Robotics device which came bundled with a couple of Compuserve floppies that JustWorked™ on Mac System 7. It took me about 6 months to work out that email + the Compuserve universe was not quite the whole deal. But hey! I had an email address! Good times :)



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Street Fighter II developer interview
Although the Street Fighter series is one of the better documented in terms of its origins and development, this 1991 interview is one of the earliest and most interesting records of the game's creation available. Nishitani narrates the development from its roots in Final Fight to the last ...
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A unique web-based emulator is breathing new life into old Nintendo games like Super Mario Bros. 3 and Mega Man by taking their traditionally flat visuals and transforming them into a glitchy mix...
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New blog post: Not giving a shit is a superpower.
There’s a link between autism and genius says a popular-press summary of recent research. If you follow this sort of thing (and I do) most of what follows doesn't come as much of a surprise. We get...
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Terrifying.

"The leaked NSA slide decks offer strong evidence that thousands of innocent people are being labelled as terrorists; what happens after that, we don't know. We don't have the full picture, nor is the NSA likely to fill in the gaps for us. (We repeatedly sought comment from the NSA for this story, but at the time of publishing it had not responded.)

Algorithms increasingly rule our lives. It's a small step from applying SKYNET logic to look for "terrorists" in Pakistan to applying the same logic domestically to look for "drug dealers" or "protesters" or just people who disagree with the state. Killing people "based on metadata," as Hayden said, is easy to ignore when it happens far away in a foreign land. But what happens when SKYNET gets turned on us—assuming it hasn't been already?"
"Ridiculously optimistic" machine learning algorithm is "completely bullshit," says expert.
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Gunpei Yokoi was a Japanese video game designer, a long-time Nintendo employee, best known as creator of the Game Boy and inventor of the modern-day D-pad, a design that nearly all video game controllers use today. Also for his contributions…
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The image above looks like concept art for a new dystopian sci-fi film. A billionaire superman with a rictus grin, striding straight past human drones, tethered to machines and blinded to reality...
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Though what I've read suggests this release is not quite state of the art
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