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How a key works. Brilliant use of an animated gif.
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#videogamestore   #paris  

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Note, I just sent google "feedback" on this, highlighting the redundancies in my stream. You should so the same.
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For all those who enjoy decay...

I finally put up a selection of images of Ngong Ping along the theme of decay. It was a strange place, the tourist "corridor" is indeed a fair tourist 'trap', after a short discussion with a restaurant host about the meat on the menu it seemed clear this was not the place. We trekked through surroundings that became increasingly decripid. These images are of a single house along the way to the Po Lin Monastery (寶蓮禪寺) where we enjoyed a Buddhist vegetarian (before the vegan switch) meal in a very authentic environment (not a lot of tourists went in there!).
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From Titanic, the water-focused Avatar sequel and now this deep-sea expedition, James Cameron sure loves the ocean.
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What appears to be a much more coherent exploration of the kinds of issues I've been previously ranting about. Thanks +Golan Levin !!

http://www.thecreatorsproject.com/blog/how-open-source-is-disrupting-visual-art
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1. I'm a bit disappointed you did not bite on the comments regarding using real wind as a metaphor for carrying concepts, like wealth. I hope someone does this... I can see the raw complex beauty of course, but how many of those do we need? Still the ones we have seen are ok, but I still prefer Khan's or even just a laser plane and fog... I suppose I like those better because they are analogue. Just because wind (and many other complex phenomena) are self-similar means that a microcosm may be as interesting as the whole world. I guess I find that if its the complexity of real wind that is interesting, then no digital representation is good enough.

2. Cool you looked into those forecast models. I do think there is a lot of potential for using those algos in generative art, even if they are old. I used to do some work in Chaos math (wrote some PD objects for common algorithms) You know the Lorenz story right? You have very well described that getting down to "realty" is tough! (since no data is reality, its a sampling by definition!) Interesting about radar stuff, I was still thinking along the line of wind direction and velocity over an array of sensors. It is interesting to think of the hardcore research that happens in academia, and how long it takes those ideas to get into engineering, and then how long to get into infrastructure, and then how long to get to the local news. Technology always seems to be a gradient. (It was only after looking into R that it really became clear that stats is just another research discipline, and what is normal to use now (ANOVA, T-tests, etc) are old! No one really uses the bleeding edge stuff, except for stats people! There is some cool Bayes stuff happening in Brain Imaging (decoding), but its very abstract from what brain researchers are used to.

3. "assistant professors"?! Ha! Grad students!!

4. Something is always off, predicting the future is tricky. I tend to look at trends and ignore the details... There was some coverage on our national broadcaster about comparing human and computer weather models, unfortunately those dumb fuckers were comparing human 2 day and computer 5 day models!!! (who would even give such a comparison any attention but a naive journalist) I'd like to see how useful a human is in the 5 day case... Did you hear about the study of "expert" stock brokers? Turns out they are no better than random at buying the right stock to recoup investment. (all their knowledge is apparently mumbo jumbo) I think economics is no better than weather prediction (and they likely use the same tools!). Maybe the real question is why we expect to be able to control and predict the world...
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A great little 40 second video that shows traffic jams forming and propagating.
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Here is a neat art project, based on the same research: https://vimeo.com/33150517
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