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Artist Spends a Decade Tweaking Robot That Draws Beautifully Organic Portraits

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 13:48 -- rprice

I just assumed that the act of repeatedly looking at the person was merely for show, to add some perceived personality. I was wrong! Trasset share with me the research paper in which he describes the incredible work that went into creating a robot that actually takes actions to mimic a person in order to recreate an image that it has seen.

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The Perceptoscope Lets You Sight-See in Augmented Reality

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 19:47 -- rprice

The perceptoscope is an augmented reality device for fixed locations. Before getting too much into the specifics, imagine that you could walk up to a perceptoscope placed near the Empire State building. You look through the eye pieces and you see the city as it was before the building was constructed. At the flip of a switch you can watch the building take shape right in front of you. All this, with true 3D vision and motion tracking.

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Reimagining the Carnival: Two Bit Circus Raises $6.5 Million | Make:

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 14:40 -- rprice

raised $6.5 million with Techstars Ventures and Foundry Group. “The circus sector hasn’t been disrupted since Cirque du Soleil, and that was 20 years ago,” Techstars Ventures Managing Partner Mark Solon told the Wall Street Journal. “This is not your typical venture deal, but you don’t get outsized returns from following the crowd.” Two Bit Circus has developed a number of productions that blur the lines between performance, education, and traditional traveling shows.

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Reimagining the Carnival: Two Bit Circus Raises $6.5 Million | Make:

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 14:40 -- rprice

raised $6.5 million with Techstars Ventures and Foundry Group. “The circus sector hasn’t been disrupted since Cirque du Soleil, and that was 20 years ago,” Techstars Ventures Managing Partner Mark Solon told the Wall Street Journal. “This is not your typical venture deal, but you don’t get outsized returns from following the crowd.” Two Bit Circus has developed a number of productions that blur the lines between performance, education, and traditional traveling shows.

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NYC World Maker Faire 2012

Sun, 09/30/2012 - 10:20 -- rprice

Thanks to my awesome job in Schenectady, I was able to manage traveling to NY the week before Maker Faire. Thanks to a great group of friends and connections, I was able to wrangle a free place to stay in Brooklyn (Williamsburg). There was a truly excellent food market there on Saturday morning, so I stopped in to see people serving cold concentrated coffee, raw kale chips, brown butter cookies, and artisan hash browns, of all things. There were lots more booths, but those were the ones where I spent my money.

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Make: Kit Reviews | The Ultimate Kit Guide

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 00:09 -- rprice

Kits drive innovation. When a kit sells well, suddenly there are people in every town building newfangled TV sets (remember Heathkit? They’re back!) or aerial Arduino robots (check out DIY Drones). Like seeds in the wind, those kits switch on thousands of new makers, who become a community of innovators, excited and hungry for more advanced kits and products, in an upward spiral.

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MAKE | Make: Ultimate Kit Guide 2012: "Kits and Revolution" Podcast

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 00:05 -- rprice

The Ultimate Kit Guide also includes an essay by MIT research fellow Michael Schrage on how kits drive technological innovation — and have since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Here’s Michael reading an excerpt from this revolution-minded essay, for your podcast-listening enjoyment. And, of course, if you’re looking for gift ideas this holiday season, kits are a great alternative that offers engagement, skill-building, and pride instead of passive consumerism.

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