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E mais umvídeozinho embasbacante. 

E esse consegue ser mais foda que os daí debaixo.

Via Digital Urban


The “Temple of Time,” created in 1846 by the pioneering American girls’ educator Emma Willard, draws on the tradition of Renaissance “memory theaters,” mnemonic devices that allowed people to memorize information by imagining it as architectural details in a three-dimensional mental space. The vertical columns represent centuries, with those on the right showing names of important figures from the Old World while those on the left show figures from the New World.

This stereogram of the Swedish census for the years 1750 to 1875 shows the number of male births each year in relation to the number of survivors. It was created in 1879 by the Italian demographer Luigi Perozzo.

A palavra gênio vem sendo um tanto banalizada, é verdade.

Mas nunca, jamais será usada em vão se aplicada a Jonathan Harris e seu brilhante trabalho.

Sua elegância constrange, desconcerta. Esse maluco é um gênio, alguns anos, quiçá décadas, a frente de nosso tempo.

Over the past several years, online dating has entered the mainstream, drawing over 50 million visitors per month. En masse, people have condensed their identities into page or paragraph-long descriptions, sometimes complemented by a handful of photographs or peppered with responses to canned questions. These personal profiles are modern messages in a bottle, short statements of self, telling not only who people are, but also what people want. In these advertisements for new human relationships, people package and present their most loveable qualities to help complete their quest to be loved.

I Want You To Want Me chronicles the world’s long-term relationship with romance, across all ages, genders, and sexualities, gathering new data from a variety of online dating sites every few hours. The system searches these sites for certain phrases, which it then collects and stores in a database. These phrases, taken out of context, provide partial glimpses into people’s private lives. Simultaneously, the system forms an evolving zeitgeist of dating, tracking the most popular first dates, turn-ons, desires, self-descriptions and interests.

Esse painel está instalado em uma empresa que cria softwares para a Apple. Elegância que constrange.

The idea quickly grew beyond “Project Status”, and has become a hub of all sorts of internal Panic information. What you’re actually looking at is an internal-only webpage that updates frequently using AJAX which shows:

  1. E-Mail Queue — number of messages / number of days.
  2. Project Status — sorry for the heavy censorship — you know how it is!
  3. Important Countdowns
  4. Revenue — comparing yesterday to the day before, not so insightful (yet).
  5. Live Tri-Met Bus Arrivals — when it’s time to go home!
  6. The Panic Calendar Employee Twitter Messages
  7. Any @Panic Twitter Messages — i.e., be nice! They go on our screen!

Sabe o mais foda? O cara dão o caminho das pedras:

For the truly curious. Display: I picked the Samsung 460UXN-2 professional display for the thin bezel and lack of branding, airport-style. To my surprise, it had a built-in Windows XP Embedded computer (boo), which meant we didn’t have to waste a machine to drive the display (yay). We loaded Chrome on it, since it has a nice full-screen view — sadly, that meant we had to lose Safari’s beautiful text anti-aliasing. Display Mount: Hard to find a vertical mount! Wound up with the Premier Mounts RFM, and like it. Support Queue: I’m weird, and PHP IMAP libraries felt too heavy for just getting message counts, so I decided to do raw IMAP protocol calls over a socket. Bus Arrivals: this is using the fantastic Tri-Met real-time REST API. Calendar: Steve used the PHP iCalendar library to parse our group Mac OS X Server calendar. Twitter: feeds use Twitter’s simple (little-known?) blogger JSON service. HTML/CSS: Neven says, “This baby is all WebKit candy. The only images here are the icons. The rounded corners, the gradients, the animation – all CSS. Learn -webkit-transform and love it! Oh, I tried using Google Chart for the support graph, but it wasn’t flexible enough. Our little graph is infinitely scalable and stretchable.”

Além da visualização ser ridiculamente elegante, os dados são interessantíssimos.

What people buy online differs substantially from what they buy in-store. According to a study by the US Census Bureau, the bulk of sales are still in-store. There are, however, several categories in which online sales dominate each product marketplace. These include: books and magazines, clothing, and electronics. Below, we have broken down the sales for each category, to show the percentages of both online and in-store sales as a part of the total marketplace, as well as a comparison of the two in absolute terms.


A Canadian company has created what it calls the “largest thought-controlled computing installation.” It’s an experiment that lets visitors to the Olympics use their brainwaves to control the lights at three major landmarks in Canada, including Niagara Falls.

“When people put on the headsets and find themselves increasing the brightness of the lights by just thinking about it, you can almost see their brains explode,” says Trevor Coleman, chief operating officer for InteraXon, the company that has created this installation.

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The headset measures the brain’s electrical output and reacts to alpha waves, associated with relaxation, and beta waves, which indicate concentration. As users relax or focus their thoughts, the computer sends a message to the site they are viewing. InteraXon’s software translates users’ thoughts to commands that will change the lighting display. For instance, by concentrating, users can make the lights at the CN Tower spin faster or change the brightness of the lights at Niagara Falls.

“To achieve the beta state we ask users to focus on things like an object ahead and its details, while for an alpha response we ask them to take a deep breath and relax to let their mind go,” he says. “But after a minute or two of trying it, we found most users no longer require the physical cues,” says Coleman.

Via Wired e GSP

Essa palestra me deixou atordoado e envergonhado. Ouso dizer que esta é a melhor palestra do TED que eu já vi. Esse maluco deveria receber todas as reverências por este projeto.

When Jamie Heywood’s brother was diagnosed with ALS, he devoted his life to fighting the disease as well. The Heywood brothers built an ingenious website where people share and track data on their illnesses — and they discovered that the collective data had enormous power to comfort, explain and predict.

E os babacas da platéia não aplaudiram de pé! Sabe por que? São médicos que, do alto de seus pedestais, acham que se trata de uma bobagem, de um experimento sem comprovação científica. Que essas pessoas, gentilmente, se dirijam à merda.

Visualização foda!

This is my mouse path for today, from 10:00am until 5:30pm. The lines are movement, and the dots are periods of inactivity. (The bigger the dot, the longer the rest.)


Reality Mining defines the collection of machine-sensed environmental data pertaining to human social behavior. This new paradigm of data mining makes possible the modeling of conversation context, proximity sensing, and temporospatial location throughout large communities of individuals.

Tem projeto com reality mining no forno.

Via Stowe Boyd

O NYT é muito foda, e dessa vez colou com a Neflix para criar um raio-x do que os americanos andam alugando. São100 filmes, e você pode ver o mapa de diferentes regiões americanas. Quanto mais forte a cor, maior o número de pessoas que alugaram determinado filme.