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Computers can now paint – Reproduction of famous artists’ work

Computers can now paint – Reproduction of famous artists’ work

The last four hundred years have been crucial in human history as major changes were analyzed. During these years, the evolution of human kind grew exponentially with the help of increased communication and increased mastery over nature (Wiener). Our...

“Buy buttons”: Is this the new shopping mecca?

If you just rewind back to the past, freeze your memory in the ‘90s and try to recall the retail websites of this era, it will be obvious how boring and indifferent purchases could be. But it was time...

The Survival of the Shopping-Malls

Imagine a project developer, Mrs. Smith, who is developing a shopping-mall with her team. Mrs. Smith wants to attract future customers (and storeowners) by offering them a personalized and comfortable shopping experience. First of all she wants to achieve...
Beme: Will Authenticity Form New Aesthetics?

Beme: Will Authenticity Form New Aesthetics?

Everyday I get on Casey Neistat’s YouTube channel to watch his daily vlogs. Last week he announced that Beme codes are no longer necessarily to use the app. Before that Beme was only available on invite only basis. It...
The Pencil is a Problem.

The Pencil is a Problem.

  In a special launch event last Wednesday Apple unveiled with great fanfare a host of new products, a highlight of which was the Apple Pencil. Meant as an accessory to the hulking new iPad Pro, its introductory video is...
The Involuntary Preservation of Media Heritage Through Irony and Nostalgia

The Involuntary Preservation of Media Heritage Through Irony and Nostalgia

As a 90s child, I often find myself fondly remembering the sound of the iMac G3 booting up or how emphatic the local video rental clerk was about rewinding video tapes before returning them. Recently, while keeping an eye...
UHD Format is Coming

UHD Format is Coming

  The Seven Kingdoms Seven of the biggest IT companies are collaborating to createa new format for Ultra High Definition (UHD) video.This collaboration is called Alliance for Open Media and includes companies such as Google, Netflix and Microsoft. There’s also...
Live Photo: the new “modern magic” of Apple’s iPhone 6

Live Photo: the new “modern magic” of Apple’s iPhone 6

During a special media event organized on September 9th, in San Francisco, Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, officially introduced to the public the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. Alongside with user friendly updates...
Virtual Presence

Virtual Presence

A new application, ‘The companion’ has been launched for smart phones. Independent wrote about the new app. Student editor Aftab Ali states that five students from the University of Michigan decided to launch this new app after receiving many crime alert emails...
Poem Viewer: Towards a new “view” on poetry

Poem Viewer: Towards a new “view” on poetry

“Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words”. Paul Engle The word poem, derived from the Greek word...
Social Robot Jibo: a promising personal assistant or Siri’s disappointing cousin?

Social Robot Jibo: a promising personal assistant or Siri’s disappointing cousin?

“Jibo isn’t an appliance, it’s a companion, one that can interact and react with its human owners in ways that delight” (Mashable, 2014) For over 20 years Dr. Cynthia Braezael has been working on creating the ultimate social robot....
On Grindr: is our pocket the new closet?

On Grindr: is our pocket the new closet?

First written in January, 2014.   Grindr, the rising star of the Apple Store; so much ink has been spilled over this app. When fans aren’t writing books, praising its various merits or licking the balls of its founder,...
Ebola is all around us! Right?

Ebola is all around us! Right?

The way we interact with the world is becoming increasingly connect to location based services. Ebolanear.me uses this connection and attempts to turn mass hysteria into awareness Location based services are everywhere Location based services are becoming progressively commonplace;...
Impossible: new possibilities

Impossible: new possibilities

Impossible is a social network website launched in 2014. Impossible is trying to make the impossible possible by acting as a social networking hub for good deeds. In order to achieve this, Impossible provides a platform that connects people with...

MUBI: Watch movies of cult, classic and indie movies

It happened to me more than once that I got myself into the situation when I had no idea what to watch on Netflix. Even if it is amazing that we can reach everything there, sometimes it is easier...
From Anytime, Anywhere towards All the Time, Everywhere

From Anytime, Anywhere towards All the Time, Everywhere

Some of us might have noticed social changes through the intensive use of smartphones. The anytime and anywhere connection seems to make us overly ambitious when it comes to satisfying our social needs. Phone in the pocket, out the...
Introducing Nearables: Real-world context for your apps

Introducing Nearables: Real-world context for your apps

“Create new, contextually rich mobile experiences.” That is what Estimote promises with their products. They’ve recently introduced their new Estimote Stickers, which should “represent the future of what sensor technology and contextual computing will be.” They call these stickers...
New ROBOTICS: The Genesis of Artificial Creativity?

New ROBOTICS: The Genesis of Artificial Creativity?

1942. Isaac Asimov writes “Runaround”, in which he promulgates the Three Laws of Robotics: 1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2. A robot must obey the...
Frogs and Bones: The Developments in E-Learning

Frogs and Bones: The Developments in E-Learning

As technology progresses in it developments so does society. We adapt new technology into our daily lives for various purposes and various aspects of our lives. That is why it is no surprise that it affects our learning experience,...
Humans as cameras

Humans as cameras

Touchy is an artwork designed by Eric Siu  in 2012. It has won several awards such as the Best Picture at the Robot Film Festival, New York, in 2012, First Prize at the 15th International Media Art Biennale, Poland, in...
US Open Sessions: algorithms in culture

US Open Sessions: algorithms in culture

A little over a week ago on September 6th Kei Nishikori very surprisingly beat Novac Djokovic in four sets at the US Open semi-finals. Meanwhile an algorithm developed by IBM turned this match into music (Titlow). In order to...

Balloons on the Rise in Korean Diplomacy

  #157289583 / gettyimages.com   This Saturday, the North Korean news agency KCNA rejected a recent South Korean proposal for official high-level talks as a result of anti-DPRK leaflet scattering known as the “balloon operation.” South Korean activists have employed...
Selfies and Zombies – sharing photos in videogames

Selfies and Zombies – sharing photos in videogames

In the past decades, videogame developers have been adding realism and immersion (as well as blood spattered details) to their games. With the advent of powerful graphical processors and high-definition screens, the images have become sharper and the line...

Making Messaging more Meaningful

Amidst these times of social media revolution with new apps being developed constantly, there has been a clear counter movement. A drive towards local (local brews vs imports), towards meeting people (LinkedIn vs Seats2Meet) and a longing for experiences....