Nature Podcast

October 20th, 2005

EN: Wow, I just recognized that Nature has started a podcast!

Simulation of human motion

October 11th, 2005

EN: The Biomotion Lab which is dealing with visual perception and cognition has a cool simulation of a walking human, the BMLwalker (flash needed). The human body is reduced to the most imporantant points of the motion. You can modify some parameters and see how this effects the walking style. The lab seems to work […]

Ourmedia – grassroot media

October 7th, 2005

EN: Ourmedia is a place where you can publish, store (they say “forever”), and find all kinds of media. There are a some very cool mash-ups and I can recommend this introductive video of one of the founders. It contains some cool examples of media you can find there and broaches the topic of licences. […]

EN: A. Terracciano et al. published today in Science the article “National Character Does Not Reflect Mean Personality Trait Levels in 49 Cultures” (Science, Vol 310, Issue 5745, 96-100 , 7 October 2005). It is also a good example for selective perception.Here’s the abstract: Most people hold beliefs about personality characteristics typical of members of […]

DE: Wie auf heise-online berichtet besteht wieder die Gefahr der EinfÌhrung von Softwarepatenten. Diese könnte im Zuge eines Maßnahmenpacketes zur Verbesserung des gewerblichen Rechtsschutz auf EU-Ebene geschehen. Wir können also wieder die Banner rauskramen…

In our spectacular society…

October 5th, 2005

DE: Ich bin heute ᅵber eine kleine, aber sehr coole Bilderserie gestolpert, die den Situationisten zugeordent wird. EN: Today I stumbled on a small but cool collection of images of situationists.

Tim O’Reilly on Web 2.0

October 4th, 2005

EN: Tim O’Reilly published a very informative article defining and analysing Web 2.0. But there is also criticism on Web 2.0 from another O’Reilly-weblog: François Joseph de Kermadec complains in a blog entry about lacking user-friendliness of Web applications.

Open Content Alliance

October 3rd, 2005

DE: Dieser heise-online-Artikel berichtet über die kürzlich gegründetet Open Content Alliance (OCA), einem von Yahoo! und dem Internet Archiv gegrÌndeten Konsortium, welches copyright freie Texte und multimediale Inhalte der Öffentlichkeit zur Verfügung stellen möchte. EN: This heise-online article reports about the Open Content Alliance (OCA), a consortium founded by Yahoo! and the Internet Archiv. The […]