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Snowboarding and Skiing Goes High Tech with Recon’s Snow2
For those avid snowboarders and skiers out there who want to record, time, and gamily their experience on the slopes you are going to want to check this out.
Recon Instruments is a leader in the heads-up-display (HUD) market for sports and they just announced the availability of their 4th-gen Snow product called the Recon Snow2. Snow2 is basically a pair of smart goggles for skiers and snowboarders. Past generations of Snow have sold over 50,000 units according to Recon.
Whats great about the Snow2 is that it is designed to work with existing goggles from the world’s leading manufacturers including Oakley, Smith, Scott, Uvex, Alpina, Briko and Zeal. The Snow2 is also available for sale as a stand-alone unit.
Recon’s Snow2 has the following features right out of the box:
- Performance Stats: Vital information from speed, vertical descent, jump airtime, navigation and distance are calculated and displayed using a built-in precision GPS and an integrated suite of sensors.
- Navigation & Buddy Tracking: Built-in GPS that enables full resort navigation, and when paired with a compatible Android or iOS device, provides real-time buddy tracking.
- Smartphone Connectivity: Pairing it with a compatible Android or iOS smartphone will allow users to receive texts, display calls and access music player controls all from within the HUD.
- Data Viewing and Social Media Connectivity: Users can review and store stats and achievements, and share them via social media accounts.
You can check out the Snow2 on Recon’s site or at Apple.com which is also selling it.
Jeg elsker at være en del af didaktech, det er både sjovt og givende især på en halvmørk dag som i dag!
En lille film (Instruktør: T. Heiberg - Bollywood here we come) om vores dag i Showbie og Book Creators favntag, respekt for det gode arbejde og lysten til at lege med!
With prestigious universities like NYU and USC now offering graduate-level programs in game design, and major museums like MoMA, MAD, and SF MoMA beginning to acquire games and curate game exhibitions, preserving the early history of the medium appears more important than ever. But what exactly does it mean to preserve a digital game?
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How To Customize your Own Tumblr Theme
Today’s Throwback Thursday post comes from the not-so-distant past - just over a year and a half ago when Webmaker was shiny and new and didn’t yet have the amazing feature set - like localized content, tutorials, guides and profiles - that we do today.
Chloe Varelidi, our resident Open Games expert, made a video tutorial in partnership with Tumblr on how to customize your own theme’s HTML and CSS.
In light of Tumblr making it easier than ever to customize your blog’s look - we thought it was a perfect time to revisit the past!
Ja - så er det bare med at komme i gang…
From The Creators Project: Artist Candas Sisman Reinvents Reality By Shifting The Way We Think About Digital Data
What about your interest in visualizing data?
My interest in data visualization stems from my wish to convert physically imperceptible phenomena and situations into perceptible ones. As we know, human biology can only perceive certain frequency intervals in nature. So, there is a lot that we cannot perceive around us. One of the reasons that makes data visualization important is because it goes beyond that. Another reason is that it can show us events in an objective way just like looking at a picture as a whole. I think this is very important, because events or situations can be better understood only from a wide perspective. Data visualization is a nice tool for that.
I also have a criticism about data visualization. It is nice to show what exists, but to me, this method is too scientific. At this point, I prefer to present data after I interpret it according to my own viewpoint. I want to add my own input as an artist. It is a delicate matter to balance whether data visualization is more of an art than science.
My research topics and data usually have a vague start. I try to leave it open-ended so that it finds its own form in time rather than determining a goal or theme at the start and go from there. That is to say, my creative process starts without a specific destination, as is the case with an engineer or positivist scientist. First, the language I want to use materializes in my mind. Then, this language generates its own conceptual infrastructure. I see forming the language and then meaning around it as more organic than creating sense first to fit the language later. The vagueness I mentioned earlier involves a lot of subconscious data that I accumulated over time. They exist in a nebula anyway. What I evolve into is determined by my instantaneous choices.
Your work stretches across digital art, animation, performing arts, and motion graphics. What do multi-disciplinary practices add to your work?
One of my priorities is to manipulate people’s perception, and produce work that appeals to different ways of perceiving at the same time. Therefore, one of the most important reasons for me to use different disciplines is to be able to address different senses. Just like in synesthesia, I wonder how sound feels as a visual or how a visual can be perceived as the wind. Using different disciplines enables this kind of exploration.
Another reason is that I also wish to remain in the limbo as far as disciplines are concerned. This way, I can make many different disciplines interact with each other, which presents a vital opportunity in my search for a new language. Actually, why I use different disciplines is also related to the times we live in. We live amidst a chaos of very intense information and possibilities. We have a very eclectic lifestyle in our creative processes and our lifestyle. What we basically do is to combine different possibilities to produce mixed varieties, that is to mix or make them up. Now, only our choices, that is, which colors we want to use matter. I don’t believe in creating something from scratch. At this point, the fact that contemporary artists use different disciplines is actually quite related to the society and the age we live in.
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There is a lake in Tanzania with a pH level so toxic, it essentially turns any animal that touches it into stone. Photographer Nick Brandt captures the horrific beauty of these petrified animals in his book Across the Ravaged Land.
You are not just a photojournalist, you’re a historian.
To af mine “Favorite things” Middelalder og teknologi der skaber muligheder mødes - elsker det!
Digitising of the Codex Gigas
Modern technology meets the biggest medieval book in existence today.
If you are in school today the technologies you will use as an adult tomorrow have not been invented yet. Therefore, the life skill you need most is not the mastery of specific technologies, but mastery of the technium as a whole - how technology in general works.