Researchers from the university of Washington have succeeded in linking two human brains to each other. The experiment was a game where two men had to collaboratively shoot a plane. When man 1 saw the plane he needed to move his arm in order to time the shooter. The other person then ‘involuntarily’ moved his finger and shot the plane. ‘It felt as if it were a twitch’ he said. More here.
This personal project from four creatives (Jacob Sempler, Andrew Livingston, Simon Bruyn and Emil Tiisman) at Goodby Silverstein is made to get background checks on gun purchases on topic in the senate. Show your support Here.
The pirate cinema is an interactive art installation that creates a cinematic collage generated by bittorrent users. The stuff that’s shared at this very moment is what you’ll see on the screens. Here.
Cheers are interactive ice cubes that keep track of your drinking behaviour. They glow to the beat from green to orange and finally red when you’ve drank to much. If the latter is the case it will send a text message using your phone to a friend and let them know you might need some help getting home safe. Made by MIT’s Dhairya Dand.
For the iam8bit exposition Jude Buffum made these prints to bring the sexism in gaming to discussion, resulting in some amazing prints.
‘Women in games are most frequently portrayed as a “damsel in distress”, a situation which robs them of any power or free will, depending instead on a male character to save her from danger. In many games, the female character, for example Princess Peach in the Super Mario Brothers games, is quite literally objectified, becoming an object of possession (much like a ball in a game of sport) that the villain steals and the hero must retrieve.’
Disconnect is a Chrome Plugin that makes browsing secure and fast. Or as they explain themselves:
Nowadays, the web is cluttered with advertising, analytics, and social widgets. These widgets slow down the pages you go to, send your personal info to tracking companies, and expose you to attackers.
Disconnect puts you in control of your data for faster, more private, more secure browsing. And unlike other filtering apps, Disconnect is optimized for speed. Pages use 17 percent less bandwidth and load 27 percent faster with Disconnect.
In an effort to build huge wireless networks in Africa and Asia, Google is trying to use high altitude balloons to spread the network. In the near future you might just get free wifi with your Sahara trip. Although it is just an intention it’s still a smart move, if more people are connected, more people use Google. More here.