Design Crush » Popsicles! Saturday Mar 23 03:03am
8bitfuture:

‘Muse’ brain-sensing headband kicks off funding campaign.
The Muse headband features four sensors which allow the user to “control applications, games, reduce stress, improve memory and concentration, and eventually control devices directly with your mind”, according to the company.
As of writing, the Indiegogo campaign is over two-thirds of the way to its goal, and only a few days in. Check it out here.

finally!! brainwave sensor for everyone, everywhere :DD

8bitfuture:

‘Muse’ brain-sensing headband kicks off funding campaign.

The Muse headband features four sensors which allow the user to “control applications, games, reduce stress, improve memory and concentration, and eventually control devices directly with your mind”, according to the company.

As of writing, the Indiegogo campaign is over two-thirds of the way to its goal, and only a few days in. Check it out here.

finally!! brainwave sensor for everyone, everywhere :DD

Tuesday Nov 13 09:05am
Cerita Cinta Enrico - Ayu Utami

Itu sumpah saya tidak bermaksud sama sekali mencari buku, karena saya sudah berkali-kali kecewa mencari buku. seringkali buku-buku yang saya beli berakhir tidak tuntas, terbuka hanya sampai sepertiga, malah beberapa lembar saja. lalu menumpuk di rak.

(saya kan begitu. membaca buku semua mengenai chemistry. sedari awal tidak ada yang menjerat ya sudah tidak dilanjutkan. kalau dipaksakan malah bikin kesal.)

karena banyak kecewa itu saya sempat berhenti membaca buku untuk beberapa lama. kalaupun ada sekedar kumpulan cerpen saja. sampai akhirnya saya bertemu lagi dengan buku yang membuat saya ingin mencari lagi, membaca lagi. buku itu hadiah ulang tahun dari sahabat saya, buku lama sebenarnya. The Little Prince oleh Antoine de Saint Exupéry. bukunya tipis, bahasa Inggris. saya habiskan sehari saja. buku itu membuat saya mengkhayalkan suara anak kecil yang terus-terusan bergumam: “orang dewasa sungguh aneh..” (terima kasih ya, bukunya :D).

Itu sumpah saya tidak bermaksud sama sekali mencari buku, untuk saya. Tapi hari itu saya ke toko buku untuk niat mulia, membeli buku yang tidak biasa untuk orang tidak biasa kesayangan saya. buku yang super, untuk menandingi kesuperannya. buku itu adalah Beyond Einstein, ditulis oleh Michio Kaku dan Jennifer Thompson. mungkin kesempatan lain saya akan bahas tentang Pak Michio ini, tapi bukan sekarang.

maka ketika saya memiliki niat baik itu, saya melirik dan tak sengaja melihat buku ini. Cerita Cinta Enrico (KPG, 2012). Ayu Utami? sudah lama sejak Bilangan Fu (KPG, 2008) saya baca dan susah payah mengikuti alurnya yang filosofis dan teologis. seri itu sebenarnya berlanjut ke Manjali dan Cakrabirawa, yang saya juga lihat di toko buku hari itu, namun si CCE ini menarik sekali sinopsis di belakangnya:

"… kisah nyata seorang anak yang lahir bersamaan dengan pemberontakan PRRI. Ia menjadi bayi gerilya sejak usia satu hari…"

Itu. Sejarah Indonesia. jarang sekali penulis yang mampu membentangkan sejarah indonesia satu meja, satu tinta dengan sastra. setelah Pram mungkin ya.

buku ini membuktikan Ayu Utami sebagai penulis kawakan. saya sendiri menggilai ceritanya yang kadang-kadang kurang ajar, tapi mengguratkan sedih yang dalam. kalau biasanya Ayu bermain di sisi vulgar (seperti di tulisan saya, betapa saya merinding membaca Saman, bukunya terdahulu), kini ia mengungkap cinta dan spiritualitas. sisi sensual dan ekstrem ditulisnya lebih indah, menimbulkan perasaan aneh di diri kita: “aduh, atuhlah..

memang sepertinya CCE ini jauh lebih ‘ringan’ dibandingkan novel Ayu Utami yang lain. tapi cobalah membaca cerita cinta yang berjalan beriringan dengan sejarah negaramu. dengan tutur kata yang membuat mata menempel terus pada barisannya. sampai buku ini habis.

dan setelah habis saya baca buku ini saya betul-betul heran. 

Ini kisah nyata? aduh, atuhlah..

Tuesday Sep 11 03:08am
emergentfutures:

Want to Be a More Productive Worker? Research Says Stay Home
“We find a highly significant 13% increase in performance from home-working, of which 9% is from working more minutes of their shift period (fewer breaks and sick-days) and 3.5% from higher performance per minute”

Paul Higgins: Interesting to know what it does to innovation and different thinking rather than efficiency

Full Story: Good

masa iya? kok waktu TA beda ya, di kosan ga produktif, di lab ngebut -_-

emergentfutures:

Want to Be a More Productive Worker? Research Says Stay Home

“We find a highly significant 13% increase in performance from home-working, of which 9% is from working more minutes of their shift period (fewer breaks and sick-days) and 3.5% from higher performance per minute”


Paul Higgins: Interesting to know what it does to innovation and different thinking rather than efficiency


Full Story: Good

masa iya? kok waktu TA beda ya, di kosan ga produktif, di lab ngebut -_-

Tuesday Sep 11 01:40am
8bitfuture:

New antenna speeds up Wi-Fi by 200x.
Researchers in Singapore have developed a tiny antenna able to produce wireless speeds of 20-Gbits per second, which is 200 times faster than current Wi-Fi speeds.
The tiny device measures 1.6 x 1.2mm, which also makes it the smallest silicone based antenna to date. The antenna differs from previous antennas by being filled with a polymer instead of air, and the team says the technique is suitable for mass production.

wireless speeds up to 20-Gbps? GOBS. ayo perekayasa elektronika bikin ini di Indonesia. please. please. saya modalin (pake apa?)

8bitfuture:

New antenna speeds up Wi-Fi by 200x.

Researchers in Singapore have developed a tiny antenna able to produce wireless speeds of 20-Gbits per second, which is 200 times faster than current Wi-Fi speeds.

The tiny device measures 1.6 x 1.2mm, which also makes it the smallest silicone based antenna to date. The antenna differs from previous antennas by being filled with a polymer instead of air, and the team says the technique is suitable for mass production.

wireless speeds up to 20-Gbps? GOBS. ayo perekayasa elektronika bikin ini di Indonesia. please. please. saya modalin (pake apa?)

Tuesday Sep 11 01:27am
Lunch with Myself

So on one random day I went to Ancol after have my harddisk thingy finished at Mangga Dua. This is the first day since high school I came here to enjoy the attraction. What makes it interesting is the fact that I came along there by myself, which is quiet bizarre even for the SeaWorld ticket lady when asking my ticket and stamping my hand: “just you, miss?” she asked. I gave my smirk and nod, and stepped in as happy as a child on a school trip.

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Saturday Sep 8 01:38am
postcard from seoul

let me tell you a funny story about happiness. it could happen on one day at any exact moment when you desperately need it but you didn’t aware of it.

and it happened to me today. i was lying in pain on my stomach when it came: a postcard.

a postcard. a postcard.

ok let me repeat that again one more time.

a postcard.

and that’s it. tears of joy.

Tuesday Aug 14 05:22am

futurescope:

Robot Hand Beats You at Rock, Paper, Scissors 100% Of The Time

No more, no less.

[via ieee[Ishikawa Oku Lab]


fancy. 100% winning.

Thursday Jun 28 06:55pm
Why Genius is So Rare

Creativity is, in a nutshell, a bit crazy - and most crazy people are too disorganized to do much. But geniuses require to be a bit crazy, yet also do prolonged focused work - and this is a reason why there are so few of them.

So - high intelligence is very rare (and some societies have too low an average intelligence to generate more than a tiny proportion of very intelligent people). 

Within this tiny group of highly intelligent people, on top of all this, to get the coincidence of a creative way of thinking with a sufficiently persevering personality type is very rare. 

And among this small percentage of a small percentage, there are the workings of sheer luck, there is the higher than normal risk of (self) sabotage by mental illness and addiction, there are the problems of a higher than usual probability of an abrasive or antisocial personality - and (as Murray identifies) the likelihood that for a person to aim very high requires a belief in transcendental values (the beautiful, the truth, virtue) - and that some societies (such as our own) lack this belief.

Put all these together and it is clear why in all societies genius is rare; and why genius is completely absent from most societies.

- Bruce Charlton, Why Genius Is So Rare

Wednesday Jun 27 01:02pm
wildcat2030:

‘Mind uploading’ featured in academic journal special issue for first time
The Special Issue on Mind Uploading (Vol. 4, issue 1, June 2012) of the International Journal of Machine Consciousness, just released, “constitutes a significant milestone in the history of mind uploading research: the first-ever collection of scientific and philosophical papers on the theme of mind uploading,” as Ben Goertzel and Matthew Ikle’ note in the Introduction to this issue. “Mind uploading” is an informal term that refers to transferring the mental contents from a human brain into a different substrate, such as a digital, analog, or quantum computer. It’s also known as “whole brain emulation” and “substrate-independent minds.” Serious mind uploading researchers have emerged recently, taking this seemingly science-fictional notion seriously and pursuing it via experimental and theoretical research programs, Goertzel and Ilke’ note. (via ‘Mind uploading’ featured in academic journal special issue for first time | KurzweilAI)

this is creepy. imagine what if we can transfer love (is it even a state of mind?). hahaha.

wildcat2030:

‘Mind uploading’ featured in academic journal special issue for first time

The Special Issue on Mind Uploading (Vol. 4, issue 1, June 2012) of the International Journal of Machine Consciousness, just released, “constitutes a significant milestone in the history of mind uploading research: the first-ever collection of scientific and philosophical papers on the theme of mind uploading,” as Ben Goertzel and Matthew Ikle’ note in the Introduction to this issue. “Mind uploading” is an informal term that refers to transferring the mental contents from a human brain into a different substrate, such as a digital, analog, or quantum computer. It’s also known as “whole brain emulation” and “substrate-independent minds.” Serious mind uploading researchers have emerged recently, taking this seemingly science-fictional notion seriously and pursuing it via experimental and theoretical research programs, Goertzel and Ilke’ note. (via ‘Mind uploading’ featured in academic journal special issue for first time | KurzweilAI)

this is creepy. imagine what if we can transfer love (is it even a state of mind?). hahaha.

Wednesday Jun 27 12:42pm
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