Israeli designer Dor Tal’s Future Control project uses data generated on social networks to help users predict the future and take action ahead of time.
This personal horoscope built on your data could be used for everything from when you’re most likely to go to the gym, to predicting what mood your partner is going to be in when they get home.
Tal’s concept works in two ways. The first requires the user to download an app on to their smartphone that scours their social networks and any data generated about user. An algorithm based in a cloud system of servers then crunches through the numbers to detect any patterns of behaviour that could be forecast ahead of time.
The more accounts the user adds, including credit card information, Google, Apple and Facebook, the more intelligent it becomes.
The evo is a pure keyboard controller that is connected to a computer via an Ethernet interface, and that communicates via Midi or OSC with synthesizers, sequencers or similar. The keys are the special feature here. Every single key is equipped with a sensor that allows evo to read the finger position on a certain area of the key surface. Thus, every key has, in addition to pitch and velocity, another level of the polyphonic data input that can be used for continuous control via cutoff, resonance, pitch other. And now. Think about a precise, continuous control of polyphone properties. Everything that previously affected notes equally using controllers and buttons can now be executed with simple moves of the finger on the keys for each individual note. In the future you will play chords and move one finger to emphasize one single note by changing the acoustic pattern, or to change the pitch regardless of the other notes.
A 200+ mile backpacking experience through Yosemite National Park captured by Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill. This project was filmed over the course of 10 months. We spent a combined 45 days in the park capturing the images in this video.
All tips received through the Vimeo Tip Jar will be donated to the Yosemite Conservancy, which helps preserve Yosemite.
Director : Ziyong
VFX : Donghoo Yoh
DOP : HyunWoo Nam
Camera crew : Seajoong Hong, Minwoo Kang
Art : Dee, Siena Song
Wardrobe : Sunghyun Paek
Hair & Makeup : Minjung Kim
Assistant director : Miru Kim
Model : Cory
Associate Producer : Yoonyung Kong
We think of time as a one way motion from the past, through the present, and on into the future
We think that we are driven along the current of time
We think that present is the result of our past
When the Big Bang happened, at that time it was present time, as this moment is also present time.
It was “NOW” before as much as it is “NOW” now.
A flame burns, and each second a flame is the “object” flame and indeed each second is a different shape and different gas particles.
The flame is an EVENT which IS every instant
What we call past is just a different fragment of the same EVENT.
We live in an ETERNAL PRESENT MOMENT.
Look at a boat moving over water and leaving smooth wakes.
The wake, fading out, tells us where the boat has been
just as our memory of the past tells us what we have done
The wake doesn’t drive the ship,
just as our past doesn’t drive our present.
We insist in being determined by the past,
but this is our choice.
The fact is that it all starts now, every moment.
but we like to establish a connectivity with the past, because that gives to other people
the impression that we are “sane” - at least in our society.
Music and production: Sarc:o
Sound design: Sarc:o and Michele Morari
Piano performed by: Valerio Carboni
Mastering: Claudio Tani at Zetafactory studio, Carpi - Italy
Words here taken and interpreted from Alan Watts: youtube.com/watch?v=15QW2lTAZmA
(must watch at least part 1 and 2)
So we have this process, called life, it’s aware of itself, it’s aware of itself through you, you are an instrument through which the Universe looks at itself.
The Universe is looking at itself through you, and because of this there is always an aspect of itself that it can’t see.
Like a snake pursuing his own tale.
That’s what we find as we investigate the Universe:
Make the microscope bigger and bigger, and we will find ever more minute things;
Make the telescope bigger and bigger, and the Universe expands, because it’s running away from itself;
It won’t do that if you don’t chase it!
You cannot take the whole of it, but you can get rid of it!
People around you will do the utmost to persuade you that you are missing something, because they are missing something and they think they are getting it, through a certain way; and therefore, to assure theirselves, they like you to do it too!
Words here taken and interpreted from Alan Watts: youtube.com/watch?v=CqmkRrFYO1w
(must watch at least 1st minute)