Detritus 339

“I built this Zoetrope using a 3D printer a few years back. I printed 8 frames of a 3D animated horse galloping…. There are 8 horses and I wanted 8 frames per second motion so I had to 3D print a gear to go in to the record player to slow it down a bit. There are 8 flashes per second.”


▶ “You can go without food for many days. In fact it would take several months to starve to death, but you could die in minutes from injuries or within days from dehydration or overexposure.” – Flying and the science of survivability is an interesting PDF here
Fascinating to note survival percentages based on seating location: first/business class at front = 49%, ahead or over the wing = 56%, rear cabin = 69%! I feel rewarded for never being able to afford business class! But that study has some very good points to make about being prepared: “When the time comes you need to know how to stop bleeding or restart breathing, immobilise fractures, recognise shock… – no time to learn on the job!”


▶ an amen break made of wood


Two Trains – Sonification of Income Inequality on the NYC Subway, by Brian Foo
This song emulates a ride on the New York City Subway’s 2 Train through three boroughs: Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx. At any given time, the quantity and dynamics of the song’s instruments correspond to the median household income of that area.
Read more about the composition and process of creating this song here
(thanks Louis!)


▶ not sure whether i’d rather be chased by a real dog or a robot dog (depends who wrote the firmware?)
but there is something deeply disturbing and slightly apocalyptic watching two of those robot dogs jogging along… a bit of wonky AI and its all over folks!


▶ viewer discretion advised!


One Response to Detritus 339

  1. james hayday says:

    What’s stranger… the uncanny valley effect or that when the Boston Dynamics engineer kicked the dog, I got angry wanted to help the poor mutt..?

    Johnny 5 alive!

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