Monday, November 26, 2018

A wee bit of ontology


There are those « spot the difference » games, where players, comparing two quite similar images, must notice small variations between them.

What we see here is quite the opposite : the context, the scene, are similar, the obvious difference stands in the rendering, when the first one is a cartoonesque image, and the new one « realistic ».

One could be fooled, thinking it is a photograph when describing a landscape, yet quite puzzled when showing characters, in that case, animals.

Augmented reality, hyper-realism, digital special effects have started to deceive us, although we know, being told so, that it is artificial.

Now, what will happen when technology will be so perfect that it will be impossible to perceive the artifice ?

There enters ontology which allows discerning real from reality.

While robots are elaborated to be closer to life, real people of the public scene, are surgically « improved » tending to some sort of plastic perfection.

All in all, mutatis mutandis for the oxbridgians, we are caught in a salsa of enhanced reality which differs from the real.

With much less effort than landing on Mars, we can conflate a collusion between technologies ending up in a representation of an idealistic imaging of a supposed reality, such as robotic surgery coupled with a 3D sort of Photoshop that will produce neo-canons of supposedly perfect people, incorporated (in the Latin sense) in a perfect environment.

Already, cinemas have become eateries where, secondarily, a film featuring fantasy worlds, is incidentally projected to intensify feeding, just like Beethoven is cast in stables.

George Orwell forecasted a world where saturation was the mod and it becomes hard to thing he was wrong.

The higher we climb...


Texte by Addé









Photos via boredpanda.com



Thursday, October 4, 2018

Robot Bat doesn't suck (blood)

What is Bat Bot and Why Use it?

"In robotics, the bat is a challenging design because of all of the joints of this creature it is made to mimic. The flying mammal has been mimicked unlike ever before with Bat Bot, the world’s first bat robot. It has the appearance of a bat and acts like one too. But why does it exist – for what purpose?..."
 article by Christy Birmingham
whenbusinessinspire.com



Advanced Robotic Bat Can Fly Like the Real Thing


 


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

3D construction by Nature

https://i.imgur.com/6bzy96O.jpg
Pancake Rocks, Punakaiki, New Zealand



Punakaiki is a small community on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, between Westport and Greymouth. The community lies on the edge of the Paparoa National Park.

The Pancake Rocks are a very popular tourist destination at Dolomite Point south of the main village. The Pancake Rocks are a heavily eroded limestone area where the sea bursts through several vertical blowholes during high tides.

wikipedia


 



Friday, February 2, 2018

Blooming habitats


Ten FOLD Tree House
tenfoldengineering.com

Miguel Zavala

Miguel Zavala  - 3D modeler, Designer, Artist, Maker, Artisan

3D Printed Mindflayer before painting by Miguel Zavala (mz4250)


Ulitharid (digital preview) 


The file is here if you want to print your own:
shapeways.com/product/C68DWSRSM/ulitharid


Design by Miguel Zavala
shapeways.com/designer/mz4250/creations

The story
"My 3D Printed Mindflayer I thought I'd share before painting :-D"
imgur.com/gallery/kaNJY