Tag: tech

Apr 13, 2014

Steve Jobs and the Bicycle of the Mind

Steve Jobs and the Bicycle of the Mind

A young Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011) marvels at humankind’s ability to build tools as a way of amplifying our natural capabilities. Recounting a story he read as a child about the efficiency of locomotion amongst various species on Earth, a human on a bicycle ‘blew away the competition’. For Jobs, the computer is…

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Feb 22, 2014

I Can’t Stop Watching This High-Speed Wire Bending Machine

I Can’t Stop Watching This High-Speed Wire Bending Machine

The video description purports that this machine is the fastest wire bender in the world. I can’t verify this claim and the video was uploaded in 2009, so it’s quite possible the ‘CNC wire bending machines’ industry has progressed in the last few years… either way it’s impressive—and slightly mesmerizing. If you’re interested in…

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Feb 12, 2014

Just Wait Until the End of this Eye-Catching Video

Just Wait Until the End of this Eye-Catching Video

This unbelievable video is a work in progress by Australian artist Chris Jones, using Lightwave, Sculptris and Krita. The multi-talented artist also composed the music. As technology and computing power improve, the lines between ‘real’ and ‘cgi’ continue to blur.

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