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Mar 20, 2021

New Video Shows Beverly Hills Cops Playing Beatles to Trigger Instagram Copyright Filter

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In comments to City Council last year about APD’s intellectual property enforcement grant, I warned council that one thing I was concerned about was that APD might try to confiscate/remove activist videos by issuing takedown notices for copyrighted music playing in the background of the videos. Looks like I was right to be worried.

In at least three cases, Beverly Hills Cops have started playing music seemingly to prevent themselves from being filmed by an activist.

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Mar 10, 2021

Audio cassette tape inventor Lou Ottens dies aged 94

Posted by in categories: innovation, media & arts

The Dutch engineer’s invention transformed the way people listened to music in the 20th Century.

Mar 8, 2021

Building Beauty with Biology

Posted by in categories: biological, computing, media & arts

Help support our video productions
Produced by Luke Groskin.
Filmed by Christian Baker.
Music by Audio Network.
Additional Footage and Stills Provided by Joel Simon, Pond5, Shutterstock, Nic Symbios, Pit Schuni (C.C. BY 2.0)Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (C.C. BY 2.0), Eleni Katafori, Bradely Smith, Loic Royer, Alexander Reben.

Inspired by the forces behind evolution, artist and tool designer Joel Simon programmed a network of computers to blend and “breed” together images over and over using users’ preferences as its guide. Although thousands of users, breeding millions of bizarre and beautiful images, Joel’s goal was more conceptual: He wanted to see if the system could evolve art and what types of forms might emerge from the process.

Mar 3, 2021

Kernel the most powerful neural interface in the world

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, media & arts, neuroscience, singularity, transhumanism

Flux is unmatched in the quality, speed and quantity of neural activity that can record non-invasively and in real time.
So far, all types of data that could be acquired directly from the human brain had serious limitations. To get the best hemodynamic or electric data, for example, the person and their brain needed to be almost perfectly immovable, usually by confinement in noisy and claustrophobic environments. And if the person was able to move freely and, of course, data quality quickly dropped until it was pointless.
With the Flux, you will be able to:
Step into a natural environment, put a helmet on your head and observe the real-time brain activity at the top speed your neurons are shooting;
Talk, gesture and move naturally;
Participate in a video conference, daydream, listen to music or read a book;
Access your brain activity from the most electrophysiological sensor channels from all regions of the cortex.
These capabilities open up new stimulating opportunities for understanding how and why the brain functions.
In October 2020, Flow was announced, a full-coverage TD-FNIRS system, which is the first high-quality scalable brain imaging system of its kind and analyses the hemodynamic signs generated by the use of oxygen in the brain, a good proxy for neural activity Together, Flow and Flux capture two signs of the highest quality and most significant one can capture on the brain in a non-invasive way: blood oxygenation and direct neural activity. There are advantages and disadvantages to what each of these technologies reveals about the mysteries of the brain — together, however, Kernel Flux and Flow combine into the richest neural data sets in history, collected at a record speed.
A new era is here. One where we will be reintroduced ourselves and each other in unique ways. With powers to advance to a new border.

#transhumanismo #singularity #singularidade #BCI #kernel

Mar 2, 2021

The Meaning of Life

Posted by in categories: media & arts, robotics/AI

An AI meditation on the Meaning of Life.

All the imagery is generated by the AI using a text prompt.
I inputed “The Meaning of Life” — and these are the results.

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Feb 21, 2021

The Blue Pearl III

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Our Home

By Seán Doran©
Music by Jesse Gallagher /
Time-lapse photography of Earth from ISS converted to real-time video.
Based on ESRSU image archive /

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Feb 18, 2021

Quantum leap: how we discovered a new way to create a hologram

Posted by in categories: holograms, media & arts, security

Once, holograms were just a scientific curiosity. But thanks to the rapid development of lasers, they have gradually moved center stage, appearing on the security imagery for credit cards and bank notes, in science fiction movies—most memorably Star Wars—and even “live” on stage when long-dead rapper Tupac reincarnated for fans at the Coachella music festival in 2012.

Feb 3, 2021

ORBIT — A Journey Around Earth in Real Time [4K Remastered]

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By Seán Doran© / Meditate on the beauty of our home.
Music by Phaeleh /
Time-lapse photography from ISS converted to real-time video.
Based on ESRSU image archive /

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Jan 27, 2021

Eye-tracking research sheds light on how background music influences our perception of visual scenes

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According to a new study, the mood of background music in a movie scene affects a person’s empathy toward the main character and their interpretation of the plot, environment, and character’s personality traits. The findings were published in Frontiers in Psychology.

While researchers have long studied the impact of music on human behavior, fewer studies have explored how music can affect a person’s interpretation of film. Study authors Alessandro Ansani and team aimed to explore this by experimentally manipulating the soundtrack of an ambiguous movie scene.

“I’ve always been interested in music and cinema, since I was a baby; my mother told me she used to put me in front of our stereo to calm me down when I was crying, for some reason,” said Ansani, a PhD student at Sapienza University of Rome and research assistant at the CoSMIC Lab.

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Jan 23, 2021

Sauna Exercise Mimetic — The Science Of The Amazing Health & Longevity Benefits

Posted by in categories: life extension, media & arts, neuroscience, science

It is true. From its effect on biomarkers such as heat shock proteins and Fox 03, through to real world impacts on cardiovascular health, to improving mood, helping you live longer healthier and reducing your chance of dying before your time. I think we all know saunas are really great for you, but this will give you all the scientific reasons why… Taking it easy and relaxing for half an hour… Is not just wasting your time… Changes today will make tomorrow better. #saunas

I am going to give you the best reasons in the world to sit back and take it easy in a nice warm environment, and to just forget the troubles of the world.
Maybe play some music, or a podcast, or listen to a book, or just meditate, just relax and take it easy.
It is for your own health after all!!

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