Robots and tentacles

For the last year or two, Matthew Dentith has organised twecon. And this year, I decided to take part. Heaven only knows why. After asking people for suggestions about a topic, a number of things kinda melded into one and I decided on ‘Robots and tentacles: the Singularity as Kraken’. Yes. And today, it was […]

Kraken/Singularity

    In stillness it rests           ‘Until the latter fires heat the deep’           Tentacles the waveforms of the future           Singularity: reaching out           To enfold.  The end of the world. A bad poem written while trying to write content for this year’s #twecon, my subject […]

Marvellous scientific social media

I think we can all agree that NASA is pretty awesome*. Additionally to their being involved in brilliant things like shuttles (well…), space stations, rockets, telescopes and other goodness, their engagement with the public (viz. other earthlings) is not bad at all.  They have a website, photo galleries to make one weep, a youtube channel, […]

Seeing cosmic rays

Like, for real. With the naked eye. Another post courtesy of Josh Bailey*, who has been building cloud chambers and documenting the resulting, well, results. I _meant_ to write on the subject, since it’s so frikkin’ cool, but have been somewhat swamped by other things in which I am involved**. So! Without further ado: —————————— […]

The internet in 2015?

Just a quick one today. [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/23903009[/vimeo] I came across this video comparing internet stats in 2010 with (projected) internet stats in 2015.  Not surprisingly, NZ doesn’t really have a standout role in the figures shown, but I’m curious: to what extent do we belive these predictions? Do we think NZ will follow suite, and if […]

Physics shorthand

As you may or may not be aware, I have something of a physics Jones. I’ve found the subject interesting ever since school, although I’ll freely admit that my contact therewith has been somewhat intermittent :) Recently, however, and for a slew of reasons, I’ve been getting back into it.  Trying, if nothing else, to […]

Makerfaire SFBA 2012!

Squeeeeee! I went to Makerfaire (Bay Area) 2011! After the below I then got _more_ stuff… ……including signed prints from david malki! (wondermark, people, wonderfrikkinmark) The lunar modules were well cute - a picture of one of them, built (you can see the image in the first photo in this post) is below :)