Altering the normal association between touch and its visual correlate can result in the illusory perception of a fake limb as part of our own body. Thus, when touch is seen to be applied to a rubber hand while felt synchronously on the corresponding hidden real hand, an illusion of ownership of the rubber hand usually occurs. The illusion has also been demonstrated using visuomotor correlation between the movements of the hidden real hand and the seen…Continue
Added by Reid Cornwell on March 29, 2011 at 8:18pm — No Comments
It all started with the humble infographic - those charming representations of well-designed data that are fast becoming ubiquitous across the Web. Infographics, in fact, have become so popular as a way of telling complex stories very elegantly (and generating massive page views) that they've spawned a whole new generation of increasingly sophisticated data visualization tools that are making it possible to view the data behind…Continue
Added by Reid Cornwell on March 17, 2011 at 8:29am — No Comments
This is of a story I originally published today on Intel Free Press, compiling some of my favorite publically shared highlights about the topic. This was inspired by my wife, who is an archaeologists. The post with photos and videos is here.
The seeds of the digital revolution were planted with the invention of the transistor in 1947, which led…Continue
Added by Ken E Kaplan on March 14, 2011 at 8:57pm — No Comments
Wikipedia, the “multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project,” was created in 2001 and…
Added by Reid Cornwell on March 14, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Let’s dream for a minute. What if we lived in a world in which students and educators…
Added by Reid Cornwell on March 14, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Launched by Reporters Without Borders in 2008, World Day Against Cyber-Censorship (on 12 March 2011) is intended to rally everyone in support of a single Internet without restrictions and accessible to all.
The fight for online freedom of expression is more essential than ever. By creating new spaces for exchanging ideas and information, the Internet is a force for freedom. In countries where the traditional media are controlled by…
Added by Reid Cornwell on March 11, 2011 at 5:49pm — No Comments
"Much of the telecom industry thinks that in a few years, people will watch TV and movies and surf the Web all with the same gear." (from the Netflix article) "The second observation is that these tablets are probably going to become cheap, near-commodity items, and maybe sooner than you think." (from the…Continue
Added by Jonathan Cornwell on March 10, 2011 at 3:08pm — No Comments