Richard Matt Taylor

133 Flips | 6 Magazines | 2 Likes | 3 Following | 24 Followers | @R_Matt_Taylor | 57 years practice in: Cybernetics and systems; future modeling; architectural and product design; facilitation of the creative process; cognitive processes of living systems; economy/ecology synthesis; Weak Signal Research.

The Desmos Geometry Tool

Desmos is proud to announce the beta release of our geometry tool. You can find it at www.desmos.com/geometry, with support materials at …

Have We Forgotten about Geometry in Computer Vision?

<i>Deep learning</i> has revolutionised computer vision. Today, there are not many problems where the best performing solution is not based on an end-to-end …

Machine Learning

Our Machines Now Have Knowledge We’ll Never Understand

The new availability of huge amounts of data, along with the statistical tools to crunch these numbers, offers a whole new way of understanding the …

This Is What the Resistance Sounds Like

Governor Jerry Brown of California got Twitter-verse attention for saying two days ago that if Donald Trump shuts down satellite collection of climate data, “California will launch its own damn satellites.”<p>I’ve now seen the short speech from which that line was taken, thanks to a tip from reader …

Jerry Brown

The tallest skyscraper in Stockholm will be made entirely out of wood

1/<p>The new building, "Trätoppen," or "tree top," will sit inside in the middle of an existing car park.<p>Anders Berensson Architects<p>"If we want to …

Opinion: 6 years after its introduction, iPad remains a long play for Apple

Six years ago today Steve Jobs introduced the iPad on stage in what was arguably one of the best product demos from Apple or any other tech company for that matter. The hype was tremendous but the demo was low key.<p>Jobs plainly explained why the iPad needed to exist and where Apple believed it fit …

Two Companies Are Racing To Build The First Hyperloop

But both say first large-scale commercial version will be built overseas<p>The Hyperloop might be the brainchild of billionaire inventor Elon Musk, but if it is to become a reality it will be one of two other companies that first brings the futuristic transportation system to the world, reports the</i> …

DARPA wants to build wetware so we can mind control computers

Hot damn, our Ghost in the Shell future is getting closer by the day. DARPA announced on Tuesday that it is interested in developing wetware -- implantable brain-machine interfaces (BMI) that will allow their users to control computers with their thoughts. The device, developed as part of the …

Singularity

The Architecture of

<b>a Data Visualization</b><p><b>Multilayered Storytelling through “Info-spatial” Compositions</b><p><b>Information Design</b> is playing an increasingly critical role in …

A light-filled home clad in corrugated steel in the Australian bushland

Archterra Architects have designed the Bush House, a home surrounded by Australian bushland, in the town of Margaret River.<p>The layout of the home is …

Stunning Gerês House is a serene retreat tucked into a slope in Portugal

This gorgeous concrete and timber home is nestled against a steep slope in Caniçada Valley, Portugal with exceptional views of the landscape. …

New Bicycle Prototype Challenges Wheel-Ratio Ergonomic Design

Could this become the new norm for bicycles?<p>Bicycles have been around since the 19th century (the first bicycle, known as the Draisine, was built in Germany in 1817), and thanks to innovations in technology and engineering techniques, modern designs of the popular two-wheeled vehicle have remained …

Scientists Discover Massive Canyon in Antarctica

It is fascinating to me how much we are still learning about our own planet. It seems that despite the fact that we are sending space probes and …

Over Water / Design Workshop

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> To build on the lake surrounded by mountains is always a challenge, cause whatever one builds and …

SpaceX Makes History: Falcon 9 Launches, Lands Vertically

SpaceX completed an historic vertical landing of its Falcon 9 rocket on Monday night — the first time such a feat had been achieved.<p>The launch and landing in Cape Canaveral, Florida, were the first from the private U.S. spaceflight company since its rocket exploded on liftoff in June.<p>"Welcome back, …

Space Travel

Wooden Skyscraper / Berg | C.F. Møller Architects with DinnellJohansson

For HSB Stockholm's architectural competition 2023, three teams of architects have produced innovative proposals for private residences of the future …

Was Star Wars' Naboo secretly designed by Frank Lloyd Wright?

A Bay Area commuter approaching Terra Linda from US 101 will notice something strange just east of the freeway in San Rafael. A futuristic, robin egg …

The Moscow Affair

Russia has madly, passionately (and not a little blindly) fallen in love. And, as with any love affair worth its salt, this one will have its fair …

Urban Design

Saudi voters elect 20 women candidates for the first time

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi voters elected 20 women for local government seats, according to results released to The Associated Press on …

'Pleated Shell Structures' Exhibition / Zaha Hadid Architects

Opening October 12th, the ‘Pleated Shell Structures’ Exhibition consists of a short term, site specific research prototype designed by Pritzker …

Tabloid taunt: The media turn partisan after San Bernardino massacre

New York’s Daily News used to play it pretty straight–a flashy tabloid, to be sure, but one that kept its opinions on the editorial page.<p>Yesterday’s taunting cover, aimed at blaming the Republicans in the wake of the San Bernardino massacre, shows how far it’s moved left.<p>And it kickstarted yet …

Saving Earthship Brighton - to inspire and educate for decades to come

Earthship Brighton, an award-winning off-grid community centre set in an organic farm within the South Downs National Park, has hosted hundreds of …

What Worries the World's Most Famous Climate Scientist?

James Hansen is fretting about the Paris climate talks, and for good reason.<p>You might recall that Hansen was the NASA scientist that boldly warned …

Towering Biodome Features World's Largest Indoor Waterfall in the Middle of the City

Gardens by the Bay is a horticulture-themed leisure destination in Singapore that introduces nature to the heart of the city. Referred to as “a mysterious world veiled in mist” is the <i>Cloud Forest</i> conservatory–the man-made location of a mountain, rich with vegetation and diverse flora and the …

Freeman Dyson: Misunderstandings, questionable beliefs mar Paris climate talks

Representatives from 196 countries are in Paris to negotiate an agreement about climate change, specifically a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. …

Beautifully Surreal Self-Portraits by Amelia Fletcher

Chicago-based photographer Amelia Fletcher recently completed a year-long self-portrait project in order to better hone her skills in lighting and Photoshop while learning a bit more about herself along the way. Originally from the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, having grown up on a farm, …

World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

WASHINGTON (AP) — The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.<p>The National Oceanic and …

This giant robot is designed to let you juggle cars (for real)

Ex-NASA engineer has a dream to let anyone control a robot that throws VW Beetles into the air<p>Science fiction is filled with giant robots that people can control like extensions of their own bodies. Dan Granett wants to build one for real, as <i>Gizmodo</i> originally reported. Granett, a former technician …