Ethan Miller

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Netflix Prototypes Retro Room-scale Streaming Video Store

Netflix engineers working on ways to bring their video streaming service into the immersive realm have released this video of their prototype …

This is how fascism comes to America

<i>Robert Kagan is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a contributing columnist for The Post.</i><p>The Republican Party’s attempt to treat Donald Trump as a normal political candidate would be laughable were it not so perilous to the republic. If only he would mouth the party’s “conservative” …

Fascism

How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist

<i>Estimated reading time: 12 minutes.</i><p>I’m an expert on how technology hijacks our psychological vulnerabilities. That’s why I spent the last three years …

Google

The Dangerous Acceptance of Donald Trump

“Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, / As, to be hated, needs but to be seen,” the poet Alexander Pope wrote, in lines that were once, as they said back in the day, imprinted on the mind of every schoolboy. Pope continued, “Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, / we first endure, then pity, …

Donald Trump

HYPER-REALITY

A Kinetic Artwork that Sorts Thousands of Random River Stones by Age

Performing the role of a scientist, Benjamin Maus and Prokop Bartonicek’s kinetic machine Jller selects and sorts pebbles found on a 6 1/2 x 13 foot …

Glaciers

How I Learned to Love Snapchat

In the mid-’80s, a German engineer named Friedhelm Hillebrand helped devise a way for cellphones to send and receive text messages. Back then, mobile bandwidth was extremely limited, which meant that the messages needed to be as lightweight as possible. The story goes that Hillebrand experimented …

Snapchat

GoatMan, prosthetics to live as a goat

The relationship between Andy Warhol and personal computers (becoming quite popular during his last years) has been only partially investigated …

Steve Jobs

Second Life's Trump army lays siege to Bernie Sanders's virtual HQ with swastika cannons

Bernie Sanders's fans in the venerable virtual world Second Life have established a HQ, "a Roman-themed hangout space in a peaceful meadow, where …

Second Life

Facebook is using Apple’s playbook for virtual reality. Google is using Google’s.

Here comes Google's big VR splash.<p>At Google's big I/O developer show next week, expect plenty of virtual reality buzz. If you're there, you might get to take a treat home.<p>Sources confirmed that the company will be unmasking new VR features for its Android software and a spruced-up version of its …

Google

Second Reality by Future Crew (PC Demo)

Welcome to CadaVR: A Living Cadaver Laboratory

For hundreds of years, dead bodies (cadavers) have taught medical students about human anatomy. In cadaver labs, students dissect, touch, rotate, and …

University of Washington

Ghost Diagrams

<b>New!</b> Javascript/SVG version. Try it now, in your browser!<p>Caveat: if you do not have Firefox 1.5+, you are not yet cool enough to use this …

Python Programming

French Artist François Morellet Dead at 90

François Morellet died on Wednesday, just a few days after his 90th birthday. Parisian gallerist Kamel Mennour confirmed the French artist’s passing …

Artists

A Hybrid Hydrostatic Transmission and Human Safe Haptic Telepresence Robot

HARC

We’re excited to announce YC Research’s newest project: the Human Advancement Research Community (HARC).<p>This came out of a conversation that started …

Scientific Research

Commentary: Oculus Wasn't Prepared For Room Scale With Rift CV1

“Ahem.”<p>[ adjusts mic ]<p>“The Oculus Rift was not designed for room scale VR.”<p>[ a shoe comes sailing out from the third row punching through drywall, …

Oculus Rift

Paul Plays Synths: When Classic Rockers Embraced the New Wave

In 1980 rock’s biggest stars confronted disco and punk — for better and for worse<p><b>By Stephen Thomas Erlewine</b><p>S<b>et the clock back</b> to the summer of 1980, …

Music

How side-mounted LEDs can help fix VR’s “tunnel vision” and nausea problems

Microsoft Research's "SparseLightVR" project, without the sheer plastic screen that is eventually used to better diffuse the array of 80 LEDs. …

Nausea

Hack Lets You Play Virtual Boy Games Through Google Cardboard

The Virtual Boy, Nintendo’s most maligned console flop, is getting a new lease on life thanks to some modern VR technology. Reddit user The King of …

Virtual Reality

Microsoft's new haptic VR tech blurs the lines between realities

"We have created a framework for repurposing passive haptics, called haptic retargeting, that leverages the dominance of vision when our senses …

Microsoft

Guillaume, Guillaume, Guillaume (The cat named Guillaume)

Visiting Chris Marker in Second Life<p>I never really lived in Second Life. As an artist working in digital spaces this is patently uncool. But it is …

Second Life

Green Honey

Mexican Tomato & Chickpea Tortilla Soup

I’m having a lot of fun coming up with creations that use the plethora of produce the gardens of Shepherdstown, WV have bestowed upon me.I mean, just …

Soup

Breakfast Quinoa w/ Chai-Spiced Almond Milk + Cinnamon

Being a food blogger is so cool. Seriously, it’s probably one of the best things ever. Food is something that’s so universal; anyone can connect over …

Recipes

Vegan Green Enchiladas

You know what the worst is? When it’s Sunday night and your kids are starving and you are exhausted and you order takeout and then it comes to your …

Vegan Recipes

Timothy Leary: From LSD to Virtual Reality

Vegan Provençal Quiche with Heirloom Tomatoes, Olives, and Fresh Basil

Dina Cheney The New MilksThis vegan quiche is gorgeous and full of summery tomato-basil-olive flavor. Although it takes about four hours to prepare …

Vegan Recipes

Recipe: Vegan Beet Pesto Pasta — Mother's Day Brunch Recipes from Heather Christo

Beet pesto pasta is a signature recipe of mine that I have been making for many years. I tried beets for the first time as a child (fresh from the …

Recipes