Ethan Miller

16 Magazines | 1,822 Articles | 1,968 Followers | 394 Likes | @ethan | Design at Flipboard

Library

Hi there! Here are a few texts to get you started. We’ll post more as we make/find them. For your convenience, they’re divided into categories, but …

Postmodernism

Stream a collection of rare post-punk gems from Nagamatzu

Andrew Lagowski and Stephen Jarvis formed Nagamatzu in 1982. During their short career they only released a handful of tracks, erratically …

Vinyl Records

A possibly one-of-a-kind Sun Ra record is for sale

<b>But it’ll cost you.</b><p>A copy of Sun Ra & His Solar Orchestra’s <i>Secrets Of The Sun</i> on extremely rare clear orange vinyl is up for auction on <b>eBay</b>, as <b>The</b> …

Entertainment

When they say "The camera adds 10 pounds" they're not kidding. Here's the effect with different camera lenses: https://t.co/xmwbsflVKd

Driverless Cars Threaten to Crash Insurers' Earnings

The insurance industry has a $160 billion blind spot: the driverless car.<p>Car insurers last year hauled in $200 billion of premiums, about a third of all premiums collected by the property-casualty industry. But as much as 80% of the intake could evaporate in coming decades, say some consultants, …

Autonomous Tech

A professor is working with NASA to 3D print houses on the moon — here’s his plan

NASA<p>We're not too far off from living in space.<p>In fact, NASA astrobiologist Chris McKay gathered some of the greatest scientists in 2014 to discuss …

Moon Missions

Cold Tofu (Liangban Tofu)

Sesame and soy sauce cold tofu salad with a small amount of fresh Thai peppers<p>Tofu is a great food for all seasons in China and cold tofu is …

Tofu

Submission #332 Supplementary Material

DeepWarp: Photorealistic Image Resynthesis for Gaze Manipulation (in ECCV'16)<p>The <b>proposed system</b> takes an input eye region, feature points (anchors) …

The DNC Hack Is Watergate—but Much Worse

A foreign government has hacked a political party’s computers—and possibly an election. It has stolen documents and timed their release to explode …

Liberal News

Reaction-Diffusion experiment by Nobutaka Kitahara

Reaction-Diffusion experiment created by Nobutaka Kitahara uses real-time generation that reacts to sound in TouchDesigner.<p>Music by Sk’p – Astravel

PhyxelResearch from University of Tokyo can display unique physical properties using persistence of vision: “ Phyxel is a realistic display that makes a desired physical object appear at spatially...

Research from University of Tokyo can display unique physical properties using persistence of vision:<p>Phyxel is a realistic display that makes a …

Developing Applications for Augmented Reality

A mini perspective for developers working in AR<p><i>(I don’t represent Meta in this article. These thoughts are my own)</i><p>Augmented Reality (AR) is exciting …

Augmented Reality

All Signs Point to Russia Being Behind the DNC Hack | Motherboard

In the wee hours of June 14, the <i>Washington Post</i> revealed that “Russian government hackers” had penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee. Foreign spies, the <i>Post</i> claimed, had gained access to the DNC’s entire database of opposition research on the presumptive Republican …

Russia

A Compiler for 3D Machine Knitting

Authors<p>Jim McCann (Disney Research Pittsburgh)<br>Lea Albaugh (Disney Research Pittsburgh)<br>Vidya Narayanan (Disney Research Pittsburgh)<br>April Grow (Disney …

Compilers

3D animation breakthrough by Disney enables realistic 3D eye reconstruction from a single photo

Jul 24, 2016 | By Alec<p>Over the past few months, Disney has been working very hard to make 3D printing suitable for the production of toys and …

Animation

Why Mobile-First Is the Only Design Worth Your Investment

Most marketers think they’re hiring web designers to design an aesthetic.<p>But the savviest practitioners know they’re not.<p>They’re hiring experts to …

Web Design

Transistors will stop shrinking in 2021, but Moore’s law will live on

Transistors will stop shrinking after 2021, but Moore's law will probably continue, according to the final International Technology Roadmap for …

Transistors

Oculus CTO John Carmack Calls For 3D Scene Equivalent Of JPEG

A new standard for 3D scenes is gaining momentum with support from graphics industry leaders, potentially laying the groundwork for science fiction’s …

Web 3.0

Cornell Launches Archive of 150,000 Bird Calls and Animal Sounds, with Recordings Going Back to 1929

Ornithologists and bird watchers rejoice. After a dozen years, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library has fully digitized its nearly …

Birds

I’m With The Banned

What my evening with Milo told me about Twitter’s biggest troll, the death of reason, and the crucible of A-list con-men that is the Republican …

NVIDIA's Foveated Rendering Technique is More Efficient, Less Noticeable

NVIDIA Research has demonstrated a new method of foveated rendering which the company says is nearly invisible to users. Researchers behind the new …

Rendering

The Transparent Cup Theorem

This all originated from a post in reddit's r/mildlyinteresting by user Jaspower. Looking at his cup the redditor noticed that the reflection of the …

Mathematics

Smocking

The Hybrid Bricolage - Bridging Parametric Design with Craft through Algorithmic Modularity<p>2016<p>Credits: Tamara Anna Efrat, Moran Mizrahi, Amit Zoran. …

Algorithms

It may not be long before your doc is prescribing you a dose of virtual reality instead of painkillers

Not so far in the future, your doctor might prescribe playing a few games in virtual reality to ease aches and pains, rather than popping a …

Virtual Reality

The patented “superformula” that could cause a legal headache for No Man’s Sky [Updated]

Is there a patent on the formula that helped generate this beautiful scene?With <i>No Man's Sky</i>'s highly anticipated release just weeks away, a Dutch …

Patents

Ethically, must game designers respond to all player requests?

Video games are supposed to be fun. Maybe when you’re grinding your way to max level it doesn’t always feel that way, but on the whole we play games …

Avatar

SIGGRAPH 2016: An Animation and VFX Preview

With so many papers being presented, it’s hard to identify just one highlight. However, one paper did catch our eye. It’s entitled ‘Stylit: …

3D

New advance in 3D graphics may make the next Avengers movie look even more realistic

Are you having trouble distinguishing real life objects from digital creations in the latest movies and TV shows? Well, things are only going to get …

Rendering

Nvidia can reduce VR graphics processing requirements by up to 3X

It takes a lot of computing power to properly render a virtual reality scene. But researchers at graphics chip maker Nvidia say they have been able to reduce the amount of processing by two or three times. And that could make VR less expensive to produce and enable it to take off in consumer …

Computer Graphics

How Our Product Design Team Conducts Usability Tests Every 2 Weeks

User research is a core component of a <b>successful product design process</b>. It gives you an understanding of user behavior and the problems users have …