11. Oktober 2018

Magic Leap is here

Magic Leap hat nach Jahren Geheimnisvoodoo damit begonnen, seine Augmented Reality-Brillen auszuliefern, inklusive erster Developer Konferenz, auf der sie Software und Anwendungen zeigten, von Games bis CAD-Software.Außerdem: KI-Assistentin, Chirurgie-Software, das Robot-Invasion-Game von Peter Jacksons Weta Workshop, biometrisches Iris-Lock, Avatar Chat, Angrybirds, Star Wars Project Porg, Direct-TV mit Multi-Channel-Streams, Raumplanung und 'nen AR-Clip von Sigur Rós mit virtuellen… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!

Haunted: Illustrated Nightmares

Schöne Promo für Netflix' Haunted: Jim Mahfood (Tank Girl, Clerks), Brandon Holt, Kim Jung Gi, Jason Shawn Alexander und Mark Richards illustrieren die Alpträume von Reddit. Hier der Trailer… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!

Glass - Official Trailer #2

M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone, and 2016’s Split, from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass.

From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast.

Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

Modern Comicbook Sound-Effects

Comicbubbles mit Lautmalerei für moderne Zeiten.

Gib mir den Rest, Baby…

Bullshit Asymmetry Principle

Heute gelernt: Das Bullshit Asymmetry Principle.

Publicly formulated the first time in January 2013 by Alberto Brandolini, an Italian programmer, the bullshit asymmetry principle (also known as Brandolini's law) states that:

The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it.

It became especially popular after a picture of a presentation by Brandolini at XP2014 on May 30, 2014, was posted on Twitter. Brandolini was inspired by reading Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow right before watching an Italian political talk show with journalist Marco Travaglio and former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi attacking each other. A similar concept, the "mountain of shit theory", was formulated by the Italian blogger Uriel Fanelli in 2010, roughly stating the same sentence.

Brandolini's law emphasizes the difficulty of debunking bullshit. In contrast, the faster propagation of bullshit is an old proverb: "a lie is halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on".

Von Hackernews-User Platz und Ribbonfarm:

Bullshit: (1) Data (often a firehose) produced by someone who is indifferent to the truth or falsity of what is being said (my short version of of Harry Frankfurt’s definition in On Bullshit). (2) Data that appears to contain more information than it actually does (my version, which I think is roughly equivalent). (3) Noise randomly tagged with truth-values to give it apparent legibility (4) Non-requisite variety

Gollumization: The impoverishment of a system through ephmeralization and weaponized attention.

Ephemeralization: The natural conversion of signal into bullshit through creative destruction (derived from original definition due to Buckminister Fuller).

Arbitrage: Exploiting bullshit for profit.

Weaponization: Separation of data into information and bullshit, and deliberate direction of the two signals at different systems (generally a hunting party and a cargo cult respectively), with the intention of creating serendipity in one system and zemblanity in another.