The listening and sensing devices in our homes that choose music, manage thermostats, and look up recipes may soon know more about your state of mental and physical wellness than your primary physician. Ubiquitous sensing, paired with machine learning, can amalgamate all of the signals we give off—from the timbre of our voice to the dilation of our pupils—to detect signs of conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, years before a traditional diagnosis.
Keynote speaker Jason Latimer opened the first general session of REACH 2018 in Hollywood, CA with magic, science, and a refreshing perspective of the concept of “wonder—to have an idea before an outcome.” He was there with one goal—“to re-inspire wonder,” he said. “Because that’s what changes the game. We want to inspire the question that could change everything.”
A genial old fellow on stage at the Alexa Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee smiles as the soles of his shoes begin to glow red. Later, he asks the virtual assistant to make his shoes green. Lo and behold, green shoes.
Full crisis living — I have a book called the Sender Companion Journal, and in the book I write about a man called Anthony Burgess who was diagnosed with a brain tumor and given a year to live. He doesn’t have a penny to his name, so we made this plan that he’s going to write a novel and make money so that he has some for his family when he dies.
There’s a high school in Little Rock Arkansas, called Pulaski Academy and they are very successful. They win the state championships over and over (they’re a runner-up this year). But there’s one unique thing about the school — their football team.
A VR-powered circus is opening its first (virtual) big top in Los Angeles – Two Bit Circus, Brent Bushnell in TechCrunch
On a scorching July day in Los Angeles, the normally bowtie-bedecked co-founder of Two Bit Circus, Brent Bushnell, was taking a group of guests on a tour through the virtual reality inflected extravaganza of an indoor amusement park that, at the time, was still very much a work in progress.
Today Two Bit Circus, an experiential entertainment company, premieres a VR Cinema at the 2018 edition of New Frontier at the Sundance Film Festival, January 18-28 in Park City, Utah. The VR Cinema will feature the official New Frontier Mobile VR lineup.
Jason Latimer and Engineering.com to Launch ’Impossible Science Student Challenge’ at the USA Science and Engineering Festival.
World Champion Magician & Curator of Impossible Science, Jason Latimer, together with engineering.com, today announced the launch of the “Impossible Science Student Challenge” at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington DC. The “Impossible Science Student Challenge” aims to inspire students to wonder, ask questions and bring science fiction to life through STEM. The challenge will be conducted on engineering.com’s ProjectBoard platform. As a […]
Let’s just get this out of the way first: In 2007, James Sun was a contestant on the seventh season of The Apprentice. When he auditioned, he asked the producers why there had never been an Asian male on the show before. He says they essentially told him, “No offense, but Asian males don’t make for good television.”
We count our lucky stars on a regular basis that we’re able to call Dr. Debbie Berebichez our Chief Data Scientist. She boasts a remarkable resume, filled with hard-earned degrees, impressive professional roles, and countless hours of invested time in helping young women and girls who are interested in STEM educations and careers.