Originally appearing within Harry Harrison’s Mechanismo (misidentified as Harrison’s Planet Story, but then corrected, over at Good Show Sir), this piece by Jim Burns is titled “Spaceport” according to Ski-Ffy.
A cropped version has been used as covers for a handful of books since, and included in several art anthologies. Here it is gracing the cover of a Citadel Miniatures 15mm Traveller series from the late 70s, the front of a 1989 annual, and the cover of a 1994 Isaac Asimov-edited anthology.
It’s also on the cover of Polish edition of Philip K. Dick’s collected short stories.
And the best part is - it’s totally discreet!
IS THIS A JOKE
It’s like an infomercial
It’s like an infomercial
Do you ever feel like walking on a table but the surface is too smooth?
3D volumetric light display by Maximilian Mali can display animated 3D forms using POV method - video embedded below:
voLumen is a volumetric three dimensional LED display device. Its purpose is to project volumetric animations onto eyes of a human spectator …
… By quickly rotating thousands of LEDs around a common axis using a precise microprocessor-control-logic magic becomes a simple principle. The persistance of vision of the human eye enables the impression of a solid volumetric object. Using a speacially developed PC-Conversion software, animations and contents can be easily generated from 3D-Modelling/CAD software with just the press of a button! voLumen can be connected to a PC via USB to transfer the data to the 16GBytes of internal high-speed solid-state memory, which allows enough space for 36 minutes of smooth volumetric colourized 3D playback!
1. Francis Francis espresso machine -
"I like to drink my coffee in my Sean Patrick Flanery coffee cup"
2.Kiehl's original musk -
"I hug a lot of people, I'm kind of a hugger"
3. Vacuum robot -
"It just cleans my whole floor"
4. Fuji X20 -
"Get the one you want to hold the most"
5. 45 rpm records -
"I like the artwork on them, I like to collect them and play with them"
6. South Park -
"I'd watch the South Park until my life ending"
7. Boob pillow -
"It's awesome 'cause you can take it on the plane"
8. Ray-Bans -
"It's nice to hide behind sunglasses sometimes"
9. Triumph Scrambler -
"Covered in blood, riding the bike home, which gets a lot of weird looks"
10. Bunny slippers -
"Because everybody needs bunny slippers"
Emotion Sensor Controller
Gregory Kovacs at Stanford University has modded a gaming controller to detect emotional states of the player - video embedded below:
The prototype controller was born from research conducted in the lab of Gregory Kovacs, a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford, in collaboration with Texas Instruments. The main area of research by grad students in Kovacs’ lab involves developing practical ways of measuring physiological signals to determine how a person’s bodily systems are functioning.
One such system of interest to Corey McCall, a doctoral candidate in Kovacs’ lab, is the autonomic nervous system, the emotional part of the brain – the part that changes when you get excited or bored, happy or sad. This activity, in turn, influences your heart rate, respiration rate, temperature, perspiration and other key bodily processes. Measuring these outward signs offers a way of reverse engineering what’s occurring in the brain.
"You can see the expression of a person’s autonomic nervous system in their heart rate and skin temperature and respiration rate, and by measuring those outputs, we can understand what’s happening in the brain almost instantaneously," said McCall, the leader on the game controller project.
More at Stanford here
Bob Eggleton - Blood Brothers