Network your car

A beautifully simple idea on Turbulence – network your car. Reporting work done at UCLA, Networked Performance says: “Turning a car into a wireless network node might be easy to do, but what would be the benefits? According to the researchers, they are broad. Here are some of them. Day-to-day driving could be safer and…

Environment XML

A new digital art project is based on an interesting platform for re-purposable data. “Mixed Realities”, an art project just commissioned by Turbulence, “takes as its starting point that the distinction between virtual and real is as quaint as the nineteenth century distinction between mind and body.” The project will link sensors in a virtual…

More visual illusions

A really good set of Flash demos of the motion binding phenomenon. These were written to illustrate “Beyond Junctions: Nonlocal Form Constraints on Motion Interpretation” by McDermott, J, Weiss, Y, Adelson, E H., in Perception 2001, volume 30, number 8, pages 905-923. The paper says: “Humans have little difficulty ignoring spurious motions at occlusions and…