The Second Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics is open for registration. Conferences.asucollegeoflaw.com/emergingtechnologies2014 #law #asu #tech #ethics #policy (at Talking Stick Resort)
Bear On Stairs
Stop-motion looping animation by DBLG uses 3D printing to create models for each frame of a bear climbing stairs - video embedded below:
DBLG’s in-house studio projects are a platform for us to experiment with creative ideas and above all have fun. For The Stairs Project we wanted to explore the use of stop frame animation with 3D printing.
More at DBLG here
The premier AGORA Festival will be held in Urbana, IL, on May 2 & 3, 2014. We are celebrating collaboration in our community – all things collective, cooperative, and collaborative! Whether business, org/group, or musical performance, we look to highlight collaboration as something that brings value to the community, and an important piece of sustainability, while encouraging others to start their own collaborative ventures!
Friday, May 2, will feature local and special music guests, great food and drink, and fun times over at Cafeteria & Company.
Saturday, May 3, will feature a downtown open house with special events happening at participating organizations, exciting presentations by local groups, a panel discussing the deeper themes in collaborative ventures, and the featured musical performance by The New History. All Saturday events are free!
So come join us! Pick up your festival pass at any of the participating organizations, and don’t forget to fill out your raffle card for great prizes!
Bitcoin Expo 2014
April 11 - 13
Metro Toronto Convention Centre SOUTH Building 222 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2W6 Canada
Economists find a treasure trove of information to study and analyze in an imaginary place set 20,000 years into the future in a galaxy known as New Eden.
Critics of this kind of analysis would argue that data taken from an online game bears little connection to real world results because the imaginary nature of life in those virtual worlds makes people behave differently from how they would in the real world.
But CCP Chief Executive Officer Hilmar Petursson, who could be thought of as EVE’s head of government, turns such arguments on their head.
“People say the real world in a casual way, where it sounds like something fundamental,” he said. “But people tend to forget that the world we live in is just a game designed by our governments. Our economic systems are just a game.”
By Stephan Tual @stephantual
Ethereum is a platform that makes it possible for any developer to write and distribute next-generation decentralized applications. Borrowing the concept of distributed consensus and cryptographic proof that makes cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin so effective in trustless payments, Ethereum extends the use of these technologies to trustless agreements. This allows developers to easily build innovative new products on a censorship and collusion-resistant foundation.
Ethereum’s team will be present in its entirety at Bitcoin Expo, the largest Canadian Bitcoin conference on April 11-13th. The team will present the recent development to its open source project, several interesting use cases, and information on its upcoming decentralized GUIs. To attend please visit http://bitcoinexpo.ca.
A major online security vulnerability dubbed “Heartbleed” could put your personal information at risk, including passwords, credit card information and e-mails.
Too many frivolous patent lawsuits and no regulation has amounted to a legal nightmare for many, with good ideas at fixpatents.org for solutions mentioned at the end.
CONTEST ALERT! We are launching A Gadget Hacking and Accessories Contest in Partnership with Instructables, Popular Mechanics, Ultimaker, and Sphero. The grand prize includes a 3D printer from Ultimaker and a feature in-print in Popular Mechanics.
Even more great news, everyone that enters the contest will receive a $10 printing credit to Shapeways!
Details on our blog: http://shpws.me/rS8H