Archive for June, 2014

Rise of the bots

Our Work Here is Done: Visions of a Robot Economy, a new free ebook from the UK’s NESTA. PDF only: no bot can yet convert it to .mobi format for Kindle ebook readers. Which is kind of ironic. Or hopeful, depending on your point of view.

For the chop

“Algorithm automatically cuts the boring bits out of videos”. Godzilla now a twelve minute short…

“According to the fashion and the time”

Coole job in ye Midlands: Digital Innovation Programme Manager, at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford–upon-Avon.

Zeppelin relaunched

An excellent summary tribute article on Led Zeppelin (fronted by Robert Plant, from West Bromwich) to celebrate that the albums… “Led Zeppelin,” “Led Zeppelin II” and “Led Zeppelin III” have recently been given deluxe reissues by Atlantic Records

The New Cultural Data Revolution

A one-day free event in Birmingham on “The New Cultural Data Revolution“, on Big Data and cultural institutions and groups. Loadsatickets currently available. [Hat-tip: Chris Unitt]

“Use the Universal Translator, Spock…”

Microsoft is set to bring real-time audio translation to its audio/video chat application, Skype, by the end of 2014.

Survey off

Superb design, instantly ruined by a stupid survey pop-up that loads within milliseconds of you landing on the page. The sooner we have pop-up blockers that can reliably blank all this “oh, oh, take our survey!” and “take a look at another article, before you’ve finished reading this one!” cruft on magazine and newspaper websites, […]