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Robot Wonders and Wanderings 2012-07-07

Blinky™ on Vimeo – Horror short film about a robot helper at home – things go wrong. Horribly wrong. I thought the robot’s smile was an especially fantastic design touch. Furby 2012 has been (officially) announced Uses…

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Robot Movies!

Robot Wonders and Wanderings 2012-06-29Robot and Frank Official Trailer #1 (2012)Near-future setting touches on themes of “robot companions for old people” w/ a dark comedy heist twist.   (Frank Langella’s character on his robot): “I need him.”  “What do…

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Misc. Links re: kids, design, apps, learning

Report: Robots stack up to human professors in teaching Intro Stats | Inside Higher Ed“In experiments at six public universities, students assigned randomly to statistics courses that relied heavily on “machine-guided learning” software — with reduced face time with instructors — did…

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Apple unleashes four new FaceTime ads (with video)

via macdailynews.com Apple’s FaceTime ads are really beautiful. They emphasize emotional connections we can create with (and through) our technological artifacts. The critical mass isn’t there yet (needs to be about 20% of my address book having…

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Manchester Airport Has Free, Public Wireless

It’s not really on the way to or from anything, but FYI: Manchester, NH airport has free, public wireless (not open – one nag/term page to click through). About 6 weeks ago, I found that I could grab wireless…

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The Sun, The Moon, and a White Horse

My friend Maida told me of a superstition where if you see the sun, moon, and a white horse all in the same glance, you can make an especially ambitious wish and have it come true. Wow. Based on the…

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