Monthly Archives September 2007

Video filters over reality

What if you could run video filters over your daily reality? Artists from Russia (I couldn’t determine their names) have decided to find out. When this gets more mainstream we are so going to get a revival of the whole psychedelic movement. (Via William Gibson.)

Love Death 2

Alright, here is my dirty little secret: a significant chunk of my non-subscriber traffic is people looking for nude World of Warcraft skins and other dodgy subjects I have occasionally blogged about over the years. So, in a cynical attempt to increase my traffic, I bring you news of Love Death 2, a first-person bukkake […]

Seam Carving for Content-Aware Image Resizing

Here is a SIGGRAPH 2007 presentation by Shai Avidan and Ariel Shamir on a novel way of resizing images. Arbitrarily resize an image while keeping important parts whole. It’s quite impressive, until the baby is squished. Can also be used to eliminate people from your pictures, Stalin-style. Coming soon to your Photoshop.

Bioshock’s copy protection

Here is a pretty detailed look at the copy protection mechanism that comes with the PC version of Bioshock. It is uglier than I expected: I didn’t know games were using limited activations these days. That kind of changes the whole idea of ‘buying a game’ – the impact on renting and reselling games is […]