Archive for 2006

IIWII – It Is What It Is

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

logSpiral450.jpg One difficulty with displaying (mainly) conceptional works is that a lot of these works have no full and immediate sensory output – especially those with not many interactive and performative ingredients. In other words: it is hard to see an idea/imagination/thought if it is represented only in a few images/ sound/ narratives/ descriptions etc.


logos and trademarks and memory and more

Friday, November 24th, 2006

monochrom performed a nice test on how people remember trademarks. (more…)

Voronoi diagrams and Delaunay triangulations

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

delauney.jpg A possible random Delaunay triangulation (screenshot from the applet)

Just a link to an instructive applet on Voronoi diagrams and Delaunay triangulations as appearing in computational geometry.

From the site:

  • The Voronoi Diagram has the property that for each site (clicked with the mouse) every point in the region around that site is closer to that site than to any of the other sites.
  • The Delaunay Triangulation is the geometric dual of the Voronoi Diagram. Alternately, it can be defined as a triangulation of the sites with the additional property that for each triangle of the triangulation, the circumcircle of that triangle is empty of all other sites.

In the above applet the user can switch between the two constructions.

->Another Delaunay triangulation application (java webstart) from Markus.

lego math again

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

again some lego math visualization (more…)

Frozen records

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006



Mapping The Universe: Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS 2)

Monday, November 20th, 2006


update 22.02.2011: the above image is a still from the below referenced film.

From the SDSS homepage:

SDSS is systematically mapping a quarter of the entire sky, producing a detailed image of it and determining the positions and absolute brightnesses of more than 100 million celestial objects. It is also measuring the distances to a million of the nearest galaxies, giving us a three-dimensional picture of the universe through a volume one hundred times larger than that explored to date. SDSS is also recording the distances to 100,000 quasars — the most distant objects known — giving us unprecedented knowledge of the distribution of matter to the edge of the visible universe.

youtube link

branch prediction analysis

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

Modern microprocessors have facilities to gather statistical information about how branches in a program are taken. (more…)

Anémic cinéma

Thursday, November 16th, 2006


I was happy and astonished to find that Marcel Duchamps Anémic cinéma is still on youtube. may be go watch fast.


common sense

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Today just another interesting scientific link this time about common sense:

The MIT Media Lab has embarked on an effort to give computers and other modern devices “common sense”, the capacity to understand and reason about the world as intimately as people do. By giving machines common sense, they will finally be able to understand people, our goals and typical problems, and they will be able to better assist us in solving them or coming to terms with them–thus simplifying and humanizing the technology and tools of the digital age.

For those unfamiliar with the problem of giving computers common sense:
->the Newcomer’s Guide to Commonsense Computing will help
->visit the Open Mind Common Sense web site to get a first hand sense of the problem!

Biological Surfaces and Interfaces

Monday, November 13th, 2006

Just a short link to a symposium organized by the European Science Foundation on Biological Surfaces and Interfaces.

This 3rd conference on Biological Surfaces and Interfaces addresses the field of interfaces between synthetic materials and biological systems – biointerfaces – a topic that constitutes one of the most dynamic and expanding field in science and technology.

Links of interest on that site: