Archive for October, 2006

to Wii or not to Wii – In2Games announces new controller

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

The interested randform reader knows that we are always on the look for fancy
input devices



Tuesday, October 24th, 2006
hyphae.jpg organic computing?

There is a joint lecture series on “selforganization of complex systems”. It uses tele-teaching systems of the participating universities:
Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Technical Univerity Ilmenau, Bauhaus University Weimar, and Univerity Leipzig.
topics range from the mathematics of selforganization ant organic computing to self organization in social contexts and and evolutionary algorithms.
Sounds interesting.


Monday, October 23rd, 2006

A dress with living fungi:fibre reaction (2004) (image similar) by Donna Franklin. It might help against something but I wonder how the dress looks today…

See we make money not art for other mould art.

Die tödliche Doris

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006


Die tödliche Doris was a 7 year long art project in the end 80ties. It consisted of a group of (usually 3) people( Wolfgang Müller, Nikolaus Utermöhlen und Chris Dreier/Dagmar Dimitroff/Tabea Blumenschein and then Käthe Kruse ) who did Multimedia art performances. Their work was concerned with the question of identity – especially in pop groups. They created their typical style the “ingenious dilletantism” and performed on Punk/NDW/Industrial festivals such as “Berlin Atonal”.


Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

Just some flowers from today:


character recognition linked to physics engines

Friday, October 20th, 2006


A hidden Markov model as it usually appears in pattern recognition

Optical character recognition, usually abbreviated to OCR, is computer software designed to translate images of handwritten or typewritten text (usually captured by a scanner or a digitizer) into machine processable text. OCR is e.g. commercially used in PDA’s However “handwritten” characters do not need to be constrained to letters or simple symbols but could also be more complex shapes, if necessary also in 3D. The recognition of such shapes can also be interpreted as gesture recognition.


Contemporary Mathematical Photography and New Media

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

A bit late this announcement, however not too late… for all those who are in Harrisonburg Virginia/US right now:

NEW IMAGE GALLERY at James Madison University currently hosts an exhibition:
“Contemporary Mathematical Photography and New Media”

October 9th, 2006 Opening reception for Contemporary Mathematical Photography and New Media: Part 1, 5–7pm. Exhibit will last through November 8th.
Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday, 12:00 noon – 5:00pm; Friday – Saturday, 12:00 noon – 4:00pm CLOSED Sundays
New Image Gallery is located at 131 Grace Street.

among others daytars surrealey is on display there.

mars on earth

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006


New Planet (1921), by Konstantin Yuon (image from Wikipedia).

I was yesterday linking to a project which is carrying out a study into possible future cultural utilisation of the International Space Station.


ix -quadrat: Tag der offenen Tür TUM

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

Last sunday was open day at the Technical University Munich and the math department participated mainly with their math museum ix-quadrat. (more…)


Tuesday, October 17th, 2006


->Just a short note: yesterday the Arts Catalyst announced that their report to the
European Space Agency for a Cultural Policy for the International Space
Station has been made public here.