This is what is Weird and Wonderful on the Web through September 4th:
- Explaining DRM to non-technical people – Movie studios believe they can create the perfect copy protection system. But it would be easier to go faster than the speed of light, says Cory Doctorow
- HBO Buys U.S. TV Rights to Second Life Machinima Series, promotes it as Oscar Nominee Contender – the highest profile example of an SL-to-RL (Real Life) rights deal so far. It’s also the first time SL-based content has landed someone a Hollywood agent. Is machinima turning into an accepted tool for established filmmakers?
- Putting science back into science fiction – as Carl Sagan said: ‘We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.’
- Coca Cola – The Happiness Factory , and more – 2006, the original “Happiness Factory” has gone on to become the highest rated global spot. See the story boards; the mockumentary; the Movie (the day the “Happiness Factory” ran out of Coke!); and the Second Life launch of the moive. and the HD versi
- From Joey Devilla :“Dear Subway”: A Plea to the Sandwich Shop from a Math Geek –
- Hints of a Breakdown of Relativity Theory?: Sciam Observations – higher-energy gamma rays appear to travel through space a little bit slower than lower-energy ones
- Joho the Blog: Well-trained news – using Bayesian algorithms to identify submitters and select relevant stories.
- WorldChanging Canada: Rewilding Canada – the vertical farm : doing intensive hydroponics agriculture in urban hi-rises. ( this would also be useful practive for space settlements.
- Invention: Social networking TV – tech – 13 August 2007 – New Scientist Tech – Microsoft has a version of its instant messaging system that is designed to connect to your TV, DVD player or media player and keep track of everything you’ve watched. The messaging system allows online buddies to see what the others have been watching. S