Recently I was asked to look into creating a virtual human based interactive digital assistant from scratch. I have a good bit of experience with various aspects of interactive virtual humans from my time at the Institute for Creative Technology, but most of those efforts are built upon complex animation control systems and specialized rendering
Last month my friend Ari Shapiro (ICT) asked me if I would like to build a portable version of the Raspberry Pi based capture cage for a research conference. Heck Yeah I would! The original physical design is based on the pi3dscan system from a group called 3dmij in the Netherlands, but this one needed
I’ve been wanting to do this trip for a long time. For a couple of years now I’ve been doing my best to find a couple of friends that would be willing to come down and do a baja run. Last summer we drove all the way to Cabo in our 4WD, so I’ve got
Today is my birthday, and it’s been a great year. I am happy. I’m not worried about anything too serious. I’m healthy. My family is healthy. This year was full of new experiences, travel and personal growth. Last year I had three themes that I wanted to weave into my life: vision, generosity and friendship.
I’ve always been fascinated by the Concorde. It’s the most beautiful and cool airplane ever made. A few weeks ago I had some time to kill before a flight at Dulles (this happens to me once in a decade maybe!) and I jumped at the chance to see the one on display at the National
As you may know, I’ve been spending some time in Brazil this summer. After a week of tourist food, I came met up with some old friends from Sao Paulo. They were sitting around this glorious pumpkin full of spices and shrimp. It was amazing! This is the real deal! check out the chillies! YUM!
Up late last night aiming lasers for a mission impossible style game for Spinifex. It’s all smoke and mirrors. And lasers.
Just stepped off the plane from Rio and cannot wait to return. I still have the sand from Copacabana between my toes. In the meantime, google has posted this amazing experience about the great many people that live in Rio’s favelas. The favellas are such a huge part of Rio and yet very few tourists
I’ll keep this post short and sweet. I’ve been GPS tagging a few OHV park maps that are provided by the California. I don’t know how many maps I’ve lost while riding Hungry Valley OHV park, so I thought I would overlay it on an established GIS map and geotag it. Update! I’ve also added