Turning Objects into Musical Instruments
Spy Agencies Infiltrate in Online Games
Internet Archeologists Reconstruct Vanishing Digital Artifacts
Where civilizations of the past left drawings, glyphs and written messages, we have taken to the internet to record the vast majority of modern history and knowledge. But is it permanent? At Old Dominion University in Virginia, researchers Hany Salah Eldeen and Michael Nelson have been studying the rate at which information on the internet disappears, and if it can be restored.
Twitter Gets Real in the Form of a Hotel
If you are a Society of Simulations citizen and you can’t do without social networks, hashtags or tweets, even during your holidays, the Sol Wave House is the place for you. This hotel located in the Balearic Island of Mallorca is entirely dedicated to Twitter. The main goal of the structure is to make guests socialize and interact, both virtually and in person.
The Talking Window: a New Audio Medium
The streets of marketing are endless, and sometimes intrusive. The latest space to be taken over by advertising is the train window. The broadcast company Sky is experimenting with this medium to advertise its products on German public transportation.
Gamers Care as Much for Their Avatar as for Their Best Friend
According to a study by brain researchers, regular gamers identify so strongly with their avatar – the character that executes their action in the game – they have the same emotions for their avatar as for their best friends.
Emotionally the avatar has a similar position as ones best friend, despite its “virtual” presence and the often longer lasting relationship with ones best friend, says neuroscientist Shanti Ganesh, who just defended her phd thesis on the topic.
When Virtual Experiences Seep into our Physical World
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