Friday, July 24, 2015


So I sing Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake songs in the car, and I want to know if Autotune can make me sound like Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Age Progression Software

Ira Kemelmacher is a Computer Science and Engineering professor, and her approach to "aging" people via algorithms is systematic indeed. But I hope she incorporates specific and sufficient personal data, before she ages a particular person. Health and genetics, occupation and lifestyle, as well as climate all figure in how any of us ages. It was good that she inputted old photos of the interviewer, but she probably needed many, many more photos of him. Her progression of him to 80 years old didn't look very different at all from his current looks. So either she took a very conservative approach for this example or her algorithms need much development and refinement.

Monday, July 20, 2015


The Roundhouse is like a giant Lazy Susan, and can turn a locomotive of several tons with the brute strength of just one person.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Buckminster Fuller

This is the Dymaxion House. In the past, this was the future. But now that it's the future, this is in the past. Got it? Good.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Thomas Edison

Inventing relates to the creation of entirely new things... Innovation really is about how those things are adopted and adapted.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Orville and Wilbur Wright

From bicycling to flying, Orville and Wilbur Wright go on an unlikely journey marked by little discoveries and bold experimentation.