March 2014

Science fiction + science fact

Michael Abrash, head of Valve Software’s augmented reality efforts, [talks about why he’s joining Oculus]( It’s interesting how he focuses on the imagined experience from the books as much as the technology, which meanwhile proceeds along its own path. Blending the two is a powerful combination. > Sometime in 1993 or 1994, I read Snow…more

The Winston Primer

I’ve been rereading [The Diamond Age]( and understanding a lot more about the “Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer” which plays a major role. So it was awesome to see that [some Pixar veterans have started to create something very similar for the iPad](…right down to the [ractors]( > Speech engineers interpret the data daily, and alert…more