Saturday, 20 September 2008

Origin of the emoticon in 1982

September 19th 1982 and Scott Fahlman invents the :-) emoticon.

1982: At precisely 11:44 a.m., Scott Fahlman posts the following electronic message to a computer-science department bulletin board at Carnegie Mellon University:

19-Sep-82 11:44 Scott E Fahlman  :-)
From: Scott E Fahlman

I propose that the following character sequence for joke markers:


Read it sideways. Actually, it is probably more economical to mark things that are NOT jokes, given current trends. For this, use:


Friday, 12 September 2008

Everything that hapens will happen today.

David Byrne & Brian Eno, back together again for the first time since My Life in the bush of ghosts. Being published first as a download (no DRM and flac versions - good for them).

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Friday, 5 September 2008

Remind yourself of the fragility of existence with a isight and a Mac.

DT4 Identity-SA is an "artware" of Project 72, a type of screen-based installation with visual feedback and sound synthesis. It displays a new type of animation of aesthetic graphics and deformed reflection of user's image.
Created by
Tatsuo Unemi 
Department of Information Systems Science, Soka University.
Daniel Bisig 
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory,University of Zurich.
Download here