Saturday, December 24, 2005

Friday, December 23, 2005

Self Aware Bots?

Meiji University researchers built a robot that can recognize itself in the mirror. This form of mirror image cognition is arguably a step toward self-awareness. In another experiment, one robot representing the "self," imitated another robot, acting as "the other." Signals from the first robot apparently indicated that the first robot "understood" that the other robot was mimicing its behavior.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Cool Cards

Vintage soviet X-mas rocket themed cards...


It's not the sequel to that Peter Pan movie... It's really a comic book about heroin abuse. Briefly distributed (from May to July 1966) at NYC methadone clinics.
get hooked

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Art Dorks

The Art Dorks collective is a Atlanta based group...check their site out, there is some nice stuff...

Pocket Cinema

Chinese pocket cinema. A flickr site with scans of small Chinese film-booklets from martial-arts movies, once a cheap alternative to cinema in China.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Erik Kriek

Dutch illustrator and artist Erik Kriek is rad...Gutsman Enterprises

Chronic What! cles of Narnia!

If you didn't see this bit on SNL...then you really should watch it now.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Letters to Walken

Here are some great letters from kids to Mr. Walken....

Red Book

A Massachussetts paper is reporting that a college student was visited by Department of Homeland Security agents in October after requesting a copy of Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung -- better known as "The Little Red Book" -- from a university library: