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Augmented Human Presentation Notes

Hello everyone, here are my notes for today’s presentation on Augmented Human by Dr. Helen Papagiannis:


While the summary itself is pretty long, the book itself is dense with examples of new technological advances and information on a wide range of technologies. Instead of focussing on all of them, I have opted to instead summarize and direct our attention to the things I found interesting, to the things we’ve discussed in class, or to things that are simply cool/weird/radical/mathematical/etc.

There are questions throughout the notes, so I hope you will take some time to look through them, ponder on my musings, gather some of your own, and prepare for a debate on what it means to be an augmented human.

Attached is also the list of videos I will be showing in class. If we run out of time, please feel free to peruse them at your leisure:

-       Treachery of Sanctuary: http://milk.co/treachery

-       Google Self-Driving Car: https://waymo.com/

-       Optical Camouflage Demo with Kinect: artandmobile.com

-       What’s missing from your VR experience?

-       Disney research areas: https://www.disneyresearch.com/research/research-areas/

-       Sensory Fiction: http://scifi2scifab.media.mit.edu/2013/12/19/sensory-fiction/

-       VEST: http://www.eagleman.com/research/sensory-substitution

-       Synesthesia Mask

-       ‘Bubble Cats’:

-       Unbelievable [AR] Bus Shelter | Pepsi Max. Unbelievable #LiveForNow

-       110 Stories

-       Eternime: http://eterni.me/

-       Real Time High-Fidelity Facial Performance Capture

-       TED Talk on 4D printing

-       Wearable blood glucose monitor

-       Imaginary Phone

-       Noel Gallagher interview, in which he talks about electronic assistants and self-driving cars

-       Intimacy ‘smart’ clothing: https://studioroosegaarde.net/project/intimacy

-       “Arkangel” trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yef_HfQoBd8

-       Neurable: http://www.neurable.com

-       Mirages and Miracles (2017): https://vimeo.com/209064549



(PS. While some of the questions are specifically addressed to Dr. Papagiannis (most of the ones addressed to the hypothetical ‘you’), and although it is unfortunate she won’t be able to join us today, I have nevertheless left them imbedded in the notes so that they may inspire debates of our own)

Wed, November 29 2017 » Future Cinema