Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Art evolution: digital art

Now I know what my next framed art is going to be: Digital Art!

I was inspired to look for digital streamed art after my visit to Cafe Tutu Tango in Orlando. This place I highly recommend, bringing together great food, music, performers and live painters, art is poured all over this place wherever you look.

Forget having one static painting on your wall. Imagine a plasma screen of a nice size, attached to a wall, with a painting type of framing around and a good surround audio streaming art non stop, successions of great paintings of all times with music, or non-stop morphing artistic videos such as: art or pocketmovies.
Tired of art? you could switch to the typical relaxing videos and sounds of the ocean, rain forest, your last vacation, anything you want. A remote might come in handy ;)

update: someone mentioned using a projector in an empty wall painted with special paint for this and every other tv purpose, sounds like a better solution, more minimalist ...

Teletransport-ed Atoms

Still not sure how it feels to live in a science fiction world?

My friend Ed in the UK mentioned this experiments by Oct last year and recently he sent me this link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6343311.stm

With this quote:
"It's confirmation of work that I had heard about from some guys I know over here who work on the edge of science/military borders......fascinating stuff, and of course the military aspects of this sort of thing will be far advanced from the news being released to us mere morjavascript:void(0)
Publishtals through such forums as the BBC!"

Browser sessions in a tabbed world II

It's great to be back from vacation and see so many things going on on the web sphere. It was hard to keep up with posts and make up for the time I was gone ...

After using Firefox's Session Manager plug-in by Alejandro Panizza's suggestion, I just have one more comment on browser sessions in a tabbed world. My experience with the session manager is that it's all good except for one little detail. The session concept was not redefined by the use of tabs like I think it should have (at least for me it did). Basically my point is that once tabs emerged in the browser's world, a session should be redefined to a window composed of multiple related tabs as opposed to the pre-tab session concept of a session including multiple windows. Before tabs it'd make a lot of sense that multiple windows conform a session as this was the only way to have multiple pages linked together. In the post-tab world, it makes more sense to have a session defined to be a host of tabs bonded together.
The practical difference that is not minor is that with the proposed definition of session I could accomplish my goal of having multiple "sessions" saved independently and open/closed independently.
At least for the way I'd like to organize my browser consumption session manager didn't work for this little detail and it ended up having only one functionality I appreciate that is the possibility of opening back a session that crashed and not much more than that for me ...