Skateboarding system in development which aims to improve the experience. Tricks you perform can be documented (thus proved), and also includes social geolocation network features where you can add friends, find out where they are skating, and group games.
The best experience, all in your pocket
Skateboarding is not easy. We developed Krack so we could enjoy skateboarding even more, become better skateboarders and talk big when we were so proud of landing a new trick.
The system is currently being tested in Paris and London, but are interested to see if anyone would like to try it out in the US.
To find out more about the project, you can visit their site here
The Institute for Culinary Education has found a new way to kickstart their creative process long before the first vegetable is chopped. They’re using a cognitive computing system made by IBM researchers that can learn and even create in the way we humans do. So far the technology is being used to design more creative recipes, like the tasty Turkish Bruschetta this GIF is based on. But in the future, it could invent healthier recipes. Gluten-free recipes. More sustainable recipes. And countless new ways to make you go “yum,” “mmmmmm,” “soooooooo good” and “delish.”
Artist who creates works with computational analysis of the world of hip-hop.
Pictured above are light-painted visualizations created with an industrial robotic arm using data from textual analysis of rap lyrics related to mentions of geography, placed on a virtual map:
Inspired by Pablo Picasso’s light pen drawings Maximum Distance. Minimum Displacement. uses abstracted semantic rap data to create sculptural forms with light. The forms represent the distance travelled by the lyrics in each song.
(Brief) Methodology: I used the Hip Hop Word Count’s new semantic analysis results to extract all geographic mentions from the complete bodies of work of 12 rappers. These locations were translated into geo coordinates which were then made into points that plotted the robot arm’s movements. The robot arm drew each path while holding a light pen.
There are other projects to be found at Staple Crop’s website here