arts and tech


Natural Human-Drone Interaction

Research project from Eirini Malliaraki illustrates ideas for drone programming, from gesture to emotion recognition:

1-month graduate project // Royal College of Art & Imperial College// May 2017

Taking inspiration from the interaction between falconers and their birds of prey, as well as from common daily gestures, cybernetics, dance, and robotics, several themes were explored, namely:
- a gesture-based interaction scheme that attempts to create a more intuitive and natural way to communicate with aerial robots
- ways in which aerial robots can become more autonomous by interpreting their environment in richer ways
- ways in which they can communicate their intentions and give feedback
- ways in which an aerial robot can understand and react to human emotions and eventually influence our behaviour

Parrot AR Drone, Node js, Javascript, Affectiva Emotion analysis SDK


Keith and Lance: *Bickering about the last McZarkon fries*
Coran: *internal screaming*
Shiro: *snoring*
Hunk: *doing stuff on his phone*
Pidge: *Reading*

For Voltron Anniversary the 10th of June
I love this show, I love everything about it! The animation, the story, the characters. I’m in Voltron Hell and I ain’t leaving XD

original DTS made by @humnyn 


So happy I finally received my new ‘grimoire’! This will be way easier for me to organize all kinds of information and I’m thinking of buying a rose gold chain and carrying it with me like a necklace! It’s 16GB so when I make meditation/energy work sound tracks I can bring it to gatherings too.
I feel like I can finally get a move on with organizing all my info lol!

shiro | keith | pidge | hunk | lance

If you are hungry for food, you are prepared to hunt high and low for it. If you are hungry for information it is the same.
- Stephen Fry


Ground Truth: Corona Landmarks

In the words of the artists Julie Anand and Damon Sauer:

Ground Truth: Corona Landmarks, in its broadest sense, investigates an individual’s position on earth in the contemporary context of vast networks of information. We explore this situation by visualizing the expanding pervasiveness of satellite technology in relation to an historically significant set of satellite calibration targets. This system of approximately two hundred fifty-six calibration targets within the Sonoran Desert were created as part of a secret surveillance program in the mid-1960’s. The joint CIA/Air Force classified project known as Corona was a photo-reconnaissance program based on the recovery of physical capsules of ejected film and produced the world’s first maps of earth from space. The sixty-foot diameter concrete forms we photograph are located one per mile within a sixteen square-mile grid, designed as an array of ground truth markers. We are intrigued by the way that these markers of space have become markers of time, representing a poignant moment in geopolitical and technologic social history.

We privilege the skies in each of our compositions to give visual weight to the density of what is imperceptible miles above us. To further engage this idea, we map the specific satellites present in the sky at each site at the moment of photographing, using a satellite tracking application. We enjoy the way that these myriad points and orbital arcs emphasize the ubiquity of this contemporary technology encircling the globe. We explore the remains of Corona architecture as demarking a rich anthropologic moment evidencing the human desire to see from above.