seeing-machines

Before drilling this device in the lathe (after facing in it two of the sides as you see the machining marks), I couldn’t stop seeing in the setup what looked to the as one of those huge deco buildings from the 1930′s. By the way this is an American late made in 1947 and it’s still up an running. I bet the thing made parts for the Korean War 

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Algorithms to watch and nudge sleepy drivers via wsav

Dutch luxury bus company Royal Beuk BV is outfitting vacation bus lines with a system designed by Australian company Seeing Machines that monitors whether a driver is becoming drowsy.

It uses infrared light and a camera to register eye movements to see whether a driver’s gaze is distracted from the road for too long, or if he is blinking progressively more slowly - signs he may be close to nodding off.

If the system’s software algorithms determine there’s a problem, it will first sound an alarm for the driver. Further alarms will pull in human assistance or intervention

“What we see is that drivers learn very quickly not to be distracted from the road,” Ken Kroeger, the CEO of Seeing Machines, said in a telephone interview. “However, you can’t train someone to not be tired.”

Mercedes and Volvo have both introduced automobile systems that measure drowsiness by analyzing steering wheel movements, while Ford uses cameras to check whether a car is drifting out of its lane.

Over the next few weeks, I want begin thinking about how to begin thinking through the 21st Century’s emerging photographic landscape, and the ways both photographic practices and photographs themselves are changing. To do that, I want to start from the beginning by developing an expanded definition of photography, and exploring the implications of that expanded definition.

I’ll start by introducing the idea of photography as “seeing machines” and explore questions such as: How do we see the world with machines? What happens if we think about photography in terms of imaging systems instead of images?  How can we think about images made-by-machines-for-other-machines? What are the implications of a world in which photography is both ubiquitous and, curiously, largely invisible?

Without question, the 21st Century will be a photographic century. Photography will play a more fundamental role in the functioning of 21st Century societies than 20th Century practitioners working with light-sensitive emulsions and photographic papers could have ever dreamed. So while in one sense photography might be “over,” in another, it’s barely gotten going. And we haven’t seen anything yet.

top 7 things i wish i’d heard as a young man/i think are important to hear in general
  • you won’t ever figure it out perfectly, so don’t let that hold you back. don’t even bother trying. why are you trying to decide if you’re a man or not before taking testosterone? there’s no reason. you can still take hormones if you’re “just” genderqueer, you can take them if you’re a woman for that matter. you can take them no matter what, so and if you’re sitting around dissecting every aspect of yourself to see if you ‘deserve’ them you’ll waste ages on a pointless question.
  • that being said, you’ll transition when it’s right for you. not that that’s ever an end-goal process, but i mean, the main showy part (if there’s going to be a main showy part for your particular journey). sometimes it just seems fortuitous, sometimes you wait for a reason. Lord knows, I almost tried to wait for my parents to both pass on (decided that was a bit morbid in the end). If I’d had kids I would’ve waited forever, most likely. It happens when in happens even if you do it at one of the most absurdly stressful times in your life (transitioning during your last year of nursing school not recommended)
  • you don’t particularly need same-gender friends. this is absurd. does it even make sense? what is same gender, do two people ever have the same gender? i guess maybe. i have a few male friends but what, am i going to get into another (more “male-dominated”) hobby? am i going to change to another (more “male-dominated”) career? your job and your hobbies are generally how you make friends, and tbf it’s just silly to go shopping for people when you’re already so introverted you can barely talk to the 5 (not-male) people you do talk to 
  • don’t even bother buying a commercial packer. or do. it was hilarious to own one, just having a dick in a ziploc bag in your closet. note to self: the smallest commercial packer will look, proportionally speaking, like you’ve shoved an armadillo in your tiny-man pants. you will never wind up feeling comfortable with something stuffed in your pants (unless you’re actually having sex) and you’ll never shake the idea of it being false advertising. Perhaps no one notices, or maybe they do. You know how many dudes have small dicks and no bulges? I check out a lot of dudes. i know. lots of people are pretty ungifted there. note: If you’re cosplaying in tight booty shorts for whatever reason, generally speaking, rolling up a handkerchief will suffice for a proportionally-appropriate bulge.
  • bind as much as you want. bind however you want to. dear past self: it’ll be a few years before people come out with helpful hints, and by the time they do half the time it’ll come across as a bit condescending. here’s the facts: you might have a job where you work for 16 hrs. you’re not going to go to the bathroom mid-shift and come out with tits. fuck it. it’s your body. like with everything else–eating, drinking, smoking, whatever–know the risks, and do what makes you safest. sometimes you fuck up your body to save it. and if that’s your journey, that’s fine, too. 
  • you don’t need to stand to pee. this is so dumb as a concept, nothing against those who do it. but dear self: you’ll always feel more self-conscious trying to use a stp than just going in a stall and pretending you’re taking a dump. anyway, you’re just be more apt to break a hip when you’re 95 if you pick up the habit. fuck it, sit and pee if you like. (are the seats grosser? not really. or maybe they are. it’s been like 6 years, maybe i’ve forgotten, like how i think seitan is chicken when it’s nothing like)
  • everyone’s got a different experience. reading “helpful hint” guides like this is only as helpful as knowing this: your experience of being will never be anyone else’s. there will one day be a million “tips” posts out there one day, most of them made long after you’ve already finished the brief flicker of time they’re writing about. it’s best to understand–rather than holding your own experiences on trial as being “valid” or “not–that all these comments and posts come from a different human, from someone tempered by very different forces and experiences. Your own path will be just as strange and wonderful as any.
Intel colabora con Jaguar Land Rover

Intel colabora con Jaguar Land Rover

Intel colabora con la firma automotriz, Jaguar Land Rover* para refrenar la conducción distraída

Lima, Perú, 12 de enero del 2015.— Intel está colaborando con Jaguar Land Rover* y Seeing Machines* para demostrar la nueva tecnología de detección a bordo en el panel de control del vehículo que monitorea el rostro y los ojos del conductor para reducir la conducción distraída y la somnolencia.

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Jaguar y Land Rover desvelan en el CES un sistema de supervisión del conductor

Jaguar y Land Rover desvelan en el CES un sistema de supervisión del conductor

Jaguar, Land Rover, Intel y Seeing Machines desvelan un innovador sistema de supervisión del conductor en la Feria Internacional de la Electrónica de Consumo de Las Vegas.

  • Seeing Machines expone su vanguardista sistema de supervisión del conductor Driver Monitor System (DMS) en un Jaguar F-TYPE en el stand de Intel.
  • El sistema monitoriza la vista del conductor y le alerta cuando aparta su vista…

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