Emergent Futures Tumblelog

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Queen’s Freddie Mercury Will Perform as ‘Optical Illusion’

Freddie Mercury will make a technology-enhanced appearance from beyond the grave at a tenth anniversary performance of the Queen musical We Will Rock You. But to be clear, the frontman — who died in 1991 — will not be a hologram. He will be an “optical illusion.”


Full Story: Spin

Posted at 5:31pm and tagged with: tech, technology, visualisation,.

Queen’s Freddie Mercury Will Perform as ‘Optical Illusion’



Freddie Mercury will make a technology-enhanced appearance from beyond the grave at a tenth anniversary performance of the Queen musical We Will Rock You. But to be clear, the frontman — who died in 1991 — will not be a hologram. He will be an “optical illusion.”

Full Story: Spin

smarterplanet:

Laser System Paints Information on the Road Ahead   | Technology Review

Ever wondered if you could control your house’s climate, security, and appliances — along with your PCs and peripherals — using Microsoft software? That day may soon dawn, as its Research arm has started testing its home automation software, called HomeOS, in twelve domiciles over the past few months. The budding system views smartphones, printers and air conditioners as network peripherals, controlled by a dedicated gateway computer. The project even has a handful of apps in play, which perform functions like energy monitoring, remote surveillance and face-recognition. This growing list of applications, available through a portal called “HomeStore”, will allow users to easily expand their system’s capabilities. So how does it all work out in the real world? Head past the break, and let Redmond’s research team give you the skinny.

Posted at 3:39pm and tagged with: tech, technology, location, user interface, visualisation,.

smarterplanet:

Laser System Paints Information on the Road Ahead   | Technology Review
Ever wondered if you could control your house’s climate, security, and appliances — along with your PCs and peripherals — using Microsoft software? That day may soon dawn, as its Research arm has started testing its home automation software, called HomeOS, in twelve domiciles over the past few months. The budding system views smartphones, printers and air conditioners as network peripherals, controlled by a dedicated gateway computer. The project even has a handful of apps in play, which perform functions like energy monitoring, remote surveillance and face-recognition. This growing list of applications, available through a portal called “HomeStore”, will allow users to easily expand their system’s capabilities. So how does it all work out in the real world? Head past the break, and let Redmond’s research team give you the skinny.

The future of social activism [infographic]


Full Story: AllTop

Posted at 3:40pm and tagged with: visualisation, social media, politics,.

The future of social activism [infographic]

Full Story: AllTop

stoweboyd:

Infographic that shows the number of new inhabitants of cities per hour.

Posted at 6:07pm and tagged with: cities, trends, urbanisation, visualisation,.

stoweboyd:

Infographic that shows the number of new inhabitants of cities per hour.

Who Buys All Those Google Ads? An Infographic Breakdown

Full Story: Wired

Posted at 6:07pm and tagged with: advertising, tech, technology, visualisation, economic,.

Who Buys All Those Google Ads? An Infographic Breakdown


Full Story: Wired

Rise of the Megacities

laurakirsop:

(Source: gu.com)

Posted at 10:50am and tagged with: Cities, Visualisation, trends,.


Rise of the Megacities

laurakirsop:

Paul Higgins: Interesting. 

bijan:

arainert:

Amazing. Love how much it looks like a vein/neuron.

(via Twitter Traffic Map of New York — ANIMAL)

Incredible

Posted at 5:54am and tagged with: visualisation, tech,.

Paul Higgins: Interesting. 

bijan:

arainert:

Amazing. Love how much it looks like a vein/neuron.
(via Twitter Traffic Map of New York — ANIMAL)

Incredible

Consumers 71 percent more likely to buy based on social media referrals

Full Story: ragan

Posted at 8:30am and tagged with: social media, economic, visualisation,.

Consumers 71 percent more likely to buy based on social media referrals



Full Story: ragan

smarterplanet:

Plenty More Fish In The Sea? | Information is Beautiful

A visualization of the state of Atlantic fish stocks.

Commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts as part of European Fish Week

Popularly eaten fish include: bluefin tuna, brill, cod, haddock, hake, halibut, herring, mackerel, pollock, salmon, sea trout, striped bass, sturgeon, turbot, whiting.

Posted at 3:41pm and tagged with: environment, visualisation,.

smarterplanet:

Plenty More Fish In The Sea? | Information is Beautiful
A visualization of the state of Atlantic fish stocks. 
Commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts as part of European Fish Week
Popularly eaten fish include: bluefin tuna, brill, cod, haddock, hake, halibut, herring, mackerel, pollock, salmon, sea trout, striped bass, sturgeon, turbot, whiting.

brycedotvc:

As I tune in and out of the recent flurry of discussion around “big data” I can’t help but be reminded of the the old sailor poem:

Water, water, every where,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink.

If I had a nickel for every founder who told…

Posted at 6:11pm and tagged with: data, technology, tech, visualisation, analytics,.