modders’ breath

AP carries a story on gamemodding with a more than positive conclusion: “Still, Lombardi said, mods like Counter-Strike show that anyone with the skills can make it big in the gaming industry. ‘They are the guys that are going to be making the great games of tomorrow,’ he said. ‘Gaming is still in the frontier days, there’s still a chance for someone to put something together in a garage.’” … Continue reading

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visual jack in

“A half century of artificial-sight research has succeeded. And now this blind man can see,” ↑reports Wired with an impressive, well written story about an american laboratory, which is working with cameras that bring vision directly by cables into the brain of a blind man: From a few steps closer, I see that the wires plug into Patient Alpha’s head like a pair of headphones plug into a stereo. The actual connection is metallic and circular, like a common washer. So seamless is the integration that the skin appears to simply stop being skin and start being steel.     … Continue reading

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