Results suggest that interacting with a rat-sized robot controlled by a human did not bring about big changes in rat behaviour.
Month: November 2012
Animals Australia — Pigs fly. And sing. With chickens. (by FSM)
Visual effects used as a weapon in the fight for animal rights. I love the bit where the piglet attempts to take off and for a second doesn’t seem to make it.
The Cockroach Beatbox — Greg Gage (by TEDEducation)
This video was shown at TEDxUtrecht and then I got to see Gage do the same thing again live at TEDxBrussels a few days later.
What I find most interesting here is that Gage has turned the image of a cockroach with one leg missing—something many people find discomforting—into a kind of mascot.
More work by Gage that involves animals: playing music through a squid and a DIY remote control roach.
Low income housing spreads into the hills on the outskirts of Kabul, photographed on October 4, 2012. According to the World Bank more than a third of the population of Afghanistan lives below the poverty line, and more than half are vulnerable and at serious risk of falling into poverty. (via Afghanistan: October 2012 — In Focus — The Atlantic)
learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think. It means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience. Because if you cannot exercise this kind of choice in adult life, you will be totally hosed