Tag Archives | Art Piece

…You can turn your bagel into a Möbius strip?

Mobius Bagel

Apparently if you cut a bagel just right, and give it a special twist when you open it, your can turn your breakfast into the mathmatic art piece known as the Möbius strip.

As an added bonus, there’s slightly more surface area than a standard bagel cut, so you’ll get extra cream cheese on there as well.

[Mathematically Correct Breakfast]

[Via: Serious Eats: New York]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Personas?

Personas

Personas is a fascinating art piece that takes a name and ‘scours the web for information and attempts to characterize the person – to fit them to a predetermined set of categories that an algorithmic process created from a massive corpus of data’.

Personas shows you how the Internet sees you. It allows you to see how the machine is working, revealing the computer’s uncanny insights and inadvertent errors such as the mischaracterizations caused by the inability to separate data from multiple owners of the same name. It is meant for the viewer to reflect on our current and future world where digital histories are as important – if not more important – than oral histories, and computational methods of condensing our digital traces are opaque and socially ignorant – for now. Fortunes are sought through data-mining vast information repositories, and this kind of data is indispensable but far from infallible.

So go ahead; give it your name and give it a shot.

[Personas]

…You can build your own 200 Dollar PC?

200 Dollar PC

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Paul Stamatiou’s 200 Dollar PC is an impressive piece of tech, and his now completed three part guide means that you can build your own as long as you can follow a relatively simple set of directions.

Specs include 1.2GHz of Intel Celeron power, 1GB of RAM, 250GB of hard drive, and a mini-ITX form factor to keep everything small and compact.

Uses include turning it into an NAS, a HTPC, a File Server, an Internet Termanal, an Art Piece, or anything else that you can think of, since for 200 big ones, you’re basically making a computer experiment.

What will you do with yours?

[Paul Stamatiou – 200 Dollar PC – Part 1]

[Paul Stamatiou – 200 Dollar PC – Part 2]

[Paul Stamatiou – 200 Dollar PC – Part 3]