Archives: July 2006

Mon Jul 31, 2006

A simulated Japanese Professor

According to Pink Tentacle a Japanese professor has built a "remote-control doppelganger droid" of himself. His reasons for this are interesting. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Jul 31, 06 | 7:33 am | Profile

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Thu Jul 27, 2006

Sub-optimal correlation

Thanks again to Developing Intelligence for a link to a paper about the way our brains process information, which argues that it may not be optimal to calculate all possible correlations between many input signals, so that the brain may make assumptions. Is this also a constraint on the use we can make of massive databases? More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Jul 27, 06 | 8:43 am | Profile

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Sat Jul 22, 2006

The lost art of drawing.

An article in the New York Times speculates about the era before digital and recorded media, when people drew, played sport, played music, for themselves, rather than watching others do it, or finding 'instant' substitutes like photography, recorded music or TV. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Jul 22, 06 | 10:10 am | Profile

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What you see is not what you get.

Excellent posting on Developing Intelligence argues that our brains constantly re-interpret information from our senses in order to present a coherent picture of an event. This reinterpretation can be identified and re-trained. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Jul 22, 06 | 7:36 am | Profile

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Sun Jul 16, 2006

Virtual Tourism

Presences has a special issue devoted to 'Virtual Heritage'- which gives me an excuse to take up the virtual tourism issue again. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Jul 16, 06 | 10:03 am | Profile

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Sat Jul 15, 2006

Simulation as 'black box'

Example from a local US paper of the use of a simulation to 'sell' a concept. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Jul 15, 06 | 9:07 am | Profile

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Fri Jul 14, 2006

More on simulated odours.

Thanks to ISHUSH for spotting a link to a story about an odour generator developed by the Tokyo Institute of Technology. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Jul 14, 06 | 9:20 am | Profile

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Scientific papers.

For those who don't know it, I recommend SciGen, a website which automatically generates scientific papers. It raises a few questions though. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Jul 14, 06 | 8:13 am | Profile

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Thu Jul 13, 2006

SAGSET conference 2006

SAGSET, the Society for the Advancement of Games and Simulations in Eduation and Training, began its annual conference in London University yesterday. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Jul 13, 06 | 8:52 am | Profile

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Sat Jul 08, 2006

Simulations in the witness box

A horrific transcript of an interview between a simulator and counsel. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Jul 08, 06 | 4:46 pm | Profile

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FCW.com - DOD arms soldiers, allies with information

I've ben rude about MNE4 in the past, but this article from FCW shows on way in which it may have useful results for document management. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Jul 08, 06 | 7:59 am | Profile

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Thu Jul 06, 2006

Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL)

To follow up an earlier posting, the XML 'Emergency Data Exchange Language' was finalised on 1 May 2006 and can be found here. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Jul 06, 06 | 9:59 am | Profile

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A shared language for manufacturing simulations?

A recent paper argues for a "general information modeling framework for a new generation of manufacturing simulators". More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Jul 06, 06 | 8:51 am | Profile

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Mon Jul 03, 2006

Critical Mass - and the social science (mis)uses of simulation

Brilliant review in JASSS of Critical Mass by Phillip Ball. The review carefully analyses the ways in which social science uses and misuses modelling and simulation techniques. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Jul 03, 06 | 2:26 pm | Profile

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