Archives: April 2007
Mon Apr 30, 2007
More massive datasets: more failure to look at them
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Wed Apr 18, 2007
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Wed Apr 11, 2007
Modelling crowd behaviour
An interesting if highly technical paper called "The Dynamics of Crowd Disasters: An Empirical Study" by Dirk Helbing, Anders Johansson, and Habib Zein Al-Abideen derives mathematical modelling of crowd behaviourm, based on analysis of videos of the crowd disaster in Mecca during the Hajj on January 12, 2006.
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Mon Apr 09, 2007
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The future of avatars
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Fri Apr 06, 2007
Demands on our attention.
Several serendipitous events have started me thinking about the demands made on our attention, and how 'simulators' of all types compete amidst these demands. More...
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Mon Apr 02, 2007
Visual language: Aphrodite, Muybridge and the Buncefield fire
Two examples of the way we create visual symbols and then come to see them as reality. I've just been in Cyprus for the day job, and managed to see the Cyprus Museum of Archaeology. In here is a 1st Century BC statue of Aphrodite, found at Soloi. It struck me at once that this statue has the same elongated neck found in Botticelli's 'Venus'. More...
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