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We are currently systematically using tools to kill each other and even autonomous machines are a tried and tested method to kill humans, both soldiers and civilians. Land mines are maybe one of the best examples for such autonomous killing machines, although they are of course...Read More
Update: The media has become overwhelming. Have a look at the press section to get an impression of the coverage. The response of the media to our LEGO Minifigure study has been overwhelming. Not only did the New Zealand Herald report, but also Die Welt, Tagesschau. There has...Read More
Sounds easy, I wish it was!
This is a model of the famous Honda CB77 Superhawk on which Robert Pirsig rode across the USA with his son Chris back in the 60′. Their journey has been captured in the global bestselling book “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance“. Robert Pirsig’s philosophy of the Metaphysics of Quality is the basis of most of my LEGO models and this motorcycle is a tribute to Pirsig’s mind changing ideas. You can see more photos of the model at my flickr set.
You can make this model become an official LEGO set by voting for it over at LEGO Cuusoo. Here is a poster of the model:
We introduce a new academic journal: Interaction Records. This journal will focus on Human Computer Interaction and all its related disciplines. Papers submitted to Interaction Records must have been rejected by other publication channels at least three times. Articles will be published together with the original reviews and a response from the authors. This Open Peer Commentary approach will provide a public window into the peer-review process. It will show the “interaction records” between the authors and the reviewers.
Submission can now be made at http://www.interaction-records.org
Interaction Records embraces the Open Access Policy. All papers will be published under the Creative Commons Attribution license.
I just visited the Precision Conference website for SIGCHI and it shows the number of logins for the last couple of days. It is amazing how dramatically it spiked on the day of the submission deadline. The CHI community seems to be filled with deadline junkies. For a community that is interested in improving the human experience, we cannot be proud of ourselves.
Here are some fun scenes from today’s Bridge Building Competition. The water was freezing and all students took a dive.
I produced a little video about my paper on Robots In The Theater and Media.
This aging process is just amazing. Take your time to watch the full movie.
The University of Canterbury is currently running a new campaign and we had the privilege of showcasing our work. The photo was taken at a professional studio and shows a typical human-robot interaction study setup.