Tag: Video


Massive Blizzard to Hit Minnesota

I asked Frankie (via Twitter) what we could expect from tomorrow’s Minnesota winter storm. Here’s what he posted. The Grand Rapids shout outs were a surprisingly nice touch.

Seriously, Frankie’s story is inspiring. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankie_MacDonald

Breaking Bread is a Wonderful Thing

This was an extraordinary episode of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. I like to imagine that if my father and I had more time, we too would be eating Bun Cha in Hanoi – talking about his time in Vietnam during the war and how peace with your former enemy is a wonderful thing.

Source: Hanoi – Parts Unknown | Medium

Facing Your Fears with Virtual Reality

Fear isn’t always such a bad thing. It is, after all, a self-preservation response programmed into our DNA that can be useful in keeping us out of harm’s way.When that fear is constant and irrational, however, it can become a crippling problem, and one that a whole lot of us struggle with every day. Nearly 25 million Americans report having the fear of flying phobia, and almost nine percent of the adult population in the US have at least one extreme specific fear.

Source: Facing your fears with Virtual Reality | The Next Web

‘Interactive Dynamic Video’ is Changing the VR Game

In a world that’s soon to be dominated by VR, the ability to create a life-like environment revolves almost wholly around advanced 3D modeling, an expensive and labor-intensive process that yields great results but comes at the expense of hundreds (or thousands) of man hours. Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) may have a better way.

Source: MIT just changed the VR game with ‘Interactive Dynamic Video’ – The Next Web