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Erin Jo Richey

enra performs pleiades

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Japanese dance troupe enra combines light, movement, and technology for this piece.

Erin Jo Richey

"The Problem with Facebook" [VIDEO]

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A video from @veritasium on the problem with Facebook and its mismatch between users' desires and advertising goals.

The problem with Facebook is, "We are all advertisers because Facebook can't figure out another way to monetize its humongous user base."

"I think this is a cautionary tale. The beauty of social media is that it's the user who gets to control the content and who they interact with and how…Facebook has taken control of what its users see in order to make money from them. And I think that's a problem because of the way its changed the incentives. I mean, Facebook has this ongoing incentive to restrict more and more of the organic reach of posts, in order to force people to pay to promote them. And I think that really changes the ethos of the site."

Erin Jo Richey

A guy walks into a bar wearing AR glasses [VIDEO]

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Unfortunately, I didn't see this video in time for last month's Fictional User Interface meetup on heads-up displays and augmented reality contact lenses.

Alexis Madrigal called it, "Probably the most cringe-inducing augmented-reality concept video I've seen yet."

There seems to be no shortage of scenarios where jerks use Glass-like devices to get dates (see also, Sight).

On another note, if you're in San Francisco, this month's Fictional User Interface (FUI) meetup is Wednesday January 22nd.

Erin Jo Richey

Old ThinkUp and New ThinkUp - Some Screenshots

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Since new ThinkUp launched this evening, I thought it might be a good chance to grab some comparison shots from my older ThinkUp installs. I tend to (accidentally or intentionally) destroy databases overtime, and since the older versions are so out of date now, I'll probably clean them out of my hosting space soon.

ThinkUp Beta 0.8

This is my oldest install. It's more or less dead now. I moved the files from one host to another in the past year and didn't really try to salvage things. I'm not sure how old this is. 2010 or 2011 maybe?

ThinkUp Beta 0.8

Old ThinkUp - Version 1.0.6

This is my slightly newer old version of ThinkUp.

The main dashboard with Twitter

ThinkUp 1.0.6

The Google+ dashboard

Old ThinkUp Google+ Dashboard

The Facebook dashboard

Old ThinkUp Facebook Dashboard

The new ThinkUp

New ThinkUp

I grabbed some other screenshots for interior pages as well and saved them all on Flickr.

Erin Jo Richey

Erin Jo Richey

♫ 2 Wicky ♪

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Erin Jo Richey

Erin Jo Richey

Our Drone Future ~ video clip from Alex Cornell

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I love this speculative drone clip from Alex Cornell. I don't love the idea of walking through Chinatown after work in the midst of drone-human armed conflict.

Erin Jo Richey

Erin Jo Richey

♫ Space Invaders (Procacci Remix) ♪

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You're welcome Friday!

Erin Jo Richey