If There Is Much In The Window There Should Be More In The Room

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Biomotion Lab


Biological motion contains information about several different emotions, intentions, personality traits and biological attributes of the agent. 

The human visual system is highly sensitive to biological motion and capable of extracting this information from it. We investigate the question of how such information is encoded in biological motion patterns and how it can be retrieved from it.

We developed a framework that transforms biological motion into a linearized representation which enables us to apply linear methods from statistics and pattern recognition to its analysis.

Initially, we used gender classification as an example and created a simple classifier, whose performance was compared to psychophysical data from human observers. However, the same approach can be used to extract information about other walker attributes as well.....


Friday, May 6, 2011


This Is fun. Billy Chasen put together a live clock using images of people doing acrobatics in order to form numbers. He found the images on another blog and then put together the strange clock which even includes seconds. So the next time you ask what time is it? It’s a quarter back-split to 9.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Merging Oceans


An example of a Halocline described on Wikipedia.


What you are seeing is a result of the melting glaciers being composed of fresh water and the ocean has a higher percentage of salt causing the two bodies of water to have different densities and therefore makes it more difficult to mix. They will eventually mix given enough time....

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

WDCS - Life size blue whale - the largest animal in the world


The life size Blue Whale close-up experience was created as part of WDCS's anti-whaling campaign. The endangered blue whale is the largest animal ever to have lived on the planet....