This is the Dancing Red Man, an amazingly creative and uplifting work from my former student, Patrick Fürst. It is really staggering how much potential there is in gamification.
Researchers at MIT and the University of Zaragoza used a technique called femto-photography to capture how a waves of light propagate in space and time. Awesome, isn’t it? 🙂
What is femto-photography? To be able to capture how waves of light propagate in space, one would need to build a camera that is able to take one trillion frames per second. At first, this sounds impossible, but researchers at MIT and the University of Zaragoza have managed to crack this nut: in their newest work they published to SIGGRAPH that they call femto-photography, we can observe how a mirror lights up with its image as light propagates from the light source to the camera. All this in slow motion!
A quick two minute explanation of one of the greatest fluid papers ever written: the Academy Award-winning Wavelet Turbulence.
Creating detailed fluid and smoke simulations in Blender and other modeling software is a slow and laborious process that requires a ton of time and resources. Wavelet Turbulence is a technique that helps achieving similar effects orders of magnitude faster. It is also much lighter on memory and is now widely used in the industry, so it’s definitely not an accident that Theodore Kim won an Academy Award (a technical Oscar, if you will) for this SIGGRAPH publication. It is implemented in Blender and is available for everyone free of charge, so make sure to try it out! The paper is available here.
A new interview is now available is now available in Hungarian at my alma mater University website. This is more personal, and is mostly about computer graphics, music, and always seeking perfection.
Click here to check it out!
A Disney fan is a Disney fan everywhere: the end of our wedding dance from 2 days ago. 🙂
I have heard this argument many times. Nick Bostrom explains beautifully why one shouldn’t think one can just pull the plug on an artificial superintelligence.
Soon. 🙂 Photo by Balázs Bergics (click on it to enlarge).
My colleague Thomas Auzinger was hired by IST Austria, a research facility in a building that used to be an asylum. We got him a fitting present. 🙂