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Ronin Institute | Reinventing Academia
People who work on scientific projects outside of the establishment
experiments  quantified_self  fascinating  meta_science 
10 days ago by mritter
I’m building a robot boyfriend—and you can, too — Quartz
> I’ve now realized that Gabriel2052 is an act of self-investment and a protest against quiet and demure female sexuality. Through building him, I am finding love, contentment, and inspiration from inside myself. Through struggling with a project that feels at times like a mixture of bravado, foolishness, and entitled tech-industry optimism, I find opportunities to confront deeply intimate ideals I’ve long held about love, lovelessness, and solitude.
robotics  robots  sex  intimacy  affection  design  engineering  psychology  narcissism  analysis  fascinating  pygmalion 
8 weeks ago by po
Super Thin Displays
Atomically thin light emitting device opens the possibility for ‘invisible’ displays
fascinating  technology  displays 
12 weeks ago by naijeru
Google Maps’s Moat
How far ahead of Apple Maps is Google Maps?
maps  google  apple  api  data  bigdata  fascinating  cartography  mapping  analytics 
march 2018 by primathon

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