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World of Jesus « Snarkmarket
"Let me tell you some­thing: I think that if a game com­pany were to make it, and do it well, “World of Jesus” would be a smash hit. If you wanted to get your War­craft on, you could play as a cen­tu­rion and slash-and-hack Per­sian armies and cru­cify dis­si­dents. Or you could be a Jew­ish rebel fight­ing to over­throw the Romans. Maybe you’re a female dis­ci­ple, fight­ing to retain women’s lead­er­ship roles after Christ’s death. Or you’re a reg­u­lar per­son: a tax col­lec­tor, a fish­er­man, a falafel mer­chant. An online RPG that doesn’t nec­es­sar­ily have to be about how many peo­ple you can kill."
history  mmog  snarkmarket  robinsloan  worldofjesus  games  gaming  timcarmody  annabelscheme  religion  ancientcivilization  jerusalem 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Artificial Intelligence Brings Musicians Back From the Dead, Allowing All-Stars of All Time to Jam | Popular Science
"New software, developed by North Carolina-based Zenph Sound Innovations, is something like a Pandora for live musical style; sophisticated software analyzes musicians based on how they sound on old, archaic recordings. The software can then reconstruct songs as they would have sounded if those musicians had recorded in a modern studio and on superior media.

But it doesn't end there. Zenph is working on a means to not only recreate old performances, but to dissect a style to the point that it can manifest an artist's personal touch into pieces he or she never performed in life. Meaning the software could potentially lift Jimmy Page out of Black Dog and replace him with, say, Jimi Hendrix, just so see how it sounds."
music  annabelscheme  podcast  simulation  ai  simulations 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Telling stories about stories « Snarkmarket
"Increas­ingly, I’m con­vinced that no media is suc­cess­ful or even com­plete until it’s been trans­formed or extended. I know this is not super-controversial—it’s sort of the Cre­ative Com­mons party line—but it turns out things don’t trans­form them­selves! A lot of media gets CC-licensed and then just sits there.
robinsloan  annabelscheme  platforms  creativecommons  remixing  fanfiction  storytelling  media  henryjenkins  cocreation  participatoryculture  participatory  snarkmarket  newmedia  starwars  harrypotter  narrative  engagement  remixculture 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Paul Erdős - Wikipedia
"In 1938, he accepted his first American position as a scholarship holder at Princeton University. At this time, he began to develop the habit of traveling from campus to campus. He would not stay long in one place and traveled back and forth among mathematical institutions until his death.

Possessions meant little to Erdős; most of his belongings would fit in a suitcase, as dictated by his itinerant lifestyle. Awards and other earnings were generally donated to people in need and various worthy causes. He spent most of his life as a vagabond, traveling between scientific conferences and the homes of colleagues all over the world. He would typically show up at a colleague's doorstep and announce "my brain is open," staying long enough to collaborate on a few papers before moving on a few days later. In many cases, he would ask the current collaborator about whom he (Erdős) should visit next. His working style has been humorously compared to traversing a linked list."
paulerdos  neo-nomads  nomads  science  history  academia  mathematics  math  annabelscheme  eccentricity  glvo  biography 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Show Some Character! -- Character Corner: Annabel Scheme by Robin Sloan
"Robin Sloan is a wickedly smart, inventive writer who will be great someday. He’s rough around the edges now (and I’m happy to make him that same offer on his next book), but he’ll get over that. He has a wonderful flair for inventive leaps that feel perfectly natural. I hope he continues writing in a similar cyber-punkish vein, because he has a great grasp on technology and what I feel are very incisive views on future-tech."
annabelscheme  robinsloan  reviews  books  characters 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Old Jerusalem Restaurant
"Welcome to Fresh and Healthy Mediterranean Food!

Inside Old Jerusalem Restaurant, you feel like you are in the old city.Our food, especially Kunafa, has the genuine taste from back home.

Our cooks are from back home too! All Specials, entrees, and Mediterranean delights come with pita bread, green olives, pickled tunips, bakdounsia dip and spicy Turkish chili dip.

We are open 7 days a week at the heart of The Mission District in San Francisco. We offer catering services in the san francisco area. Please call us at 415-642-5958 with your catering order or if you have questions about our menu."
annabelscheme  oldjerusalem  sanfrancisco  food  restaurants 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Huginn and Muninn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"In Norse mythology, Huginn (Old Norse "thought") and Muninn (Old Norse "memory" or "mind"[3]) are a pair of ravens that fly all over the world, Midgard, and bring the god Odin information. Huginn and Muninn are attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources; the Prose Edda and Heimskringla, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson; in the Third Grammatical Treatise, compiled in the 13th century by Óláfr Þórðarson; and in the poetry of skalds. The names of the ravens are sometimes modernly anglicized as Hugin and Munin (with a single n each)."
hugnn  hugin  muninn  munin  ravens  crows  corvids  norse  norsemythology  mythology  odin  memory  information  thought  mind  annabelscheme  poeticedda 
december 2009 by robertogreco

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