Tag Archives: popular culture

Anouk Wipprecht: Clever Fashion Designer

Our blog seems to be lacking some fashion flair even though there are some crazy, clever, techy innovations happening within the realm of fashion design. One of such tech-savvy fashionistas is Anouk Wipprecht. She is a Dutch designer who’s responsible for Fergie’s illuminating boots and other technologically awesome clothing designs. The two outfits that impressed […]

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Kate Moss’s hologram is actually a ghost

The first time I watched this, I immediately thought of this class. Although it’s just a projection, it’s a pretty awesome one. So there is Kate Moss, just floating on a runway all holographic-like, but turns out it’s not a hologram at all. The technique used to produce this ‘image’ is called Pepper’s Ghost. The […]

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Computer wins Jeopardy!

Yep. It’s happened. Once again a computer has been proven to be smarter than man, but this time around it was on a TV show. What started off as an experiment to see if a computer can beat human contestants on the TV show Jeopardy! has then evolved into an elaborate creation of Watson, the […]

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Our Hopes and Fears: Clever devices in popular culture.

I find that clever devices are perceived in society as being technology so advanced that we do not always know what it is capable of. We are a culture in love with technology but fearful of it, posing questions: Will it become more clever than us and will it destroy us? Positive and negative views […]

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