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theawkwardgamer:

Assassin’s Tron // Artist: Radriel

theawkwardgamer:

Assassin’s Tron // Artist: Radriel

Real avatars, real alter egos →

So, this looks fun as shit and reminds me of a really early project that let you ‘control’ a person around NYC via real-time commands…can’t quite remember the name of the project, but this sounds like a more sophisticated update with ARG/MMORPG elements thrown into the mix. Styles itself as ‘alter egos for the social web’. Skynet in disguise? :3

Philter Phactory are a company at the cutting edge of exploring the post-user Internet landscape. Their Weavrs platform combines “intelligent search with tamagotchis,” allowing anyone to create a fictional identity, instill this identity into a bot and then loose their creation into the web 2.0 ecology. Once established, the artificial actors will tweet, blog and check in on Foursquare, probing their way through the social web by establishing links through what people share with one another, a process enabled by what David Bausola of Philter Phactory describes as ‘narrative filtering.’

The Weavr platform is open for anyone to create bots to populate the social web. An intriguing use of the platform is suggested by a recent project in Berlin which has created a Weavr identity matching all the characters from Alice in Wonderland. Everyday these characters relive the narratives of Alice and the characters of Lewis Carroll but now the story locations are mapped to special places in Berlin. It’s possible to follow these virtual character via their Twitter feed, their personal blogs or foursquare check in-trails, but if you happen to reside in Berlin you can use the augmented reality Layar application to see the characters out and about in the city, such as when they congregate for the Tea Party.

The Maschmischine project goes live in Summer 2011.

Weavrs website: http://www.weavrs.com/homepage/

Fabian Gonzalez haz video game alphabet

Fabian Gonzalez haz video game alphabet

Bitcoin - a digital currency that works out to be something like 1 bitcoin = US$7.50.

"One of Bitcoin’s features is that it is completely decentralized, and so is theoretically immune to censorship or restraint. It doesn’t require the use of a bank or payment-handling system like PayPal (which is blocking Bitcoin payments, coincidentally enough).”

Pretty neat, considering it’s free from banks and conventional monetary regulation. Its value is created in part by supply and demand and generated by a computer in a process called bitcoin mining.

so here’s the real question: how do we farm it? :3

(Source: Laughing Squid)