Four short links: 28 July 2016

Inclusive Photo Filters, Spatial Audio, Artificial Connectomes, and Meaningful Metrics

By Nat Torkington
July 28, 2016
Four short links
  1. tonran inclusive app with a variety of photo filters that amplifies how beautiful a variety of skin tones are instead of washing them out. The goal of tonr is to create filters that affirm that black, brown, and other skin tones are beautiful. We looked toward deepening the subjects’ skin instead of lightening, emphasizing the richness and saturation of melanin, and playing with interesting color overlays.
  2. omnitonespatial audio on the Web. Apache-licensed, from Google.
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  4. Building Artificial ConnectomesThere are certain rules to connectomic engineering that allow the emulation of sensory to cortical to motor output behaviors. Gotta love any article that starts, I have emulated the C elegans connectome (i.e. how a nervous system is wired) in robotics and shown that the connectome with a simple neuron model displays behaviors similar to the animal itself.
  5. Creating Meaningful Metrics That Get Your Users To Do The Things You Want (O’Reilly Media) — the hardest part of anything is figuring out what you should measure. The second-hardest part is then measuring it.
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