Four short links: 29 August 2016
Haptic Gloves, Destabilizing Artefacts, Application Threats, and Simulation Language
- Dexmo Gloves — An exoskeleton to let you physically touch the virtual world. Not for consumers, but still a taste of the future.
- Future Stable Present Unstable — one of the successful, or perhaps most helpful, outcomes of a speculative artefact is that it makes the future stable and the present unstable. In communicating to a wider audience a potential, possible, or plausible condition, a future artefact should allow you to see a glimpse into that particular condition while disrupting your view of the condition you are currently in, and in that, there is a delicate balance.
- Threat Modelling for Applications — mean time to tears for web devs reading this: 1m26s.
- Simit — a new programming language that makes it easy to compute on sparse systems using linear algebra. Makes many simulations much easier to write and more efficient to compute. From a writeup, In experiments, simulations written in the language were dozens or even hundreds of times as fast as those written in existing simulation languages. But they required only one-tenth as much code as meticulously hand-optimized simulations that could achieve similar execution speeds.