Archive for July, 2007

Link: GalaxyZoo.org

July 13, 2007

Is this a spiral galaxy, an elliptical galaxy, or a merger of galaxies? My best guess was that it’s a merger, so that’s what I told GalaxyZoo.org, a new crowdsourcing web application for classifying the galaxies that the computer vision algorithms could not. You make an account, run through a quick tutorial on how to recognize the different types of galaxies, and then they set you loose on their database. It’s pretty fun.

Graham Glass’s Destiny

July 4, 2007

Digital LifeThis interesting guy I used to work for at webMethods, Graham Glass (blog), has a great idea for an epic sci-fi movie about life going digital. It’s called Destiny. He’s put together an awesome video movie pitch, and has this blog post about it. My prediction: ‘Destined to be renamed’. But seriously, it’s awesome: There’s digital life, low-gravity sex, and scene 14 is called “Moving Minds,” which is also the name of a 1997 song from my band, DRB.

Graham told me he’s left the ending open at this point. Here’s what I’d like to see: The door opens, and standing there in the film is the viewer’s own digital twin, custom rendered using Google image search while the movie was streamed to the viewer over the net. Well, you’ll just have to see it. And that’s no spoiler. Pass the link around, too, so this movie gets made.