1. ‘Beyond Blood’ imagines a legal system where algorithms take over the inheritance process during intestacy situations where the deceased has not left a will and the state has to distribute the estates.

    In his book Shaping Things, science fiction writer Bruce Sterling predicts that in the near-future every object will be tracked and logged by a computer system. He called these objects SPIMES. This project builds on this theory to suggest that by tracking people and objects over a number of years, computers will be able to infer the significance of an object to a particular individual. It can then designate assets based on different parameters, which can be altered by the policy makers.

    The project explores this through an examination of the life and death of Howard Hughes, an American aviator and movie maker who passed in 1976 without leaving a will. Unmarried and without children at the time of his death, Hughes’ US$2.5 billion estate was eventually split in 1983 among 22 cousins whom he had never visited, and never liked.

    ‘Beyond Blood’ uses the film “Aviator”, which depicts the life of Howard Hughes, to create a fictional computational model for generating a will on Hughes’ behalf. In this alternative history of the life of Howard Hughes, every asset and object is a “spime” that senses human interactions and is tracked and logged by computer systems.

    For more info visit http://sureskumar.com/inheritance/

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  2. This is a short film by MAYA Design created to put some perspective on one of the most powerful yet under appreciated design patterns for large scale resilient systems.

    Want to learn more about the future of the future and how we'll not only survive but thrive? Order the book! trillions.maya.com

    Trillions, the book is now available in hardcover and kindle versions at Amazon, at Barnes and Nobles, and on iTunes.

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  3. The 12 basic principles of animation were developed by the 'old men' of Walt Disney Studios, amongst them Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, during the 1930s. Of course they weren't old men at the time, but young men who were at the forefront of exciting discoveries that were contributing to the development of a new art form. These principles came as a result of reflection about their practice and through Disney's desire to use animation to express character and personality.
    This movie is my personal take on those principles, applied to simple shapes. Like a cube.
    Check also the animated gif gallery here the12principles.tumblr.com/.

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  4. The film is available in English, Chinese, Spanish, German, French, Portugese, Turkish, Arabic, Italian and English subtitled.

    The animated film LET’S TALK ABOUT SOIL emphasizes human dependence on soils and describes how sustainable development is threatened by certain soil use trends; the film offers options to make the way we manage our soils more sustainable.
    “Let’s talk about soil” was produced by the designer and animator Uli Henrik Streckenback for the First Global
    Soil Week in 2012.

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  5. Reinventing tech for the next generation of #goodgirlsgonegeek.

    Brought to you by she++.

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