Of haps and hap tics

1. I ran into my Oak Creek neighbor Serkin at Farmer’s Market and gave him my only Weiss for Council pin, from 2012.

New York Times article about robotics, Stanford byline, by John Markoff: “Brainy, Yes, But Far From Handy: Software Aims to Clear Hurdle To Robots Working with Humans, (9/2/14) backed with Stanford Theatre, upcoming September 20 and 21, “Dinner at Eight” (1933, George Kukor, written by George S. Kaufman or based on his Broadway play, features line, by Kitty (Jean Harlow) You know, I read a book the other day. It’s all about civilization or something — a nutty kind of book. Do you know that the guy said that machinery is going to take the place of every profession?

I saw my neighbor Serkin at Farmer’s Market and gave him my only campaign button, made by Terry Acebo Davis and Rob Syrett. I mistook him for a professional piano player — back when Oak Creek had a piano. Supposedly WORKS Gallery in San Jose a cachet of my buttons — we originally or she originally made about 100. They were part of an art installation in 2012; Joe Miller would know.

What is the Kurzweil theory? The convergence? (When computers or AI surpass humans, like when Big Blue could beat chess masters). Compared to Grey goo, when little bits of lab fabs replicate themselves and take over the world (subject of a movie “Welcome to Dopeville” by a former Dead camera-man Len D’Amico)

J. Kenneth Salisbury and Sonny Chan robotocists
see also Fast Cheap and Out of Control, Errol Morris featuring Rod Brooks of MIT

virtual surgery with haptics, mimic the sensations of touch in a computer simulation

Of haps and haptics

other movies of note:


About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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