Tag: programming

How World of Warcraft managed to accidentally simulate a pandemic.

Socially speaking, (video) games are often dismissed as “childish”. Indeed, those playing games, physical or digital, are often seen as having nothing better to do, and engaging in something that is quaintly inconsequential, read: a waste of time. Yet despite that, games can already offer insight into economies via virtual markets and, as researchers discovered in late 2005, a new potential for…

Digital Media – Can you trust your senses?

Technological Advancements These times of exponential technological advancements, in both soft- and hardware, allow us to create AI’s (Artificial Intelligence) that have not been thought possible just a couple of years ago. For example: Just look at this recent video posted by Boston Dynamics and their new AI + Robotics: In this specific example, the little parkour exercise the robot is executing…

“Hacking” the Trash – Part 1

Striving towards freedom If you are anything like me: you love independence and hate being dependent on other people. Furthermore, if you have been a student, living in a bigger city, you probably are familiar with the concept of sharing a house with multiple people or even the landlord him-/herself. Well, in my current living situation I share a house with four…

Hello World!

Hello World! is the first post on any new install of WordPress. Although I always end up deleting it (as one should), I cannot help but still be charmed when I read the words. It’s just a placeholder for any content that is to follow, but is at the same time much more than that. History of Hello World For those who…