Category Archives: Videos

January 15, 2015
November 6, 2014
August 19, 2014

TED Talk: The birth of a word

MIT researcher Deb Roy wanted to understand how his infant son learned language — so he wired up his house with videocameras to catch every moment (with exceptions) of his son’s life, then parsed 90,000 hours of home video to watch “gaaaa” slowly turn into “water.” Astonishing, data-rich research with deep implications for how we learn.

An old one, but remarkable nonetheless.

August 7, 2014

A fish plays Pokémon

Hi everyone! Welcome to our stream where our fish, Grayson Hopper, plays a Pokemon game. Unfortunately, we don’t have a dedicated light for Grayson at night as he lives in a tiny dorm room and we would rather not sleep with the light on. 🙁 But in the future we will be getting him a dedicated lamp and improving the quality of the stream to include recent inputs determined by the motion tracking. Things can move a little slow, so another option we’re considering is making the system distributed where we have a site where you can provide a fish stream link and we’ll include it in the controlling.

Of course. This was the only logical next step.

December 3, 2013

Paul Richardson has made a breathtaking time-lapse video of London

During October I spent 8 days cycling 200 miles around London whilst carrying 22kg of camera gear. That week consisted of 3 main tasks. Lots of shooting, transferring photos onto the laptop, and a little bit of sleep. By the end of it I was physically drained – to the point where I thought I’d collapse on the final cycle back. Thankfully I didn’t and managed to make it back in one piece. The raw result was 18,000 photos spanning 364 GB of harddrive space. Cue a few weeks of editing, and I managed to produce the final video.

Can’t we all just agree that London is the best city on Earth?

May 27, 2013

Four ways of tying a tie

There are different knots not only for different occasions, but also ones suited to thin (or comparatively thick) ties.