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發 表 於: 2010.07.05 09:42:38 PM
文章主題: JK's Daily FaceBook Photo ---- 美國藝術家凱勒的臉書

Living My Life Faster - 8 years of JK's Daily Photo Project

現年34歲的美國藝術家凱勒(Jonathan Keller),自1998年開始,每天自拍大頭照,並將照片做成影片,成為真實「臉書」,上傳至網路供人點閱,意外成為網路上的爆紅人物。

根據媒體報導,凱勒1998年用盡所有積蓄買了一台數位相機,不料卻遭女友質疑,並非每天都用的到,為了證明自己可以天天使用相機,凱勒苦思之後便想到以天天自拍大頭照的方式,紀錄下每天的樣子。

自1998年到現在,除了曾到南極旅遊的一小段時間外,凱勒已經累積有3931張自拍大頭照,日前更將1998年至2006年之間的照片製成影片,並上傳至網路供人欣賞,他表示,自己仍會持續紀錄每天的樣子,直至終老為止。
(libertytimes)

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發 表 於: 2010.07.06 10:20:13 AM
文章主題: Re: JK's Daily FaceBook Photo ---- 美國藝術家凱勒的臉書

Facebook to recognize faces, help tag photos (CNN)

 

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發 表 於: 2010.07.12 10:17:47 AM
文章主題: Re: JK's Daily FaceBook Photo ---- 美國藝術家凱勒的臉書

Why face recognition isn't scary -- yet

(CNN) -- Most of the time, Stacey Schlittenhard finds facial recognition technology to be extremely useful. When she uploads her family photos to the website Picasa, for instance, the program automatically tags her friends and family members. This lets her share the photos easily and saves her hours of organization.

But every now and then, the computer gets things flat wrong.

"Babies," she says. "That's the hardest thing. All babies kind of look alike -- they all have little round faces. If I label one baby as my [2-year-old] son, it will label almost every baby as my son."

In another instance, she said, Google's Picasa thought a lollipop was her friend.

As she uses facial recognition programs, Schlittenhard is coming face to face with a fact that has been troubling computer scientists for decades:

It's hard to teach a machine to know a human face -- and it's harder still to teach a computer to identify one face from any other.

That may be comforting news for people worried about governments using facial recognition systems to surveil the public -- in effect, ending anonymity.

Technologists say those ideas exist only in science fiction movies -- at least for now.

"I don't think, currently, any facial recognition system is good enough for security purposes -- not even close, actually," said Yi Ma, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois, and a visiting researcher at Microsoft Research in China.

Using face recognition for surveillance or to identify people at borders and in airports has been tried in limited settings, Ma said, but it is at least a decade if not much further away from becoming real and reliable.

Meanwhile, a handful of consumer apps are using available technology to detect faces in family and party photos -- where accuracy is not as important.

On July 1, for example, Facebook announced it would give its users the ability to use facial detection software to select faces from photos on the site.

Facebook's new feature only selects faces. It doesn't identify the people in photos by name. But in a blog post, Facebook product manager Sam Odio said that updates to this system will be coming.

"Stay tuned for future posts about other work on browsing, uploading and tagging," he wrote in the post.

Some photo tools go further than Facebook by identifying people in photos automatically. Face.com, a company that builds the face-recognizing software behind apps like Photo Finder and PhotoTagger, identifies friends in your photos by comparing them with similar shots on Facebook.

The company's CEO, Gil Hirsch, said the goal is to make photo sharing fast.

"Tagging the whole [photo] album -- let's say 200 photos -- takes less than 30 seconds" when using Face.com technology, he said.

Google's Picasa and Apple's iPhoto perform similar functions. A Google test product called Goggles may also identify faces from mobile phones.

Michael Sipe, vice president of product development at Pittsburgh Pattern Recognition, a Carnegie Mellon University split-off company that makes face-recognizing software and is funded in part by the U.S. military, said the family photo programs are a response to the hassles of curating digital photo collections.

"In general, there's this tsunami of visual information -- images and video -- and the tools that people have to make sense of all that information haven't kept pace with the growth of the production of that information," he said. "What we have is a tool to help extract meaning from that information by using the most important part of that media, which is people."

Anil Jain, a distinguished professor of computer science at Michigan State University, said it's still not easy, however, for computers to identify faces from photos -- mostly because the photos people post to the internet are so diverse.

Computers get confused when a photo is too dark, if it's taken from a weird angle, if the person is wearing a scarf, beard or glasses or if the person in the photo has aged significantly, he said.

Smiling can even be a problem.

"The face is like a deformable surface," he said. "When you smile, different parts of the face get affected differently. It's not just like moving some object from one position to another," which would be easier for a computer to read.

The easiest faces for computers to identify, tech researchers said, are those that are photographed in bright light, with the person facing the camera and wearing a "neutral expression" on his or her face.

In general, facial recognition software works by comparing a picture or video of a face with a database of information about other faces. The software picks up on major facial features -- like the distance between a person's eyes or the location of his or her nose -- and looks for an adequate match.

The software works more slowly and is thought to be less accurate when a large number of faces are compared, or when the source image is of low quality.

Still, privacy advocates worry about the future of facial recognition technology.

Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, said the motives behind the technology are what worry him.

Governments and corporations intend to use facial recognition software to track the public and to eliminate privacy, he said, noting that automatically identifying people in public in the U.S., when they are not suspected of a crime, could be a violation of constitutional rights.

When facial recognition comes to surveillance cameras, which are already in place, "you're no longer racing through iPhoto to figure out how many pictures of Barbara you have," Rotenberg said. "You're walking around in public and facing cameras that know who you are. And I think that's a little creepy."

He said governments should stop investing in facial recognition technology, and the U.S. government should consider regulating how such information is used.

Some security systems that use facial recognition technology in crowds -- a difficult feat, technologically -- have been abandoned because they weren't accurate enough. Tampa, Florida, for example, tried in 2001 to use facial recognition technology in conjunction with security cameras to curb crime in a nightclub district called Ybor City. The program was abandoned in 2003 because it was ineffective, according to news reports.

So, for now, facial recognition is mostly making inroads with shutter-happy consumers.

Schlittenhard, who uses Picasa to track friends and family members in her photos, says that for now, these programs are a big help.

"Nothing's perfect," she said of the fact that people and lollipops are sometimes misidentified by the free face recognition software. "I don't expect it to be a cure-all to all my tagging woes, but it makes processing a lot quicker."

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發 表 於: 2010.07.14 11:07:31 AM
文章主題: Re: JK's Daily FaceBook Photo ---- 美國藝術家凱勒的臉書

用網路讓一個人的精神生命得以延續

(CNN) -- Called the Mark Twain of comic books, gifted curmudgeon Harvey Pekar is dead at 70. He was known for his print work, his eccentric behavior and his unpredictable interviews.

And the Cleveland, Ohio, native's antics live on through the internet.

Pekar is best known for his "American Splendor," an autobiographical comic series, drawn by artist R. Crumb, that began in 1976 and ran for more than three decades.

Pekar was (and, as he proudly proclaimed, remained) a file clerk who, seemingly overnight, became a pop cultural icon with his side job as a writer.

As noted online by cultural critics, his comics in general, and "American Splendor" in particular, represented uncomfortable, unsatisfactory lives led in post-war America.

In 2003, Pekar's life was immortalized onscreen by Paul Giamatti in the movie "American Splendor" (Watch the trailer on YouTube). A critically and commercially successful indie film, "American Splendor" conveyed Pekar's dark humor and bleak romanticism.

It punctuated real-life scenes with comic caricatures from the long-running series. The opening sequence, itself immortalized online, is a great example.

Among the most popular Pekar-related web content since his death Monday has been video of his 1988 confrontation with David Letterman.

Always up for an argument, Pekar confronted Letterman for what he called shlling for industrial conglomerate, and NBC owner, GE.

Letterman sits while the nervous Pekar tries to get under Letterman's skin until, finally, the host starts cracking on his wardrobe, suggests that he's mentally ill and ends the talk by banning him from the show.

The funny part? According to an article in Time, Pekar showed up on Letterman two more times.

Here's to good ratings. And with nearly 560,000 views, the YouTube video suggests that Pekar's acerbic wit is just as potent two decades later.

The Plain Dealer, Pekar's home paper, has a warm, honest obituary of the author along with a gallery of his work with R. Crumb.

To quote: "Unlike the superheroes who ordinarily inhabit the pages of comic books, Pekar could not leap tall buildings in a single bound, nor move faster than a speeding bullet. Yet his comics suggested a different sort of heroism: The working-class, everyman heroics of simply making it through another day, with soul -- if not dignity -- intact."

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發 表 於: 2010.07.15 10:55:47 AM
文章主題: Re: JK's Daily FaceBook Photo ---- 美國藝術家凱勒的臉書

飛機上進行 FaceTime 公司視訊

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTg5NzY1NTQw.html


美國網友比爾灣近日很大方的配合TUAW網站進行了一次視訊聊天,有趣的是,當時他正身處飛越美國阿肯色州的一架飛機中。在乘坐美國航空航班前往德克薩斯州途中,條例草案得以通過機艙中的無線服務進行 FaceTime 公司通話。

考慮到應用環境,網路連接品質已算得上出色。不過視訊畫面在試驗接近尾聲時出現中斷,但聲音仍正常傳送,或許稍加等待畫面可自動恢復。總而言之,Apple iPhone 4的“超酷功能”清單裡完全可以加上這一項。

來自:威鋒網(weiphone.com)

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發 表 於: 2010.07.15 11:48:18 AM
文章主題: Re: JK's Daily FaceBook Photo ---- 美國藝術家凱勒的臉書

ZVRS to support live sign language translation via iPhone 4's FaceTime for calls between deaf and hearing users

While SMS and mobile email are great, they still can't match the emotion, interaction, and intonation of a live conversation with someone -- that's why our phones still ship with microphones and speakers, apparently. Of course, this is much more difficult when one of the parties is deaf or hard of hearing, which is where video relay services come in. With the help of a videophone or your computer's webcam, you can make a call with a live translator, who speaks your signed ramblings out loud to the hearing person on the other end. Of course you're usually stuck at a desk when doing this, but now ZVRS is going to be supporting calls made from the iPhone 4 over FaceTime. It might not be quite as sexy as Apple's goosebump-raising iPhone 4 commercial, since the phone obviously makes two-way sign language calls possible, but if the person on the other end doesn't have an iPhone 4 or doesn't know sign language, ZVRS seems like the next best thing. The new service will launch on July 26th. Check out a video of it in action after the break, the actual call starts at 2:25.

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發 表 於: 2010.07.19 12:14:41 PM
文章主題: Re: JK's Daily FaceBook Photo ---- 美國藝術家凱勒的臉書
著名界面設計師提供FaceTime公司畫像服務


大衛拉納姆是著名的界面設計公司Iconfactory的成員,如果你沒聽說過大衛拉納姆,或許你會聽說過 Iconfactory公司。如果你還沒聽說過 Iconfactory公司,那應該知道Twitter的在Mac OS X操作系統上的一個客戶端Twitterrific。Twitterrific優雅的用戶界面設計正是出自Iconfactory公司之手。大衛拉納姆也參與了Twitterrific的設計。大衛拉納姆是現今最著名的蘋果平台設計師之一,他以圖標設計以及插畫而聞名於世。

最近大衛腿受傷了無法走動,只能在家裡休養。一位朋友懇求大衛給他畫像,他們通過 FaceTime公司視頻聊天完成了畫像。於是他萌生了一個賺錢之道,那就是用FaceTime公司給顧客畫像,這些漫畫風格的畫像可以放在的Twitter等社群網站當做頭像,一定令你與眾不同。

據大衛的一位同事透露,現在大衛接到不少請求,儘管一張畫像需要50美元,但大衛的電子郵箱仍被各地發來的請求擠爆。不得不說,FaceTime公司又給了傳統與數位作畫結合的藝術家們提供了一條生財之道。

來自:威鋒網(weiphone.com)
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發 表 於: 2010.07.22 11:08:34 AM
文章主題: Re: JK's Daily FaceBook Photo ---- 美國藝術家凱勒的臉書

全球臉書用戶達5億 徵文慶祝

 

(法新社舊金山21日電) 社群網站臉書(Facebook)用戶人數今天達到5億人次大關,即地球上每14人就有1人註冊臉書帳號。

 

臉書創辦人祖克柏(Mark Zuckerberg)在部落格表示:「截至今天早上,全球有5億人活躍於臉書上,和朋友及周遭的人保持聯繫。」

 

「這對幫助推廣臉書到全世界的每一個人都是重要里程碑。」

 

為了慶祝這項成就,臉書公司公開新軟體,讓線上社群「訴說他們使用臉書的感人與有趣方式所寫下的美妙故事」。

 

祖克柏舉出的例子包括北大西洋公約組織(NATO)秘書長拉斯穆森(Anders Fogh Rasmussen)擔任丹麥總理期間,曾與臉書粉絲一起慢跑;另外有個美國女性則用臉書對抗乳癌。

 

祖克柏說:「臉書的任務在於讓世界更開放、更緊密相連。」(譯者:中央社林仟懿)

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發 表 於: 2010.08.20 10:22:23 AM
文章主題: Re: JK's Daily FaceBook Photo ---- 美國藝術家凱勒的臉書

(法新社舊金山18日電) 社交網站臉書(Facebook)今天推出新招,今後美國用戶們將能使用即時定位功能,讓朋友隨時掌握自己的行蹤。

 (Yahoo!)

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發 表 於: 2010.11.09 11:20:59 AM
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發 表 於: 2010.11.11 11:08:31 AM
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Why you're a pawn in Facebook vs. Google

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-20022411-265.html?tag=topStories1

 

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