This was the scene last night at Tokyo Hackerspace as I was suited up in solar-powered armor.
It’s the first time I’ve seen such large flexible solar panels. They may end up as a part of my Tokyo Marathon costume.
It happened again tonight: I’m watching a DVD with a friend. It’s set in England. There’s a scene filmed in the grounds of some huge house. My friend asks me, ‘What’s the name of the name of that house? I have no idea. But hang on, I can tell you.
Out comes the iPhone – I launch the Google app, and tap on the photo option for search (Google Goggles). I take a photo of the computer screen, the DVD having been paused on the image of the house.
Less than 2 seconds later Google has processed the image, and tells me that it’s Somerset House, London.
OMG. I really am living in the future.
N.b. Google Goggles doesn’t always get it right. I took a photo of myself and it came up with this match.
I also talked about the mini-eggshell cracker Walter and flexible transistors courtesy of DigInfoNews on Youtube.
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In the second of my Akiba updates for Metropolis Magazine‘s Podcast, the Metpod I featured an extract from my interview with Patrick Galbraith (author of the Otaku Encyclopedia) that featured on Japan Podshow episode 6.
I also talked about the new iPhone 3G 3.0 software (when I wasn’t planning on upgrading to the 3GS!)
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Hello. I'm Joseph, a Tokyo-based Digital Media Producer, also known as a runner with an experimental tech streak, a photographer and media consultant.
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