Four short links: 1 June 2012

Health App, The Met 3D Scanning, Skinnerian Apps, and Visual Programming

  1. BeWell App (Google Play) — continuously tracks user behaviors along three key health dimensions without requiring any user input — the user simply downloads the app and uses the phone as usual. Finally, someone tracking my behaviour for my own good.
  2. Met 3D — the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts its first 3d printing and scanning hackathon. [O]n June 1 and 2, approximately twenty-five digital artists and programmers will gather at the Met to experiment with the latest 3-D scanning and replicating technologies. Their aim will be to use the Museum’s vast encyclopedic collections as a departure point for the creation of new work. THIS. IS. AWESOME. (via Alison Marigold)
  3. The Perfected Self (The Atlantic) — everything you knew about B. F. Skinner was wrong, and you should know about him because you’re using his techniques to lose weight, stop smoking, and do your homework. (via Erica Lloyd)
  4. Google Blockly — (Google Code) A web-based, graphical programming language. Users can drag blocks together to build an application. No typing required. Open sourced.
tags: , , , , , , ,
  • http://www.quitsmokingstartnow.com ken derow

    There is a new app available on Android smartphones/tab computers called, ‘Quit Smoking, Start Now,” it is powerful, comprehensive and offers unique features not available on any other smoking cessation apps. It is based on solid psychological theory, brain science research and behavioral modification techniques. The app offers a novel step-down function based on randomly generated smoking alert signals, combined with a totally unique “panic-button” feature that can quell an urge to smoke at an inappropriate time or after you have quit smoking. More information is available on the website, http://www.quitsmokingstartnow.com.