Friday, June 4, 2010

Slow..but here's some news

Not a whole lot happening in the AIO news section, but there is an interesting interview with Nathan Hoobler that you can check out at the Odyssey Scoop. Also The podcast having to do with the "Whitty"...I mean the now called "Avery Awards" is now up. Be sure to check out the finalists and vote for your favorite.

In the Odyssey blog department we have several news items actually. After a short break from the blogging world Squirrel Original Joe is back to business with more Odyssey Squirrel. There are also some contests going on. The Odyssey Times has a survey you can fill out and then receive a ToO dollar. The AIO Blog is having a Guess that Album contest. The ceiling fan has their 26 Podcast up and it's an interesting one at that. On The AIO Fan's Life you can comment question's for Marvin to answer in an upcoming audio clip/podcast. (Also Happy 13th Birthday Marvin) The ceiling fan has their 26th podcast up. This is the beginnings of an adventure with Ethan you won't want to miss.

Odyssey Connection: I was randomly surfing the internet, and happened to come across something called "Emotiv Epoc". The really strange thing is that I came across it in an image search for mind control. Apparently, this device is a headband type thing that somewhat makes me think of novacom. Here are some of it's key features.
  • Artistic and creative expression - Use your thoughts, feeling, and emotion to dynamically create color, music, and art.
  • Games & Virtual Worlds - Experience the fantasy of controlling and influencing the virtual environment with your mind. Play games developed specifically for the EPOC, or use the EmoKey to connect to current PC games and experience them in a completely new way.
  • Life changing applications for disabled patients, such as controlling an electric wheelchair, mind-keyboard, or playing a hands-free game.

  • Market Research & Advertising - get true insight about how people respond and feel about material presented to them. Get real-time feedback on user enjoyment and engagement.   
Also another connection is with the episode "My Girl Halie " where a kid in the Twilife Zone learns the importance of time management after getting a new computer that came with a headband. This kid could control the computer just by telling it commands. The Emotiv Epoc sounds and looks cool, but it kinda freaks me out that it knows the users thoughts....I don't think I'd ever get one, especially after hearing the Nova Com saga...

 I think that about wraps things up. This is Freddy Jay saying "Beware Emotiv..ha ha.".

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