Randy Tsang – IA / UX Design Musings

Inspiration from the Internet

Month: October, 2009

Henry Markram builds a brain in a supercomputer

Following on from my last post where I discussed the possibilities of a home computer with the processing capacity of a human brain, I came across this interesting TEDtalk by Henry Markram on the next steps in actually building such a computer. Fascinating stuff.

Achieving Telepathy: Mind To Mind Communication

Can the advancement of technology allow humans to communicate directly between each other’s brains? What implications will this have on humans’ ability to communicate with each other and with computers? Back when I was a child, one of my favourite books to read was The Chrysalids by John Wyndham. This book is the story of a small [...]

Openness in academic research

Can a researcher maintain a public blog or wiki related to their research or does it leave them vulnerable to ideas theft? An interesting issue was raised today during one of my induction lectures about the possible dangers of disclosing too much information about your own research to other academics. When discussing your idea or [...]

How social collaborative models can be used to design the information architecture of an e-commerce website.

As some of you may know, I am currently conducting part-time PhD research at London College of Communication, University of Arts London. Below is a short extract from my original proposal. This study aims to investigate the extent and the circumstances in which mass collaboration can be leveraged to design the information architecture of an [...]