Manything, Emmatoc, ‘Pataphysics and Industrial Perception

Manything are a very interesting UK startup for turning your old iPhone or iPad into a CCTV device. A small step to broadcast I’m sure.

Another kind of broadcast, “Writtle Calling: 2emmatoc“:


“Writtle Calling: 2emmatoc is a temporary radio station and structure that will be sited in the Essex landscape during September 2012. The station will host a series of broadcasts by artists, writers, musicians and scientists, culminating in a live public event on the 15th September. The structure will be sited in the grounds of Writtle College, Essex, near the site of the first regular public radio broadcasts by Marconi Engineers in 1922. Transmitting under the call sign ‘2EmmaToc’, the original station broadcast live performances every Tuesday evening from an ex-army hut in the fields around Writtle.”

A guide to ‘Pataphysics.

“The London Institute of ‘Pataphysics has more than 100 fee-paying members, if no formal premises. Mostly artists, they engage in regular activities that can only be described as outrageously pretentious. There’s a Committee of Hirsutism and Pogonotrophy determined on fertilising their beards, a Department of Reconstructive Archaeology building model time machines based on Jarry’s writing and, best of all, the Department of Pottasons whose project is to satirise the other projects.”

Industrial Perception are an interesting company:

Industrial Perception, Inc. (IPI) is a leader in 3D vision-guided robot technology and enables industrial robots to assume challenging logistical tasks such as truck and container unloading, e-commerce fulfillment and package sorting.

IPI is home to some of the world’s foremost authorities and pioneers in machine vision and artificial intelligence, working with a team of industrial automation experts to deliver cutting-edge logistics solutions.

The company’s patented software and advanced sensor technologies provide the capability to scan and model a dynamic 3D environment, identify and precisely locate objects, and optimize (sic) the robot’s trajectory to safely pick and deliver each object to its destination.