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Tuesday, May 9, 2017


This morning, I finished reading the book Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell, which I started reading on April 30 and bought on April 19. An interesting book, but somehow it overlaps with the Dutch book Het slimme onbewuste: denken met gevoel by Ap Dijksterhuis, which I read in 2014. In one of the last chapters, the book even mentions research done by Ap Dijksterhuis. I found the discussion on autism and and the ability to read the facial expression of emotions. It seems that some research is indicating that people with faceblindness are processing faces with the part of the brain that normal people use, but with the part for recognizing objects. I realized that people with faceblindness might also have a problem with recognizing emotions in facial expressions. I noticed that I had some problems with recognizing emotions on the Are There Universal Facial Expressions? test, although that once I knew the correct answer, it became clear to me. I experienced the same when watching some video's about microexpressions.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Denver DCH-330

Yesterday, I got Denver DCH-330 drone as a present from my employer for having worked for the company for fifteen years. Today, I came by car to the office and also brought a monitor and a box that I had taken home from TkkrLab before the space moved in February. I left the drone at the space, hoping that someone would have more fun with than I. To be honest, I am a little afraid to fly the thing. It does have a camera, but it can only record to a micro-SD card, but someone remarked that could be fixed. I told people that they should ask permission before performing some hacking on it.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


At 17:44, I bought the book aki akademie voor beeldende kunst eindexamencatalogus 1994 edited by Bas Könning, Boris Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Marijke Harmens, and Gerhard van Dragt, written in Dutch and published by AKI in 1994, ISBN:9073025060, from charity shop Het Goed for € 2.50.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Robotic Couture

I attended the opening of the exhibition Robotic Couture at TETEM art space. I arrived a little after five in the afternoon. It was not very busy. It took some time before Anouk Wipprecht held the opening speech, because she had to wait before a young lady was ready with putting on the robotic cocktail dress. Wipprecht spoke fast with a mixture of Dutch and English, not so strange, because she has been living in America for some years. She will stay in Enschede for the Maker Festival this weekend and give a talk on Saturday. I met several people from TkkrLab and looked around the exhibition. I did not consume one of the cocktails being produced by the cocktail dress.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Future of Go Summit, Match One: Ke Jie & AlphaGo

I had set my alarm at four in the morning. Shortly after half past four, I started followeing The Future of Go Summit, Match One: Ke Jie & AlphaGo when the first two moves had been played. I set my Go board on just left of the keyboard and copied the moves being played. I shortly followed the Chinese commentary, but could not make sense of it. It was nice for Haylee to do the second hour of commentaries. Shortly after six o'clock, LIVE AlphaGo [W] vs. Ke Jie 9p [B], Round 1: Commentary by Myungwan Kim 9p came on. I followed it a bit, until they started to replay the game from the start. Around 7:21, Myungwan Kim concluded that Kie Ji is about five points behind and that the game is coming to a close.

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