This morning, I finished reading the book
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
This months interesting links