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Sheepdogs could lose their jobs to robots after scientists learned the secret of their herding ability.

Rounding up sheep successfully is a simple process involving just two basic mathematical rules, a study found.

One causes a sheepdog to close any gaps it sees between dispersing sheep. The other results in sheep being driven forward once the gaps have sufficiently closed.

A computer simulation showed that obeying these two rules alone allowed a single shepherd – or sheepdog – to control a flock of more than 100 animals.

The discovery has implications for human crowd control as well as the development of robots that can gather and herd livestock, the scientists said. […]

To conduct the study, the researchers fitted a flock of sheep and a sheepdog with backpacks containing highly accurate GPS satnavs.

Movement-tracking data from the devices was programmed into computer simulations to develop the mathematical shepherding model.

Writing in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, the researchers concluded: “Our approach should support efficient designs for herding autonomous, interacting agents in a variety of contexts.

"Obvious cases are robot-assisted herding of livestock, and keeping animals away from sensitive areas, but applications range from control of flocking robots, cleaning up of environments and human crowd control."

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Secret Recipe’s Happy Foot Sad Foot gif.

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Tonight, 11:59:59pm EST is the last moment when you can submit a proposal for one of FIVE $500 internet art microgrants.
SUBMIT.

Tonight, 11:59:59pm EST is the last moment when you can submit a proposal for one of FIVE $500 internet art microgrants.


SUBMIT.

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Games like Fuck Everything carry burdens greater than production; they contest a gaming culture where the primacy of the default male gaze is to be protected violently.
Fuck Everything is also a new artwork, on the internet. And it’s great. Play it.

Play this game.

Our thoughts about it.

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danielrehn:

Any Color You Want by John Pound (2014). Read more at Wired about how “the guy behind Garbage Pail Kids has been cartooning with code for 20 years.”

John Pound started his code cartooning journey in the late ’80s by teaching himself PostScript, an Adobe-made programming language used for commercial printing. He coaxed it to draw some rudimentary scenes. They were just a few shapes against a horizon line at that point, but the artist found the results fascinating nonetheless.

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Any Color You Want by John Pound (2014).

Read more at Wired about how “the guy behind Garbage Pail Kids has been cartooning with code for 20 years.”

John Pound started his code cartooning journey in the late ’80s by teaching himself PostScript, an Adobe-made programming language used for commercial printing. He coaxed it to draw some rudimentary scenes. They were just a few shapes against a horizon line at that point, but the artist found the results fascinating nonetheless.

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kickstarter:

Project of the Day—We’ve seen a lot of really great stuff at New York’s experimental performance space Issue Project Room, so it was exciting to see them launch Distributed Objects, a publishing imprint that will bring that unique experience directly to your home in the form of records, books and a whole lot more.

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"George Saunders, all (‘Saunders’s narrative voice is so perfect with text to speech’)"

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