Two Softbots Talking To Each Other →
Dear ART, This is what your forebearers were like. At least you talk a little better! Hope you are enjoying summer camp. Love, Dad
Spider Silk + Human Skin = Almost bulletproof →
“By implementing this bulletproof matrix of spider silk produced by transgenic goats in human skin I want to explore the social, political, ethical and cultural issues surrounding safety in a world with access to new biotechnologies.”-Dutch artist Jalila Essaidi
Gamasutra blog post: Don't neglect game art. →
Lost in the Lava Tubes
My latest column in Edge magazine, which you can visit here, began with an excerpt from this short story I wrote about our new game. (With thanks to Edge who kindly permitted this re-publication!) —- Liang Qi, biologist, mineralogist, expert cave diver, and celebrated spokesperson of the Global Space Agency twisted his torso and wriggled downward through the tiny opening between two...
Meteorites are apparently spamming the universe with the building blocks of life. http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/333171/title/Meteorites_contain_chemicals_linked_to_life
Naming the Game - Part 1 (oh, the absurdity)
So… we’re making a game that takes place on Mars. For some reason, we haven’t been able to satisfactorily assign the game a final name. We’ve had over 5 extended brainstorm email threads over the past year, adopted and discarded 2 temporary names, did a friends-and-family Surveymonkey with dozens of participants, and just this week, generated an aggregate list that...
Mars may have salty water. →
Scientists have found new evidence for possible saltwater flows on Mars. The discovery was announced at a NASA news conference Thursday.
NASA Rover Drives 20 Miles on Mars →
After seven years of stop-and-go driving, NASA’s intrepid Mars rover Opportunity has covered just over 20 miles on the Red Planet You think traffic on Earth is bad!