Into the Light

 
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Periodical Political Post *25

English

 

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Outrage

Update: "Outrage" premieres on HBO this week.

From Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick  comes OUTRAGE, a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians with appalling gay rights voting records who actively campaign against the LGBT community they covertly belong to. Boldly revealing the hidden lives of some of the United States’ most powerful policymakers, OUTRAGE takes a comprehensive look at the harm they’ve inflicted on millions of Americans, and examines the media’s complicity in keeping their secrets.

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With analysis from prominent members of the gay community such as Congressman Barney Frank, former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey, activist Larry Kramer, radio personality Michelangelo Signorile, and openly gay congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (Representative, Wisconsin 2nd district), OUTRAGE probes deeply into the psychology of this double lifestyle, the ethics of outing closeted politicians, the double standards that the media upholds in its coverage of the sex lives of gay public figures, and much more.

These polemics have a kind of natural charge to them, but there are glimpses in the movie of something more complex and in a way more interesting – the way closet psychology mixes with political ambition to create a fascinating hybrid of warring desires. Philadelphia Daily News

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Trap Thursday *6

 
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Project Natal

Some people were not as impressed by yesterday featured virtual boy Milo as I was. So let’s get into the details a bit more here ;) The technology behind Milo is Microsofts Project Natal which is an effort to make gaming more natural by getting rid of the controller element completely. Do you remember the furore the Wii made a while ago with its innovative controller system? Natal took this concept just a step further by using the human playing the game in front of the TV as the 3D motion sensing and facial and voice recognizing controller.  The video below shows a few examples of what you can do with it. I’m not sure about the race driving without a steering wheel and I despise the gender cliché part with the “Ow, what dress should I wear for prom?” but the fighting, the soccer game and the skating are looking like good fun to me.

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Wet Wednesday *30

 
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XVIII. WGT

The Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2009 is over. I hope to get a steampunk outfit together for next year. Not that extreme ‘tho.

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Your Virtual Boy

While many of us rush out today to get a new dose of virtual reality with the just released Sims 3 others are already a step ahead. Yesterday during Microsofts E3 press conference, jaws hit the floor when Peter Molyneux, lead designer of the Lionhead Studios and responsible for innovative games like Dungeon Keeper, Populous, and Black & White,  introduced Project Milo. A virtual AI in the form of a boy, who you can interact with anyway you want. Milo will react, even emotionally, on what you say and do. The project is realised with Natal, Microsoft’s new hands-free controller for the Xbox. But just see for yourself:

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Kahran posted this in the board and there is already a discussion about how people might use it in ways which are not intended ;) You could do some interesting stuff with games like the Sims already and even if the possibilities are limited if you Milo will be published for the Xbox only and not for PC where it could be modded, people will try to get some pervness out of it.

Of course, the pedo potential for this is HUGE. Everyone can have their own virtual boy and of course, the internet is already swarming with ‘Milo, take down your pants’, ‘I’d masturbate with him’ and ‘I’d show him my penis’. – Kahran

Another valid aspect was mentioned by cosmicbus: Peter Molyneux love to talk about huge things but every so often the actual game turns out to contain only half of his ideas ‘cause the rest was just to ambitious for the reality of tech today. Some people have even suggested that the demo in the video above was manipulated by someone controlling the boy. However, it will defiantly take a while until we will be able to interact in such a way with an AI but at least we have something to look forward to.

  

Milk Monday *8

Looks like milkboys has the cutest readers ;o) Meet him in the milkboard. Oh, and click on that picture!

  

Sporty Sunday *2