So if you have been keeping a close eye at Epic and the work they are doing with Unreal Engine, you might have seen that they are working on creating real-time MetaHumans. Some of the work can be seen on their CGI characters Senua (Hellblade II) and Siren. They have also done digital twins of Andy Serkis and Mike Seymour. These where done a while back, and they are what you could expect, not perfect, but still impressive.
Fast forward to today, and this year 2021, this is what we got. Nothing short of mind blowing.
Companies like 3Lateral…
A weekly rant of what’s been on my mind. Exploring the world of technology and building digital products while navigating the life as a new dad 🖖🏻
Originally posted on linusekenstam.substack.com
This is a newsletter written by me Linus Ekenstam. I’m a dad first, technologist second. I’m currently building [in my opinion] some interesting products & companies. This newsletter will be a weekly thing, and I’ll take you with my as I build, make mistakes and learn. Here is a some short introductions to what’s currently on my mind.
Ever wondered what the future of game engines are going to look like? Stop and look no further. This is the current state of affairs, the ball of wax, nine yards.
Before we even get going you need to watch the 9 min demo and see for yourself. I know the word awesome is overused, but this is awesome.
Tri/Polygon count is no longer a thing (I know it might have already been like that for a while) it’s definitely not at thing any more. There are billions and billions of source…
Here are some useful resources, links and material that should be widely spread and shared, these are factual links, from world leading epidemiologist and authors with +20 years of experience in epidemic research.
Gabriel Leung, Lecture from London School of Hygine & Tropical Medicine. This is one of the most confident and detailed lectures you’ll find containing the recent #COVID19 data from China. 60 min, worth your time.
This time last year, I tried what was then a very bulky, heavy, tethered VR headset prototype from the finish startup company Varjo. It had many visible Torx screws, a thick collection of cables, no head-strap so you had to hold it pressed towards your face if you wanted to see anything…
Regardless of all the above, last year, I was still blown away. I was seeing through the looking glass. I had peered into the future. I was excited, to say the least.
Throughout 2018 I’ve had my eyes peeled at varjo.com, on their Instagram, their twitter. I’ve been…
So when I joined Bamboo earlier this year I’d just left a highly collaborative environment at Typeform.com as one of their first product designers, seeing and helping the design team there to grow from a select few to 20+ people. With that in my baggage, I knew exactly what I wanted to instill early on at Bamboo — the notion that anyone can design.
Being a small startup we have to move quickly, I also understood some of the vital constraints we had grown less aware off as my previous team had grown larger, and risks there had grown…
To understand that there is no such thing as “waking on the wrong side”, it’s all about your own willpower. You’ll learn that the way you spend your first waken hour sets the tone for the rest of the day. By taking the first 15 minutes to get your body and mind into the right state will help you reach optimal performance levels. This can be done through meditation, visualization, physical activity, reading, practicing gratitude, yoga, journaling, or even taking a walk around the block, find your own best practice.
From Stockholm to Barcelona, affordable apartments are hard to find. If you managed to find one, consider yourself lucky. For the rest of us mortals, the reality is more harsh. In Stockholm getting a contract on a rental apartment currently takes about nine years on average. Prime locations could be as long as 20 years waiting. Living in the suburbs might be a matter of waiting some four years.
In Amsterdam, things are not very different. Average waiting time is 8 years, although housing regulations differ from Sweden, they have yet to found a solution.
1. Engage: Be responsive and poignant. Reply if not interrupting.
2. Recall: Be aware of context. Listen, don’t ask things you already know.
3. Anticipate: Be predictive when possible.
4. Adapt: Conversation is organic, it flows, it has a rhythm. It’s not mechanistic or rule based.
5. Reflect: Repeat important pieces of information to confirm user needs.
6. Pull: Use cues, directions, or instruction to steer the flow of the conversation.
7. Flow: If your service operates asynchronously, send users a simple message if no-one is online. …