Archive for May, 2005

Scott of Baboon Palace has an interesting article on Blog Fiction, largely comparing it to IF. Before getting into it, it should be noted that his tongue may be a bit in-cheek - it seems typical of his grumpy schtick that, while posting an article called “Blog Fiction” on a service called “Blogger” his first […]

Studio Troika has developed the SMS Guerilla Projector - a portable projector with output wired to the screen display of a cellphone. SMS text messages sent to the cellphone appear on the projection, which can be used on walls, street signs, vehicles and pedestrians as a kind of graffiti ephemera.
While I was expecting the trailer […]

News from ARGN that an ARG (Alternate Reality Game), Jamie Kane, is currently being beta-tested. The game starts with the death of a popstar. The gameplay involves players interacting with characters through a forum, emails, phone and messenger. The character conversations through messenger are AI. I’ve signed up for the beta-test and have had a […]


Scarface Interaction at E3

Pistos, author of chatterbot Mathetes (ne GeoBot) has proposed the eponymous Pistos Test - a challenge to chatterbot developers worldwide to develop bots capable of prostheletizing.

The Pistos Test

If a robot converts or aids in the conversion of a human being from one religion, faith or belief system to another, it has passed the Pistos Test.

The […]