Or how you can learn to get in touch with your body and emotions.

When we chilled in a nerdy company, photo by Krzyś Niemkiewicz.

During my first free improv workshop, I was asked what motivated me to participate.

It was taken as a grim joke. Yet…


See the Hacker News discussion thread

When a deer sees an incoming car, it freezes. For us, it looks stupid. But for the deer, this instinctive reaction seems to be the best. And it would be the best reaction if the car were a predator: too big to fight, too…


tl;dr: Qbserve when I was on macOS, now RescueTime + Custom New URL Tab (Chrome extension) pointing its report, so I get immediate feedback on my productivity (motivates me…


Demons invaded Earth and ruined Doom HUD. Some alternative titles:

  • A devilishly minimalistic style vs death by Candy Crush glitter.
  • An immersive vs casual game.
  • A dark journey vs demon piñata.

Impressions

Autumn 2019 I played Doom 2016 for the first time, and immediately fell in love. Everything was exactly in…


It is fun to write fast without constraints, and run code in a flash. That is why I fell in love with Python and the Jupyter Notebook environment, a great tool for prototyping and interacting…


“Posągi” (1989) translated from Polish by Anna Karpiuk and Piotr Migdał

What bliss when a tyrant’s tall statues are shattered
But in each shard of bronze in each shrapnel of stone
There lingers a trace of the spark that once fluttered
In the one that was thrown from the throne


“To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.” — stolen from a few sources

When our Quantum Game v2.0 team first got together to work on the game, we realized we were all quite different — a physicist, a designer, a writer, and a…


It seems that some artifacts generated by artificial neural networks are eerily similar to those created by our altered states of mind, be it dreams or thanks to psychedelics.

While mentioning psychedelics (and showing trippy computer-generated images) has some entertainment value, my motivation is different, as explained in Exploring human…


Did you play Quantum Game with Photons?

It’s a puzzle game with photons, superposition and quantum measurement, right in your browser. With true quantum mechanics underneath!

Apparently, playable on Tesla Model 3 — see a tweet by Sean P. Kane

Good news: there will be part 2. You may have noticed an opening for the game. In short, we were invited by Artur Ekert…


I don’t care if something is a “true game” or a non-game interactive experience. I do care if I got immersed with awe, curiosity or dread. Some time ago I wrote:

(On finding your personal, traumatic wolf)
Will you head to a beacon to your own end
Or drink a poison so…

Piotr Migdał

PhD in quantum physics, deep learning & data viz specialist. Founder at Quantum Flytrap. https://p.migdal.pl/ / https://quantumflytrap.com/

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