Sasha Reads, Vol. 8
The latest selections from Bluebeam VP Sasha Reed's bookmarks list
Bluebeam VP of Strategic Development Sasha Reed browses far and wide to keep up with the latest on technology, productivity and innovations from the world of design and construction—and beyond. Here, she periodically shares a few of her favorite recent articles from across the web.
1. Extreme laser scanning creates a 3D immersive experience
CyArk and FarBridge partner with Oculus to bring photo-realistic and fully exportable replicas of some amazing monuments. It’s going to put a wrinkle in your frequent flyer goals, but your savings account will thank you. Be sure to check out the cool behind-the-scenes footage and see if it inspires you to think differently about visualizing your next project.
2. New quantum image sensors make low light no problem for digital cameras
Over 4 billion cameras use this technology, which was invented for NASA 25 years ago. Now inventor Eric Fossum has created the next version that is infinitely better at capturing light. So, just how long will it take camera companies to upgrade? Well, let’s hope it won’t take another 25 years. Imagine the improvements we could see in interior site photos and drone footage captured in low light or at night.
3. Bionic vision—not just for iconic 70s TV heroes anymore
After a decade of research and $3 million in funding, bionic vision is here. Well almost. I wonder if I can sign up now and get on that list?
4. Fast Company’s top 10 most innovative architecture firms
What criteria do those outside our industry use to rank “innovative” design? See who, how and why Fast Company raked the design firms they see as building our world, better. Spoiler alert—congratulations to NBBJ for being ranked #1.
5. So who reads privacy policies anyways?
This is REALLY cool: a data visualization tool that leverages machine learning and AI to save you from having to read the fine print of privacy policies. It’s the ultimate tool in lazy compliance. They have a browser extension download if you want to jump-start your laziness today. Now, if only we could apply this to construction project contracts!