This Controversial Artist Matches Influencer Photoshoots With Surveillance Footage

It’s an increasingly common sight on vacation, particularly in tourist destinations: An influencer sets up in front of a popular local landmark, sometimes even using props (coffee, beer, pets) or changing outfits, as a photographer or self-timed camera snaps away. Others are milling around, sometimes watching. But often, unbeknownst to everyone involved, another device is Read more about This Controversial Artist Matches Influencer Photoshoots With Surveillance Footage[…]

Palette – Colorize Photos using AI, great colour

A new AI colorizer. Colorize anything from old black and white photos 📸, style your artworks 🎨, or give modern images a fresh look 🌶. It’s as simple as instagram, free, and no sign-up required! Source: Palette – Colorize Photos Only gums and teeth in shadow look a bit brown and ghoulish but this is Read more about Palette – Colorize Photos using AI, great colour[…]

Google research AI image noise reduction is out of this world

If you have great lighting, a good photographer can take decent photos even with the crappiest camera imaginable. In low light, though, all bets are off. Sure, some cameras can shoot haunting video lit only by the light of the moon, but for stills — and especially stills shot on a smartphone — digital noise Read more about Google research AI image noise reduction is out of this world[…]

Use This Free Tool to Restore Faces in Old Family Photos

[…] GFPGAN—first made it onto our radar when it was featured in the August 28 edition of the (excellent) Recomendo newsletter, specifically, a post by Kevin Kelly. In it, he says that he uses this free program to restore his own old family photos, noting that it focuses solely on the faces of those pictured, Read more about Use This Free Tool to Restore Faces in Old Family Photos[…]

Midjourney – AI picture creator through words, wins digital art competition

An independent research lab exploring new mediums of thought and expanding the imaginative powers of the human species. Source: Midjourney It works like Dall-e and is now very popular because a user used this to win a digital art competition (using attribution) Jason Allen entered the artwork titled “Theatre d’Opera Spatial” in the “Digital Arts Read more about Midjourney – AI picture creator through words, wins digital art competition[…]

The Humanity Globe: World Population Density per 30km^2

This visualization was created in **R** using the **rayrender** and **rayshader** packages to render the 3D image, and **ffmpeg** to combine the images into a video and add text. You can see close-ups of 6 continents in the following tweet thread: https://twitter.com/tylermorganwall/status/1427642504082599942 The data source is the GPW-v4 population density dataset, at 15 minute (30km) Read more about The Humanity Globe: World Population Density per 30km^2[…]

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Mapped: A Detailed Map of the Online World in Incredible Detail

View the giant full-size (20 MB) version of this map. A Map of the Online World in Incredible Detail The internet is intangible, and because you can’t see it, it can be hard to comprehend its sheer vastness. As well, it’s difficult to gauge the relative size of different web properties. However, this map of Read more about Mapped: A Detailed Map of the Online World in Incredible Detail[…]

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Songwriters Are Getting Short-Changed by Music Streaming, Study Shows

Ever since the music industry began its streaming-fueled recovery around five years ago, the songwriting and publishing communities have been protesting not only the uneven payment structure of streaming — which sees recorded-music rights holders being paid three times what publishing is paid — but also the imbalanced power and payment structures of the music industry. Read more about Songwriters Are Getting Short-Changed by Music Streaming, Study Shows[…]

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This Artist Uses Drones To Create Gigantic Long-Exposure Light Paintings in the Sky

[…] artist Frodo Álvarez has come up with a different approach, using just a handful of pre-programmed drones to create towering long-exposure light paintings. Typically these types of images are created by someone standing in front of a camera with its shutter open for a prolonged period and either waving an LED light wand around, Read more about This Artist Uses Drones To Create Gigantic Long-Exposure Light Paintings in the Sky[…]

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RAWGraphs releases version 2

RAW Graphs is an open source data visualization framework built with the goal of making the visual representation of complex data easy for everyone. Primarily conceived as a tool for designers and vis geeks, RAW Graphs aims at providing a missing link between spreadsheet applications (e.g. Microsoft Excel, Apple Numbers, OpenRefine) and vector graphics editors (e.g. Read more about RAWGraphs releases version 2[…]

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Booknooks Bookshelf Inserts Add Mystery to Your Bookshelf

Suddenly in December 2019, booknooks were discovered: Take a look behind the ‘small doors to imaginary spaces’ within bookshelves – BBC News Image Copyright @monde55212068 @monde55212068 And Bored Panda had a look at 33 Bookshelf Inserts That Book Lovers Will Appreciate Unfortunately the term Booknook is not yet a keyword, so when searching you will Read more about Booknooks Bookshelf Inserts Add Mystery to Your Bookshelf[…]

Microsoft’s visual data explorer SandDance open sourced

Microsoft just open sourced their data exploration tool known as SandDance: For those unfamiliar with SandDance, it was introduced nearly four years ago as a system for exploring and presenting data using “unit visualizations.” Instead of aggregating data and showing the resulting sums as bar charts, SandDance shows every single row of a dataset (for Read more about Microsoft’s visual data explorer SandDance open sourced[…]

Someone Created A Funny Guide On How To Recognize Famous Painters And It’s Surprisingly Accurate (19 Pics

If you’re not a big fan of classical art, you’d probably have a hard time pointing out what artist painted a certain painting. Well, your days of guessing are finally over – someone created a handy, albeit pretty hilarious, guide on how to recognize famous painters by their paintings and it’s surprisingly accurate. The helpful Read more about Someone Created A Funny Guide On How To Recognize Famous Painters And It’s Surprisingly Accurate (19 Pics[…]

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Dynamic Wood Sculptures Carved to Look Like Pixelated Glitches

Taiwanese artist Hsu Tung Han, however, uses them for inspiration in his latest series of stunning wooden sculptures. By carving delicate block-shaped details that separate from various parts of the sculpture, Han successfully creates the bizarre yet magnificently original illusion of pixelation in 3D form. He applies this technique masterfully on his most recent finished Read more about Dynamic Wood Sculptures Carved to Look Like Pixelated Glitches[…]

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Can AI Create True Art?

just last month, AI-generated art arrived on the world auction stage under the auspices of Christie’s, proving that artificial intelligence can not only be creative but also produce world class works of art—another profound AI milestone blurring the line between human and machine. Naturally, the news sparked debates about whether the work produced by Paris-based Read more about Can AI Create True Art?[…]

Winamp returns in 2019 to whip the llama’s ass harder than ever

For those who don’t remember: Winamp was the MP3 player of choice around the turn of the century, but went through a rocky period during Aol ownership (our former parent company) and failed to counter the likes of iTunes and the onslaught of streaming services, and more or less crumbled over the years. The original Read more about Winamp returns in 2019 to whip the llama’s ass harder than ever[…]

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