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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AI Imagines Nude Paintings as Terrifying Pools of Melting Flesh

When Robbie Barrat trained an AI to study and reproduce classical nude paintings, he expected something at least recognizable. What the AI produced instead was unfamiliar and unsettling, but still intriguing. The “paintings” look like flesh-like ice cream, spilling into pools that only vaguely recall a woman’s body. Barrat told Gizmodo these meaty blobs, disturbing Read more about AI Imagines Nude Paintings as Terrifying Pools of Melting Flesh[…]

Artists Protest Elite Art World With Unauthorized AR Gallery at the MoMA

On Friday, eight artists launched an augmented reality gallery at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, digitally overlaying their artwork over the museum’s. Motherboard reports the guerrilla installation was created and deployed without the museum’s permission. “Hello, we’re from the internet” is an “unauthorized gallery concept aimed at democratizing physical exhibition spaces, museums, Read more about Artists Protest Elite Art World With Unauthorized AR Gallery at the MoMA[…]

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New scanning technique reveals secrets behind great paintings

Researchers in the US have used a new scanning technique to discover a painting underneath one of Pablo Picasso’s great works of art, the Crouching Woman (La Misereuse Accroupie). Underneath the oil painting is a landscape of Barcelona which, it turns out, Picasso used as the basis of his masterpiece. The new x-ray fluorescence system Read more about New scanning technique reveals secrets behind great paintings[…]

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Mike Kelley Aviation Art

Mike Kelley is a Los Angeles based artist specializing in architectural, aerial, and aviation photography. Source: Mike Kelley Art This stuff is made by sitting at an airport, taking pictures of everything that flies by and then creating a composite.