1. prostheticknowledge:

    Computers Watching Movies

    Art project by Benjamin Grosser utilizes computer vision and tracking to visualize points of interest, demonstrated with six popular films. The gifs above are speeded-up versions of The Matrix (top) and 2001: A Space Odyssey (bottom):

    Computers Watching Movies shows what a computational system sees when it watches the same films that we do. The work illustrates this vision as a series of temporal sketches, where the sketching process is presented in synchronized time with the audio from the original clip. Viewers are provoked to ask how computer vision differs from their own human vision, and what that difference reveals about our culturally-developed ways of looking. Why do we watch what we watch when we watch it? Will a system without our sense of narrative or historical patterns of vision watch the same things?

    Computers Watching Movies was computationally produced using software written by the artist. This software uses computer vision algorithms and artificial intelligence routines to give the system some degree of agency, allowing it to decide what it watches and what it does not. Six well-known clips from popular films are used in the work, enabling many viewers to draw upon their own visual memory of a scene when they watch it. The scenes are from the following movies: 2001: A Space Odyssey, American Beauty, Inception, Taxi Driver, The Matrix, and Annie Hall.

    Below is an embedded video of the exhibition cut - you can see seperate parts at Benjamin’s website:

    More information and videos can be found at Benjamin’s project page here

  2. it8bit:

Sinclair ZX Spectrum
This is an 8-bit Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer from 1982 with 48 KBytes RAM and a Z80 3.5 MHz Proccessor. Shown here with a Colour 5.5” Roadstar monitor.
Image by Lazaros Papadopoulos
 (via:ImSoRetro)

Beautiful machine!

    it8bit:

    Sinclair ZX Spectrum

    This is an 8-bit Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer from 1982 with 48 KBytes RAM and a Z80 3.5 MHz Proccessor. Shown here with a Colour 5.5” Roadstar monitor.

    Image by Lazaros Papadopoulos

     (via:ImSoRetro)

    Beautiful machine!

  3. More on the Difference between Builders & Artists

    booc0mtaco:

    Not too long ago, I wrote on some ideas I had concerning the differences between artists/designers & builders/engineers. I wondered if there was some very core distinction about what makes these professionals proud. I theorized that it was basically a distinction between taking pride in what was produced versus how it was produced.

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  4. FASHION ICON

    FASHION ICON

    (Source: sophisticatedwoody, via samwanda)

  5. Avengers A.I. is my new favorite comic book series, at least until Uncle Scrooge comes back.  How can one not love a comic in which the initial main villain is a robot that looks like 1960s Iron Man in a blazer?  Also artist Andre’ Lima Araujo gives the series a really keen look.

    Avengers A.I. is my new favorite comic book series, at least until Uncle Scrooge comes back.  How can one not love a comic in which the initial main villain is a robot that looks like 1960s Iron Man in a blazer?  Also artist Andre’ Lima Araujo gives the series a really keen look.

    (Source: 8abbott-of-odd0)

  6. killertapir:

    Barbarella (1968)

    This movie has everything. 

  7. gregorygalloway:

The pros from Dover.
Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould in M*A*S*H (1970) dir. by Robert Altman.
Elliott Gould (b. 29 Aug. 1938)

I think I could pull this look off.

    gregorygalloway:

    The pros from Dover.

    Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould in M*A*S*H (1970) dir. by Robert Altman.

    Elliott Gould (b. 29 Aug. 1938)

    I think I could pull this look off.

    (via alwaysmoneyinthebnanastand)

  8. (Source: catigrun, via whenwewerecool)

  9. zetacoin:

My desktop miner.  Codenamed: The Pampered Simpleton.

Anybody else jumped on the cryptocurrency bandwagon?

    zetacoin:

    My desktop miner.  Codenamed: The Pampered Simpleton.

    Anybody else jumped on the cryptocurrency bandwagon?

  10. inothernews:

    popculturebrain:

    Hank and Marie react to Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance (idea credit).

    Has the Internet been won yet?

    All I could think of when I saw the bizarro Miley Cyrus performance was a particularly poignant chapter in “Dennis Reynolds: An Erotic Life”

    (Source: conanofallon)