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August 21 2015

Top 5 artists this week

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August 11 2015

July 22 2015

It is a central principle of sound editing that people hear what they are conditioned to hear, not what they are actually hearing. The sound of rain in movies? Frying bacon. Car engines revving in a chase scene? It’s partly engines, but what gives it that visceral, gut-level grist is lion roars mixed in. To be excellent, a sound editor needs not just a sharp, trained ear, but also a gift for imagining what a sound could do, what someone else might hear.
Rain is sizzling bacon, cars are lions roaring: the art of sound in movies

July 16 2015

When we’re designing systems that incorporate people, that are designed to draw those people in, that rely on their activity to even work, then we have a responsibility to those people. A duty of care.

People are more than just nodes in a social graph, to be co-opted and herded around at will for our own business ends.

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Disruption is Silicon Valley’s current watchword. Startups are optimised for shaking up vulnerable industries rather than assessing the resulting social, legal and ethical impact. Progress itself is the yardstick; whether that progress is in a worthwhile direction is sometimes secondary.
Cennydd Bowles in The ethics of digital design

July 05 2015

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July 01 2015

IOTORAMA is a playful view of the Internet of Things by Alpha-ville with Fluuuid, Jonas Eltes and Giganta.

June 26 2015

En Plein Vol (création 2014) - Antoine Terrieux

Installation performed at La Maison Des Jonglages in La Courneuve (Paris).December 2014.

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Lorna Mills - Hand Job 2014 - CRT_20.gif (1.1 MB)  - Edition of 3

Cointemporary exhibits digital artworks (including editions) by international contemporary artists, which can be purchased for Bitcoin. Each artwork is a digital file that is protected through a cryptographic certificate of authenticity by using Ascribe to form a unique entry on the Blockchain. This method is like a secure, transparent ledger that tracks the chain of ownership and verifies the title of digital property through its individual address.

Following Cointemporary’s existing platform, each unique work or edition is on display for a limited time and sold in Bitcoin only.

June 25 2015

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T-shirt created from one of the images generated by Google’s image recognition neural network AI, as seen in this blog post Inceptionism: Going Deeper into Neural Networks.

By revdancatt

Notion is a single sensor that can be used to monitor your home, wherever you may be.

June 15 2015

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“The strategically placed cameras will scan faces at the Download Festival site in Donington before comparing it with a database of custody images from across Europe.“

The Police are scanning the faces of every single person at Download

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Cover Story: “Playdate”

Another amazing cover for The New Yorker drawn by Chris Ware

June 14 2015

The Aspirational Lamp - Creator Unknown

Made for the “Secret Life of Objects” course as part of IDP 2015 at CIID

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“MarI/O is a program made of neural networks and genetic algorithms that kicks butt at Super Mario World.” - Seth Bling 

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I believe most designers are motivated by a desire to make people’s lives better. But it’s not enough to remember this motivation only at critical junctures: when switching jobs, reading an effusive review of something we designed, or seeing our client on the morning news. Design is a daily practice, and if we are to transform this motivation into a commitment, we need to consider the motivations and ethical implications of even our smallest decisions.
Chris Palmieri - A Practice of Ethics
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COBOL Rube Goldberg by Phil Manker

“A crazy construction emphasizing the awkward and cumbersome functions of an outdated computer operating system!”

Machine Drawing Drawing Machines 

In which twelve drawings of historical drawing machines are drawn by a computer numerical controlled machine.

By Pablo Garcia

So many things are computers, or will be. That includes watches, cameras, air conditioners, cash registers, toilets, toys, airplanes, and movie projectors. Samsung makes computers that look like TVs, and Tesla makes computers with wheels and engines. Some things that aren’t yet computers—dental floss, flashlights—will fall eventually.
What is Code - Paul Ford
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“In the small city of GAETA, Italy, a giant 125m (471 ft) wide mural by French street-artist MTO has been silently censored by Google CORP. Is this the first case of artistic censorship on our good old Google Earth? One thing is for certain, it’s sure to open a huge can of worms, as governments around the world consult their top legal minds and grapple with the implications for freedom of artistic expression. The censorship happens against a backdrop of growing international revolt against Google’s global supremacy in information control. NATO is now thought to be looking at all options to overturn the decision and thereby prevent a massive worldwide protest in the artistic and journalistic worlds.” - MTO

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