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Behold The Creepiest Neural Network Art Yet

Neural network art is quickly becoming a category in its own right, with programmers building on each other’s work to create more and more fantastical algorithm-generated images. After one researcher successfully created hyperrealistic (and hyper creepy) images of people in a recent project, …

A Beginner’s Guide to Back-End Development

If you’re not a developer or engineer, concepts like front-end vs. back-end development can be challenging to wrap your head around. Pile on all of …

Basquiat’s collaborator releases unseen pics of the artist

SAMO© was a pioneering, playful force on the streets of New York in the 1970s: the alias of Jean-Michel Basquiat and high school mate and artist Al Diaz, SAMO© painted poetry throughout NYC. Meaning ‘Same Old Shit’, some of their most famous guerilla slogans included “SAMO© SAVES IDIOTS AND …

Streetwear

David Hockney retrospective becomes Tate Britain's most popular show

Exhibition receives 478,082 visitors, with demand pushing the gallery to open until midnight over its final weekend<p>Tate Britain’s David Hockney retrospective has become the gallery’s most popular exhibition, seen by nearly half a million visitors.<p>The show closed on bank holiday Monday this week …

Google's Newest Feature Is Great For Art Lovers

It’s already possible to explore museums like the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian National Art Museum with Street View in Google Maps. But …

Edward Hopper: the artist who evoked urban loneliness and disappointment with beautiful clarity

When Edward Hopper’s retrospective at Tate Modern in London closed in September 2004, more than 420,000 tickets had been sold. Up to that point, only …

How to Safely Retrieve Files Off Failing HDD, SSD, or SD Cards Using Free Tools

All of the drives we are using to store our precious photos and videos are not 100% reliable. Everybody should know that by now (and back everything …

Scientists Achieve Direct Counterfactual Quantum Communication For The First Time

Communication without particle transmission.<p>Quantum communication is a strange beast, but one of the weirdest proposed forms of it is called …

Simple math is why Elon Musk’s companies keep doing what others don’t even consider possible

Physicist Richard Feynman returned over and over to an idea that drove his groundbreaking discoveries. His approach was documented <b></b>by his Caltech colleague David Goodstein in the book <i>Feynman’s Lost Lecture</i> about physics classes Feynman taught in the 1960s:<p>Once, I said to him, “Dick, explain to me, …

Elon Musk

Scientists: "We Have Detected the Existence of a Fundamentally New State of Matter"

3D Quantum Liquid Crystals<p>Caltech physicists at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter have discovered the first 3D quantum liquid crystal. …

Elon Musk's masterplan for humanity's future is beyond your wildest sci-fi dreams

Elon Musk is about to become a CEO of another company. Yes, the guy who's already the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX will take on lead duty at a new company …

Singularity

27 Ways to Learn to Program Online

Whether you are looking to switch careers and become a full-time programmer, want to try to build a website or app on the side, or are just looking to round out your skill set, learning to code has certainly been something a lot of people have started to do lately. And while being a programmer …

Matters of Fact

It is a maxim universally admitted in geometry, and indeed in every branch of knowledge, that in the progress of investigation, we should proceed …

The Controversial Artist Who Just Won’t Go Away

Julian Schnabel has occupied many roles through the years: the default figurehead of the star-studded 1980s art world; the fall guy for that era’s particular brand of monied hedonism; an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker; for some, the greatest painter of his time — and others, the most overrated. …

Art to inspire: Ali Smith, Alain de Botton and others on the works they love

Got the January blues? To kick off a series dedicated to culture that can uplift us in 2017, six writers and creators from the worlds of music, philosophy, fiction and art choose the works they can rely on to replenish their energy for life<p>Gilles stands there in his bright white clown suit wearing …

Be Thankful For The Universe That Created You

We all have a lot to be thankful for, but the biggest one we all have in common is that we all exist. Moreover, we exist on a world and in a Universe where it’s possible for us to exist, and to exist as long as our natural lifespans will allow us. This wasn’t guaranteed from first principles, but …

Universe

How to Protect Your Images

You work hard to create images that are compelling. You work even harder to make sure that your business is successful so you can pay your employees, …

Licensing

The Yi M1 is a gorgeous mirrorless camera at a rock-bottom price

Before I get into this review, I want to get one thing straight. <i>I am not a photographer.</i><p>I didn’t study photography at school. I haven’t done any classes. I don’t have a side-gig shooting weddings and bar mitzvahs. I have a relatively decent Nikon DSLR which I primarily use for product review photos …

Loupedeck

Photographers rejoice! Most photography professionals and graphic designers can likely relate to the tedious and mundane process of post production, …

Felix Hernandez Makes Car Ads without Cars

In more ways than one, what you see in advertisements—whether that be the always perfectly shaped Chick-fil-A sandwich or fashion models whose images have created an epidemic of self-esteem issues—is often not real. It can’t be real, because most of the time, real is not convincing enough, not sexy …

Fall Into the Arts: 12 Great Books on Arts and Culture

As the temperature outside drops and the season becomes more appropriate for indoor living, sitting near a modest fire, and watching foliage change, the time is right to explore art through literature. Some books can help us understand aspects of the life of an artist whose work we’ve followed for …

8 Superb Quotes by Pablo Picasso to Celebrate His 135th Birthday

People<p>The legendary artist was famous for his witty quips.<p>,<p>Pablo Picasso was born on this day in 1881. During his lifetime the painter, sculptor, and …

Art

How the ExoMars spacecraft will make its way to the surface of Mars

As the other spacecraft gets into orbit<p>Tomorrow, two spacecraft will reach Mars after nearly seven months of traveling together through space — and they’ll both attempt to pull off two separate and incredible feats. One will put itself into orbit around the Red Planet, while the other will land on …

Wet plate collodion portraits that will make you lose sense of space and time

In this digital era where moments are captured at the click of a button, photographs are losing their value as artistic objects. Paris-born Spanish …

Delicate and Precise Tattoo Art by Mr. K

Tattoos are a luxury. That’s the opinion of Mr. K, a resident artist at Bang Bang Tattoos, New York. Formally trained at Parsons School of Design, …

Portrait Editing Part I: Culling Raw Conversion by Payton Ruddock

I’ve been trying to really do a lot more behind the scenes lately, and the majority of the videos revolve around actually shooting the photos. I want …

The Basics of Abstract Painting You Should Know

Abstract painting is considered one of the purest forms of expression, as it allows its creator to freely communicate visually without the constraint …

Cosmic Neutrinos Detected, Confirming The Big Bang's Last Great Prediction

The Big Bang, when it was first proposed, seemed like an outlandish story out of a child’s imagination. Sure, the expansion of the Universe, observed by Edwin Hubble, meant that the more distant a galaxy was, the faster it receded from us. As we headed into the future, the great distances between …

Physics

3 Step Sharpening Workflow Using Nik Collection for Optimal Sharpness

Sharpening your image in the best way can be tricky since there are so many steps along a post-processing workflow, where you could sharpen. So when …

Tutorials