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Discovering Cinematic Space — Photogénie — Cinea

BRIAN DE PALMA’S STEADICAM AND THE DEFINITION OF GENRE<p>Introduction<p>Although the Steadicam earned its early fame through such movies as <i>Bound for Glory</i> …

Love Among the Insects: The Pioneering Animation of Ladislaw Starewicz, One Hundred Years Later

<i>“His insects lie, cheat, steal, get drunk, have affairs, and fight with each other, occupying a harsh reality where bad choices have bad consequences</i> …

Sound Blaster: How Sound Cards Took Over Computing

<i>Hey all, Ernie here with a classic (though lightly updated) Tedium piece about one of the defining pieces of ’90s computer technology: The Sound</i> …

You Can Now Listen to The Weird 'Music' Made by Our Rotating Galaxy

A glorious way to experience space.<p>Ever wondered what the Milky Way might sound like as it rotates on its axis? According to a new "musical …

Monkey-selfie lawsuit finally ends: Court affirms adorable macaque can’t sue | Ars Technica

PETA claimed to be a friend to Naruto but "failed" at doing so, 9th Circuit finds.<p>A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Monday that Naruto, …

Occult Voices – Paranormal Music, Recordings of unseen Intelligences 1905-2007

<b>Occult Voices – Paranormal Music, Recordings of unseen Intelligences 1905-2007</b><p>Published by Thomas Knoefel und Andreas Fischer Köln<br>Released by supposé …

Electronic voice phenomenon

Within ghost hunting and parapsychology, <b>electronic voice phenomena</b> (<b>EVP</b>) are sounds found on electronic recordings that are interpreted as spirit …

Instagram is killing the way we experience art

“Please take your photos as quickly as possible and you can look it up online. Everything is online.”<p>Those were the instructions of a museum guard to visitors at the US National Portrait Gallery last Thursday night. Since the unveiling of Barack and Michelle Obama’s official Smithsonian portraits …

Museums

Cell Phone Ringtone History: A Polyphonic Wave of Success

<b>Today in Tedium:</b> For nearly a century, the ring that we associated with a telephone sounded like a variation on this noise. It was simple, …

Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours: a Pre-Photographic Guide for Artists and Naturalists | Colossal

<p>First published in the pre-photographic age, Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours was the preeminent guide to color and its classification for artists, …

Microsoft's Latest AI Creation Reveals Just How Much Computers Can Imagine

No (well, only a few) instructions needed.<p>Ever since computer scientist Alan Turing first proposed his famous test of machine intelligence in 1950, …

Artificial Intelligence

Raising a Social-Media Star

The parents of teen internet celebrities get a crash course in a new kind of fame while trying to maintain boundaries for their newly rich and powerful children.<p>When then-14-year-old Jonas Bridges ran down the stairs of his Atlanta home shouting, “Dad, I’ve got 1,000 fans!” his father, Rob Bridges, …

Social Media

The Strange History of One of the Internet's First Viral Videos

You’ve seen the video. Everyone on the internet has. A man sits in a cubicle and pounds his keyboard in frustration. A few seconds later, the Angry …

Internet

Elf Bowling History: It's Not a Virus. It's Not Spyware.

<i>(via MobyGames)</i><p>No, <i>Elf Bowling</i> didn’t have any viruses in it, and its “spyware” was essentially the game pinging a random server somewhere<p>So, if it …

Google Analytics

How Pie Became A Powerful Punchline In Political Provocation

The rise and fall (and rise again) of dessert-based activism.<p>When Sean Thompson showed up at a farm-to-table dinner at Sacramento Charter High School in September of 2016, he was there to serve up some just desserts to Mayor Kevin Johnson.<p>Thompson, a 32-year-old veteran who’d suffered bouts of …

Farm-to-table

Rediscovering History’s Lost First Female Video Game Designer

In 1976, Joyce Weisbecker programmed games for an RCA PC and console based on technology created by her dad–a significant achievement that went undocumented until now.<p>One of the first video game programmers was a young woman who’d recently graduated from high school.<p>Forty years ago, consumer …

Dining Rooms

12 Incredibly Useful Things You Didn’t Know Google Maps Could Do

Some of the best features of Google’s mapping app are among the hardest to find—until you know where to look.<p>Google Maps is great for just getting around. But don’t be fooled: The app is much more than a glorified Garmin. Maps has all sorts of powerful features and time-saving shortcuts that aren’t …

Apps

Facebook translates 'good morning' into 'attack them', leading to arrest

Palestinian man questioned by Israeli police after embarrassing mistranslation of caption under photo of him leaning against bulldozer<p>Facebook has apologised after an error in its machine-translation service saw Israeli police arrest a Palestinian man for posting “good morning” on his social media …

Social Media

Umberto Eco on the Merits of Studying History (and the Terrors of Losing It)

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” -George Santayana<p>Unit 731.<p>Sound familiar? Probably not. Until recently, I didn’t …

Anthropology

God Is a Bot, and Anthony Levandowski Is His Messenger

<b>Many people in Silicon Valley</b> believe in the Singularity—the day in our near future when computers will surpass humans in intelligence and kick off a …

Microsoft Bob Gets the Last Laugh – Member Feature Stories – Medium

Before Alexa, before Siri, and even before the meme-ified Clippy, there was Microsoft Bob and his rad pad.<p>Take a walk down memory lane and you might …

Steven Spielberg

This baroness was a sexual libertine whose brilliant Dadaist poetry is being rediscovered

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven was once arrested for walking down Fifth Avenue in a men’s suit<p>“Madam — I firmly stand that ground/Coitus is paramount,” …

Literature

John L Walters, Eye

<b>The ninth of our interviews republished from Jeremy Leslie’s book ‘Independence’ features the co-owner and editor of design journal Eye, John L</b> …

After losing Patreon account, crowdfunded anti-refugee ship is adrift—literally

"Defend Europe" ship rescued by refugee relief agency's ship after engine trouble.<p>A right-wing "European identity" group called Generation Identity …

Blockchain could fix a key problem in China’s food industry: the fear of food made in China

Behind every food item being sold, there’s a story to tell. In China, where food scares are common, many consumers are particularly anxious to hear it.<p>With that in mind, a Chinese e-commerce company has made it possible for customers to look at a detailed history of their steaks—from when the cow …

Blockchain

Japan’s ‘crow tribe’ is the reason everyone started wearing black in New York

From the streets, to the catwalk, and back<p>Everyone else was wearing shoulder pads and bold work suits. At aerobics class, they stretched into a pair …

Inside Cuba's DIY Internet Revolution | WIRED

Inside Cuba’s D.I.Y. Internet Revolution<p>by Antonio García Martínez | photographs by Lisette Poole<p>07.26.17<p>You’ll be sitting in the magnificently …

No, I Can’t Picture That: Living Without a Mind’s Eye

A writer with aphantasia on visual memory and imagination<i>So you can’t picture me?</i> There is this slight disappointment in their eyes when they ask it, …

Mind

A Son’s Race to Give His Dying Father Artificial Immortality

<b>The first voice</b> you hear on the recording is mine. “Here we are,” I say. My tone is cheerful, but a catch in my throat betrays how nervous I am.<p>Then, …

The Selfie Monkey Goes to the Ninth Circuit

Twist: There are two selfie monkeys.<p>A selfie-taking monkey went to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, to fight for his right to own copyrights. Or rather, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) went to court on his behalf, it seems, to make a point about animal liberation. …