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Kurzweil: By 2030, Nanobots Will Flow Throughout Our Bodies

Ray Kurzweil, Google’s director of engineering, is a well-known futurist who seems to have a penchant for accurate predictions. Most recently, he has …

Google's video AI was tricked into thinking a video about apes was about spaghetti

While artificial intelligence is an incredibly important field that’s growing by leaps and bounds, perhaps its most interesting lessons concerns just …

A Beginner’s Guide to Chakras

“Anatomy is destiny,” Freud famously said. If he had understood the subtle anatomy of the yoga tradition he might have said, “Destiny determines …

Spirituality

Gritty Low-Fi Animations of Surreal Creatures by Ori Toor | Colossal

<p>Tel-Aviv based illustrator and animator Ori Toor has been cranking out some super unusual animations on his Tumblr titled Looopism. The quirky …

Character Rig - Stephen A Smith

Character rig for our ESPN shot. Created using Joysticks 'n Sliders. Head, Eyes and Eyebrows controlled independently.

5 Websites to Download Free Subtle Textures and Gradients for Flat Design 2.0

Over the past few years, websites have been dominated by flat design. This minimalist approach to user interface design rose in popularity because it …

This filmmaker deep-dives into what makes your favorite cartoons tick

Far too often, I come across windy rants paired with irrelevant clips, iMovie title sequences, and celebrity commentary lifted from a DVD or TV interview. There’s some notable exceptions, chief among which is KaptainKristian.<p>KaptainKristian is Kristian Williams, a former film student who dropped …

This Algorithm Turns Photographs of Haircuts Into 3D Models

A new algorithm created by computer scientists at Zhejiang University could help make hair stylists' jobs a lot easier. As <i>Fast Company</i> reports, the …

Facebook open sources AI image recognition software

THANKS TO A form of AI called deep learning, computers are now really good at telling the difference between a dog and a cat. But Facebook’s …

Freebie: 160 Free xFrog 3D Plants

Free 3D Plants from each of the Xfrog Plants Libraries: Trees, flowers, bushes, even cacti!<p>XfrogPlants are realistic, highly detailed, fully textured …

Freebies

Pixelate It™ for After Effects

Product Description<p>What is Pixelate It?<p>Pixelate It is your all in one solution for quickly and easily pixelating your After Effects animations with a …

Tutorials

Epic Free C4D Pack: Button Kit

Man oh man do we have a freebie today! This is created by my friend Rick Ellis, who has created some of our most popular free models. Rick created a …

Freebies

Cinema 4D – Creating Geometry with Python Tutorial

<b>[Instructor] Manuel Casasola Merkle</b>In this tutorial, Manuel Casasola Merkle demonstrates how to create plexus style wireframe effect directly in …

Tutorials

Creating Pipes & Railings in Cinema 4D

Toby Pitman demonstrates a fast way to create pipes, pipe networks and railings in Cinema 4D.

Pat Inc. chat technology is a step in the right direction

Chatbots don’t quite understand us yet.<p>We speak, and they process our commands. With a chatbot like Yahoo Weather, you ask about the forecast in Seattle, and the bot returns an answer. Natural Language Processing (NLP) can read what you say and interpret some meaning. You don’t want to know the …

2,300 years later, Plato’s theory of consciousness is being backed up by neuroscience

In 2008, neuroscientist Giulio Tononi at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Sleep and Consciousness put forward his “integrated information theory,” which is currently accepted as one of the most compelling explanations about what consciousness is.<p>One of the central claims of the …

Consciousness

The 10 best graphic design tools for May

Last month, hardware scored high in April's roundup of the best new graphic design tools, with the ultra portable 9.7-inch iPad Pro making it easier …

Salt & Pepper — The Art of Illustrating Texture

Learn four different texture techniques using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.<p>In the world of illustration you sometimes need to add depth and …

Graphics