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The Evolution of Hyperrealism: From Religious Paintings to Simulated Reality

As with any artistic movement, the evolution of <b>Hyperrealism</b> can only be told in relation to the other influential art styles that preceded it. Hyperrealism traces its roots back through <b>Photorealism</b>, and <b>Realism</b> before that, sharing many of the same artistic traits, yet, its own distinct individual …

Art

'Mr. Zuckerberg' explains the internet to elderly senators

In what will probably be the premise of <i>The Social Network 2</i>,Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled by members of the U.S. Senate on …

Social Media

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Wait Till You Hear About Entangled Time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Quantum Physics

Yale’s beloved happiness class is now on the internet for free

Happiness, they say, is infectious. Perhaps that is why the most popular course ever to be taught at Yale University—this semester enrolling 1,200 students, or a quarter of the undergraduate student body—is one titled “Psychology and the Good Life.”<p>PSYC 157, or “Laurie Santos’ happiness class” as …

Happiness

Watch robots build a timber frame in no time

Leave it to the robots<p>Humans have spent thousands of years successfully constructing buildings on their own, but sometimes it’s nice to get a little help from our robotic friends. In a new exploration of digital fabrication, researchers at Swiss university ETH Zurich partnered with Gramazio Kohler …

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RedLipstick Resurrected

The Era of Fake Video Begins

The digital manipulation of video may make the current era of “fake news” seem quaint.<p>In a dank corner of the internet, it is possible to find actresses from <i>Game of Thrones</i> or <i>Harry Potter</i> engaged in all manner of sex acts. Or at least to the world the carnal figures look like those actresses, and …

The 5:3:2 Rule for Social Media

When it comes to social sharing you need to get the balance right, and that's where the 5:3:2 rule comes into play. But what is 5:3:2?<p>Social media …

Social Media

10 endlessly fascinating websites to waste your time on

The internet is a vast, wonderful trove of information. There's so much to learn from a seemingly endless supply of resources. From video lectures …

Reality TV

Imperfect, organic design is the next step – UX Collective

The current obsession over Pixel Perfect products. And how ‘imperfections’ can make our designs more human.<p>Long ago, there lived a priest who was in …

Pictures Capture the Invisible Glow of Flowers

Picture Stories<p>Ultraviolet light reveals alien-like colors and fairy sparkles in seemingly normal plants.<p>Take a look at some of the flowers photographed by Craig Burrows and you might feel as if you’ve suddenly been transported into the alien world of Pandora from James Cameron’s <i>Avatar</i>. Brightly …

James Cameron

Moleskine’s latest smart pen saves your writing to download later

Moleskine has valiantly tried to bridge the divide between analog writing and digital files for years. The company released its Smart Writing Set in 2016 as a $200 holistic solution of pen, proprietary smart paper and app that instantly sent whatever you wrote or drew over to your paired device -- …

The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics

Every week political cartoonists throughout the country and across the political spectrum apply their ink-stained skills to capture the foibles, memes, hypocrisies and other head-slapping events in the world of politics. The fruits of these labors are hundreds of cartoons that entertain and enrage …

United States

What’s really going on in those Boston Dynamics robot videos?

Boston Dynamics causes a viral sensation every time it posts a new video of one of its robots moving around the lab. It's the first sign of the …

Colorful Paper-Cut Sculpture Captures the Diversity of a Coral Reef

French paper designer and illustrator Mlle Hipolyte creates colorful sculptures out of intricately cut paper shapes. Previously mentioned for her three-dimensional animal masks, the artist’s latest piece of paper art is a magnificent, three-dimensional representation of a vibrant coral reef. Titled</i> …

Paper Craft

Imaginary Worlds is the slick, deep-dive podcast sci-fi and fantasy fans need to hear

NPR for Sci-fi fans<p><i>There are a ton of podcasts out there, but finding the right one can be difficult. In our new column</i> <i>Pod Hunters</i><i>, we co</i><i>ver</i> <i>what we’ve been listening to that we can’t stop thinking about.</i><p>A couple of months ago, the members of my science fiction writer’s group were talking about …

RedLipstick Resurrected

Meet the former intern on The Sims who raised $33 million for her 3D furniture platform

Finding the right piece of furniture for any space can be difficult. Being able to virtually see how that sofa you've been eyeing will look in your …

Ancient city's LiDAR scans reveal as many buildings as Manhattan

When researchers surveyed the ruins of a Purépecha Empire city in Mexico the old-fashioned way a decade ago, it took them two seasons to explore two square kilometres. Good thing they decided to use LiDAR, because the city called Angamuco turned out bigger than they previously thought. LiDAR gave …

Cloudflare is protecting the internet using groovy lava lamps

Cloudflare has a unique way of protecting a huge portion of the world’s internet. They call it their Wall of Entropy; a wall lined with lava lamps that are being filmed with a camera. That data is then converted to numbers jumbled up with a couple other sources of randomness in other parts of the …

Internet

Google is building AI to make humans smile

A team at Google is using everyday humans to shape the decisions that machines make, no coding required.<p>Researchers built a web app that showed people Google’s previously reported AI-generated drawings of things like cats and rhinos, and recorded their reactions through a webcam. When people smiled …

Artificial Intelligence

Have Your Home Custom Made in Miniature Out of LEGOs

We're not sure why everything is just plain cuter in miniature, but one thing is for certain: a complete scale model of your own home, both interior …

Sainte-Rose du Nord, Québec, Canada

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Cartoonist Tom Gauld discusses his latest book, Baking with Kafka

Cartoons for book lovers<p>If you’re a fan of science fiction and fantasy, or just books in general, you might have come across the minimalist, elegant, and witty work of cartoonist Tom Gauld. Gauld is responsible for the series <i>You’re All Just Jealous of</i> <i>M</i><i>y Jetpack</i>, and most recently, <i>Baking</i> <i>w</i><i>ith Kafka</i>, …

Books

Elon Musk And Rick And Morty Tweeting About The Singularity Is The Best Thing We've Seen All Week

Wubba lubba dub dub!<p>Elon Musk showed off his new 280-character Twitter limit in the best way possible Thursday morning: musing about the Singularity …

Let's face it: The best part of RollerCoaster Tycoon was killing tourists

You shouldn’t immediately associate RollerCoaster Tycoon with the type of violent sadism you see in other gaming titles, like <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> and <i>Manhunt</i>. The sleepy, PG-friendly PC game sees the player create a theme park, with the ultimate goal to turn it into a financial success. This is largely …

How iOS 11 could change the iPhone

The iPhone improves every year in two ways: through a big hardware launch every September that also comes with a software refresh.<p>Everyone knows that a new iPhone debuts every fall. But three months earlier, Apple's annual WWDC developers conference gives an early preview of changes that are …

Here's Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail

Different types of problems need different types of solutions<p>,A decade ago, Apple looked unbeatable. It's launch of the iPhone completely revolutionized mobile phones and made good on Steve Jobs' vision of creating a hub of devices that connected people to technology. What's more, he did it with …

Free software is suffering because coders don't know how to write documentation

GitHub just published its 2017 Open Source Survey. The popular social coding service surveyed over 5,500 members of its community, from over 3,800 projects on github.com. It also spoke to 500 coders working on projects from outside the GitHub ecosystem.<p>The Open Source Survey asked a broad array of …