Speedgate - AKQA fed an AI 400 international...

Speedgate - AKQA fed an AI 400 international sports and had it create a new game - from the gameplay, to the rules and even the logo. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Farmpark Goat and an 8 second video

Farmpark Goat  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  $330. The warmer weather here is so nice. My husband and I took another tour of Lake Metroparks Farmpark... Such a delight! Including a video of this sweet goat and his sibling. (Video also features a loud crowing rooster, you've been warned!)  [Author: Diane Hoeptner]
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Reader Submitted: MONO

MONO is a brand new furniture project that approaches the use and sharing of space by both humans and pets. View the full project here
Tags: Design, Furniture Design, Reader Projects

At the London Marathon, Lucozade was handed out...

At the London Marathon, Lucozade was handed out in Ooho! packets from Notpla, a material made from seaweed and plants that disappear, naturally. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Fake Heiress Who Swindled N.Y.’s Elite Is Found Guilty

Anna Sorokin, who called herself “Anna Delvey,” was convicted of bilking hotels, restaurants, a private jet operator and banks out of more than $200,000.
Tags: Art, Celebrities, News, Anna, Sorokin, Frauds and Swindling, Hotels and Travel Lodgings, Robberies and Thefts, Manhattan (NYC, Bars and Nightclubs, Anna Sorokin

Gracefully Nostalgic: An Contemporary Apartment in Minsk Reminisce About its Past

Located in a historic building in the heart of Minsk, Belarus, this one bedroom apartment has been thoughtfully renovated by Third Wave Architects, a team of three young Belarusian architects, who drew from its history as revealed in old photographs to create a modern home that nevertheless recalls the timeless elegance of its past.
Tags: Art, Minsk, Minsk Belarus

A Visual History of Captain Marvel’s Costumes

I’m a bit late posting this, since the movie came out almost two months ago, but it’s always fun to see how a long-lasting character’s outfits have changed over the years, particularly since this is a case where the Captain Marvel movie costume doesn’t quite match any of the comic book ones. (That’s more likely with female characters, of course, since their costumes quite often ignore practicality until it’s time to put it on a real-life woman.) Image Created by [...]
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10 Content Distribution Tactics to Maximize Exposure in 2019

This article was contributed by Robert Katai. Marketing and advertising are two industries that depend almost exclusively on content. A blog post, a podcast episode, a social media post, and even a visual banner or a corner street billboard, they all depend on the quality and value of the content they deliver to the audience. While and distribution is important, we need to understand that it may not be enough. A study from Buzzsumo states, that receives 8 shares or less on social media. This...
Tags: Google, Design, Content Marketing, Cta, Atlantic, Qualcomm, Guest Articles, Buzzsumo, Guest Article, Robert Katai, Bannersnack, Blogging & Content Marketing, Facebook Group Newsletters Once, Content Marketing Institute Visuals

Web Design for E-Commerce: How to Build an Intuitive Online Store

This article was contributed by Manish Dudharejia. Today’s digital consumer is pickier than ever about which brands they choose to buy from. Since there are virtually limitless options in terms of brands and online retailers selling the products they are searching for, any annoyance, interference, or negative experience is enough to send them looking for other options. If a website is not working correctly or simply not offering an excellent user experience (UX), visitors will often leave a webs...
Tags: Google, Ecommerce, Design, Cta, Ux, Web Design & UX, Manish Dudharejia, Co Founder of E2M Solutions Inc, San Diego Based Digital Agency, NNGroup

Why Does Hollywood Hate Pop Music, And Pop Stars?

The hated pop stars are, of course, almost all women. And, by the way, “isn’t there an inherent irony in cinema offering a ‘serious’ take on mass culture while seeking commercial gain? Few of these tales manage to communicate what still makes pop music so appealing and popular.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Music, 04.27.19

Game of Thrones 3D Wood Maps

Beautiful three-dimensional maps of land from Game of Thrones television show crafted out of wood. Wooden Game of Thrones maps feature 3D terrain engraved with locations and thousands of intricate details from the TV show. [more info] Also check out: Disney Game of Thrones
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The Cure For Our Times May Be Theatre

When a critic sees 12 plays in 10 days: Theatre “restored my vision, or at least handed me a roadmap of our location, emotionally and psychically speaking — one that extended beyond Manhattan, the country, and the curve of time. I sat down with people to contemplate the troubles of King Lear, Tom Robinson, and Socrates, recalling that, though the common cruelties of the day may be unique, how people cope with them is not.” – Los Angeles Review of Books
Tags: Art, Theatre, Manhattan, Socrates, 04.26.19, Lear Tom Robinson

Recent Listening: Jason Palmer’s Rhyme and Reason

“Trumpeter Jason Palmer made it clear with his substantial tone, wide range and flexibility that he had the potential to become one of the new century’s outstanding trumpeters” – and now he has. – Doug Ramsey
Tags: Art, Jason Palmer, Ajblogs, 04.27.19

To Sing The Unflappable Siegfried, One Cannot Have Fear

At least, that’s what tenor Andreas Schager claims. “But his path to singing Siegfried at the Met … was unusual. Mr. Schager, who was born Andreas Schagerl in the small town of Rohrbach an der Gölsen, started his career in operetta (precursors to modern musical comedies) and lighter tenor roles.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Siegfried, Andreas Schager, Rohrbach, Schager, Golsen, 04.26.19, Andreas Schagerl

Writing Activists Back Into History, Through Fiction

Bernardine Evaristo co-founded Britain’s Theatre of Black Women in the 1980s, and she’s not shy about using her experience in a new novel – or the experiences and lives of other Black British women through history. “It’s very important to know the alternatives to mainstream history, as we’re not represented in it. To discover how deep our roots are is important. Those of us who are older are living history, and I feel we have a duty to share it.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Britain, Words, Bernardine Evaristo, 04.27.19

The Path From Dancer To Artistic Director In Dallas

Melissa Young began her career as a dancer with Dallas Black Dance Theatre, and since then, she’s been rehearsal director, academy director, associate artistic director, and interim artistic director – and now she’s got the job permanently. She saw the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater when she was a teenager, and, she says, “from that moment on, I knew THIS was what I had to do. There was no turning back. There was no plan b to fall back on.” – Paper City Magazine
Tags: Art, Dance, Dallas, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Melissa Young, 04.26.19

Why Does Country Music Have Such A Race Problem?

So … Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” is sitting at number one in the UK – and in the US, but despite its utter yeehaw-ness, not on the country charts because Billboard claimed it didn’t “embrace enough elements of today’s country music.” Riiiiight. The genre has a bit of an issue with Black musicians (and other musicians of color), and women of any race as well. “The gravity of this discrimination really hits home when you consider that country is the biggest radio format in the US.” – The Guardian...
Tags: Art, Music, UK, US, Audience, Old Town Road, 04.27.19

Harvey Weinstein’s Trial Is Postponed Until September

Media were removed from the courtroom for a while during Friday’s proceedings as well. Why? “Prosecutors want to call additional women with similar allegations to help establish a pattern of misconduct. The number and identities of those women has been kept secret. The defense has argued that calling such witnesses would prejudice the case, and asked the court to close Friday’s hearing on the subject to avoid tainting the jury pool. The prosecution also asked that the hearing be closed.” – Vari...
Tags: Art, Harvey Weinstein, Issues, 04.26.19

A 1615 Bible, Stolen From Pittsburgh Library Two Decades Ago, Is Recovered In The Netherlands

And yes, it was an inside job: “The Bible was among hundreds of rare books, maps and other items, worth about $8 million in total, that the authorities have said were stolen by the archivist in charge of the collection over nearly 20 years.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Netherlands, Words, Pittsburgh, 04.27.19

The Ever-Growing Imbalance Between Stars And Critics

You’d think an ill-conceived, badly written mini-screed might not be worthy of worry for critics. You’d be wrong – dangerously so, when it comes to stars “taking on” the low-paid people who cover their art. Check out this week’s Dumpster fire of a screed, for instance: “Using the hard-earned clout of the Me Too movement to deflect critique of the fashion-celebrity industrial complex is not a feminist crusade.” – HuffPost
Tags: Art, Ideas, 04.26.19

How To Translate ‘King Lear’ Into ASL

First, of course, you need to be familiar with the original. Russell Howard, who’s playing the Duke of Cornwall to Glenda Jackson’s King Lear on Broadway, also had to help figure out how good Cornwall would be at lip-reading – and how that might change the play. – American Theatre
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Cornwall, Duke, Russell Howard, Lear, Glenda Jackson, 04.26.19

Okoni Innovation Agency: there is no transformation without creation

Pierre Baudry, Marc-Antoine Franc and Cécile Bernardet are respectively founding partner, partner and project director at Okoni, an new kind of Innovation Agency, which involves co-making innovation with their customers. First Cécile and Marc-Antoine guided me at Okoni premises, then Pierre took his pen to explain how their holistic approach is quite singular, and impactful on ...
Tags: Startups, Design, Innovation, Transformation, Pierre, Incubation, Marc Antoine, Fablab, Marc-Antoine Franc, Okoni, Pierre Baudry, Okoni Innovation Agency, Pierre Baudry Marc Antoine Franc, Cécile Bernardet, First Cécile

This 81-Year-Old Babushka Is Taking Embroidery To A New Level

If you thought handmade embroidery was boring, the Instagram account of Julia Aleshicheva, 81, will change your mind. The Russian babushka, who describes herself as a “dementia fighter,” is making handicrafts cool again! Follow @girl_from_1938 and start enjoying colorful works depicting cats, women, characters from the Bible, reproductions of famous paintings, and even a portrait of Spice Girls! Source
Tags: Design, Diy, Handmade, Embroidery, Babushka, Julia Aleshicheva

Photographer’s Girlfriend Hates Pictures, So They Came Up With This Adorable Solution

Mikaël Theimer is a dedicated photographer. He is currently dating Marion Munez who hates having her picture taken. Unfortunately for Marion, she is Mikaël’s favorite model. More: Mikaël Theimer h/t: huffingtonpost, boredpanda But these two have been together for over six years now. In order to make it work, they both had to learn to compromise. Mikaël and Marion came up with a kind of... Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Girlfriend, Adorable, Photographer, Mikael Theimer, Marion, Mikael, Marion Munez

Just When You Thought Bundling Was Dead, The New Disney And Hulu Discussion Began

When every site, production company, and channel seem to be creating their own streaming services, and when Disney decides it might want to sell its own bundle, it’s time to acknowledge that murdering cable with streaming might only have created a Night King. – Bloomberg
Tags: Art, Media, Disney, New Disney, 04.25.19

Most Of The Books We Own Bring Us Joy, But That Doesn’t Mean We Need To Keep Them

A woman who keeps only 5-10 physical books in her personal library at any time wonders, “Why are we so attached to our books? As I held and decided the fate of each book, I kept coming back to this question. Why was I attached to these physical objects? Paper, binding glue, a cover. Fairly simple and commonplace. I knew I could easily find replacements for my discarded books, and that … the true connection I felt was to the stories themselves. The books were mere vessels. So why didn’t I want t...
Tags: Art, Words, 04.23.19

The Software Hollywood Writers Use For Scripts Now Has ‘Inclusivity Analysis’

Final Draft, a widely used software for screenwriters, now has a free add-on to help writers measure everything from gender and race to age, ability, and more The software can even analyze whether the film would pass the Bechdel Test. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Issues, 04.26.19

Robot Street Musicians Perfectly Performing Daft Punk’s “Giorgio by Moroder” And “Get Lucky”

The video, shot by YouTube member Paul Moran who came across the spectacle while walking down Whyte Avenue, shows a group of robot musicians called N3K Trio playing the music of Daft Punk, complete with happy robot dancers. More: Facebook h/t: huffpost Moran described the performance on YouTube as a “casual robot invasion,” with the group performing Daft Punk’s Giorgio by Moroder and... Source
Tags: Facebook, Music, Design, Technology, Youtube, Daft Punk, Robots, Giorgio Moroder, Performance, Street, Moran, Giorgio, Moroder, Whyte Avenue, Trio, Paul Moran

Chinese Company Set Up A Simulation Of Mars In The Gobi Desert

Thomas Peter / Reuters About 100 excited Chinese teenagers completed a five-hour tour of a space colony against a desolate backdrop not unlike the desert planet of Tatooine, the home world of Luke Skywalker. h/t: businessinsider Wang Zhao / AFP / Getty They were not on the set of Star Wars, but at a Chinese-built Mars simulation base in the barren, windswept hills of Gansu province. Wang Zhao / Source
Tags: Space, Design, Technology, China, Desert, Mars, Simulation, Luke Skywalker, Gobi, Gansu, Chinese company, Thomas Peter Reuters About

Listen Up

A haunting tune for TV, Spanish-lyric psych, electro-pop and more new music from the week Say Yes Dog: Lies Trio Say Yes Dog (aka Aaron Ahrends, Pascal Karier and Paul Rundel) recently released an upbeat and satisfying electro-pop tune in “Lies.” The second single from their upcoming album VOYAGE, it’s synth-laden with an unwavering groove—making for a delightfully buoyant bop. The video depicts a man …
Tags: Music, Design, Music Videos, Indie, Game Of Thrones, Spanish, Listenup, Electronic, New Music, Florence The Machine, Synthpop, Stones Throw, Electro-pop, Psych, Listen Up, Aaron Ahrends Pascal Karier

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