September 21st, 2018

Happy Friday!

It’s the first Friday of Autumn 2018!

And it’s also video time. Here we go…

Everybody Dance Now

“This paper presents a simple method for ‘do as I do’ motion transfer: given a source video of a person dancing we can transfer that performance to a novel (amateur) target after only a few minutes of the target subject performing standard moves.”

Code base to do this is here.

Created by 4 researchers at UC Berkeley. What a great use of this technology!

A clearer description is here.

Ship traffic in MiWuLa – RC – micro models in their elements

“In the Miniaturwunderland Hamburg, you can not only observe beautiful landscapes, planes taking off and landing, trains and vehicles, but from time to time also very detailed RC ships in the appropriate scale.”

That museum sounds interesting as well.

Verge Science: We met the world’s first domesticated foxes

“This week, we meet the very cute and very bizarre result of an almost 60-year-long experiment: they’re foxes that have been specially bred for their dog-like friendliness toward people. We do a little behavior research of our own, and discover what scientists continue to learn from the world’s most famous experiment in domestication.”

I love foxes, and for a long time wondered about how “tame-able” they would be. Turns out: something like 70%. But they would be very, very different from dogs.

Perhaps in another hundred-thousand years though…

if modern internet companies existed in 1970s – early 1990s

…complete with VHS scan-lines.

Really well done.

There you go everybody! All video’d up.

Have a stupendous weekend.