August 23rd, 2019

Heyooooo: Friday!

This month is just racing right along, huh?

How’s about some videos?

Star Wars: A.I. Explains What “A New Hope” is ACTUALLY About

“What happens when a computer watches #StarWars and tries to explain it? Something like this….”

“C-3PO takes a bath while a teenager plays with his toys the boy wastes time.”

Not real “A.I.”, but in some ways not far off from that kind of result.

Nigerian teens make sci-fi films with smartphones

“Using a smartphone and a tripod made from a broken microphone stand, they start. A blower generates air and buffets the actor who, in the film, will be flying through the air.”

The final result looks like this. Pretty impressive!

h/t: kottke

„SAY_SUPERSTRINGS“ / A Real-Time Generative Installation Performance Of Electrical Activity In The Musician’s Brain!

“Ouchhh created a cognitive performance that we generated real-time brain waves at the Deep Space with the South Korean/German trio. At a concert which we visualized the changes in brain wave activities in real-time, we transformed the Delta, Theta, Alpha, Beta and Gamma brain waves into a real-time concert experience that is wrapped around by generating the data about emotion, focus & attention, some auditory and neural mechanisms with electroencephalogram (EEG).”

A complicated piece of technical art.

Much more information here.

Kind of Blue 60th Anniversary

“In 1959, Miles Davis went to Columbia Records in Manhattan to forge a new style of music improvisation. With the company of other legendary musicians, like John Coltrane and Bill Evans, Kind of Blue was recorded; the greatest selling jazz album of all time.”

Not even my favorite Miles Davis album, but obviously still great.

Bonus Video!

Shenzhen: City of the Future | Aerial Tour of Shenzhen China

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I heart stabilized drone photography.

That about wraps it up for this warm, fabulous Friday everybody.

Have a great weekend!