YouTube makes art out of ads at SXSW

YouTube makes art out of ads at SXSW

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YouTube makes art out of ads at SXSW Unless it’s during the Super Bowl, chances are not many actively look forward to watching ads. But the main reason people do enjoy those is because brands design them to have a cultural effect,…

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Drones add eerie halos to landscape photos in ‘Lux Noctis’

Drones add eerie halos to landscape photos in ‘Lux Noctis’

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Drones add eerie halos to landscape photos in ‘Lux Noctis’ Drones usually act as flying cameras, often to great effect, but landscape photographer Reuben Wu has discovered an equally compelling use for them. In the series Lux Noctis (light the night), his…

AI reveals even more about Hollywood gender bias

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AI reveals even more about Hollywood gender bias Here’s what we know about how women are portrayed in Hollywood cinema: Male characters speak far more often than female ones. Men talk more about achievement, whereas women tend towards positive and emotional language….

‘The Future of Secrets’ is a digital confession booth

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‘The Future of Secrets’ is a digital confession booth “I feel like I can justify the worst things I’ve done.” “My initial connection to the majority of my partners is based on superficial sexism.” “I once bumped someone’s phone when it was…

Vimeo turned popular internet films into an art exhibition

Vimeo turned popular internet films into an art exhibition

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Vimeo turned popular internet films into an art exhibition It was hard to leave Westworld at SXSW, but it had to be done. Thankfully, the show here in Austin is full of other tech-themed places to check out. One of them is…

Surviving Westworld at SXSW

Surviving Westworld at SXSW

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Surviving Westworld at SXSW HBO is making the dreams of Westworld fans come true at SXSW 2018. The company built a replica of the show’s Sweetwater town in an undisclosed location in Austin, Texas, and we were there to experience it firsthand….

‘Mario Tennis Aces’ hits the Nintendo Switch on June 22nd

‘Mario Tennis Aces’ hits the Nintendo Switch on June 22nd

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‘Mario Tennis Aces’ hits the Nintendo Switch on June 22nd Nintendo said that we’d get Mario Tennis Aces on the Switch this Spring, and now it looks like the company is stretching that deadline a bit. The game will actually land on…

Google adds tweet-like posts from musicians to search results

Google adds tweet-like posts from musicians to search results

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Google adds tweet-like posts from musicians to search results Musicians are now able to post information directly within their Google Search Knowledge Panel. The Knowledge Panel is that dedicated section that pops up when you search for celebrities, which, for musicians, has…

VR, AR and immersive projects are a bigger part of Tribeca this year

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VR, AR and immersive projects are a bigger part of Tribeca this year Art museums aren’t the only ones delving into virtual reality, with Sundance debuting a slate of Oculus projects back in January. While the Tribeca Film Festival has included both…

Google’s AI scans and tags millions of ‘Life’ magazine photos

Google’s AI scans and tags millions of ‘Life’ magazine photos

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Google’s AI scans and tags millions of ‘Life’ magazine photos Google is pretty big on art. Its technology has turned clumsy doodles into masterpieces, transformed smartphones into virtual exhibitions and, in a move that caused momentary internet hysteria, helped selfie-takers find their…

Pepe The Frog’s creator sues Infowars for copyright infringement

Pepe The Frog’s creator sues Infowars for copyright infringement

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Pepe The Frog’s creator sues Infowars for copyright infringement Despite artist Matt Furie’s attempts to reclaim his Pepe The Frog character from neo-Nazis, his cartoon is still being used by the far-right. He created Pepe in the early 2000s and has described…

Roland’s TR-8S mashes all your favorite 80s drum machines together

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Roland’s TR-8S mashes all your favorite 80s drum machines together In the 80s, Roland drum machines were at the epicenter of hip hop, house, techno, acid house and other music genres. The 808, 909, 707, and 606 helped create the beats of…

Netflix wins an Oscar for sports doping documentary ‘Icarus’

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Netflix wins an Oscar for sports doping documentary ‘Icarus’ Netflix didn’t take home any Oscars for its critically beloved film, Mudbound, but it did get a win for Icarus, an explosive documentary about the Russian sports doping scandal. The doc, directed by…

‘Far Cry 5’ is deeper than you think

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‘Far Cry 5’ is deeper than you think Far Cry 5 is the most socially relevant game in the series yet. This is the first time Ubisoft has brought the open world franchise to America — specifically, to the wilderness of Montana….

What’s so funny about technology?

What’s so funny about technology?

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What’s so funny about technology? Moments after he stepped onstage, Joe Leonardo sensed the crowd would be difficult to win over. It was a recent Tuesday evening at the Peoples Improv Theater, a New York comedy venue with photos of Stephen Colbert,…