“These dramatic, sepia-toned photographs were made using the collodion process—a photography style invented in 1851. This process, sometimes called tintype or wet plate photography, requires that the photo be taken while the plate is wet with light-sensitive chemicals and exposed before the plate dries.”
Loads a completely randomly selected artwork from the Rijks Museum collection. Refresh for a new randomly selected item.
“While the Rijks Museum is quite large, most of its collection is not readily available to see for the general public. This project allows people to take a deep dive and see objects they might never see otherwise.’
“Since the January 6 attack on the Capitol, hundreds of volunteers have scrutinized photos and video of the event. They have reviewed thousands of hours of footage, created timelines, identified and tracked persons of interest, synchronized videos, and provided analysis.
“This site is an effort to help organize and visualize this crowdsourced information.”
“My first search was for Olympic swimmer and Tarzan actor Johnny Weissmuller (the picture behind Ringo and Paul). When I eventually located the source image, with the unexpected chimp and horn, it was so bizarre and out of context it piqued my interest.”
A very deep dive by obsessive researcher Chris Shaw.
“Bringing compelling real-time digital humans to life is incredibly challenging and time-consuming. It can take months of research, costly scanning equipment, and an army of tech artists. What if we could make the process radically simpler, faster, and more scalable—without compromising on quality?”
Unreal has, for many decades now, created a platform that increasingly makes more and more realistic looking film and videogame environments. Now they’re focusing on the characters, their faces, their body movement, etc.
This is a fascinating set of developments.
Making the rounds. Deservedly so. Just imagine the sheer volume of work this took to achieve. Phew.
“City Guesser is a geography based browser game that strives to provide an exceptional travel and guessing experience. City Guesser launched on August 13th, 2020, and welcomes thousands of geography-enthusiasts each day.”
Since none of us can, you know, ACTUALLY visit other international cities…