“This new bot on twitter, tumblr and (shortly) Instagram, posts blended celebrity pictures. The proportions are chosen at random, though never more than 60% of either, to ensure that the resulting image sits right in the uncanny valley.”
They really just turn out looking (to me) like “normal, ordinary people”.
We’re obviously seeing tons of “best of 2019” lists. I’m sure you’ve already seen several of them.
The one I will link to, is IMDB’s “Most Anticipated Movies of 2020” That’s a nice alternative to lists of stuff we all saw last year. (Although, note, for some reason “Top Gun II” is on that list, and yet Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” is not. Very confusing.)
“Endless Jingling was written and recorded by Josh Millard. It selects a handful of christmas songs at random from a collection of three dozen recordings, then jumps around randomly between them forever and ever and ever or until you reload for a new combination of songs.”
“Come on in! Dust your boots off in the breezeway. I have a special mat you can use for it that’s woven from human hair sourced from the tribes of the South Pacific. Best snow-wiping hair ever designed, by God.”
This issue is normally the Friday Links Xmas Gift and Giving Guide, but I have unfortunately been too overwhelmed with work and other things going on in my life to properly compose a good one this year.
So, lazily, I am going to instead refer to last year’s guide and add just a few extras.
“Rewilder creates the best bags on & for the planet from 100% salvaged materials. Everything is washed, cut, and sewn in California for bags with a micro-footprint and highest quality. They don’t make trash; they treasure it.”
As of this writing they were sold out of a lot of stuff, but we all know there’s still plenty of trash out there so they’ll make more eventually.
“This piece is part of a new series of works that mixes hand and laser cutting to create an incredibly detailed and varied visual texture making multiple references: coral, bacteria, pathogens, diatoms, fungi etc…”
These are incredibly complicated, beautiful works.
anyone interested in dogs, speech therapy, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), animal psychology, or new ideas. Watch, read, and follow along on this exciting journey of teaching my dog to talk!”
Stella is an 18-month-old “Catahoula / Blue Heeler mix” dog who uses a custom-built soundboard to communicate in English.