August 5th, 2016

It is Friday, and the Olympics start today. This should be interesting…

And now: some links!


A website that lets you take (almost) any MP3 file and add either a light, medium or hard swing (or shuffle, if that’s the term you prefer.)

I linked to a research version of this back in 2008 which no longer exists so it makes me smile that someone else has made one of these.

Note: The site gets hit pretty hard, so it may take some time. Enjoy!

The Rick Astley Remixer

Rick Astley Remixer

Also making the rounds. Also pretty great.

Choose the style of every element of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up”, meaning the drums, the vocals, etc. One of your choices is black metal, which just on its own is worth the price of admission.

Algorithmia: Colorize Photos

Take a black and white photo and upload it to this service, and a neural network will cleverly make decisions about how to colorize it for you.

Some of the demo results are pretty spectactular.

Sent in by Jennifer R.

Brand New Subway

You get to play subway-God and redesign the New York subway system any way you like, and see the effect it has on numerous elements of daily life.

This is making the rounds. I found it very addictive, but maybe that’s also because I live where subway upgrades take eons to achieve.

Bonus Link!

Light Paintings

American artist Stephen Knapp creates these remarkable works “using a special glass treated with layers of metallic coatings that act as a selective prism to separate focused light into different wavelengths of the spectrum”.

The images only hint at the scale of these artworks. They loom quite large on gallery walls. Must be very impressive in person. Nicely done.

And that’s what I have for you this week.

Happy Olympic August Friday!

See you right here in seven days.