February Links

Can’t Unsee – A game to explain the pain of front-end development Bill Callahan, the only sad man worth loving On making work in new surroundings: Visual artist Cory Arcangel discusses leaving NYC and moving to Norway, the change in process and perspective that results from having a child, and how he will always be […]

States of Matter

Max Tegmark: (2014) Consciousness as a State of Matter “We explore five basic principles that may distinguish conscious matter from other physical systems such as solids, liquids and gases: the information, integration, independence, dynamics and utility principles.” Also Reading: Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Old GAN Masters

There is so much great work being produced right now from artists and designers who are using neural networks, code and algorithms to create. Sergio Albiac created this portrait series using a custom Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) to produce a model from a deep learning system trained on a set of (mainly) dutch masterpieces. Via […]

Old Maps, New Data

Designer Scott Reinhard creates maps and visualizations with elevation data. Some of them are combined with old geological and topographic maps. All of them are pretty stunning and wonderful to see. I think the Great Lakes Bathymetry map would look great hanging on the wall.