Category Archives: Art

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You Can Hear the Taste of Spices by Touching This Poster

If you have synesthesia, where one sensory input involuntarily stimulates another, the world is a symphony of color and a painting of sound. Taken from the Greek words... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/28/14

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In Depth With Jason Silva: Brain Games, Trance States, and The Abomination of Death

Jason Silva talks fast. His enthusiasm is contagious. The future, he says, is going to blow your mind. You have no idea. When I first talked to him, I had no idea. He was... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/6/14

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Squarepusher Explores ‘Emotional Machine Music’ With 78-Fingered Robot Guitarist

Worried about the impending robot takeover? Maybe you should be. Once confined to specific tasks, automatons are now capable of activities we tend to think reserved for... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/1/14

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Netflix Utilizing Amazon Cloud To Support Its Next-Gen AI For Recommendations

Netflix has a long way to go before it figures out what this writer’s film and TV tastes are. “House of Cards,” sure, but “Hemlock Grove” — no thanks! Netflix... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/28/14

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Artist Paints Photorealistic Morgan Freeman Portrait With a $7 App on His iPad

UK graphic artist, Kyle Lambert, recently showed how powerful digital painting apps have become. Working from a photograph, Lambert used a painting app, his finger, and... more

Written By: | Posted: 12/9/13

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Algorithm Tracks Literary Emotion in Shakespeare, the Brothers Grimm

Computers are excellent at crunching numbers, looking for words, following a logical set of instructions. But our machines are still highly literal beasts. The subtleties... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/11/13

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Robotics and Art Combine in Latest Viral Video “Box”

Last December, we visited two very cool companies at the intersection of high tech and art—Bot & Dolly and Autofuss. In an industrial space behind their café,... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/1/13

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Researchers ‘Paint’ A Copy of the Mona Lisa 1/3 the Width of a Human Hair

Georgia Tech researchers recently unveiled a reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa that would likely make the Renaissance master’s jaw drop. At just 30... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/6/13

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