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Mona Lisa: reimagined

Using a new app (presumably incorporating Google’s Deep Dream code), someone has created dozens of different versions of the Mona Lisa based on the styles of other painters or on random photographs. The results are amazing.

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Uncanny Valley

Here’s a really impressive short film about virtual reality:

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He’s a Russian Spy

Here’s a brilliant bit of music that deserves a bigger audience. Shot in Liverpool, Exmoor and Berlin. The song is performed by There’ll Always Be Diseases (TAB-D) and is available as a download single. The video features Boz Hayward, (who

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Tom Harper defending his journalism on CNN

Last weekend, an article by Tom Harper, Richard Kerbaj and Tim Shipman in the Sunday Times alleged that files leaked by Edward Snowden had been decrypted by the Russians and Chinese, endangering the lives of Mi6 agents in those countries.

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Breaking a robot out of jail

A company called Double Robotics makes “telepresence robots”, which are basically mobile iPads that remote workers can use to give themselves a “virtual presence” in an office many miles away. Their website includes a “test drive” feature where you can

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Experiment 60713/B

This was the runner-up in the DepicT! short film competition back in 1999. I think it deserves another airing :-) It was made by Tom Baxandall and Alan Gardener. Tom went into advertising, and appears to have made several ads

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Circle of Abstract Ritual

According to the blurb, this film by Jeff Frost took 300,000 photos, riots, wildfires, paintings in abandoned houses, two years and zero graphics to make. It was definitely worth it.

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Unlocking a car with your brain

A marvellous bit of science here from professor Roger Bowley:

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Wolfram Language

I don’t think I’ve ever found the arrival of a new programming language worth getting excited about. But this really does look interesting: If anyone ever gets round to creating a real Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, this is the

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Never ask an astrologer for directions

Made with Blender and GarageBand.

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