And please enjoy, like I did, her dry, dry sense of humour. (If the video doesn't display, click on the source link!)
[Source: WIRED on YouTube]
A Salute to Every Frame a Painting: Watch All 28 Episodes of the Finely-Crafted (and Now Concluded) Video Essay Series on Cinema
Every Frame a Painting was a YouTube channel publishing video essays about cinema. Always with a twist, always interesting. Unfortunately, they closed shop.
Here's a playlist to all their videos:
And here's what Open Culture's Colin Marshall has to say about them:
Whatever the origins of Zhou and Ramos' rigorous process, it has ended up producing a series greatly appreciated by filmgoers and filmmakers alike. Binge-watch all 28 of Every Frame a Painting's episodes — which will explain to you dramatic struggle as seen in The Silence of the Lambs, how the movies have depicted texting, the cinematic possibilities of the chair, and much more besides — and you'll end up with, at the very least, an equivalent of a few semesters of film-school education. And maybe, just maybe, you'll come away with the idea for a cinema video essay series of your own.
Take a look at this and let this mesmerising spectacle chill you down my friends. This YouTube channel, Macro Room has some more interesting videos. Do check them out.
She talks about the — supposedly existentialist — rowdy, young Parisian crowd in love with jazz, she sums up Sartrean existentialism and explains her political and ideological positions. Very interesting.
Understand how rappers write their texts. Pretty cool infographic video.
It seems like we managed to reveal a glimmer of self-awareness in robots.
Here’s Quartz on the matter:
Bringsjord programmed three robots to think that two of them had been given a special “dumbing pill” that would not allow them to speak. Their task was to identify which robots received the pill. When the Nao robot on the right tried to speak, it heard its voice, and its voice alone. That’s when it waved its hand and said: “I know now. I was able to prove that I was not given a dumbing pill.
All Messi La Liga goals (November 2014).
This is an Amazon fulfilment centre. Robots all around, carrying your stuff. Amazing. Scary.
Take perfect photos every time. According to CJ Chilvers, technique and gear doesn’t matter. All good photographs tell a story, with a compelling subject, for you.
How are Chicken McNuggets made? Someone asked whether there was pink goop in nuggets. The answer is nope.
inFORM - Interacting With a Dynamic Shape Display, an invention by the MIT Tangible Media Group.
What would Christmas morning be like if Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick or Woody Allen filmed it?
Watch Godard’s film of the birth of Sympathy For The Devil by the Rolling Stones.
Coin looks like a promising idea: store all your credit cards into one.
But it is not free of shortcomings, mainly its dependency on a smartphone.
As Christopher Mims pointed out for Quartz:
It sounds like a great idea… until you realize that the price of replacing a handful of plastic credit cards with a single one is that your ability to pay for anything becomes entirely dependent on the battery life of your smartphone. That’s for security reasons: If it loses contact with your phone for a user-specified period of time, from one to 10 minutes, Coin deactivates itself.
They will probably come up with some kind of solution for this problem at some point. Something else would be how Coin will ever going to be able to circumvent the regulatory maze of mobile payments outside of the US.