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The Greatest Data Set of All Time: Dog Names in NYC

Look, no matter what your job is, you are not going to work for eight soild hours today. If you work in front of a computer you are probably already slacking off. You are reading this after al! The quantity of time in your day that you will spend steadily engaged at the task for which you are being paid may vary—from day to day and job to job—but the point is this: You should spend, an hour or two looking at these dog names. Immediately. read on

A CGI Master Made a New Artwork Every Day for 10 Years

Mike Winkelmann, the prolific CGI artist and animator also known as Beeple, has been posting a new digital illustration—ranging from the abstract to representative, sci-fi to surreal, somber to sarcastic—every 24 hours.

On May 1, 2017, the Wisconsin-based artist published his 3,650th iteration of the series, which has gone uninterrupted through rain and shine, sickness and health, music videos and advertising work, and two children. Creators interviewed Beeple about his accomplishment and his process. read on

Our Fears

You want to call for help or spread your own opinions, but no one can hear you, no one can help, and nothing will be changed.
—Lisk Feng, 26, New York City

 

Begun in the wake of the 2016 US Election, Our Fears is an online gallery for artists to voice and visualize their deepest anxieties, whether political, social, or personal.

Originally a feature in the The New York Times’ Opinion section and curated by art director Alexandra Zsigmond, this site was built to house a larger selection of the submissions that came from the initial call for entries. read on

The Remix From Outer Space!!

Those of you that are intrigued by ambient music, electronic music, synthesizers, outer space, historic audio or Sci-Fi movies will find this project to be a rather special experience. It is called Quindar, and it is the result of the collaboration of Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen, historian and curator James Merle Thomas, and NASA. It’s atmospheric, ambient, and ethereal, but upbeat.

Quindar’s material comes from a vast collection of NASA audio recordings that contain anything from the sounds of equipment to audio logs of astronauts and the team working from the ground. NASA decided to digitize all of the original reel-to-reel recordings and then made them freely accessible to the public.

Quindar tones are the beeps heard in recordings of communications with early manned NASA space missions. These beeps let both astronauts and mission control that they were still in contact with each other. If the beeps went away, that meant that something was wrong with the radio and it would need to be addressed or fixed. These beeps were generated by a very simple, rudimentary synthesizer.

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