“What do machines sing of?” is a project by artist Martin Backes that features a machine not only programmed to perform 90s hits from the likes of Whitney Houston and Celine Dion, but to mimic the ballads’ emotional intensity. Click below to watch the most endearing AI ever!
Curious design project from the CIID. An installation in which a plant can take photographs of itself and share them via social media. Powered by the open-source Arduino Yun board, it can alter the pose and monitor the ‘mood’ of the plant to decide when to take a picture – video embedded below:
Last year I flew down to LA to interview Kevin Spacey about his Jameson First Shot film project where young filmmakers get a chance to direct A-list actors in films they write and direct themselves. Last year Uma Thurman lent her talents to three films and this year’s lead actor is Adrien Brody.
Three finalists were chosen from different countries and illustrators from the same countries were picked to make posters for the films. One of the directors was selected from Canada and my good friend Carson Ting was chosen to make the poster! You can see his poster for Stephan Tempier’s ‘Boredom’ above, which tells the story of Danny, a 40-year-old who chooses to remain a child (Carson, I could make a joke here about you but I won’t).
See the other two posters below.