23.12.16 by Jeff

20 of our Most Memorable Articles of 2016

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Here are 20 of the most shared articles from this past year (with some of our personal favourites mixed in as well). You can also check the 20 Articles from 2015 and you should definitely peep The 20 Best Music Videos of 2016 on Booooooom TV.

 

Beautiful Photos of Rare Monkey Orchids Celebrate Year of the Monkey

 

Artist Yuichi Ikehata’s Digitally Manipulated Images Blur Reality

 

Incredible Works of Paper by Artist Matt Shlian

 

Bicycles Built Based on People’s Attempts to Draw Them From Memory

 

Elaborate Salt Labyrinths by Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto

 

Surreal Self-Portraits by Japanese Photographer Izumi Miyazaki

 

Famous Landmarks Photographed from the “Wrong” Direction

 

Artist Illma Gore Faces Indefinite Facebook Ban Over Drawing of Donald Trump with Extremely Small Penis

 

Portraits Manipulated with Playdough by Artist Tomba Lobos

 

Artist Travels to Scenic Locations Only to Paint the Pattern of His Own Shirt

 

Collection of Google Earth Anomalies by Artist Clement Valla

 

One in a Million Photo of a Living Fish Swimming Inside a Jellyfish

 

“Sisters of the Valley” Portraits of a Group of Nuns Who Grow Weed

 

Aydin Büyüktas Creates Beautifully Warped Cities Using a Drone

 

Guy Goes Around Making Graffiti Legible

 

Army of 1,000 Ducks Used as Brilliant Pesticide Alternative

 

Reddit User Turns Other Users’ Photos into Fantastic Movie Posters

 

Mattia Menchetti Gives Wasps Coloured Paper to Create Rainbow Nests

 

Whimsical Illustrations For People Who Love Books by Korean Artist Jungho Lee

 

Dad Brings His Six-Year-Old Son’s Drawings To Life

 

17.12.16 by Staff

“Sad Topographies” by Artist Damien Rudd

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Artist Damien Rudd continues to screenshot Google Map images of depressingly named places on his delightful Instagram account @sadtopographies. Click here for our previous post and check out more images from Rudd’s ongoing archive below!

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14.12.16 by Staff

Giveaway: ISLANDS Game

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Carl Burton is an artist and animator based out of New York City. We featured his award-winning animated short “Shelter” a while back and now he’s just released a new game called “ISLANDS”!

Described as a “surreal trip through the mundane”, familiar scenes become strange as you work to unlock hidden ecosystems within 10 different environments. Perhaps more art than game, it’s definitely a unique experience! Check out more images below.

We also have 4 promo codes to download the app for free! Just leave a comment with your current favourite iPhone game and we’ll pick 4 commenters on Friday!

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12.12.16 by Jeff

Extremely Good Shit

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Extremely Good Shit is my new favourite online magazine. For each issue they ask a creative person to gather together a bunch of random Internet stuff they like. Issue Two was definitely my favourite so far as it was curated by @Seinfeld2000.

07.12.16 by Jeff

Are the Similarities Between Trump and Hitler TIME Covers Purely Coincidental?

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TIME Magazine has just announced their “Person of the Year” is Donald Trump. Twitter users were quick to point out the striking similarities between this cover, shot by photographer Nadav Kander, and the Adolf Hitler cover from April 1941. Hitler was also named “Person of the Year” in 1938.

In both images the subjects are seated in chairs, but as Fader points out, notice the ominous shadow on the wall, and the way the colour of the backdrop complements the suit. For reference you can look through the past “Person of the Year” covers here.

Many are also suggesting that the “M” in TIME gives Donald Trump the appearance of having devil horns. Are people reading too much into this or were these intentional decisions? Have a look at both cover images below.

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16.11.16 by Jeff

Google’s ‘Quick Draw’ Guesses Your Drawings And Gets Smarter The More You Play

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Google has just released a series of A.I. Experiments that are really fun to play around with. One of them is Quick, Draw! which utilizes machine learning and a neural network to play Pictionary. You make a doodle and it guesses what you’re drawing as you draw, and the more drawings it sees the smarter it gets. It’s actually kinda nuts when it says what you’re drawing before you’ve finished it. Sometimes it wouldn’t know what I was drawing until I added a very specific element like the second vertical line (candle) on the top of my cake.

To be able to witness machine learning like this is pretty amazing, and also a tiny bit frightening. Watch the video below which explains exactly how it works!

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01.11.16 by Jeff

Black Mirror “Nosedive” Ringtones

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In case you missed it, Charlie Brooker, creator of Black Mirror (aka the best show on Netflix) did an AMA on Reddit last week. One redditor asked if ringtones from the “Nosedive” episode would ever be available as ringtones and Mr. Brooker came through with some download links:

 

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I highly recommend checking out the show if you haven’t seen it already. Think Twilight Zone or Ex Machina. One of the episodes, “Men Against Fire”, actually features a score by Portishead’s Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury (the duo who scored Ex Machina). Other episodes feature music from some of my favourite composers like Max Richter (“Nosedive”) and Clint Mansell (“San Junipero”). Just a heads up the show isn’t exactly lighthearted. The title, Black Mirror, refers to that dark reflection of yourself trapped on that little screen in the palm of your hand. I’ve already said too much, just go watch it.

 

28.10.16 by Staff

Giveaway: Adam J. Kurtz’s Pick Me Up

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Adam J. Kurtz is a Brooklyn-based artist and author who just released his second book. Pick Me Up is an interactive book-journal designed to help you through dark times! Check out more images from Pick Me Up below. We also have two pairs to give away!

If you’d like to snag a copy for yourself and a friend, just leave a comment below, naming the person you want to give the book to and a sentence about the first day you met! We’ll pick two winners in two weeks and each winner will get two books!

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