Thursday, September 01, 2022

Friday Links!

Leading off this week, an excellent story from Ars Technica: 19th-century art form revived to make tactile science graphics for blind people

We knew this was coming: AI wins state fair art contest, annoys humans. There's an interesting essay to be written about how evolutions in creativity have never initially been accepted as authentic.

From Eli 20.1, and this will blow your mind: The Animal Translators

From Brian Witte, and it's a great read: Collections: Why No Roman Industrial Revolution?

From Chris Meadowcraft, a side-splitting segment on AI Art with John Oliver: AI Images. One of the unexpected benefits of Midjourney is that it can be very, very funny. 

From Wally, and we're all getting old: Come On Eileen (From The Album Too-Rye-Ay, As It Should Have Sounded) 2022 Remix. This is a thought-provoking read: The great regression: To understand why so many adults are acting just like children, don’t blame Millennials – look to Japan in the 1990s.

From C. Lee, and this is questionable: Google 'airbrushes' out emissions from flying, BBC reveals. This is a terrific read: In California’s largest race bias cases, Latino workers are accused of abusing Black colleagues. A tragic bit of history: The Fatal Engineering Flaws Behind the Deadliest Dam Failure in History. I have plenty of hair, but it's all the wrong color. I asked my barber if he could hide my gray and he handed me a helmet: An Old Medicine Grows New Hair for Pennies a Day, Doctors Say. An interesting essay on game design: Oil It Or Spoil It. Fascinating: Why Ancient Romans Used Asymmetrical Dice With Lopsided Probabilities

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