Friday the Twenty-Fourth of May, 2019

Science – Human_Machine_Improv
"The best improvisational theatre actors can make any scene partner, of any skill level or ability, appear talented and proficient in the art form, and thus “make them shine”. [...] To challenge this improvisational paradigm, we built an artificial intelligence (AI) trained to perform live shows alongside human actors for human audiences." (filed under: robots comedy science)

Glanced at: Peter Cushing and his toy soldiers.avi - YouTubeTfL is going to track all London Underground users using Wi-Fi | WIRED UKA Billion-Year-Old Fungus May Hold Clues to Lifes Arrival on Land - The New York TimesRisa Punos 'The Privilege of Escape' with Creative Time by Creative Time Kickstarter
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Thursday the Sixteenth

Strangeharvest :: Self Storage & Architectural Hallucinations
"The lighthouse is the 4 story, 3 dimensional trademark of the Shurgard self storage company." (filed under: architecture design light)

Glanced at: TASVideos submissions: #6347: Chef Stef's NES Arkanoid "warpless" in 11:11.18San Francisco is first US city to ban facial recognition - BBC NewsShade balls - WikipediaFormer CIA Chief of Disguise Breaks Down 30 Spy Scenes From Film & TV | WIRED - YouTubeDown Your Ear podcast | Fourble

Friday the Third

The Open-Ended Machine: Rules
"The Open-Ended Machine (TŒM) uses narratives to create and to rule on the outcomes of a conflict or plan by drawing from the knowledge and imagination of players and umpires." (filed under: games nomic roleplaying)

Glanced at: Safe PassageMatrix Games Wiki: Home PageOverwhelming Gearwheels: Emergency Game Kit RulebookFreeze-Dried Games Pack - fdgp_crystal.pdfBotanical Sexism Cultivates Home-Grown Allergies - Scientific American Blog NetworkThe Astrologer who Fell into a Well - WikipediaHow palaeontologists recreate the sounds of the deep past | Aeon Essays

Tuesday the Nineteenth of March

Pole position: human body might be able to pick up on Earth's magnetic field | Science | The Guardian
"Each participant was asked to enter the cage and sit still on a wooden chair in the dark, facing straight ahead towards the north." (filed under: magnets brains)

Glanced at: The Fairy of the Phone (1936) | BFI

Friday the Eleventh of January

The Flexicat: A card game system for new games, or to emulate way too many existing ones – The Wrong Tools
"Each of the 88 card names has one letter emphasized in bold. Below the name, each card has 0-3 dots to suggest a point value, with rarer letters having more points." (filed under: games cards hacking cats) (via: zarba)

Glanced at: Alien theories understandable after mysterious signals, say scientists | Science | The GuardianEngland Wants You to Camp in Abandoned Medieval ChurchesIts Raining Spiders in Brazil | Science | Smithsonian

Friday the Fourth

This Village Used to Make 60% of the World’s Paintings—Now Its Future Is in Jeopardy - Artsy
"Individual workers each focused on a specific compositional element—background details, or eyes, or trees—dutifully painting their part and then passing the canvas along the chain." (filed under: art illusions china)

Glanced at: Hungry gap - WikipediaThe Strange Brands in Your Instagram Feed - The Atlantic

Monday the Thirty-First of December, 2018

Very Slow Movie Player – Bryan Boyer – Medium
"It can be noticed, glanced-at, or even inspected, but not watched." (filed under: films technology time hacking)

Glanced at: BBC Radio 4 Extra - The PrisonerNew discoveries at Pompeii come amid renaissance at site | World news | The GuardianBanner Blindness Revisited: Users Dodge Ads on Mobile and DesktopYouTubers video of fart glitter package was a partial hoax | Miami Herald

Thursday the Twentieth

Dirty dealing in the $175 billion Amazon Marketplace - The Verge
"After hoverboards started exploding in 2016 and Amazon became more vigilant about safety claims, sellers started buying each other’s products, setting them on fire, and posting photos in the reviews." (filed under: internet shopping lies scams)

Glanced at: Harris Tweed Luxury Fringed Scarf Autumn Check Pure New | Etsycode challenge - Build a digital clock in Conway's Game of Life - Programming Puzzles & Code Golf Stack ExchangeUsing data to determine if Die Hard is a Christmas movieGatwick flights remain suspended as drones reappear over runway | UK news | The GuardianSolitaire Chess - ThinkfunChogueWe Broke Into A Bunch Of Android Phones With A 3D-Printed HeadThe drone crackdown: if a trained eagle can't stop them, what will? | Technology | The Guardian

Tuesday the Eleventh

4,000-Year-Old Game Board Carved into the Earth Shows How Nomads Had Fun
"Archaeologists say that the rock shelter and it's ancient game board were used by nomadic cattle herders during the Bronze Age, about 4,000 years ago." (filed under: games board history stone)

Glanced at: Game Systems - Part 4What is behind the spread of a mysterious allergy to meat? | News | The GuardianTIME Person of the Year 2018: The Guardians |

Monday the Tenth

Cragne Manor
"The game was written and programmed by more than eighty authors. Each contributor was assigned one room. We didn't tell anybody what was going on in anybody else's room." (filed under: if secrets)

Glanced at: No move is a good move for the Guardian columnist 63 years in post | Paul Chadwick | Opinion | The GuardianQuipu - WikipediaAnchorhead - DetailsScorched rice - WikipediaMeet the Bottomless Pinocchio, a new rating for a false claim repeated over and over again - The Washington PostYour Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and Theyre Not Keeping It Secret - The New York TimesPodcast Roulette

Thursday the Sixth

CQ archive
"Concrete Quarterly is published by The Concrete Centre and encompasses design guidance, aspiration, inspiration, vision and latest projects." (filed under: construction architecture history)

Glanced at: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus - WikipediaTwo images of the miners' strike, an instant apart: so which is the classic? | Art and design | The Guardian

Friday the Thirtieth of November

NaNoGenMo entry 2018: "Out of Nowhere"
"...a 50,000-word stage play generated from the English example sentences given in late 19th and early 20th century European phrasebooks. Among a cast of seventeen, each character is assigned their own phrasebook and will only use verbatim sentences from it in their speech." (filed under: nanogenmo language creations)

Glanced at: William Cantelo - Wikipedia - Martin Creed: Toast review plenty to chew on in show of surprises | Art and design | The Guardian - Strange earthquake waves rippled around Earth, and nobody knows why - Sentinel Island's 'peace-loving tribe had centuries of reasons to fear missionary | World news | The Guardian - Daymark - Wikipedia - extremely_great_expectations.txt - Choose Your Safari Adventure - - Velvet Black Sky -- 100 stories from an alternate universe - Vocabularyclept poem - Wikipedia - Company Tried to Patent My Work After a Job Interview Patent Pandas - The Commons: The Past Is 100% Part of Our Future | Flickr Blog - Rock gong - Wikipedia -
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