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29 May 06:43

helelrising:The Skywalker twins, then and now. 


The Skywalker twins, then and now. 

11 May 08:55

poniesetc: Original concept art for Star Wars by Ralph...


Original concept art for Star Wars by Ralph McQuarrie.

Star Wars concept art is just the best stuff.

02 May 10:08

wingogo: Posting at stupid o’clock at night!! Rick and morty...


Posting at stupid o’clock at night!! Rick and morty print for Momocon. Come by and say hi!!!

I tried to do a bunch of styles but the anime one is like some bizarre mix of Jojo and Yugioh oops

SOURCE ACQUIRED! Thank you, Tumblr.

28 Mar 09:25




04 Mar 10:43

Borrow Your Laptop

If used with software that could keep up, a scroll wheel mapped to send a stream of 'undo' and 'redo' events could be kind of cool.
06 Feb 08:31

Star Trek Is Just Space Fantasy

by Geeks are Sexy

Ok, this might not be entirely true, but it still made me laugh!


The post Star Trek Is Just Space Fantasy appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.

18 Jan 16:31

Tons of Rick and Morty-Illus

by René

Die Gallery1988 hatte neulich eine Ausstellung voller Rick and Morty-Illus am Start und die Prints und Malereien haben sie nun online gestellt. Hier ein paar Favs:


StephenAndrade_RM_Print_1024x1024 ChrisMcGuire_RM_1024x1024 DanMumford_RM_12x16_3d6bbb96-e6b8-45d9-989a-4118b8597323_1024x1024 ChetPhillips_RM_CronenburgMorty_Unframed_1024x1024 JeremySorrell_RM_1024x1024 ChetPhillips_RM_CronenburgRick_Unframed_1024x1024 MarkChilcott_RM_1024x1024 AlexanderWells_RM_1024x1024 JasonChalker_RM_Thundersquanch_Print_InfoSheet_1024x1024 NateBear_RM_e101720d-50d1-4cdb-994e-c98261f4d1de_1024x1024 BennettSlater_RM_1024x1024 BarryBlankenship_RM_1024x1024 DanStiles_RM_1024x1024 ElisaWikey_RM_1024x1024 ErinHunting_RM_1024x1024
20 Dec 08:03

(via xkcd: Settling)

15 Dec 07:03


14 Dec 06:35

cinemagorgeous: Gorgeous tributes to the original Star Wars...


Gorgeous tributes to the original Star Wars trilogy. 

By artist Matt Ferguson.

11 Dec 07:12

A server? That’s so 2014.

by CommitStrip
If you’re near Paris next week and you love APIs and Automation, meet the CommitStrip team at APIDays Paris next 13-14th of December, the famous conference about APIs. Register with COMMITSTRIP code and get a 30% discount. More on!

Inspied by this great CircleCI article


06 Dec 07:27

The Many Identities of Bill Nye (The Science Guy!)

by Geeks are Sexy
01 Dec 16:13

Dan Harmon: Every Story is the Same

by René

Hübscher Clip über Dan Harmons Variation von Joseph Campbells Heldenreise, die er zu einer zirkulären Storytelling-Theorie verdichtet:

Snip von AV-Club:

The theory boils down to two sentences: 1) A character is in a zone of comfort, 2) but they want something. 3) They enter an unfamiliar situation, 4) adapt to it, 5) get what they wanted, 6) pay a heavy price for it, 7) then return to their familiar situation, 8) having changed. Harmon plots those eight points along the quadrants of a circle, but then overlays that circle with great dualities like life and death, consciousness and unconsciousness, and order and chaos, and finds within that very literal geometry storytelling needs, like internal and external conflict.

31 Oct 16:31

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Path of a Hero


On the other hand, without adventurers, the entire brigand economy would collapse.

New comic!
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28 Oct 04:39

A Stranger Things

07 Oct 04:09

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25 Sep 05:14

Staring at Our Screens Isolates us and Makes us Anti-Social [Comic]

by Geeks are Sexy
10 Sep 07:10

sciencefictionworld: “Space Seed” by Martin Ansin. 


“Space Seed” by Martin Ansin. 

05 Sep 12:14

The Capacity To Be Alone

by swissmiss

“The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it’s not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of another person–without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other. They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know that if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other, because it is not given by the other.”

― Osho

(via Alex)

20 Aug 15:03

Sultans of Swings, de Dire Straits, al Gayaheum

by Troy
06 Aug 09:01

When someone says that they don’t have time to be...

When someone says that they don’t have time to be proactive because they are too busy fighting fires. (HT @SQLSOldier)

06 Aug 09:01

Theory of flight

26 Jul 15:08

Algorithmic Eyeroll

by René

NeuralNetwork-Fuzzies am Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology haben eine künstliche Intelligenz darauf trainiert, Bickrichtungen in Bildern zu korrigieren: DeepWarp: Photorealistic ImageResynthesis for Gaze Manipulation. Erinnert an Tom Whites Smile-Vector und ist genau wie seine Arbeit eine (noch) sehr aufwändige Spielerei, die man derzeit (noch) besser mit Photoshop hinbekommt und die (noch) nur bei Stills funktioniert. (via CreativeAI)

In this work, we consider the task of generating highly-realistic images of a given face with a redirected gaze. We treat this problem as a specific instance of conditional image generation, and suggest a new deep architecture that can handle this task very well as revealed by numerical comparison with prior art and a user study. Our deep architecture performs coarse-to-fine warping with an additional intensity correction of individual pixels.

All these operations are performed in a feed-forward manner, and the parameters associated with different operations are learned jointly in the end-to-end fashion. After learning, the resulting neural network can synthesize images with manipulated gaze, while the redirection angle can be selected arbitrarily from a certain range and provided as an input to the network.

[update] Haha, kurz nach Veröffentlichung des Postings rutschte das hier durch meine Timeline, eine Mimik- und Blickrichtungs-Erkennung für VR.

6 gaze1a gaze1

Da es keine Datensätze für Blickrichtungen gibt, haben sie für ihre Arbeit einfach ein paar Testpersonen in eine Clockwork-Orange-Vorrichtung geklemmt und auf einen wandernden Punkt glotzen lassen:


There are no publicly available datasets suitable for the purpose of the gaze correction task with continuously varying redirection angle. Therefore, we collect our own dataset Figure 4. To minimize head movement, a person places his head on a special stand and follows with her gaze a moving point on the screen in front of the stand. While the point is moving, we record several images with eyes looking in different fixed directions (about 200 for one video sequence) using a webcam mounted in the middle of the screen. For each person we record 2 − 10 sequences, changing the head pose and light conditions between different sequences. Training pairs are collected, taking two images with different gaze directions from one sequence. We manually exclude bad shots, where a person is blinking or where she is not changing gaze direction monotonically as anticipated. Most of the experiments were done on the dataset of 33 persons and 98 sequences.

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Hier eine non-algorithmische Alternative mit Kinski und Nosferatu vom großartigen Ensalada-Tumblr:

26 Jul 15:07

When someone commits with the tests not passing

by sharhalakis

by @uaiHebert

07 Jul 04:29

Musiktipps fürs Arbeiten:Soundtrack von Oblivion (dieser Tom-Cruise-Film von vor ein paar Jahren)Soundtrack von Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Computerspiel von 2011)Ansonsten höre ich auch gerne noch die Soundtracks zur Mass Effect-Serie, auch sehr schön.Der Soundtrack der TV-Serie Dark Matter klang für mich auch verblüffend nahe an Mass Effect.Dass man heutzutage Soundtracks für Computerspiele auf Youtube findet und nicht mehr selbst aus den Spiele-Dateien heraushacken muss, hat meine Lebensqualität echt deutlich gesteígert.

06 Jul 05:41

Bot + Bot =

by CommitStrip


18 Jun 04:57

Will You Teach Me How to… Love? [Comic]

by Geeks are Sexy
01 Jun 05:13

matsukichi: 寝る前にこういうのを見ると夢に見そう



31 May 16:59

bobbycaputo: Charles Moriarty | Before FRANK Unseen...


Charles Moriarty | Before FRANK

Unseen Pictures of Amy Winehouse

When she needed them the most, the people Amy Winehouse loved and trusted weren’t there, because they were too busy cashing her checks.

20 May 04:44

Google erfindet klebende Unfallopfer-Fänger für Roboter-Autos

by René

robotcarYou can't make this shit up: Google patent: Glue would stick pedestrian to self-driving car after collision. (via NewAesthetics)

In a world with self-driving cars, Google envisions the inevitable: accidents involving pedestrians. But the firm is exploring an unusual solution. Think flypaper. The company received a patent Tuesday describing a way to reduce pedestrian injuries in an accident with a robotic vehicle. The impact of the crash, Google suggests, would expose a coating that glues the person to the front of the car.

"The adhesive layer may be a very sticky material and operate in a manner similar to flypaper, or double-sided duct tape," the patent said.