Astronaut.io

Astronaut.io is a site that plays a few seconds from YouTube videos with almost no views. It cycles through them randomly and will continue to do so until you stop it. These video clips are simultaneously mundane, and sublime in their ephemerality. I have been putting Astronaut.io on a second screen with the volume down while listening to music and working. It’s the perfect visual background noise, always interesting yet never compelling.

openAI Jukebox

Jukebox by openAI.

We’re introducing Jukebox, a neural net that generates music, including rudimentary singing, as raw audio in a variety of genres and artist styles. We’re releasing the model weights and code, along with a tool to explore the generated samples.

The science fiction future is happening now.

Link Dumplin’s 01May20

weekend links

Spera Comics look interesting

Asher Levitus Planet Mu. ”ASHER LEVITAS TAKES US ON A BEAUTIFUL TRIP ACROSS DIVERSE DRONES, TEXTURES AND PULSATIONS IN HIS NEW MIX.

Venkatesh Rao’s pandemic reading list is interesting .

Marshmallow Laser Feast experiential art collective.

Kutiman on Instagram.

Rolling Realms is an “infinitely scaling, roll and write game” that you can download and play for free.

Big list of free games for COVID19-house-bound people looking for a fun diversion.

Got Your Back has video call backdrops for you to download and use.