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.
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.
9 Eyes: Weirdly compelling images from Google Street View posted by an anonymous curator.
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.
Movie Posters Restored on tumblr. Weird how the poster for The Name of the Rose makes it look like a lighthearted romp.
Well Now WTF? is a virtual GIF art show.
Tumblr discourse, and Greek Mythology. This brings me so much joy.
A selection of links for you to explore this weekend:
- @seaglass_takechan on Instagram. Art made with glass from the sea.
- Natalie Shau’s Haunted Beauty on Instagram.
- The Good News with John Krasinski
- Joseph Lee’s super abstract portraits.
- Coldplay’s tiny desk concert.
- Marcus Cederburg’s minimalist photography on Instagram
- Sir Patrick Stewart reading a Shakespeare sonnet every day on Instagram.
- The Pen Addict dot com is a blog about notebooks and pens. Which means its a blog for me.
- This tumblr thread in comic form will always make me laugh.
- Kicks Condor’s href hunt is back. This time it’s double sized.
- Like Roots in the Soil looks like an interesting little game.
- Andy’s working notes is Andy Matischak thinking out loud about note taking.
- Ben Hatke is very talented.