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Being John Malkovitch…’s Face

So let’s say you’ve got a webcam, some photos of a celebrity, and a Computer Science degree. Why not make a celebrity facial puppeteering system? In this 2010 research demonstration, several University of Washington researchers demonstrate a Being John Malkovitch-style puppeteering method, in which a webcam watches the puppeteer’s face and the computer selects similar [...]

U.S. City Names According to Twitter

Graphic link I must be the only person on Twitter who calls their location by its real name. A recent study by InboxQ revealed that 66% of Tweeters have either made up a location entirely (“John Malkovich’s brain”) or use clever nicknames for their cities. The latter is what you’ll find represented in this “America According [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Lesser-Known Celebrity Couples

I don’t know about you, but I’m super sick of tabloids combining the names of celeb couples to create a new word, like Brangelina (succinct, isn’t it?) and TomKat. Of course, these are some of the most well-known celebrity pairings. There are some out there that might surprise you – past and present. And if [...]

Painting in Gold: Gustav Klimt

At the request of readers Melanie & Johnny, today’s “Feel Art Again” features Gustav Klimt (1862-1918). The Austrian artist overcame poverty in his youth to create paintings decorated with gold leaf, such as “Adele Bloch-Bauer I” (above left) and “The Kiss”(above right). 1. Adele Bloch-Bauer, depicted in the painting above left, was the only person to [...]

Berlin Tower Lift-Off

LinkScroll down for today’s pictures & links. Berlin Tower Lift-Off! This countdown happened recently in Berlin, where they decided to further rid themselves of the architectural reminders from the communist past, and thus sent Berlin TV tower into space on a clandestine mission: watch it in higher-res here (made by Fabian Tischer). url Today’s pictures & links: The Reconstructed Glory [...]