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A 15-minute explanation of one of the signature masterpieces of the Renaissance, Michelangelo’s David, part of a series on YouTube.
Not to my taste but I know Thinkpad users who might be excited by this: a mechanical keyboard that carefully reproduces the Thinkpad layout, complete with red trackpoint in the middle and mouse keys under the spacebar. Available ready-made with Cherry keyswitches, or as a kit for people who want to specify fancier switches and don’t mind a bit of soldering.
The PACK.PNG project was an attempt to discover the world seed and location of a landscape fragment used as an icon in Minecraft from the cropped, downscaled screen grab from an obsolete version of the game. This video describes the collaboration of 3,500 people to define and search what was in effect the cryptographic keyspace whose plaintext was that particular hill.
(Via @benjeffery on Twitter)
A special from-their-bedrooms performance by 40 artists of music from Cowboy Bebop to benefit COVID-19 Relief.
Visiting a factory that recycles lithium-ion batteries, which turns out to be both simple and complicated.
James Edmondson introduces his new typeface family Degular, his attempt to create a boring vanilla sanserif. WIth lovely music from Vulfpeck.
Orchestral composer arranges a song by an electronic musician, explaining here how he came up with solutions to reproducing things like side-chaining and bass drops with acoustic instruments.
Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, tells the story of an African American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time.
Another cover of Blue Monday, this time by Orkestra Obsolete
The latest episode form Starship Intrepid: ‘Dissonant Minds’. Issues of trust and security flare as a routine survey takes an unexpected twist.
(Via Starship Intrepid Films)