A poetic Turing test was held at Dartmouth yesterday to pit artificial intelligence against human poets, AP reported. Good news: the computers lost.
Spotify is essential for music lovers, but it’s got a lot more to offer than good tunes. You can stream audiobooks, radio dramas, language lessons, famous speeches, and more for free.
The world view changing Tony Zhou of Every Frame a Painting takes a deep dive into the films of Lynne Ramsay, a director whose work I’m mostly unfamiliar with, and explains how the poetry of a film isn’t in the plot but in the details. Like with most of Zhou’s videos, I walked away learning something I never really…
The team over Comics Alliance dug through old copies of Starlog Magazine recently (as you do) and came across the best piece of Batman poetry since... well, ever. The Dark Knight has inspired many creatives over the years, but perhaps never so strangely brilliant as this.
I love this. Michael Langan, in this beautiful interpretation of Brian Christian's "Heliotropes," perfectly demonstrates the time, energy, and resources mankind expends in seeking the light. Like sunflowers flying planes. The short film premiered at this year's SXSW. Check it out. [Laughing Squid]
The iPad is the cruelest tablet, breeding bacteria out of its touchscreen, mixing photos and emails, stirring FaceTime grimaces with ringtones. Smart covers keep it warm, covering glass in vivid polyurethane, feeding you poetry with a new, amazingly literary app.
I can't resist whispered sonnets or hastily scribbled limericks, but how many guys actually memorize poems nowadays? At least there are apps like this one to help them fake the knowledge and romance with a quick flick of the wrist.
There are six iPad configurations to choose from and some helpful guides explaining which you should get. We thought we'd keep it simple and explain our feelings in nearly decent haiku.
The recent Apple craze led John Markoff of the NY Times to contact Beat-era poet Gary Snyder and ask him to pen a poem reflecting on "the milestones of the digital age". The result is a delightful read.
Inspired by the poetry of Herman Hesse, this clock tells the time by lighting up various words. By the time you work out what the time is of course, it's probably moved on another 10 minutes.
Solar power doesn't just have to be for them holier-than-thou green types, it can also be for the filthy rich—or for lovelorn poets. Art Center student Jiyeon Song made the One Day Poem Pavilion of boards with holes punched at different angles. Depending on the angle of the sun to the earth where the pavilion sits,…
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In their initial press release, Nokia called their N95 "what computers have become." It wasn't just a new phone, or even a new smartphone. The N95 was the evolution of the computer.
OS X hackers have found a cute little poem inside the Apple kernel. It's a warning would-be plunderers to leave the OS be. The poem, which appears in locations that could potentially be edited in order to slam OS X onto commodity Intel hardware, implores hAXorZ to stay away.