Good portrait paintings are often said to convey some sort of truth about their sitter. The problem, though, is that portraits are, as a rule, completely superficial. They capture a person’s exterior at a single moment in time, and only from the neck up. There’s a reason experts bicker endlessly over the meaning of the Mona Lisa. All they have to go on is her face. advertisement advertisement Spanish artist Sergio Albiac wants to dig deeper. So he recently created a “videorative portrait”–a dynamic painting in which the face of filmmaker Randall Okita is made up of tagged videos about the subject’s life and work. In doing so, Albiac hoped to “create a new type of portrait,” he says. “One that goes beyond physical appearances and is more realistic, as it renders the founding blocks of the intimate world: your memories, your relationships, and your emotions.” Albiac started out by collecting personal videos from Okita: … [Read more...] about Mind-Boggling Digital Portrait Uses Video Clips As Paint [Video]
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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo has been right at the front when it comes to innovations in the smartphone space. From dual-front cameras to pop-up selfie cameras, Vivo has tried to offer something new in its every new smartphone.You might have heard of smartphones featuring a pop-up camera with a single lens for selfies. Vivo has upped the game by launching the V17 Pro with a dual-front pop-up camera. Not just the front, the V17 Pro is also Vivo’s first smartphone to house four cameras at the back.Will a six-camera setup be a deciding factor for consumers to buy the Vivo V17 Pro? Read our review to find out.Close Camera related news Asus ROG Phone 2 with 120Hz AMOLED display and 6,000 mAh battery to go on sale today Is this Pocophone F2? Popular case-maker lists Xiaomi's rumoured smartphone on its official website Oppo Reno 2F, Reno 2Z receive a Rs 2,000 price cut: Specifications, new price and features Typically, our reviews begin with the look and feel of the … [Read more...] about Vivo V17 Pro review: Is this smartphone worth your money?
Since the election of Donald Trump, there have been seemingly countless news pieces in the New York Times and other outlets where they talk to Trump supporters (sometimes the same Trump supporters over and over) in the South and heartland of the United States to find out what they are thinking. Well, the Times gave it a good try, but now it’s Dolly Parton’s turn. Starting Tuesday, October 15, Jad Abumrad sets out to discover Dolly Parton’s America, in a nine-part podcast series from WNYC Studios that will attempt to crack the mystery of Dolly Parton’s near-universal appeal. Parton is known as the “Great Unifier” because her music and charity and general awesomeness bring people together. The singer and droll queen of one-liners is equally beloved by Southerners, evangelical Christians, and feminists, and is an LGBTQ+ icon. The podcast is hosted by Radiolab host—and Nashville native—Abumrad who has a personal relationship with the … [Read more...] about Dolly Parton’s podcast will tell you more about Trump voters than any NYT trend piece
For all the insight available from self-quantification tools, such as the Nike FuelBand, the data its users get is fairly uniform. Activity is treated with roughly the same metric–Fuel points–and a rudimentary line graph, its peaks and valleys varying slightly for each individual wearer. So when Fathom Information Design got access to datasets for 1 million FuelBand users, the company decided to make these activity portraits as singular as the people themselves. advertisement advertisement “We were struck by how unique people are,” says Ben Fry, principal at Fathom. Within the Fathom offices, some people “have really different days based on their commute. Or some people have kids and go home and hang out with the kids, and have a very different schedule from that.” All of these details start to pop in Fathom’s charts, thanks to deftly designed color-coding. The layers of colors allow for an extra bit of insight: it’s easy enough … [Read more...] about Ben Fry Makes Your Sweaty FuelBand Runs Look Gorgeous
For the longest time, that magical place where fine art meets The Force existed only in your dreams, notebooks or on the cover of Star Wars fiction. Two years ago that list was expanded to include LTD Gallery in Seattle. This month the gallery will unveil Star Wars The Art Show: Episode III, following up on 2011’s “These Are The Droids You Are Looking For” and last year’s “Han Shot First.” If “Wookie Family Portrait” or an Empire recruiting poster to “Rebuild the Death Star” won’t tide you over until the newest chapters of the saga begin in 2015, nothing will. advertisement advertisement advertisement … [Read more...] about This Excellent Art Collection Brings New Style To Star Wars