Day: June 14, 2017

  • Algorithm designs seven million different jars of Nutella

    [An article about a cool thing with a goofy lede][link]: >An algorithm has *usurped the traditional role of a designer* to generate millions of unique packaging designs for Nutella. Emphasis mine. It’s goofy because nothing usurped anything. A designer created an algorithm to create variations. It’s just a different kind of design. [link]: “Algorithm…

  • Traces I

    [Traces I][link] is the sound of synthesizers wrapped in cheesecloth being broadcast from the last radio tower of a dying world… in the shape of a 5-track pay-what-you-can album on Bandcamp. I’m enjoying it a lot. You can contribute to [the artist’s patreon][patreon], too. [link]: “Traces I” [patreon]: “Rook on patreon”

  • Conservatory Of Flowers Live Stream of Amorphophallus Titanum Bloom

    The Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park is doing [a live stream of their Amorphophallus titanum, aka Corpse Flower, blooming][link]. This plant blooms once every 10 years, and during the bloom grows almost two times its normal size and emits a foul stench for two days before shriveling up and starting over. It’s pretty…