To start off this week’s Throwback Thursday, we have an interesting video on how Google and Facebook are tailoring the results and information they give us, showing us only what their algorithms think we want to see.
Concerning what we want to see, are we sure that what you see is the same as what I see? The BBC have reported on how colour is detected by our brains, rather than our eyes, so the blue colour of the sky for me might well be a different shade of blue for you.
Black and white should be fairly simple colours to absolutely detect, especially in drawings. Miguel Endara uses a single pen to draw 3.2 million dots, creating a painting of his dad. It’s a crazy way of drawing, but the final result is impressive.
Another crazy way of drawing is to draw a musical instrument on normal paper with any pencil (cheap circuit thumb-tacked on) and then play them with your finger. That’s precisely what Drawdio has done. Using the setup shown, it’s possible to create theremins out of any object.
After all this directed advertising, colour, drawing, and music, you should treat yourself to a sweet snack. However, make sure you don’t fall asleep, as sugar has a tendency to make us sleepy (Wired), due to orexin. Next time you want a snack, grab some nuts rather than sweets!
I’ll leave it at that for this week. Yay for old videos and articles! Onwards!