Category Archives: Tech

Random geometric patterns created by Greek visual designer Dimitris Ladopoulos.

Ladopoulos applies an algorithm within the 3D animation program Houdini, which splits rectangles vertically, then horizontally, forming gilded patterns that resemble circuit boards and abstract architectural landscapes. Sez he:

“The number of splits is randomly selected from a given max. The outcome is fed to the loop, again and again, depending on the number of user defined iterations. A seed value and slight alterations of the algorithm produce a variety of results.

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A time-lapse video of the Tesla 3 assembly process from the rear shelf of a car on the line at the company’s Fremont, California plant.

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Researchers from graphics Interface pioneer NVIDIA demonstrate their Style Based Generator Architecture for Generative Adversarial Networks.

In other words, artificial intelligence capable of generating human faces and other objects that don’t otherwise exist in real life.

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Part of an underwater performance by British artist Sue Austin in her submersible wheelchair, customised with perspex fins and battery-powered propellors.

Part of a longer performance commissioned for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, filmed in the waters off Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt by Norman Lomax.

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Travel back to 2010 and a device created by YouTube tinkerer Forssa1 that combined RGB LED lights and a high speed gyroscopic spinning gimbal to either (a) teleport to random locations in the galaxy, (b) mesmerise stoners or (c) tear a hole in the space time continuum.

You be the judge.

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A WIRED mini-documentary about the Gravity Jet Suit – an impressive gas turbine contraption designed by British engineer Richard Browning capable of 50km/h air speeds but requiring a considerable level of skill and stamina to control.

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With Samsung and LG set to release their own versions of this tech soon, Royole Corporation (formed in 2012 by Stanford University graduates) has just released the Flexpai – the world’s first folding smartphone.

Never mind the 16MP wide angle and 20MP telephoto cameras. Discount the not-even-officially-announced-yet Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 processor. Forget that it runs Water OS on top of Android Pie.

Instead, feast your eyes on the 19.8cm flexi-screen that folds in half and picture yourself stuffing that fat, glowing wallet into your inside pocket with a half chewed Refresher wedged in the middle of it.

Yours from Royole for around €1,155.

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The rather wonderful electromechanical percussion engines of artist and musician Koka Nikoladze – analogue beats generated from household bric-a-brac and assorted hardware.

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