7 things that made us say WOW #2

08 February

#1 Crocheted Masks by threadstories Question How We Portray Ourselves Online

Irish visual artist threadstories crafts wearable textile masks that are often full-coverage, obscuring her face with layers of multi-colored yarn. The works are made with traditional techniques, and inspired by everything from the art of basketweaving to Francis Bacon’s distorted figural paintings. Each work begins with a crocheted balaclava which the artist uses as a base to attach each segment of material.

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#2 First Evidence That Online Dating Is Changing the Nature of Society

Dating websites have changed the way couples meet. Now evidence is emerging that this change is influencing levels of interracial marriage and even the stability of marriage itself.

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#3 《憂鬱鼻 An Emo Nose》 by Wong Ping

I have lost my interest in any kind of social activities after my nose leave me. Am I enjoying loneliness as I thought, or the ugliness of the people around me makes me feel being alone is actually not bad at all? A film by Wong Ping

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#4 The world's writing systems

This web site presents one glyph for each of the world’s writing systems. It is the first step of the Missing Scripts Project, a long-term initiative that aims to identify writing systems which are not yet encoded in the Unicode standard. As of today, there are still 146 scripts not yet encoded in Unicode.

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#5 Becoming

An Extraordinary Time-Lapse Captures the Microscopic Development of a Single Cell into a Newt

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#6 When light meets liquid

The 3D printer replicating art: Researchers in the US create detailed objects using video images and light-sensitive polymer.

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#7 You can now play Pictionary against AI

Iconary showcases the world’s first AI system capable of playing a Pictionary-style drawing and guessing game together with a human partner. In Iconary, you team up with the AllenAI artificial intelligence to either draw or guess a set of unique phrases. There are a limited set of icons available to compose your drawing – can you communicate successfully with AllenAI to win the game?

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