Open Culture
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Whether from Stephen Hawking, Siri, or anyone in between, we’ve all heard quite a lot of electronically synthesized speech by now. But less than eighty years ago, the very idea of a human-sounding voice produced in a mechanical manner inspired wonder and disturbance in equal measure. The everyman and everywoman got their first chance to hear such a technology at the 1939 New York World’s Fair, during its hourly demonstrations of the very first speech synthesizer, the “ Voder .” Who, they must have imagined as they stood before its booming square-jawed-Art-Deco-hero logo, could have invented such a thing? Homer Dudley, an electronic and acoustic engineer at Bell Labs, had in the 1920s invented the “Vocoder” (or “Voice Operated reCorDER”), a device that could convert human speech into an electronic signal and then, somewhere else down the like, turn that signal back into speech again.
Home Designing
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The Week
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Biofit uses this insight through its sensitive use of biophilic design and adds in the countless benefits of exercise. We're hoping to bring the concept into other spaces, such as hotels and homes to recreate the benefits of bringing the outside world in for mind, body and soul. MATT MORELY spent six years at Luxury Branding where he worked with some of the world's top hotel and real estate companies on their business and brand strategy. He then spent six years in-house as head of marketing and brand director of Porto Montenegro, a mixed-use real estate and marina development on the Adritic Coast. biofit.io Health Fitness Wellbeing
Open Culture
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All images courtesy of Lori Pond It is not often noted that the surrealist movement in the 1920s originated with poets like Paul Éluard and André Breton , himself a trained psychologist, who drew explicitly from the work of Sigmund Freud , “the private world of the mind,” as the Metropolitan Museum of Art puts it. And yet we certainly see the influence of Freudian poetry in the work of Giorgio de Chirico, Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, and Man Ray. We also see it, inexplicably, in the work of Hieronymus Bosch , that 15th century Dutch painter of bizarre works like The Garden of Earthly Delights , a triptych that becomes exponentially more nightmarish as one scans across it from left to right. (Take a virtual tour of the painting here ), and from which photographer Lori Pond draws in the astonishing photographs you see here. How does such a faraway figure as Bosch, whom we know so little about, seem to communicate so closely with our epoch’s artistic movements? The Garden of Earthly Delights , writes Stephen Holden at the New York Times , “outstrips in boldness many of the extreme digital fantasies in Hollywood horror films.
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“We need to recreate this with e-mobility. “We can start with a rational approach, the car performing quite well every day. But then we can scale up. More range, more acceleration, more charging points for the money and maybe also 4WD.” Would you buy an all-electric hot hatchback? Let us know in the comments...
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What for American satirist Jeff Baena (“Life After Beth,” “Joshy”) must have felt like a radically innovative idea — take a medieval piece of literature, such as Giovanni Boccaccio’s “The Decameron,” and recreate it with an irreverent modern sensibility — is in fact a strategy that Euro auteurs have been doing for decades. Not that a somewhat... Read more »
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When it comes to redesigning a room, the first decision is usually, which color?. And sometimes, that can be the hardest choice of all. I can't be the only person who has excitedly walked into a paint store, then left a short time later, overwhelmed with a thousand similar-but-different options. Who knew there could be so many shades of white? And where do I even begin with furniture? Here's one way we bypass having to coordinate colors: designing a room with a monochromatic color palette. It's an incredibly simple way to bring elegance to your interiors without hiring a designer. And it's becoming increasingly popular in interior design. In this article, we’ll outline why using a single color palette is an excellent choice for any interior, and show you how to recreate the look on your own. We think you’ll be eager to embrace monochrome in no time.
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Were dogs abused on the set of “A Dog’s Purpose?” Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, if this dog was abused behind the scenes. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://www.tytnetwork.com/go “One of the dogs in the upcoming film "A Dog's Purpose" desperately resisted shooting a risky scene, but chilling footage shows filmmakers apparently forcing the animal into rushing water. TMZ obtained this video of a scene shot in a pool outside Winnipeg, Canada in November 2015. You can see a trainer forcibly shoving a German Shepherd -- one of at least 5 dogs used in the production -- into the frothing water, but the animal wanted NO part of it ... and repeatedly clawed at the pool's edge. Sources connected to production tell us 8 outboard motors were used to churn the water and recreate a rushing river. The dog eventually got in the water -- or was forced in -- but was quickly submerged.
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It's Overwatch , but they're cats. So instead of offense heroes McCree, Tracer, Sombra, Reaper, Soldier: 76, Genji, and Pharah ... you get Meowcree, Chaser, Clawmbra, Reapurr, Whisker: 76, Kittenji, and Furrah. And get this: Furrah's ult is a hailstorm of yarn balls . It's adorable. The animations which recreate each's hero's actual highlight intros from Overwatch are the work of Dillon Gu , a former Rooster Teeth animator and owner of the dillongoo YouTube channel. He nailed the kitty-fied heroes so well that "KatsuWatch" picked up a share from the Overwatch Twitter, which is apparently on fire today . Read more... More about Youtube , Blizzard Entertainment , Overwatch , Entertainment , and Gaming
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We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for the victims of our nation and for those it calls 'enemy,' for no document from human hands can make these humans any less our brothers. "And as I ponder the madness of Vietnam and search within myself for ways to understand and respond in compassion, my mind goes constantly to the people of that peninsula. . . . (It) is clear to me that there will be no meaningful solution there until some attempt is made to know them and hear their broken cries." These words tear me open, not simply because of the truth they manifest but because, despite that truth -- wrenchingly apparent as it is in the wake of 50 further years of U.S. militarism -- they still fail to penetrate the wall that separates policy from sanity. Hear the broken cries of those who join ISIS? Of course not. But Erik Prince, mercenary extraordinaire, founder of Blackwater (and brother of Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos), apparently has the ear of President-elect Donald Trump, and, as Jeremy Scahill reports, has been pushing for the Trump administration to "recreate a version of the Phoenix Program, the CIA assassination ring that operated during the Vietnam War, to fight ISIS.
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" Miller's legal team claim her "very public humiliation" and the fact that she's taken the steps to seek counsel with legal and financial experts "to ensure that she will not recreate the circumstances that led to this sentencing" should be considered. Meanwhile, the U.S. Attorney's office submitted their own sentencing memo, saying they recommend a "guideline sentence," and even brought up emails Abby sent her accountant after a judge demanded she pay back her creditors: "Oh god I miss u. The judge was a dick! He hates me…I'm paying Everyone I owe 100% back in one big check! Who does that! Nobody in bankruptcy! But he won't just say look I hate you and I don't want to see u again pay everybody and go! Now my Pgh atty are making Collins ave and the entertainment attorney jump through hoops!" Yikes! The memo continued: "Miller committed multiple offenses for which she accepted responsibility in the context of the bankruptcy.
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It takes a well-oiled machine to keep a production as big as Mamma Mia! running smoothly. Herald What's On went backstage at Theatre Royal Plymouth to lift the lid on all the trade secrets and goings on behind-the-scenes.A travelling convoy of trucks have brought in everything necessary to recreate a Greek Island paradise in the middle of Plymouth. Every detail from the white-washed walls of a taverna to feather boas and a wedding dress - all the essentials needed to bring the story of Mamma Mia...
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All images courtesy of Lori Pond It is not often noted that the surrealist movement in the 1920s originated with poets like Paul Éluard and André Breton, himself a trained psychologist, who drew explicitly from the work of Sigmund Freud, “the private world of the mind,” as the Metropolitan Museum of Art puts it. And yet [...] Photographer Creates Stunning Realistic Portraits That Recreate Surreal Scenes from Hieronymus Bosch Paintings is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook,... That's the beginning of the story. Please visit our site for all of the rest!
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They have had one since the late 90s. It took 20 artists six months to make it look just like the real Donald Trump. Ya care has been used to recreate the colour of Donald Trump's hair. It is not the colour of Donald Trump's hair. Kate is in Washington for where the so inauguration ceremony takes place at noon time there.
The Guardian
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BBC children’s programme announces its famous badges awarded since 1963 will be made from recycled materials For decades, Blue Peter presenters have encouraged children to use toilet rolls and other household refuse to recreate the ThunderbirdsTracy Island and fantasy castles. Now the BBC has announced it will be making the show’s famous badges from recycled yoghurt pots. The announcement is part of an effort to make the BBC children’s programme more green: the badges will be made in a solar-powered factory using materials that were made earlier – in this case, yoghurt pots. Related: Blue Peter: behind the scenes Continue reading...
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It was a tale as old as time for a soon-to-be bride named Cara, whose boyfriend (and, now, fiancé) went above and beyond to bring her Disney fairy tale fantasy to life before popping the question. In a series of photos posted to Imgur, user jel2930 shared the processand resultsof his elaborate Beauty and the Beast themed proposal scheme. She grew up admiring Belle from Beauty and the Beast . Wanting to recreate the famous scene, I decided to make her the dress to coincide with my proposal, he explained . This involved getting to work with a sewing machine in a basement to craft the iconic yellow ball gown ; he learned to sew just for this project, he said in a response to comments on the site. (Incidentally, there are similarities to the Cinderella story to this part of the tale, including the basement used to stage his plan.