Liked on YouTube: Weta Workshop Sculptor’s Tabletop Miniature World!

Adam Savage checks in on the status of sculptor Johnny Fraser-Allen’s tabletop model, which has grown from the intricate Labyrinth we saw two years ago to a sprawling world steeped in fantasy architecture and landscapes that come alive. We’re awestruck by the design and details of these models, which Johnny has brilliantly made to be modular and customizable. We can’t wait to play in Hagglethorn Hollow! (...)  Mehr ...

Liked on YouTube: Maximal Wall Radio – A QUICK EXTRA-VID

A look at an unusual picture frame radio from the 1980s.

Yes – FM is alive and well in the US (today) – and FM is currently broadcasting pretty much everywhere apart from Norway (at the time of typing this message). However *many countries* do have *plans* to switch it off at *some point in the future* – to free up the spectrum for other uses (really so they can sell it off and make a load of money). . So it’s likely that someone will be watching this video in say 10 years time in a country other than Norway that has no FM reception. Or perhaps they are from Norway today (1% of my viewers are from Norway – Hi Norway people – including, but not limited to, Anders). (...)  Mehr ...

Liked on YouTube: Fake videos of real people — and how to spot them | Supasorn Suwajanakorn

Do you think you’re good at spotting fake videos, where famous people say things they’ve never said in real life? See how they’re made in this astonishing talk and tech demo. Computer scientist Supasorn Suwajanakorn shows how, as a grad student, he used AI and 3D modeling to create photorealistic fake videos of people synced to audio. Learn more about both the ethical implications and the creative possibilities of this tech — and the steps being taken to fight against its misuse. (...)  Mehr ...