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1. What's the deal with iPads?
Mashable has compiled a set of clips of ten comedians doing bits about technology. My favorite is Aziz Ansari’s rant about texting and dating. (Almost all include profanities, so wear headphones if you’re at work (In fact, if you are listening to anything while at work, you should probably wear headphones.))
2. Check These Heads
Animated portraits of surreal cyborgs are whimsical nightmare fuel.” That covers it.The “animated collages” of Milos “Sholim” Rajkovic's are amazing. And props to iO9 for the best headline of the week: “
3. Fancy Guts
4. Glitch Perfect
5. Too Little, Too Late?
A new Chrome plug-in for eliminating all references to Miley Cyrus. Read about it on Yahoo Tech.
6. Eggs Benedict New Roman
7. Copy That
Zhenhan Hao’s “Imitation" offers a provocative response to the debate around knockoffs and copying: A bunch of professional imitators in China — who make copies of famous paintings, luxury clothing, etc. — were recruited to create original new works that nonetheless reflect their imitative skill. For example: a shoemaker who is “a master of imitating all kinds of famous brands” makes a pair “incorporating different design elements including formal shoes, sports shoes, and some big brand logos." Above, a Rene Magritte specialist paints himself, in the style of Magritte. Via Hyperallergic, which has an interview with Zhenhan here.
8. Time Flies
This impressive time-lapse style video, constructed from family portraits, “emulates the aging process.”
9. Making With Waves
10. Reelin’ In The Years
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