Edible Plastic 🤯 The Singularity learns to Draw 🤖 Amazing Art! 🎨
Save the planet 🌍 one bite at a time!
Hey everybody! Hope y’all are having a great start to your week! It’s FINALLY October! 🎃🍁 Fall is here! Now we just need those fall temperatures here in Tennessee.
Anyways, let’s get started, shall we?
Save the Planet and Eat Plastic
Among all the talk of bans, carbon credits, and other ideas that we often hear about, a lot of really cool projects get lost in the ether.
For example, did you know that there’s a company called Notpla that makes biodegradable plastic containers?
Seriously, you can eat these water bottles. 😲
They are made from algae and other materials.
Yeah - they don’t look like your normal water bottle - but they represent a new frontier. They are edible - you can eat them or stick them in the compost. They will break down in weeks - not years. They’ve applied this concept to drinks, sauce packets, and are currently working on a concept for biodegradable takeout containers.
Pretty cool, right?
Less plastic bottles at the dump. One small step in Environmental stewardship! 😊
If only more money and PR was poured into projects like these. 😭
Help the Singularity Win!
I’m sure you’ve heard the jokes about work on AI and how it will eventually bring about self-aware killer robots.
Well, here’s your chance to help it learn!
I’m 100% joking - don’t worry.
Google has a really neat experiment to train neural networks on how to recognize our drawings. The more data the neural network has - the smarter it gets.
Start drawing - and the neural network tries to guess what it is as fast as it can.
It’s pretty fun! 😁
And the neural network isn’t half bad with its guesses.
To play around - check it out here.
Awesome Art by Craola!
So, a few weeks ago we talked about Mr. Werewolf and his really cool artwork.
Have you heard of Craola?
His art is incredible - it’s surreal - and it kinda messes with your head a little bit.
The best part is that he incorporates a lot of elements that are familiar - Mickey Mouse, Kermit, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, and others. He takes them out of their familiar place and puts them in a new context. It’s really wild!
Here’s another example.
It’s mysterious - and it draws you in. It’s really really cool. I encourage you to go and check out more of his work. Follow him on Instagram. It’s worth it!
The Land of Random
Here we are again! back at the land of random, and we’ve got some good stuff today.
Back to KFC
Remember how I mentioned that KFC was making a dating simulator?
It’s out right now - and it’s one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever seen. Here’s the trailer.
If you want to play it, click on the link! You will need Steam to play it. It’s 100% free - and it’s the coolest lead magnet I’ve seen for a brand in a while.
Think of it. There are without a doubt, hundreds of thousands of millenials with KFC on their minds now. They’ve either played the game - or watched their Youtube/Twitch influencers play it.
Honestly, they should have slapped an exclusive one-time coupon at the end of this game.
Pretty cool, right? Check it out now!
Need to get the color from a webpage for that contract, but aren’t sure how? Colorzilla is a really useful Google Chrome plugin for getting the color from a page.
Toggl is a really useful application for managing your time. Whether you’re at school, work, or doing projects in your free time - it’s handy to track the time you’re spending. They have a free version - and it’s got all the necessary features. 😀
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