Slopes gives you the opportunity to create generative art. This week's GAN: CariGAN the caricature maker.
DIY GENERATIVE ART 🖌️ GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK: PHISHED 🐙 ETHICAL DESIGN 🦸
How can you go wrong with puppies? It was National Puppy Day on the 23rd and puppies are definitely the heroes we need right now, right then, and right later. I defied ethics and good sense to include a link at the bottom when it should really be at the top.
There's beautiful code with van Gogh in WebGL, gorgeous ethical guides to design, Nvidia latest attempt to ruin finger painting. You will also notice that I sneaked in a little job we're offering for a new Product Manager.
Now...who's ready for puppies?
🕸️ The Cool Side of the Web
Slopes gives you the opportunity to create generative art.
Kinda DIY if you include a powerful computer behind the scenes. Generate art from a bunch of wavy line and unlabelled buttons and sliders. It's a pretty enjoyable way to skip through the last half of the day.
This week's GAN: CariGAN the caricature maker.
Personally, and this gives me great pleasure to say, I find the human caricatures more impressive. The GAN caricatures lack the exaggeration and roller skates that make a great caricature.
Having said that, the improvements on other GANs are notable; the previous versions seemed to zombify Angela Merkel and Adrian Brody.
Presidential approval ratings as video game soundscape.
Audiozation of the Nixon Presidency using The Legend of Zelda soundtrack.
Generative.fm will automatically generate ambient soundtracks for your working pleasure.
I used this a bit last week after getting frustrated with the ambient playlist on Apple Music.
This design imagines a world where heroes weight is measured in kilos rather than deeds and abilities.
⚒️ Tools and Resources
The Starry Night by Vinny van Gogh translated into WebGL. 🤩
Standard Notes checks more boxes than an aging customs official: Free, Open-Source, Encrypted.
Hello, Goodbye is an extension that blocks chat or helpdesk pop ups. 👋
Some very nice animations wrapped in accordions and drizzled with brilliant colors.
🕷️ Design & Development Arena
Job of the week: WordPress company seeks Product Manager. 🥇
Remote friendly position available with a pretty cool WordPress company. If you have experience, then click the link or share it with someone who might be interested.
Bonus: They have a cool Australian in the team.
What it means to be a designer who's creative.
Not a designer, obviously, but I still took a lot out of this definition of creativity in "work".
Humane by Design is a gorgeous guide to developing ethical digital products.
Nvidia AI turns sketches into photorealistic landscapes in seconds.
Speaking of removing the mundane from your workflow: Best Angular dashboard templates. 📐
🧠 Tech Minded
The accountant whisperer tricks Google and Facebook in $100 million scam. 🐠
Brutal startup is using eye tracking to force you to watch ads. 🎣
I am an aficionado of good, click-bait headlines so this was right up my alley. However, I was disappointed to read that the concept is not quite as bleak as the title suggests. On the plus side, the app is subscription based, so that tickled me.
🎮 Fun & Games
Because I am a good boi: National Puppy Day photos. 🐶
That's another week wrapped up.
If you have click bait, then you know where to tweet 'em.
If you would like me to help you with a job, then bribery is accepted in forwards. Forward away and the bribe is paid.
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That's it for another week; I will be back with more in T minus 7 days.