Collegehumors’ new video is on point as always
ALL WHITE PEOPLE WATCH THIS
look , i literally can’t stress how cute this deleted parks and rec scene is and im about to lose my fucking shit.
Im in love with Chris Pratt
Being good to each other is so important, guys.
this comic went in the best possible direction
Here’s a pretty mind-blowing combination of art and technology.
Using highly precise light projectors, a person’s face can be make to look like it’s being altered in real-time through “Projection-mapping.”
Projection-mapping is the art of focusing light onto an object to give it the illusion of movement and depth.
It can be tough to explain, but an easy way to think about it is to remember what it looks like when someone walks in front of a projector during a movie or presentation.
Besides throwing up a hand to shield their eyes, you momentarily see their face covered by a blurry version of whatever is supposed to be on the screen.
Now imagine if that projector could track a person’s face and cast extremely focused light onto them to change their appearance.
That’s exactly what happens in Nobumichi Asai’s new projection mapping demo, which shows how a model’s face can be transformed using the technology. We first saw the video over at The Verge.
First, the dimensions and contours of the model’s face are scanned into the system. The model wears those tiny dots to allow the system to track her exact movements and position.
Watch the video:
This year at camp: I was taking some pictures of the beautiful view from Kokadjo. (Did you know: the lake at Kokadjo is Big Roach Pond, not Lake Kokadjo? I didn’t. Now we both do!) I’d taken a few before I noticed that there was a heron stalking through the rushes just forty feet away from me. Actually, he appeared in the landscape photos I’d been taking. (He’s there in the first picture. Look close.)
We also watched a deer swim across the lake back at camp. Deer are actually quite good swimmers; and there she went, paddling her way across Ragged Lake. It was morning, and I’d put on my pants and shirt but not my shoes and socks, so I just waded right into the lake with my camera in hand to get at a better perspective. Fortunately, the day wasn’t as cool as I’d thought it would be, because my only pair of pants was soaked at the ankles, but it was warm and shorts worked just fine, and I was able to get a decent picture.
white people: mike brown robbed that store!
Lawyer: no he didn’t
Store owners: nope
Eye witnesses: nah
white people: MIKE BROWN ROBBED THAT STORE
people who are paying attention: hey hey did you know that robbing a store is not actually grounds for an extrajudicial execution anyway
People who refuse to listen to reason or acknowledge facts are awful.
Those who do so because they want to pretend that their fellow human beings deserve the mistreatment they’re receiving are beyond horrific.
Ignorance is always dangerous. This kind of ignorance dehumanizes and kills.
I apologize if this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.
I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.
When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.
And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.
But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, and passive racism that plagues our country.
And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.
Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.
But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?
That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.
So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.
And then let’s turn the damn page.
Stop calling what’s happening in Ferguson a “riot”.
It is not a riot.
Vancouver losing the Stanley Cup a few years ago was a riot. It was angry, drunken destruction with no purpose. (And as a Canadian, it was a shameful event)
Ferguson is not a riot. It is a protest. It is an uprising. It is a civil rights revolution. The prople of Ferguson may be angry, but they have a reason to be angry, and they are not violent, and they are not hooligans, thugs or looters. They are protesting for their human rights which are currently being denied.
Look at the difference between a riot and a protest. A riot is chaos. A protest has a purpose.
It’s like I said earlier: The difference between whites and blacks in this country is that when black people riot and destroy shit, it’s probably because a cop brutalized or unjustly killed a black person; when white people do it, it’s probably because their favorite sports team either lost or won a big game.
There has been rioting - looting and hooliganism - in Ferguson, but that movement has been almost completely unrelated to the demonstrations for justice (not to mention that half the hooligans are apparently folks from out of town who’ve been driving to the town to join in the “fun”).
As for the demonstrators, there were some makeshift projectiles hurled at police - AFTER the police responded to their peaceful protest by aiming gun barrels at them and assaulting them with tear gas.
And the media - regardless of how much white racists insist that the media is somehow presenting a narrative that’s overly sympathetic to the black victim and his supporters - has done a shamefully terrible job of acknowledging these differences.