Gabi and I watched Meet Joe Black last night—her for the first time, me for the second (or third). The first song in the closing credits is Israel Kamakawiwoʻole’s ukulele version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. The song reminded me of the version of the song in the video below that Gabi and I performed for the Franciscan University talent show back in college before we were married, circa Fall 2005.
It’s quite a bit different than Kamakawiwoʻole’s version and far cry from Judy Garland’s original. There’s one weird jump in the recording about half way thorough, but still, it’s worth watching for Gabi’s vocal acrobatics.
Do you think Gabi and I should take this show on the road?
Darth Vader and Son — Book Trailer (by ChronicleBooks)
What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown’s delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars® moments a fresh twist, presenting the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far, far away.
AI is not about replicating human intelligence
It’s about a new kind of intelligence
The AI community is beginning to question whether we should be so obsessed with recreating human intelligence. That intelligence is a product of millions of years of evolution and it is possible that it is something that will be very difficult to reverse engineer without going through a similar process. The emphasis is now shifting towards creating intelligence that is unique to the machine, intelligence that ultimately can be harnessed to amplify our very own unique intelligence.
This collection of images by freelance design artist Viktor Hertz gives a whole new meaning to truth in advertising.
Here is my favorite:
It’s a good representation of what the collection is all about.
I’m really getting excited for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus movie after seeing this second promo video.
The first one I saw was great too. It’s set to look like a TED talk from 2023.
I always find sci-fi prequels strange though since everything looks so much more futuristic than the movies that follow them in cronology but proceed them in release date (e.g. Star Wars).
There’s an official trailer for the movie too.
“If you can’t reduce your argument to a few crisp words and phrases, there’s something wrong with your argument.” — Maurice Saatchi
(via Maurice Saatchi on Effective Communication « Brand Autopsy)
Try the Quite Place Project. It’s nice.