📘 Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir is the third installment in the Locked Tomb series, and like its predecessors, a baroque and gnarly space opera grounded in utterly human, uh, necromancers.
🎥 Video inpainting with image generation algorithms continues to delight me to an unreasonable extent. The shifting realities like this one be Karen X. Cheng are so easy to believe.
🤖 QQL is a more polished AI art experiment, by Tyler Hobbs and Dandelion Wist — an inviting GUI lets anyone generate abstract compositions of calming spirals and dots with an unexpected antiquarian vibe, and submit their creations for curation and minting.
Picks for September 2022
🚆 The Coding Train is a free series of tutorials by Daniel Shiffman that makes it feel fun to learn, with courses like "Git and GitHub for poets"
🤖 SALT is one of the more interesting AI projects I've seen lately, consisting of an interactive SciFi "film" made of generated images and animations — a single author cinematic experience.
📘 Civilizations by Laurent Binet is a globe-trotting counterfactual novel that imagines a very different path for Seventeenth century colonists; a why-didn't-I-think-of-that concept and that feels elegant and lethal.
Picks for August 2022
🪴 How Many Plants is a beautifully illustrated site documenting houseplant care. We need more plant and gardening content, don't we folks?