Love MS Paint? Here’s VR Paint

Microsoft Research Labs has invented a virtual crayon that allows you to color in the real world.

Microsoft Research Labs, the creators of real-life holodecks and mind-reading stylii alike, have just unveiled their latest augmented reality project, dubbed Semantic Paint. Harnessing the scanning technology of the Kinect, Semantic Paint creates a 3-D scan of the room you’re in, in real time. Initially, it sees the room as a single object, but users can begin labeling individual objects, just by coloring them in.

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The History of Same-Sex Marriage in the US in a Single Gif

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The History of Same-Sex Marriage in the US in a Single Gif (1)

 

What a difference 20 years can make. After last Friday’s landmark decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, Mic.com created the informative gif above that shows the history of same-sex marriage in the US from 1995 to June 26, 2015.

 

 

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In a narrow 5-4 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Court held that the recognition and provision of same-sex marriage is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Anthony Kennedy voted in favor while justices John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito voted against.

 

[via Mic.com]

 

 

Foreign Policy’s considered designs for a brand guide to Singapore

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Foreign Policy Design Group, who we featured on the site last year, has nailed the art of collating diverse and sometimes complex ideas into a beautiful, cohesive publication. The first book in its new series, Brand Guide: Singapore Edition is like a beautifully arranged scrapbook of your dreams, rounding up “iconic homegrown brands that attest to the current golden age of design in Singapore,” the studio explains on their Behance page.

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Five artists create visual book reviews for the NYT Book Review’s first art issue

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Over the weekend The New York Times Book Review unveiled its first ever art issue. Featuring a hefty line-up of illustrated books, art-themed fiction, artist biographies, commentary, photography books and monographs reviewed by its esteemed critics and editors, and a cover created by Sarah Illenberger, the art issue is a surprising first in the weekly supplement’s 119-year run.

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Picture of the Day: Perfectly Timed Encounter

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Photograph by sunrisesoup on Flickr

 

In this perfectly timed photo by sunrisesoup we see an encounter between two fast flying creatures, a hummingbird and bee.

The photo was taken at Madera Canyon, located at the northwestern face of the Santa Rita Mountains, about twenty-five miles southeast of Tucson, Arizona. To get the shot required a quick eye and fast shutter speed, 1/2000 to be exact!

For more information check out the original post on Flickr. Many thanks to Mr. John Beezer for the submission!

 

 

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