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Women in Comics
As this comment went over well, I decided to make a longer, annotated list of women in comics, worldwide. Though I started with comics I like, I did some research to find stuff I didn't know about, and I'd love to hear suggestions for more. There are currently about 220 entries.
posted by zompist at 3:43 PM on January 27, 2016 - 3 comments


Hieronymous Bosch Work Memes
Observational humor memes about how much work sucks can only benefit from the feverish apocalyptic stylings of Hieronymous Bosch, right?
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 8:41 PM on January 26, 2016 - 1 comment


Erowid Sarah Palin
A Markov Twitter bot remixing Sarah Palin speeches and Erowid trip reports.
posted by signalnine at 8:46 AM on January 26, 2016 - 3 comments


Aporkalypse Revisited [Minecraft gaming]
Over the Christmas holidays, the Minecraft Aporkalypse gang from the MeFightClub community resurrected the Aporkalypse server (the talk of the Metafilter community back in 2011) and placed it online for a special winter reunion. The server is still up and has a crowd of the regulars online every evening.
posted by crapmatic at 6:45 PM on January 13, 2016 - 8 comments


Neural Networks Translate Images to Poetry
Neuralsnap generates an image caption using a model I trained (convolutional and recurrent neural networks), then uses another character-level recurrent neural net that I trained on ~40 MB of poetry to expand the caption into a poem. (In this example, generated from a Rothko painting, the red text is the direct image caption, and the rest is the poetic expansion.)
posted by TheMadStork at 10:07 AM on January 13, 2016 - 5 comments


collectpostmarks.com: An introduction to postmark collecting
I built collectpostmarks.com to help people enter the hobby of postmark collecting. The site includes a detailed how-to guide and a responsive gallery of postmarks from my collection.
posted by quarantine at 8:52 AM on January 7, 2016 - 2 comments


The Study Of: OlogyBot
The cartography of ethnomusicology? The archaeology of algebra? How about the radiology of ecology? OlogyBot is a Twitter bot that pairs two randomly-selected fields of study (mostly -ologies).
posted by divabat at 8:23 AM on December 9, 2015 - 1 comment


at least one butt a day. every day. for a year.
I'm drawing a butt every day for 2016.
posted by CharlesV42 at 5:21 PM on January 4, 2016 - 7 comments


@giphycouldnot
A Twitter account that reports terms that Giphy could not match on Slack.
posted by maryr at 12:11 PM on December 1, 2015 - 1 comment


If You Are Reading This…
Metroid Baby, EndsOfInvention, and I have put together @contingencymsgs, a Twitter bot that alerts you about various fictional emergency situations.
posted by ignignokt at 10:25 AM on November 30, 2015 - 5 comments


Final Consternation 4
An 11-minute supercut of screams
posted by azarbayejani at 9:10 AM on December 1, 2015 - 1 comment


Explaining Einstein's General Relativity on its 100th Anniversary, with the BBC
It's the 100th anniversary of Einstein's theory of General Relativity! The BBC recorded a conversation with me about Einstein's ideas, and they turned that recording into a short animated video. If you want to know more about general relativity, then (in my extremely biased opinion), this is a simple and fast explanation of the basic idea. (Also, I do not own the shirt that my animated avatar is wearing, but I wish I did.)
posted by freelanceastro at 1:17 PM on November 18, 2015 - 2 comments


Stained Glass & Bike Taxidermy
This year I participated in my first Open Studios event. It was the culmination of nearly four years of learning stained glass and the first time I've ever shown my work publically. In preparation for the event, I put together a website and my brother, a graphic designer, created a logo for my studio. In addition to glass, I brought along several pieces of my bicycle taxidermy. I created a couple of these years ago after seeing Picasso's Cabeza de Toro, but received quite a bit of encouragement to produce more for show.
posted by Lighthammer at 10:36 AM on October 27, 2015 - 2 comments


It's Autumn on Arrakis
Our novelty twitter account @MuadDiBucks posts Dune quotes with the word "pumpkin" strategically inserted. (e.g. "Wherever there is pumpkin spice, there are worms." "Always?" Halleck asked. "Always.")
posted by womprat78 at 6:26 AM on October 24, 2015 - 3 comments


Scoring Lyrical Clichés with N-Grams
The first in a series of posts on my band website about using n-grams to score songs and albums on their use of lyrical clichés. In this post I am testing out the concept to see if it has any legs. Future posts in the series will get into rating a single lyricist over their career.
posted by thetruthisjustalie at 12:24 PM on October 23, 2015 - 5 comments


A long post about three months' worth of mass shootings
I wrote up a list of all the mass shootings that had happened in January, February and March of this year, and posted it to Facebook. Each event had a brief write-up from whatever news source I could find. Following the list are a bunch of words about the results of posting the list to Facebook, trends noticed, and a brief bit about what it's like, emotionally, to actually compile that list.
posted by FeatherWatt at 8:10 PM on October 13, 2015 - 2 comments


@Everyword: The Book
Instar Books just released a book version of my Twitter bot @everyword, which tweeted every word in the English language over the course of seven years (2007 to 2014). The book includes the entire run of the bot, with favorite and retweet counts for each word, along with an introduction by me in which I talk about the bot's origins and how running a (modestly) high-profile Twitter account came to affect my life.
posted by aparrish at 9:29 AM on October 13, 2015 - 2 comments


Armoured Commander
I made a game! It's a roguelike. Would appreciate any suggestions and feedback to continue improving it.
posted by sudasana at 7:59 AM on October 9, 2015 - 5 comments


Twitter bots 4 momz!
A trio of parenting-related Twitter bots: @FakeMomAdvice, @FakePregAdvice, and @TrendyNames.
posted by Metroid Baby at 10:26 AM on September 24, 2015


Decrypting Rita
I've spent the last four and a half years making this comic. It's about a robot lady dragged outside of reality by her ex-boyfriend. She's got to pull herself together across four parallel worlds before a hive mind takes over the planet. It's finished now. And it's all free online. "Decrypting Rita is that rarest and most refreshing of things: a science–fiction story that feels like it comes from the future." - Phil Foglio "Deliriously confusing and addictive... It’s kind of wonderful." - Peter Watts "Very post-singularity, much upload, wow." - Charlie Stross
posted by egypturnash at 8:10 AM on October 7, 2015 - 3 comments


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