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All ‘Sword Art Online’ Movies in Order

Sword Art Online may not be among the longest-running anime out there, but it has been pumping out content for over a decade, which is impressive in and of itself. Of course, this speaks to the series’ massive popularity, but also to its quality. Following Kirito, this story is a staple in the life of any isekai anime fan that wishes to dive into a new world. Beloved for its colorful visuals, exciting action scenes, and compelling story, Sword Art Online continues to pull in new viewers to this day. It’s only natural,…

Why must I smoke my pubic hair? My wild day following Yoko Ono’s avant-garde orders | Art and design

We crave instruction. We always have, however mundane or obvious. “If it is not right,” wrote Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, “do not do it.” He is still revered to this day. More recently, Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life begins with this advice: “Stand up straight with your shoulders back.” It has sold more than 10m copies.No matter how comically banal the instruction, it seems people will give it credence if they believe it will lead to enlightenment and advancement. This was recognised by avant garde artist Yoko Ono…

30+ Bay Area events, festivals and things to do this spring 2024

From food and film to art, music and nature, here’s an epic sampling of ways to have some Bay Area fun this spring and beyond. Cirque du Soleil presents ‘KOOZA’: Now through March 10, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco. This cirque show combines acrobatic performance with the art of clowning while exploring fear, identity, recognition and power. Sit back and watch as The Innocent’s journey brings him into contact with comic characters from an electrifying world full of surprises. Tickets starting at $72.…

Blue Checks Hate ‘Woke’ Google AI Art But Love Hitler’s Paintings

As a young aspiring artist of minimal talent, Adolf Hitler had difficulty drawing human figures, according to the professors who rejected his application to Vienna’s fine arts academy. Google‘s AI model Gemini has its own issues with generating images of people, and, curiously, some of those angriest about its shortcomings have lately offered kinder appraisals of the landscapes painted by a future genocidal dictator. Earlier this month, Google unveiled the newest versions of Gemini, first introduced in December.…

Is Hip Hop Bringing Back the Lost Art of the WTF Album?

When it comes to truth in advertising, few albums this year are going to top Lil Jon’s just-released Total Meditation. Not remotely hip hop, the music is instead a soothing sonic bath akin to what one would hear in a massage-therapy room at a spa. As those tracks wash over you, the rapper, producer and home-improvement guru offers self-help tips (“anxiety can be a big problem for many people. When you meditate on a regular basis,  the health benefits continue to increase”) and specific suggestions on how to meditate:…

Could Neanderthals Make Art? | Scientific American

For centuries, the "Unicorn Cave," or "Einhornhöhle," in central Germany has been famous for its many thousands of bones. In medieval times, people thought the bones came from unicorns.But a few years ago, archaeologists excavating the cave unearthed an unusual object: a toe bone from a giant deer. The material itself was noteworthy: Although giant deer were once prey for Europe's prehistoric hunters, the animals usually roamed much farther north, indicating this bone had been brought from afar.And it was clearly…

The Huawei Pocket 2 will have an Art special edition, back panel surfaces in live photos

Last week we saw leaked renders of the Huawei Pocket 2, which showed off three colorways: Black, Dark Purple and Rococo White. Now Weibo user Jinan Digital has shared a live photo of the top rear panel of the Rococo White version, so we can have a closer look at its marble-like appearance. But there’s more – the phone will have an special Art edition with a bespoke look. A light blue background is adorned with what is described as butterfly wings. The artwork is designed to have a 3D depth effect. …

This Japanese Artist Creates Delicate Food Art, And Here Are 73 Of The Best Pieces

Japanese artist Gaku's extraordinary talent manifests in the delicate and transient art of mukimono, where common fruits and vegetables are transformed into stunning pieces of art.Drawing from the rich tradition of Japanese food carving, which dates back to the 16th century, Gaku's works are a blend of historical craftsmanship and contemporary creativity. Each piece, be it a dragon meticulously etched into an apple or a koi fish elegantly sculpted from a radish, showcases a remarkable attention to detail and…

Sculptures about to Land on the Moon Join a Long History of Lunar Art

February 21, 20243min readA lunar lander nicknamed Odie carries 125 small moon sculptures by artist Jeff Koons that could become the first authorized artwork on the moonBy Meghan BartelsClose-up of a memorial plaque on the Moon at Hadley-Apennine site, honoring 14 deceased NASA astronauts and USSR cosmonauts. Astronauts David R. Scott and James B. Irwin installed it during Apollo 15's lunar surface activity. The figurine symbolizes fallen space explorers. If all goes smoothly, the moon’s robotic population will increase

AI art generators have a place in K-12 classrooms, say researchers

Credit: AI-generated image Making visual art with the help of artificial intelligence could be a great way to teach kids about the ethics of the ubiquitous technology, says an education professor at the University of Alberta. Today's K-12 students live in symbiosis with AI more than previous generations could have imagined. Algorithms permeate almost