Men Act, Women Appear (NSFW)

"The mirror was often used as a symbol of the vanity of woman. The moralizing, however, was mostly hypocritical. You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, you put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting "Vanity", thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for your …

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Why hit songs sound the same

The data visualists over at The Pudding have put together a fascinating analysis of pop music going back to the 1950s using an eight-point measure originally developed at MIT. From the article: In 2005, Tristan Jehan, a PhD student at MIT, published his dissertation, “Creating Music By Listening,” a framework for AI-created music. The immediate …

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The feral femininity of Charlotte Grimm (NSFW)

Charlotte Grimm (@espiritconfus on Instagram) is an art therapy student and fairy tale-esque photographer based out of Leipzig, Germany whose dark fantasy-inspired works explore, or perhaps expose, a sexually potent yet unapologetically self-assured femininity. But despite the nudity, these are not erotic works. Grimm's subjects are not handing themselves to the gaze of the viewer. …

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