Science, Art and Photography


In the 60s, Marvin Minsky assigned a couple of undergrads to spend the summer programming a computer to use a camera to identify objects in a scene. He figured they’;d have the problem solved by the end of the summer. Half a century later, we’re still working on it.

In the 60s, Marvin Minsky assigned a couple of undergrads to spend the summer programming a computer to use a camera to identify objects in a scene. He figured they’;d have the problem solved by the end of the summer. Half a century later, we’re still working on it.

(Source: xkcd.com, via tech-knowledge)


Paul Cézanne - The Bay of Marseilles, Seen from L’Estaque (detail).

Paul Cézanne - The Bay of Marseilles, Seen from L’Estaque (detail).

(Source: arsantiquis, via opthalite)

massarrah:

Sumerian Administrative Record
This tablet, which may come from the early third millennium BCE, records an account of wool and linen in Sumerian. (Source)
British Museum. 

massarrah:

Sumerian Administrative Record

This tablet, which may come from the early third millennium BCE, records an account of wool and linen in Sumerian. (Source)

British Museum. 

(via dendroica)

drawpaintprint:

Kanō Sansetsu (狩野 山雪, 1589 – May 1, 1651)
The Ten Snow Incidents (Jûsetsu zu byôbu, 十雪図屏風)
Edo period, first half of the 17th century
TYPE: Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink and light color on paper
DIMENSIONS: 158.5 x 363 cm (62 3/8 x 142 15/16 in.)
Collection of Museum of fine arts Boston