Teaching An Old Doc New Tricks

For the newest episode of PopCast, I filmed myself learning a new trick called the Ghost Slack. You can watch it here.

Adding Color to Black and White Photos With @colorize_bot on Twitter

I’ve been having a lot of fun sending some of my 35mm film photographs to a twitterbot that utilizes artificial intelligence to add color to black-and-white photos. The bot is called @colorize_bot (not to be confused with a long-dormant bot named @colorizebot). The results are pretty cool:

1980’s “How To Breakdance Robot Style” poster turned into a gif

I came across this vintage poster from a Russian gym teacher today. It featured step by step instructions for how to “?????-????” or “break dance”. I immediately had to convert it into a gif.

via GIPHY

The original image was shared via Soviet Visuals on Twitter.

Dinged up beats

I was practicing a new yo-yo move called a Möbius Kickflip, but I kept dropping my yo-yos. So I bought one of those pads for standing desks to help soften the landing. I had fun creating a yo-yo beat using the sounds of the dropped yo-yo in this video.

Here is another version of the trick, with less music but more flair.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CT-yId-Arcl/