A Steampunk Mouse, Marsquakes, and AI Tells Me I’m An Asshole
I bring you the finest reading material in my weekly Linkfest
Later than usual for my Linkfest. It was a busy week, whaddya gonna do.
Nonetheless! I have scoured the entire Internet, top to bottom, to find you spectacular reading material.
Let’s begin …
1) ☕ The aggro ceramic art of Glen Martin Taylor
Glen Martin Taylor creates art by taking porcelain dishware, cutting it into pieces, and then stitching it together again with nails, wire, solder or other odd connectors — like the zipper seen above.
It’s truly wild stuff, counterposing the sensuous curves of porcelain with the spiky, dark vibe of metal. As Colossal describes it, Taylor’s work is …
… steeped in contrast. Soldered spikes confront the gilded, floral designs on a stack of teacups, a rusted pair of scissors binds shards of a plate, and wire restrains a concrete hand as it lurches from dinnerware. In his most recent pieces, Taylor also draws on his background in ceramics, creating the witty “Introvert Mug” with the handle strategically placed inside the vessel.
2) 😈 AI tells you if you’re the asshole
You may have heard of the subreddit “Am I the Asshole?”, in which people describe a situation where they’re unsure if they behaved badly, and redditors weigh in.
Now AI can do it. Alex Petros and Welcome To The Desert Of The Meme trained three AI models on the subreddit’s posts, and produced a tool that autocategorizes your conundrum. Go to their site, describe your dilemma, and you’ll get three AI verdicts: One exonerating you, one condemning you, and one going down the middle. A bot version of “Are you the asshole”!