Gwen Murphy’s Foot Fetish

Artist Gwen Murphy calls her series “Foot Fetish.” Within a pair of old shoes, she can see expressive personalities. She adds those animistic personas with clay ash and acrylic paint. Since 2005, she’s made about 150 of them. Like Forrest Gump advised, you can tell a lot about a person Read more…

See How AI Stereotypes You

Computers think they know who you are. Artificial intelligence algorithms can recognize objects from images, even faces. But we rarely get a peek under the hood of facial recognition algorithms. Now, with ImageNet Roulette, we can watch an AI jump to conclusions. Some of its guesses are funny, others…racist. ImageNet Read more…

This App Resurrects Clippy on MacOS

Image: Brendan Hesse Long before we were talking to AI assistants on smart devices, we had Clippy—the cheery, animated paperclip mascot of Microsoft Office, who’s definitely-not-at-all-annoying tips and contextual actions “helped” users navigate Word, Excel, and the rest of the Office suite. Clippy (whose full name is actually “Clippit”) wasn’t Read more…

When to Quote Tweet a Jerk

Photo: Shutterstock Jerk WeekHow do you detoxify your timeline? Deal with the boor hogging the squat rack at the gym? Tell a stranger on a plane that no, you won’t swap seats with them? It’s Jerk Week, and we’ve got everything you need to handle the rudest people in life—and Read more…