Relive Your Passion For The Arts With This Google App

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In the mood for art or an intense cover of a favourite tune or just some of the best stuff we found on the WWW this week?

Money No Enough


To highlight the pervasive issue of pay inequality between men and women, a Norwegian financial trade union made this video of kids reacting to the ludicrous reasoning for the gender gap. Groups of boys and girls given the same job are rewarded differently, albeit with candy. When told that boys get more chocolate because they’re different, the boys gallantly take matters into their own hands and evenly distribute the payout instead. There’s hope yet. 

Bless-phemy


This chilling trailer for new video game Far Cry 5 would not look out of place in Hollywood. It opens with the game’s dark prophet, Joseph Seed, baptising members of his cult. It then cuts back to his past, showing his trajectory from vagrant to saviour, and how his hold over his followers is so intense that they don’t waver even when he accidentally drowns one of his parishioners. Game available Mar 27.    

Food Wars


Dinnertime can be a nightmare for parents. To help folks placate meal-time terrorists, food giant Heinz decides to bring in the heavyweights. When parents run out of ketchup, a real-life crisis negotiator steps in to offer helpful tips on how to de-escalate the situation, like finding a mutual enemy, who turns out to be Mum in this case. In some households, an easier solution for missing ketchup is the cane.  

First World Problems


This video about the downsides of driving a sports car is hilariously presented by popular YouTuber Doug DeMuro. The car enthusiast, who drives a Ferrari, states that there are obvious problems such as avoiding potholes at all costs, and expecting weird glares on the road. But there are also lesser-known facts like how a Ferrari can be completely invisible behind an SUV. Sounds like a first world problem? Now that’s one burden we’d gladly shoulder, thank you very much.

Be Bewitched


You may have heard Massive Attack’s song ‘Teardrop’ many times, but this cover version of the English trip hop group’s tune, performed by Norwegian songstress Aurora on a radio show, will give you the creeps. The good kind, we mean. Her crystal clear vocals are nothing short of haunting, making the performance an experience to behold from start to finish. 

MAD ABOUT ART
https://experiments.withgoogle.com/arts-culture


You may remember the Google Arts & Culture app for helping you find your art doppelganger by matching your selfie to a famous artwork. Now the app has released three AI experiments that utilise machine learning to make art accessible. Art Palette matches artworks from global cultural institutions to your preferred hues, so hunting down art pieces to match your home décor will be a breeze. On Life Tags, you can search millions of historic photos that were shot by the iconic LIFE magazine during its 70-year-run, most of which were never published. Pictures of “babies making funny faces”, anyone? Lastly, The Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA) has 30,000 photos of its exhibits since 1929. But these photos lack info about the works in them. Google’s AI tool built in partnership with MoMA identifies 27,000 artworks inside those images and turned them into a digital archive of MoMA’s exhibits. Pretty neat. 

It’s A Small World
http://app.thefacesoffacebook.com/



As its name suggests, The Faces of Facebook shows all Facebook profile pictures — all 1.3bil and counting — on a single page. Click randomly on the page, which looks like TV white noise at first blush, and it’ll gradually zoom in to random strangers’ profile pictures (not their profiles). This may sound creepy, but according to the site, it serves to show us that we’re really one big family in spite of our differences. You can even connect your Facebook to see if your profile is up there. If you happen to click on your profile picture by chance, you probably should buy lottery. 

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