Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The DeLorean reimagined, Google's Blob Orchestra, quantum teleportation and more from around the web

Compose Your Own “Blob Opera” with Google Arts + Culture The latest interactive offering from Google Arts & Culture, this time in conjunction with artist David Li, Blob Opera allows users—with the help of machine learning—to string together a song from a quartet of operatic colorful blobs. No musical training is necessary to bring the bass, mezzo-soprano, soprano and tenor blobs together—users simply select one (and access its …

The Iconic DeLorean Reimagined for 2021

The Giorgetto Giugiaro-designed DMC DeLorean made it to production in 1981 (before an iconic appearance in 1985’s Back to The Future) and will celebrate its 40th anniversary next year. To mark the milestone, car designer Ángel Guerra has reimagined the vehicle for the future. The DeLorean 2021 (designed in Guerra’s spare time) maintains the essentials—the gull-wing doors, stainless steel body and retro-futuristic lines—but certainly looks …

DeLorean Dreams

Over the last 14 years, Chicago native Rich Weissensel has been turning his DeLorean dreams into reality. The software engineer began modifying wrecked DeLoreans after becoming inspired by John Z. DeLorean himself. So far, the collection of cars includes a monster truck, limousine (equipped with six gull-wing doors), a hovercraft, convertible and a Back to the Future replica. Weissensel commits to only chopping up damaged …