Photojournalism’s Accidental Renaissance

Super-fluffy pancakes, inflatable concrete, Baroque photojournalism and more in our look at the web this week

History—or art history for that matter—repeats itself in a couple of news photos that ignited the Twittersphere for their unintended references to Baroque and Renaissance masterpieces. Architects and artists like Michelangelo used the Fibonacci sequence and the closely related Golden Ratio to create aesthetically pleasing proportions in their work and allude to the divine. The Guardian explores how a few photographs (one of the Ukrainian …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Super-fluffy pancakes, inflatable concrete, Baroque photojournalism and more in our look at the web this week

1. Seeing is Hearing MIT engineers have developed a technique to “listen” to sound without the use of a microphone—audio can be recovered just from video by analyzing how an inanimate object (such as a bag of chips or a plant’s leaves) responds to sound vibrations. This means combining and filtering movements as small as 1/1000th of a pixel to retrospectively piece back conversations that …

Seeing is Hearing

Super-fluffy pancakes, inflatable concrete, Baroque photojournalism and more in our look at the web this week

MIT engineers have developed a technique to “listen” to sound without the use of a microphone—audio can be recovered just from video by analyzing how an inanimate object (such as a bag of chips or a plant’s leaves) responds to sound vibrations. This means combining and filtering movements as small as 1/1000th of a pixel to retrospectively piece back conversations that took place near the …