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Bob Ekstein draws the endangered bookstores of NYC. Couple with Robert Dawson’s photographic love letter to public libraries, then revisit Julia Rothman’s illustrated love letter to NYC.
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Bob Ekstein draws the endangered bookstores of NYC. Couple with Robert Dawson’s photographic love letter to public libraries, then revisit Julia Rothman’s illustrated love letter to NYC.
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Bob Ekstein draws the endangered bookstores of NYC. Couple with Robert Dawson’s photographic love letter to public libraries, then revisit Julia Rothman’s illustrated love letter to NYC.
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Bob Ekstein draws the endangered bookstores of NYC. Couple with Robert Dawson’s photographic love letter to public libraries, then revisit Julia Rothman’s illustrated love letter to NYC.
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Animating Virtual Characters using Physics-Based Simulation by  Thomas Geijtenbeek
The PhD research of Geijtenbeek is about using Genetic Algorithms and physics simulation to train bipedal characters to walk.

"The total optimization time depends on the character model and the type of experiment; the number of evaluated generations varies between 500 and 3000. On a standardPC, optimization time takes between 2 and 12 hours.”

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Animating Virtual Characters using Physics-Based Simulation by  Thomas Geijtenbeek
The PhD research of Geijtenbeek is about using Genetic Algorithms and physics simulation to train bipedal characters to walk.

"The total optimization time depends on the character model and the type of experiment; the number of evaluated generations varies between 500 and 3000. On a standardPC, optimization time takes between 2 and 12 hours.”

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Animating Virtual Characters using Physics-Based Simulation by  Thomas Geijtenbeek
The PhD research of Geijtenbeek is about using Genetic Algorithms and physics simulation to train bipedal characters to walk.

"The total optimization time depends on the character model and the type of experiment; the number of evaluated generations varies between 500 and 3000. On a standardPC, optimization time takes between 2 and 12 hours.”

Video embedded below:
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Animating Virtual Characters using Physics-Based Simulation by  Thomas Geijtenbeek
The PhD research of Geijtenbeek is about using Genetic Algorithms and physics simulation to train bipedal characters to walk.

"The total optimization time depends on the character model and the type of experiment; the number of evaluated generations varies between 500 and 3000. On a standardPC, optimization time takes between 2 and 12 hours.”

Video embedded below:
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Animating Virtual Characters using Physics-Based Simulation by  Thomas Geijtenbeek

The PhD research of Geijtenbeek is about using Genetic Algorithms and physics simulation to train bipedal characters to walk.

"The total optimization time depends on the character model and the type of experiment; the number of evaluated generations varies between 500 and 3000. On a standard
PC, optimization time takes between 2 and 12 hours.”

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Your brain has a biological response to a good book
New research reveals that reading a novel can ‘trick’ your brain and ‘transport you into the body of the protagonist.’

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#NEWSFLASH: 880,000 people are in situations of forced labor in Europe.

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Big K.R.I.T. Says He Wants To Prove That He’ll “Be Around Forever” With “Cadillactica”

Big K.R.I.T. explains process for choosing producers for “Cadillactica,” says “Cadillactica” represents his “subconscious mind.”

While speaking with Hip Hop Since 1987, Meridian, Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. spoke in-depth about his upcoming album, Cadillactica. In regards to his goal with the project, K.R.I.T. says he hopes to go far outside of any box he’s ever been put in in his music career.

The rapper later revealed that he plans on making music so relatable and timeless with Cadillactica that he’ll “be around forever.”

“To go farther than what box they put me in,” Big K.R.I.T. said when asked about his goal with Cadillactica. “And to show people outside of my genre that I can create music that has nothing to do with just Hip Hop. It’s more bigger than that. And just on a creative level to try to kinda push the boundaries of what Hip Hop will allow me any further…And so, for me it’s always about saying something that’s important. I think people are gonna take from this that I’m not ever gonna change, but I’m gonna make the kind of music that is so relatable and so timeless that I’mma be around forever.”

Prior to speaking on his goals for Cadillactica, K.R.I.T. broke down the meaning behind the title of the album. According to the Southern wordsmith, Cadillacticarepresents his “subconscious mind” and everything he thinks about “creatively.”

He then went on to explain that the project will focus on life from beginning to end, from being young and rambunctious to finding love and being comfortable.

Cadillactica is literally my subconscious mind,” he said. “And I can’t call my album that. So, I was like ‘Aight, I gotta create an actual title for this.’ And I decided I wanted to create a planet where—The Cadillac that crash-landed on planet Earth on Live From The Underground, I wanted to tell the story of where that Cadillac came from. And it came from planet Cadillactica, which is my subconscious mind, everything that I think about creatively. And in creating this place I wanted to tell life from the beginning to the end of this planet. Things are a little obscure. They’re a little different, but you go through the young, rambunctious stage. Then you move on to just trying to figure out your purpose. [The] finding love stage and then being comfortable. And then the end of it all. And that’s pretty much how it flows. But just telling it in a way that ain’t never been told before. Twisting things that we know naturally that we’ve learned through our life, but making ‘em a little different.”

In regards to choosing producers for Cadillactica, Big K.R.I.T. says it was a matter of choosing artists he was a fan of who would be able to create something he’d be unable to on his own. Among the producers currently slated to appear on Cadillactica are Raphael Saadiq, Jim Jonsin, and Terrace Martin.

“Normally, I work with people I’m a fan of musically,” the rapper said. “And that might either get my sound or I know they’ll create something for me that I won’t create for myself. Terrace Martin is one of those people that understands music, period. And to go in and be able to hum a record to him and he creates a musical body around it is what I was looking for. To stay away from sampling so much. You know, Raphael Saadiq’s gonna give you something that sounds like a sample, but it’s not at all. And Dahi is just an alien with music to the point where the drum patterns, sonically, the melodies, and all that are things that I wouldn’t do for myself. And then Jim Jonsin…It just makes sense to work with these artists cause all their records still have base though. The base and bottom, but it’s melodic at the same time and I think I really needed that for Cadillactica.”

Big K.R.I.T.’s Cadillactica is currently scheduled for release on November 11.

RELATED: 7 Expectations For Big K.R.I.T.’s “Cadillactica” Album

UFOs in West Virginia: 10 witnesses, 4 low-flying UFOs, 3 big as football fields

Ten men reported a UFO sighting in Marmet, West Virginia, on Oct. 12: Four low-flying UFOs, three of which were the size of football fields, flew overhead in a northerly direction. Eerily, they made no sound in their passage.

UFO sighting in southern West Virginia has been reported that not only presents multiple witnesses of the objects in question but also the witnessing of multiple unidentified flying objects during the sighting. Open Minds reported Oct. 17 that ten men working at a coal plant in Marmet, West Virginia, saw the four flying objects as a collective. Three of the UFOs were massive, the size of football fields. They were all flying extremely low to the ground — and deathly silent.

Originally reported on the Mutual UFO Network website, the actual sighting took place at 10 p.m. on October 12, 2014. It was quiet all around, according to the reporting witness. The plant had shut down. The guys had just finished some pipe repairs and were leaning against their vehicles.

One of the guys pointed at the sky. “What is that?” he asked.

Everyone looked up. The first of what would be three huge flying objects was headed toward them.

“We all looked up and saw a triangle-shaped object outlined in white lights the size of a football field coming up the hollow from the southwest [Beckley, WV area],” the witness reported. “It might have been 300 to 500 feet above us. It was moving very slow and made no noise. We watched for about 3 or 4 minutes as it disappeared over the trees.

“A few minutes later another one showed up behind it – the same shape and size and no noise. Another one showed up after that, same as before.

“After these three went by a small object with lots of red flashing appeared at the end of the line formation. They were all headed northwest towards Charleston, WV.”

The reporting witness said that all the guys were “amazed” that there was absolutely no sound, no noise whatsoever coming from the UFOs — especially “as close as they were, and their sizes.” And it all took place in the space of 15 minutes. 

So what did the ten men see? Could it have been a case of group or mass hallucination as some will surely suggest? Or is there a reason UFOs — whether manmade, alien, or faux — were traveling between Beckley and Charleston, West Virginia in mid-October?

In the comments section on the MUFON web page, the question was posed that, given so many witnesses, why did not one of them capture an image with a cell phone camera? Karen King of the Appalachian UFO Research Societysuggests that in many areas of West Virginia cell phone reception is limited and/or sporadic, which might account for the absence of phones and, therefore, photos of the four UFOs.

Two weeks prior to the Marmet UFO sighting, a couple in Elkins, West Virginia, reported a low-flying massive triangular-shaped UFO, according to International Business Times. Flat black, it blocked out the stars in its passage. It had three lights, a dim white one and two orange hourglass-shaped lights. The couple that filed the report with MUFON noted that the UFO had no distinguishing control features (like a canopy or windows) and as they moved toward it, it seemed to move toward them. The reporting witness said it was not military or a regular aircraft, because he was familiar with their general characteristics. And most remarkable of all, instead of flying away, the UFO simply disappeared, as if using “a cloaking device,” the witness said.

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