Software developed by Collin Burger can automatically locate loops in video to create perfect GIFs - video embedded below:
Loop Findr is a tool that automatically finds loops in videos so you can turn them into seamless gifs.
Since their creation in 1987, animated GIFs have become one of the most popular means of expression on the Internet. They have evolved into their own artistic medium due to their ability to capture a particular feeling and the format’s portable nature. Loop Findr seeks to usher in a new era of seamless GIFs created from loops found in the videos the populate the Internet. Loop Findr is a tool that automatically finds these loops so users can turn them into GIFs that can then be shared all over the Web.
You can find out more background about the project here
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If there’s an overview of Tudor female economics, I haven’t (yet!) read it, however, a book that is a fascinating look into the type of power and wealth a woman could accumulate — while having a horrifying number of babies and getting married a lot — is Bess of Hardwick: First Lady of Chatsworth by Mary S. Lovell. Bess’s life was incredible and her will and intellect was tremendous. The ending of the book, like a lot of these biographies of women, suffers a little from Bess’s decline, but the whole thing is so fantastic I hope you get a chance to read it.
In terms of generalized nonfiction that I haven’t already recced before (I’ve done a bunch of these posts in the past, but they’re basically unfindable so), here’s a random selection:
- Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky. So interesting in its discussion of trade and need and cuisine — my favorite things!
- Garlic and Sapphires: The Life of a Critic in Disguise by Ruth Reichl. Written about her time as the NYT restaurant critic and the absurd lengths restaurants went to ID her and how far she went to hide herself. So funny, so great.
- Catharine of Aragon: The Spanish Queen of Henry the VIII by Giles Tremlet. I admit I knew too little about Catharine before I read this book, and after I did I hated Henry more then ever. She was stubborn to the point of self-defeat, but so powerful in her faith and her determination I bet she had know idea how cutting edge her unwillingness to go quietly into the night truly was.
some English lady who spent 5 weeks in Malaya in 1879 that Syed Hussein Alatas quotes in The Myth of the Lazy Native. The joke practically writes itself, but Alatas says it for us: “We may ask the author what is meant by work here? Is cleaning fish and pounding rice not work? Work here means wage earning outside the home. Are making mats and selling fruits not work? It is clear that work here means that activitiy introduced by colonial capitalism. If the ladies became coolies or servants of British planters or firm officials, she would then have considered them as working.”
So when the settler colonials say Indigenous people are lazy, they really mean “they won’t work for us to help us engineer their economy for our benefit”.
White colonial logic: it’s only “work” if you work for us to destroy your own economy, otherwise you’re “lazy”.