Remember payphones? Feels like a hundred years ago, doesn’t it? Well it was, it was actually a hundred years ago when AT&T tore the last payphone off an outside wall at a 7-11, its phonebook stolen long before by hoodlums who burnt it in an alleyway. My God we’re old.
This is some breathtaking footage from various locales around the world as filmed in the 1890’s and recently restored and colorized via artificial intelligence. It really is something to see. Timestamps for all the locations visited in the film so you can skip around and pretend you’re a jet-setting time
Have you ever wondered what the dial-up modem handshake sound LOOKS like? Just how high were you? Edibles? Maybe next time wait an hour before eating the rest. This is the dial-up modem sound presented in spectrogram form. Sure brings back memories, doesn’t it? MOM! MOM HANG UP THE PHONE.
Because the king demands entertainment and demands it now, this is a video of Algal the Bard performing bardcore covers of Metallica’s ‘The Unforgiven’ and ‘Nothing Else Matters’ with real instruments not just MIDI files. I’m not sure if these songs particularly lend themselves to being performed in a medieval
Note: Watch at 2X speed, the video was slowed down to half speed during the upscaling process. This is the very first of Walt Disney Productions’ Silly Symphony shorts, ‘The Skeleton Dance’, originally released in 1929 that’s been upscaled to 4K resolution and 60 frames/second thanks to artificial intelligence technology
This is a video of what Marvin Gaye’s rendition of ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ sounds like with his vocals isolated. SPOILER: Amazing. Man….what a voice. For reference, my voice kinda sounds like– “A cross between a garbage disposal full of gravel and a fart in an airport bathroom.”
This is Bataille de boules de neige (Snowball Fight) by Louis Lumière, a short silent film shot in Lyon, France in 1896 that’s been upscaled and colorized using DeOldify, an open-source AI tool that does just that. The result is impressive. Also, I really liked the plot: everybody nail the
This is a video of very talented violinist Rob Landes performing the Super Mario World theme with increasing difficulty, from noob to epic. By the end he’s playing the theme AND all the sound effects in the game as they happen. That is impressive. Maybe not as impressive as when