Why We ‘Hear’ Some Silent GIFs
Does anyone in visual perception know why you can hear this gif? pic.twitter.com/mcT22Lzfkp
— Lisa DeBruine ️ (@lisadebruine) Dec. 2, 2017
When she asked Twitter users in an unscientific survey whether they could hear the image — which actually lacks sound, like most animated GIFs — nearly 70 percent who responded said they could.
Once you “heard” it, it was hard not to start noticing that other GIFs also seemed to be making noise — as if the bouncing pylon had somehow jacked up the volume on a cacophonous orchestra few had noticed before.
Look at the other images and read the article on the NYTimes https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/08/science/why-we-hear-some-silent-gifs.html
How Fast Will Robots Take Our Jobs?
The robots are coming, but the march of automation will displace jobs more gradually than some alarming forecasts suggest.
Read about it in the NYTimes
650 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing
This is an amazing PDF of all 650 prompts from this NYTimes article!
Every school day since 2009 we’ve asked students a question based on an article in The New York Times.
Now, seven years later, and in honor of the Oct. 20 National Day on Writing, we’ve collected 650 of them that invite narrative and personal writing and listed them by category below. Consider it an update of a previous post, and a companion to the list of 301 argumentative writing prompts we published in 2015.
When Machines Will Need Morals
In a related article published in the NYTimes, When Machines Will Need Morals, read about what an engineers working on self-driving cars will have to eventually program into their machines.