Five Things #80 / by Ross Farley

Every Wednesday I share five things I've liked and think you might like too. Here are this week’s Five Things…

  1. “You have to copy and recopy the masters, and it’s only after having proved oneself as a good copyist that you can reasonably try to do a still life of a radish.” A great quote from this wonderfully titled piece on Louvre copyists: How to Walk Out of the Louvre With a Masterpiece

  2. This Verge headline tells no lies: A game about AI making paperclips is the most addictive you’ll play today. Frank Lantz's game Universal Paperclips starts off with you making paperclips and ends (quite obviously) with you taking over the universe.

  3. Should you become a specialist, a generalist... or both?

  4. Tristan Harris' TED talk on How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day. If you found that interesting, this piece is worth reading too.

  5. Nils Frahm has announced he'll be releasing a new album in January 2018. To celebrate I've spent much of the past week listening to... Nils Frahm albums! This week's music recommendation is his album, Felt.

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