Category: Creative

Mixing Chatroulette with Tinder is the Horrifying Future of Online Dating

Dating platforms in China are starting to experiment with livestream chatting features, and we need to accept that it’s only a matter of time before U.S. apps start making you face-time with potential hookups. The Next Web reports that China’s biggest internet dating site Jiayuan first started offering video streaming in January. But it wasn’t as straightforward as […]

If You Didn’t Like the Sonic the Hedgehog Trailer, Try This Terrifyingly Surreal One Instead

Sonic the Hedgehog doesn’t look promising. But it definitely has room to look… stranger. Because, as uncanny as the filmic Sonic may be (though not for long, possibly), he ain’t got nothing on the sheer power of internet content creators. Here’s the thing: the internet, channelling the capability of computers to create things that don’t look like real life […]

How Colours Are Discovered

In the early 18th century, German chemist Johann Jacob Diesbach was at work in a laboratory trying to make a red pigment out of cochineal insects, the tiny bugs whose extract dyes everything from food to lipstick. Diesbach hypothesised that he could combine the carmine extract with alum, iron sulphate, and potash to make the pale red hue […]

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