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You Can Now Mod the SNES Classic to Add Games and Visual Effects

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Last year, Nintendo’s NES Classic proved to be a decent little modding system, provided you could find one at retail. While the Allwinner R16 SoC isn’t particularly powerful by modern standards, a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU is far more horsepower than you need to run NES games. The Super NES Classic that Nintendo released last month uses exactly the same SoC, with the same controller outputs and the same ports. You can even plug an…

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Visual Feast: Visual Explorations of Food

In a time when sharing food photos on Social Media has become part of our daily lives, publisher Gestalten has released a new book on food staging and photography as a source of visual and artistic exploration.  Visual Food. Contemporary Food Staging and Photography explores different styles of capturing food and dishes in pictures created for publishing in food magazines and books, to be shared on Instagram or even transformed into infographics. Secrets of Food Photography Food has deep roots in our pop-culture, as well as being an interesting subject for…

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Culture 

Muralist Nicolas Party Samples Great Artists of the Past Like a Visual DJ

The New York-based Swiss artist Nicolas Party has painted his fanciful landscapes across long expanses before, including a lengthy spray-painted scene in Glasgow a few years back. But he’s never done anything quite like his latest work, sunrise, sunset, which stretches along the entire third floor interior of the famous circular Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. “A circle of space was a very interesting space to walk in,” Party said soon after its completion, because one can’t take in the whole piece in a single glimpse. Each…

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