The Atlantic: The Instagram Aesthetic Is Over

The Atlantic: The Instagram Aesthetic Is Over. “As Instagram has grown to more than 1 billion monthly users, it has ushered in a very particular look: bright walls, artfully arranged lattes and avocado toast, and Millennial-pink everything, all with that carefully staged, color-corrected, glossy-looking aesthetic. Photos that play into these trends perform so well on Instagram that the look became synonymous with the platform itself, then seeped into the broader world. Even if you don’t use the app, you’ve undoubtedly encountered an ‘Instagram wall,’ a pop-up experience like the Museum of Ice Cream, or a brightly patterned restaurant bathroom just made to be photographed.”

The Next Web: Google’s AI can predict whether humans will like an image or not

The Next Web: Google’s AI can predict whether humans will like an image or not. “Google’s AI researchers recently showed off a new method for teaching computers to understand why some images are more aesthetically pleasing than others. Traditionally, machines sort images using basic categorization – like determining whether an image does or does not contain a cat. The new research demonstrates that AI can now rate image quality, regardless of category.”