Images of newer times


#122

Bit off topic, but this article has some playful ideas about the development of AI after Go:


#123

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#124

Huh, Uganda is meant to be the strongest Go country on that continent by a decent margin from what I’d heard. Wonder why the Gambia made a Go stamp…


#125

I remember faintly that a couple of african countries have a very diverse set of motives on their stamps. Including scientists, prize recipients, inventors and so on. There was some story behind it. I used a search engine yesterday, but couldn’t find anything. Maybe someone knows more, or knows how to look that up.


#126

True. This was part of their “Mickey and Donald (and Goofy, don’t know how the cow lady is called again :no_mouth:) play Japanese games” line:

See:

And if you like the combination of board games and stamps, you gotta check out this:

http://stampsiamlookingfor.blogspot.nl


#127

The cow lady’s name is Clarabelle


#128

Visual Journalism in Spanish:


#129

Really nicely done, that, but AARGH how they hold the stones :flushed:


#130

Cats are the origine :grinning:


#131

Edible go stones!


#132

And the stones are their hairballs and faeces.


#133

:scream:


#134

Classic!

But sad that somebody removed the artist’s signature … it was created by TANGO.


#135

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Reading The Human Condition by Junpei Gowikawa (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Human_Condition_(novel)) right now, no mentioning of Go 'till now, but this image stroke a chord…


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#137

Well, it does say “Jap war moves follow pattern of smart Go game” on it…


#138

I know, I think because of Go’s abstract nature, these kind of images can be made for most - if not all - of human war battles, past, present and future.
Put an abstract grid on top of it, divide it into black and white moves… and surround.


#139

The bottom left corner is wide open :wink:


#140

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#141

That one I’ve seen before … can’t remember where … it’s awesome!

Is it known which Baduk fan modified René Magritte’s “La Clairvoyance” (self-portrait, 1936; JPEG, 1.7 MB) for this? (Was it you?)

(And BTW if you do an image search on Google for “magritte clairvoyance” you’ll find a few other funny modifications.)