The futuristic, digital landscapes of Simon Stålenhag
Chuck Close's portraits
I met Charles Ritchie a few years ago. More recently, Sophia and I went to visit him at the National Gallery in DC. He's an amazingly nice man and I can't get enough of his work. I have spent hours on his website.
This episode, "Numbers Stations", of 99 Percent Invisible is a rebroadcast of David Goren's piece Atencion! Seis Siete Tres Siete Cero: The Mystery of the Shortwave Numbers Stations.
Bjørn Karmann's Objectifier is a useful example of machine learning.
I do most of my work in Atom using the Neptune UI and Minimap.
Recently, I've begun using the Python extension Bokeh to plot data. It allows for some great, interactive plots that can be helpful when looking at large sets of data.
The Scared is Scared is the source of many quotes my fiancée and I use as inside jokes. It's incredibly clever filmmaking and endlessly charming.
Where Do Ideas Come From? puts forth many hypotheses as answers to the question - some contradictory - as a way of exploring a space in the mind as mysterious as the moment we drop off to sleep.
kottke.org is a wellspring of hypertext products dating back to 1998.
ubu.com is a repository of the weird and avant-garde.
There is a load of material on philosophy in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Scientific and mathematical papers on Cornell's arXiv.org (the X is the greek letter Chi so the website is called "archive").
3Blue1Brown makes amazing visual displays and explanations of math concepts.
Enjoy some practical applications of the scientific method with CaptainDisillusion.
ColdFusion has interesting and in-depth ideas about the interaction of technology and society.
Bill the engineerguy will introduce new ways of looking at the common products around you.
Essential Craftsman is currently documenting the construction of a house for the purpose of education.
I have watched hours of film and social analysis by Every Frame a Painting, Folding Ideas, Hepyrian, Jack's Movie Reviews, kaptainkristian, Lessons from the Screenplay, Musica Universalis, Now You See It, Pop Culture Detective, The Royal Ocean Film Society, Viewfinder, Will Schoder, and YourMovieSucksDOTorg.