ARTHUR C. CLARKE DESCRIBING THE 21ST CENTURY

March 6, 2016 / 0 comments

Clarke was a great ambassador for science and technolgy in popular culture. He’s like your favourite uncle who can discuss groundbreaking ideas in a way that you’d imagine you’d talk to someone over a cup of tea. I’m sure he had a far more in depth grasp of many technolgies than he presented in many…

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‘2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY’: KUBRICK’S PIONEERING ACHIEVEMENT AS ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT FILMS EVER MADE

February 11, 2016 / 0 comments

Considering the fact we’re discussing a wondrous work of art continuously labeled as one the most significant and influential films ever made, it seems only befitting that the story behind the camera, of the laborious effort put into its production, matches the magnitude of the final product. It took Stanley Kubrick and his crew no…

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THEY’RE MADE OUT OF MEAT

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

THEY’RE MADE OUT OF MEAT SCRIPT: “They’re made out of meat.” “Meat?” “Meat. They’re made out of meat.” “Meat?” “There’s no doubt about it. We picked up several from different parts of the planet, took them aboard our recon vessels, and probed them all the way through. They’re completely meat.” “That’s impossible. What about the…

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STAR WARS CONCEPT DRAWINGS

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

These are the astonishing paintings that helped bring star wars to the movie screen! The mind-boggling imagination and graphic brilliance of artist Ralph McQuarrie captures all the excitement, energy and power of the film that has already thrilled millions – and is destined to be the movie phenomenon of all time. LINK TO IMAGES

WHY PHILIP K. DICK MATTERS

February 3, 2016 / 0 comments

When sci-fi author Philip K. Dick died 30 years ago, his work was out of print, virtually unknown. Today he’s more famous than ever. At the 2012 Philip K. Dick Festival, held in San Francisco, fans (including novelist Jonathan Lethem) explain the unique appeal of this visionary writer.

FACE HACKING

January 30, 2016 / 0 comments

Nobumichi Asai, A Japanese producer and director uses 3-D projection mapping to blast visuals onto human faces, turning his subjects into terrifying cyborgs, leopards, or geishas. Asai says that for this demo, he used five computers; one for sensing light and evenness of the skin, two for rendering the projections, one for controlling the projections,…

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ME ++

January 30, 2016 / 0 comments

WILLIAM MITCHELL’S NEW WORK explores the architectural, corporeal, temporal and spatial consequences of networked and connected state of information and communications technology. As Mitchell points out in his “Prologue,” telecommunication networks and digital controls are increasingly “integrat[ed]” with vehicles and transportation systems, electrical supply systems, water, gas and petroleum pipeline systems, dams and flood control…

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WHEN SCIENCE SHAPES ARCHITECTURE

January 30, 2016 / 0 comments

Early modernist architects were fascinated by gigantic grain silos, sleek steam-liners, and smooth aircraft fuselages. They were inspired by objects that embodied the 20th century’s technological progress: unadorned curves and surfaces for a high-speed and functional age. While automobiles and jumbo jets have long since left the architectural limelight, and these days “sci-fi” architecture is…

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CYBORG URBANISATION

January 30, 2016 / 0 comments

Cyborg Urbanization: Complexity and Monstrosity in the Contemporary City by MATTHEW GANDY She referred to the high-rise as if it were some kind of huge animate presence, brooding over them and keeping a magisterial eye on the events taking place. There was something in this feeling — the elevators pumping up and down the long shafts resembled pistons…

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