Category: tech

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The Tipping Point of Human CGI

The Tipping Point of Human CGI – In Australia there is a Computer Graphics Artist named Chris Jones.  He’s only recently come to my attention.  But he is obviously a force to be reckoned with. Humans are hard to nail.  Our eyes register things, and our brain senses human realism that is truly difficult to duplicate.  Think back through some of the previous attempts and how we just don’t take them seriously.

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Intersections Lasercut Art Installation

Intersections Lasercut Art Installation – Some of the greatest stuff venturing into the art world today are being generated with the help of lasers (SHARKS WITH LASERSSSS!!!) cutting technology. The precision and the intricacy is second to none. And the results really can be revolutionary when coupled with the right visionary. Anila Quayyum Agha is one such artist with a vision all her own. Anila has taken a box that has been intricately sliced and diced, added a light bulb, and then has allowed the shadows to be her art.

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Endgame: The Calling – Three Million in Gold

Endgame: The Calling – Three Million in Gold – I have already begun searching for some of the 75 already created websites and social media profiles that have been created for the book, the puzzles and the game. I’ve discovered a couple. But I’m a little confused by a lack of sharing going on on the web already. Maybe I should keep them to myself?!? hahah. I mean, we are talking about 187 pounds of gold after all. Yeah. I think I’ll keep them to myself. See you in the game.

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The Future Will Be Hacked

The Future Will Be Hacked – There has been so much political grist for the networks and the news world lately about hacked celebrity accounts that I wonder what sort of pretensions we are all operating under here. Wait. While we are at the beginning, I think I should rename this post from “The Future Will Be Hacked” to “The Future Was Hacked Already” or better yet, “You Already Lost All Your Junk, You Just Don’t Know It Yet.”

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John Oliver Civil Forfeiture and a Trucky Trailer

Since I first mentioned John Oliver’s new show a few weeks ago he has made magic happen over and over and over again. He has castigated the Miss America’s pageant’s claim that they are the world’s largest provider of women’s college scholarships. Napalmed the US’s policy on drones. Investigated student debt. Begged Scotland not to leave the United Kingdom. Beseeched Peru to get on the ball wrt ISIS. But none of it was as funny or revealing as this reporting on the concept of Civil Forfeiture that was originally in a story called “Stop and Seize” reported by the Washington Post.

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Cirque Du Soleil Meets Quad Copters

Cirque Du Soleil Meets Quad Copters – Cirque is truly fantastic. (Fantastique?) I’ve happened to pick up a show in Denver, Orlando and Las Vegas(? I lose track, LA? No idea.) My favorite memory of the show was heading to the door with my tickets in my hands and having a clown take the tickets and walk us all the way down to the stage. He then proceed onto the circular stage, and then to the center of said stage. Where he then placed the tickets in the middle of the stage… on the ground. And he then gestured that these would be our seats for the evening. So I headed onto the stage and sat down. It was a good evening out.

And now that they are adding choreographed quad copters it is only going to get fantasticker. Or something. Here’s the making of video for your enjoyment.

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Modern Console Gaming Destiny

Modern Console Gaming Destiny – if Destiny is the future of not only gaming, but entertainment in general, what can we expect? If you are playing a single player game… the first thing you can expect is that other guys will be shooting at your bad guys. Wha? Yeah, I accidentally teamed up with a couple players last night, and we pushed through the bad guys together. Normally the levels are built to handle around three players a piece. Right? So each level, the complexity and difficult of the levels are ranked for a cooperative of three people to play them together. But if you are running solo, you will just naturally find that there will be others on your board at the same time. Which changes your game play immediately. I never said hello. I never talked to them. And yet we both started running through the same valley to hit the target together.