Category Archives: Tech

To demonstrate the size of a Formula 1 racing car, Motorsport Network employs Augmented Reality software  to place an incredibly realistic CG model of one in their office space.

Is it real? No, it’s not. Or is it? No, it’s AR. But is it though? Yes, it is.

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A 2011 short by Masahiko Sato and Kohji Robert Yamamoto combining motion-tracking data of a ballerina’s dance with the vintage animation technique of rotoscoping.

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An experimental art film by Maxim Zhestkov featuring the movement of over two billion black and white spheres in a series of enclosed spaces.

The physics of each animation (flow, diffusion, pressure, etc.) is displayed by subtle text on the walls of each space. Zhestkov sez:

The film is a trial to explore the idea that everything around us and inside us is made from simple elements or blocks which can be arranged in complex relationships and become compound structures. We could project this idea into emotions, behaviors, thought processes, relationships, life, planets and the universe.

Now for yiz.

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Leave the modern world behind and marvel at the canny woodcraft of the Primitive Technology channel, a chap in Queensland who makes all manner of ingenious devices in the wild using only natural materials – in this case, a monjolo, or water-powered hammer traditionally used to pound grain to flour or crush clay for porcelain.

More here.

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A lamp designed by Leslie Nooteboom that projects animated patches of light on walls – mimicking the appearance of what the Japanese call komorebi (patches of sunlight reflected off water or filtering though leaves).

The idea is to add soothing ambience to high rise spaces usually denied such simple pleasures.

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The wickedly fast Japanese sport of ‘pepe-sumo’, or miniature robot sumo wrestling, filmed here in real time  and compiled (from several years of footage) by Robert McGregor.

Bouts don’t last long. Refs wear shin pads.

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Exisdance – a project from P.I.C.S Tokyo demonstrating a new technique of projection mapping directly onto a moving human body in real time.

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Mmm. Digital

Behold the symphony of LCD that was the 1984 Casio Catalogue – a worthy contribution to the 80s Design subreddit by PotatoSkies.

MORE: Casio Quartz Catalogue From 1984

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