Thursday, April 20, 2017

DIY: Millennium Falcon Theater

YouTuber Beardless Man has uploaded a video of the Millennium Falcon-themed tablet stand he and his son made for watching movies.  He notes that the Millennium Falcon shape is not only ideal for watching as you lie down and look up, it’s also makes for good acoustics so both people inside the theatre can hear the tablet.  Plus, I have to think that it looks pretty cool sitting in a corner when not in use.  Now that I've seen one made, I may try making one of these for myself.
"Rogue One: A Star Wars story comes out today, and it inspired me to do a Star Wars DIY build. A Millennium Falcon theater, a place to lay back and enjoy watching the newest Star Wars movie without having your arms fall asleep from holding the tablet up, or having it drop on your face.

For a behind the scenes look at my projects, and other general randomness, follow me on Instagram:"

Video: Logan (Laura) Speed Painting

A beautiful tribute for a fantastic movie!

Video: Logan Speed Painting

"When I found out that this is the last time I’ll be seeing Hugh Jackman as the wolverine, I decided to do a small tribute to him. He has endured the character Wolverine for almost a decade and no one can ever replace him. For me he is and will always be the Wolverine."

Sculpture: Game of Thrones Microsculptures

These 16 pencils on display will include the microsculpture carvings of the Iron Throne; sigils from House Stark, House Targaryen, House Greyjoy, House Baratheon and House Lannister; as well as the Hand Of The King pin; Cersei’s new crown; Drogon the dragon; the Three Eyed Raven; the Night’s King; a White Walker; the Titan of Braavos; the Weirwood tree; and two swords – Brienne of Tarth’s Oathkeeper and Jon Snow’s Long Claw.

Paintings: Van Gogh Never

"Van Gogh Never" by Scotia, New York-based artist Aja Kusick
Prints available for purchase from Etsy. US$12

For an ongoing series entitled "Van Gogh Never," Aja Kusick recreates Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night as a backdrop for pop culture characters.  The series started when an education blog mistakenly shared Aja’s painting of the Eiffel Tower as a Van Gogh original despite the fact that the artist died in poverty just a year after the monument was completed.  After that, Kusick decided to create other paintings of things that Van Gogh never saw, from the TARDIS flying over Gallifrey to a Super Mario Bros. level.

Sci-Fi Round-Up: April 20, 2017


Author John Chu Talks Cybernetics, Shortfiction, And Sci-Fi
Interview With Brian Staveley, Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne trilogy.
Interview With Deborah Blake, author of Veiled Menace.
Steve Wozniak On Sci-Fi, Comic Books, And How Star...
X-Men Writer Chris Claremont Talks Character Development

Link Round-Up: April 20, 2017

"Ghost in the Shell" by Poland-based Seban001

31 Vintage Posters That Demand You Pick Up a Book

All the Reasons Why John Carpenter's Cult Classic They Live Is as Timely as Ever

The Garden of Earthly Delights” by Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch has been subject to a number of different interpretations throughout the years. The iconic triptych has been made interactive, animated, visualized and transcribed musically. In keeping with this theme, the Dutch company Parastone offers wonderfully amusing and collectable figurines of many of the odd characters found in the garden. Included are such characters as the Tree Man, the Helmeted Bird, the Bird in the Blue Egg, the Castle Man and the Blue Flutist, just to name a few of the doomed misbehaving souls.

Here's What Our Food Might Look Like in a Climate Change-Induced Dystopia

The top 100 episodes of The Simpsons

Top reasons not to date a graphic designer - exaggerated but still funny.

Torch Torch is a Japanese creator that specializes in bringing items and concepts from movies, games, comics, and music to life. This past Wednesday, Torch Torch unveiled several products inspired from the video games in the Dark Souls franchise.

Wired: Want to leave the internet behind for a simpler time, one where computer frogs crossed rivers instead of spewing hate speech? The Macintosh Software Library from the Internet Archive lets you run old-school Macintosh games and applications in your browser.

You've Only Got Six Months to Build This Wearable K-2SO Puppet For Halloween

Monday, April 17, 2017

Sci-Fi Round-Up: April 17, 2017

"Star Wars VII / VIII" by Lublin, Poland-based Rafał Rola


Karen Gillan Opens Up On Nebula In ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2′
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Will Address Rey's Parentage, Says Director Rian Johnson


Link Round-Up: April 17, 2017

The 3rd season of the CreativeMornings podcast features some real gems.

A First Glimpse Of Disney Parks’ Star Wars-Themed Lands

How To Go From Charging $25 For Your Logo Design To $2,500

Inventor and YouTuber Warner “wermy” Skoch (@sudomod_wermy) has been keeping fans in suspense about his mintyPi v2 for months. The original mintyPi was, in Skoch’s words, “Raspberry Pi Zero running RetroPie, a hacked-to-pieces DS Lite controller, and various other bits” crammed into an Altoids tin. It was cool, but not very attractive. This second version has a much sleeker design and would be an awesome little gadget to pull out of your pocket and show off to all your friends.

Marvelous and super-detailed visualizations of the complex structure of the human brain

Theme park ride designer David C. Cobb on Nintendo, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and next-gen theme park design: My first trip to Wizarding World Orlando, I walk behind the 3 Broomsticks restaurant and I see a table full of kids in school robes with their heads in books. Who reads books at a theme park? I walked up and asked what they were reading. They were doing their homework. Wait what? They explained they went to the junior high right behind the park and have season passes. Their parents let them come to the park and do their homework. They're doing their real homework in a fake school in cosplay. Universal didn't design that into the park but it's happening.

Super-detailed visualizations of the complex structure of the human brain

Why Are America’s Tax Forms Still So Horribly Designed?

Friday, April 14, 2017

Video: Studio Ghibli – A Brief History

With Hayao Miyazaki recently announcing that he was coming out of retirement to work on his new feature film, Boro the Caterpillar we felt it was the perfect time to take a look back at the history of the legendary Studio Ghibli from its early days to its top grossing films in Japan and its Academy Awards. Enjoy!

Video: A Tribute To Carrie Fisher

A new tribute to Carrie Fisher from the folks at the Official Star Wars Youtube channel. My guess is that this was likely played at the Star Wars Celebration event in Orlando. The new trailer for “The Last Jedi” should be released tomorrow, so we’ll make sure to post it the minute it goes up!

Featured Site: 1001 Rogues

1001 Rogues is a browser-playable game inspired by the classic 1980 dungeon-crawling video game, Rogue only it features a new story every day.  There's a twitter bot that tweets a summary of the day's new story when it's generated each day at about 2pm UTC.

Rogue was the great-granddaddy of dungeon crawlers.  It's a very simple game that has been ported to nearly every major operating system released in the past thirty years.  It's a fascinating game that anyone who calls themselves a video game fan should try at least once.  Via

Sci-Fi Round-Up: April 14, 2017

"Starship Troopers" by Rhys Cooper
Limited edition prints available for purchase from Hero Complex. US$50


Aboriginal Sci-Fi: Take Us To Your Chief By Drew Hayden Taylor
Alienate Looks Like A More Action-Packed Invasion Of The Body ...
Beyonce's Twins Should Be Aster And Roid, Says Degrasse Tyson
Billie Lourd Stands In For Mom Carrie Fisher Instar Wars reunion Photo
Brad Pitt Will Be A Spaceman In This Sci-Fi Movie
Daisy Ridley And Felicity Jones To Reprise Roles In Animatedstar...
Harrison Ford Jokes About Plane Landing Controversy
Harrison Ford, George Lucas Surprise Fans At Star Wars celebration
Hugo Weaving Cast In Peter Jackson's New Movie
John Ridley Directing Sci-Fi drama Needle In A Timestack
Lionsgate Acquires Sci-Fi novel The Punch Escrow
Mace Windu Is Alive, Insists Samuel L. Jackson
NASA Announces One Of Saturn's Moons Could Support Alien Life
Orlandostar Wars Convention Draws Tens Of Thousands Of Fans
Sophie Turner To Join The Cast Of "Time Freak"
The Last Jedi Director Crashes Star Wars celebration Overnight Line
Top Science Fiction author, Robert J. Sawyer, Joins Galaxy's Edge Magazine
Your New, Future Robot Co-Worker

Link Round-Up: April 14, 2017

Brass Zippo Engraved to look like Constantine's lighter

First Look at Hallmark's Incredible Star Wars Storytellers Ornaments: "Pressing a button on the ornaments sends out a signal syncing nearby pieces; this triggers a performance, including coordinated light and sound. The more ornaments you have, the more dynamic the performance. In total, all seven ornaments can perform five major moments from the movie, and there are an incredible 127 possible story combinations."

A Gunsmith Made This Badass Van Helsing Monster Hunter Kit

Many designers who have digitized their hand letterings and logotypes using Adobe Illustrator's pen tool can attest to the frustration that surmounts during this process.  In this latest episode of Astute Graphics’ ‘#10MinSkills’ series, designer Will Paterson shares a valuable hack that will shave hours from your vector workflow. Learn how to master anchor points and handles in this “life-saving” tutorial below. If you want to master the Adobe Illustrator’s pen tool for free, try your hand at The Bézier Game.

Orphanage for Lost Adventures: Jeroen van Kesteren creates steampunk-influenced airships from cardboard, paper and aluminum foil.

Playing Chess on a Beautiful, Magnetized Globe

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Sci-Fi Round-Up: April 12, 2017


Interview With Peter Newman, author of The Vagrant.
Interview With Terri Favro, author of Sputnik's Children
Nick Sagan Finds Solace In His Father's Footsteps
Zoe Saldana Loves Colorblind, Gender-Blind Sci-Fi roles


The New Thrawn Novel Is Forcing Star Wars wiki Writers To Work ...
This July 'Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe Again!'

Link Round-Up: April 12, 2017

BattleStar Galactica: The Colonial Warriors Technical Manual

Cuckoo Blocks: Berlin Plattenbau goes Cuckoo Clock

This Fan-Made Poster for The Punisher Is So Good, Everyone Thinks It’s Official

Italian shoe company Superga now has a line of Star Wars sneakers that are very shiny.

Magnificent Cardboard Airships by Jeroen van Kesteren

Makers Replicate Jurassic Park’s Mosquito in Amber

A new tourist attraction has appeared: Visit the largest 6-sided die in Lake Idaho!

Ross Scott has revived his most well-known YouTube series, bringing us the further adventures of Gordon Freeman in (language warning) Freeman’s Mind 2!

When Pixels Collide is a brief recap of the pixel turf war played out on Reddit Place, a collaborative drawing space that allowed any user to place one pixel every few minutes. Surprisingly or not, the result was not just an awful combative mess.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Painting: Ghost in the Shell Acrylic

Original piece by Randall Whiteis

Acrylic painting, 227mm by 152mm, created by the artist for personal display.  Absolutely beautiful.

Painting: Scarlett Johansson as the Major

Schmincke watercolor on arches paper. 27 x 27 cm

Monday, April 10, 2017

Tattoo: May the Pizza be with You

I can't help but think that if Han Solo’s blaster had shot slices of pizza, the Star Wars saga would’ve gone very differently.  At least Jabba would have been more amenable.

Crafts: Hyperion Riffle

"Hyperion asks, what good is a gun that doesn't shoot where you point? Get a gun that's as accurate as you are!"  Check out this Borderlands-inspired riffle!  I'd love to see a Borderlands-themed line of Nerf toys.  I think they'd sell like hot cakes, but in the mean time, Bekah Ewers helps us imagine the possibilities.

Sci-Fi Round-Up: April 10, 2017


Brie Larson Talks About Becoming Captain Marvel
1988 Isaac Asimov talks about The Problems Our World Faces
Interview With Ben Galley
Interview With Cat Sparks, Author Of Lotus Blue


Link Round-Up: April 10, 2017

How beautiful is this painting? Don't miss the work in process paintings.

An adorable picture book from author Kim Smith entitled The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird is available to pre-order now with shipping slated for August 29. You can check out more pics from the book on Entertainment Weekly.

Joining their mall-based brethren, it appears that there are enough abandoned “Toys R Us” stores to become a searchable topic on Flickr.

A Look at the Process Behind Ghost in the Shell's Vision of the Future

A new tourist attraction has appeared: Visit the largest 6-sided die in Lake Idaho!

New York artist Martin Wittfooth produces stunningly beautiful and detailed allegorical paintings featuring animals wandering through a post-apocalyptic world…The world humans have bequeathed these animals is choked with plastic, devastated by pollution, and illuminated by all-consuming fire. The one hope is a progression to a better more fruitful world through personal sacrifice and death. Animals snared in manmade tangles of telephone cords sprout flowers from their eyes; a dead wolf bursts with colorful blooms that nourish a hummingbird; a white horse is set on fire by deranged monkeys.

Remember that US vs. Japan giant robot duel? It's happening this August

When Pixels Collide is a brief recap of the pixel turf war played out on Reddit Place, a collaborative drawing space that allowed any user to place one pixel every few minutes. Surprisingly or not, the result was not just an awful combative mess.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Video: Ghost in the Shell Painting

[ Previously: Fan Art Round-Up: The Major (Ghost in the Shell) Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 ]

"The painting process of a piece I did for the upcoming Ghost in the Shell film. This was a bit of a tough piece that required a lot of patience and experimentation of new techniques and processes, but it worked out pretty well I think. The film hits the theatres on March 30th, so I’m super excited to finally see it!"

Video: Ghost In The Shell Timelapse

[ Previously: Fan Art Round-Up: The Major (Ghost in the Shell) Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 ]

Honestly, I could watch Kim Jung Gi draw all damn day long. The process as nearly as beautiful as the result.

Video: Drawing Motoko Kusanagi

[ Previously: Fan Art Round-Up: The Major (Ghost in the Shell) Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 ]

Drawing Materials:

• Schoellershammer Manga Art Paper (A3 - 75g/m2)
• Faber-Castell Grip 1345 Mechanical Pencil (0.5 mm)
• Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens (Manga Black Set)
• Copic Multiliner Pens (Black)
• Copic Ciao Markers
• Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils
• Stabilo CarbOthello Pastel Pencils
• Paper Stump
• Uni-Ball Signo Broad UM-153 Gel Pen (White)

Video: Coloring Motoko Kusanagi

[ Previously: Fan Art Round-Up: The Major (Ghost in the Shell) Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 ]

"Starting to upload my Copic markers traditional art videos and the first in line is no other than Motoko from Ghost in the Shell. The who process took me about 3-4 hours."

T-Shirts: Life is a Lie

"Mr Meeseeks: Roses are red this life is a lie shirt"
Prints available for purchase from iFrogTee. US$26.99

No truer words have ever been spoken. If I went to the gym, this would be the t-shirt I would wear.

Link Round-Up: April 7, 2017

Prints available for purchase thru April 9th from Bottleneck Gallery. US$50

10 Types of Odd Friendships You're Probably Part Of - Wait But Why

70 Intricate Details You Never Knew About the Harry Potter Movies

1,000 teens were asked to rank brands on how cool they are. WSJ, Vice basically tied for dead last. Unsurprisingly, YouTube, Netflix, and Google carried the day by a looong mile.  Amazon, Apple, Chrome, Oreos, PlayStation, and Xbox in a close second wave.

Animated Bézier Curves

Geometric paper animal sculptures are stunning.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Link Round-Up: April 5, 2017

Archive Of Early Japanese Animated Films Is Now Available For Viewing

Artist Brings You To A Hilarious Alternate Universe Where Humans Are Pets

Canadian artist Aelia Petro has created a wonderful line of hand-crafted, custom polymer clay jewelry that features dragons of all kinds – sleepy dragons that gently drape upon a person’s shoulders, a dragon with spread wings climbing up one’s arm or a resting dragon atop an adjustable ring. Each of these pieces along with dragon necklaces and dragon hair accessories are available for purchase or custom order through Petro’s site or through her Etsy page.

How To Piss Off Photographers With Just One Sentence

Meet the Graphic Designer who earned $1 Million Selling Fonts and Graphics Online

On a legendary episode of Man at Arms: Reforged, the talented team of blacksmiths and craftsmen at Baltimore Knife and Sword built a real-life version of House Stark‘s formidable Valyrian steel greatsword “Ice” from Game of Thrones. They tested out the massive, yet beautiful sword by slicing the head off of a zombie, stabbing a gallon of milk, and chopping a skull in half.

A Trove of Early Japanese Animated Films Is Now Online

Monday, April 3, 2017

Link Round-Up: April 3, 2017

"Labyrinth" by Roger Langridge
Part of Boom! Studios Labyrinth Artist Tribute Hardcover. US$24.99

Designer Culls ‘The New Yorker’ Color Palettes To Show 92 Years Of Color Trends

In this beautifully shot video, four skateboarders discover the joys of skating on the frozen sand of a Norwegian beach.

Now you can sip on Studio Ghibli teas themed around Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and more! Alas, they’re only available in Japan, but gaze upon the gorgeous tea tins at Mental Floss.

The Science Of Typography and Why It Affects How You Feel

Small Victories takes files in a Dropbox folder and turns them into a website. No CMS, no installation, no server, no coding required.

Steal Neil Gaiman’s writing playlist for your own creative endeavors.

A visualization of the use of color in movies. The average color of each frame is extracted and presented in a highly interactive way. Not necessarily useful but fascinating. 

YES! ‘Cards Against Humanity’ Creator Vows To Buy And Publish Congress’s Internet History. Here’s an update.

Sci-Fi Round-Up: April 3, 2017

Ghost in the Shell Tribute by Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based Daniel Kamarudin
Part of the InkInk Collectibles Ghost in the Shell show in Singapore.


Blade Runner 2049 more dystopian and darker, according to Ryan Gosling
Eating Authors: Kat Howard
Interview With Mark Lawrence


Friday, March 31, 2017

Fan Art Round-Up: Ghost in the Shell Pt 3

A gallery of fan art featuring Major Matoko Kusanagi of Ghost in the Shell.

I am SO pumped for this movie!  If it lives up to the promise of its trailer, it's going to be epic.  I'm a huge fan of the manga and anime, and I'm a huge fan of ScarJo.  I think this role is going to be a perfect fit.

When they announced the release of Snowpiercer, I spent a solid month ranting to anyone who would listen that if they could adapt Le Transperceneige, then they could adapt Ghost in the Shell.  How Snowpiercer got made first, I'll never know, but Ghost in the Shell's finally here, so I'm happy.  

Here's some fan art to celebrate.   As always, if you know of an exceptional piece of fan art I've missed or you spot a piece I've miscredited, please drop me a note below!

Fan Art Round-Up: Ghost in the Shell Pt 2

A gallery of fan art featuring Major Matoko Kusanagi of Ghost in the Shell.

The big day's here!  I've been waiting for a worthy live action Ghost in the Shell movie since I was a teenager.  I was legitimately pissed when I realized a Scarlet Widow feature was never going to happen, but this is sooo much better.  My fingers are crossed that this is the first in a long lived franchise!  I mean come on.  If Resident Evil gets six installments, Ghost in the Shell has to at least merit a trilogy.

Here's some fan art to celebrate.   As always, if you know of an exceptional piece of fan art I've missed or you spot a piece I've miscredited, please drop me a note below!

Fan Art Round-Up: Ghost in the Shell Pt 1

"Major Kusanagi" by Philippines-based Abigail Diaz (Serafleur)
A gallery of fan art featuring Major Matoko Kusanagi of Ghost in the Shell.

If you'd told fifteen year old me that there would be a live action adaptation of my favorite manga with CG worthy of the franchise, I would have called you a liar.  But today's the release of Ghost in the Shell, and I couldn't be more excited.  To celebrate, I've rounded up a gallery of some of my favorite fan art featuring the Major, who is undoubtedly among the most badass heroines ever conceived.

As always, if you know of an exceptional piece of fan art I've missed or you spot a piece I've miscredited, please drop me a note below!

Sci-Fi Round-Up: March 31, 2017


An Interview with Catholic Sci-Fi Author John C. Wright
Jason Segel On Making Sci-Fi And Growing Oranges (Really)
Meg Elison, Winner Of The Philip K. Dick Award, Is Doing An AMA
Ryan Gosling: With 'Blade Runner,' Everything New Feels Old Again


Link Round-Up: March 31, 2017

Allen Pan is on a mission to answer magic and fiction with science and technology. Known as the creator Sufficiently Advanced, Pan has made a name for himself crafting amazing inventions like a Thor’s hammer that can only be picked up by someone worthy and a Jedi lightsaber that can actually burn through objects. Last Saturday, Pan released a video of his newest creation: a Legend of Zelda Ocarina that actually has control of its surroundings.

Faces of Open Source is a portrait project, documenting those who have built the open source community to where it is.

How we made the typeface Comic Sans

If drawing your own Penrose Tilings or Mondrian-style images sounds like fun, or recreating A. K. Dewdney's simulated Wa-Tor World ecology, or solving Word Wheel puzzles; or if you'd just generally like a pool of projects, examples, and exercises to practice Python, then here you go: Learning Scientific Programming with Python.  The website is a supplement to a printed textbook, but most of the content there seems to stand well on its own (though it is not a for-absolute-beginners introduction to programming in general or Python in particular).

Presenting Zippityboombot!, an articulated, print-in-place, zero-assembly robot figure that looks a lot like The Iron Giant. With 13 working joints, fresh off your build plate: 8 hinge, 2 ball & socket, and 3 axles. All you do is remove it from the plate and clean off the brim.  There's a demonstration of the final product as well as a build video now on YouTube.

Rock Candy Harry Potter Figures are now available for preorder.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Video: Remix in the Matrix

The Matrix is a phenomenal movie.  The narrative value of the sequels might be debatable, but the first film makes the cut of the top ten best action films of all time, hands down.  Eclectic Method is back with a movie remix that will take you back to the nineties and make you want to dig your glowsticks out.

Video: Rayna meets a "Robot"

Watch as this little girl declares her love for a “robot” that is in fact an abandoned water heater.  So cute!  I like to imagine her father dragged it in off the curb and set it up in her bedroom as the little girl's personal robotic guardian.
"As the girl turns away, a slow tear trickled down the water heaters face. For no one had ever told the water heater they loved him before."

Humor: The Battle of the Century

"The Battle of the Century" by Alena Dausacker
Source: Reddit

Short Film: Trunk of Death

Written by Ben J. Tucker

A serial killer who dwells in an apartment building has to make like Jeffrey Dahmer every so often, and dump a corpse without anyone noticing. Unless, as in Greg Pregent’s wryly funny Trunk of Death, his oblivious neighbors happen to be way too helpful. Who knew Woody Allen was a serial killer?

Concept Art: Hearthstone: E-Sports

"Illustration to celebrate Hearthstone as an E-Sport!  The main concept was to transform the cozy and welcoming tavern into a challenging and exciting arena!"

Concept Art: Nocturnal Butterfly

"Nocturnal Butterfly" by Kiev, Ukraine-based Denys Tsiperko

"My idea is an orbital station with mechanical titan on board, created by humanity to defend the planet Earth.

Most of the nuclear and chemical developments were transferred to this station in order to purify the planet and to preserve safety, and the project itself was called The Nocturnal Butterfly, due to its similarity to butterflies, roaming around the source of light in the night. Character’s design is also strongly connected and inspired by one of the nocturnal butterfly species - Laothoe amurensis.

Station’s operating principles: in passive state - it serves as scientific and development center, but, in case of any danger threatening our planet - The Nocturnal Butterfly comes out of it’s cocoon."

Concept Art: Panther

"Panther" by Kiev, Ukraine-based Vladislav Ociacia

Concept Art: Neo Animal

"Neo Animal" by Shenzhen, China-based Mole Wang

This concept art alone is better than 80% of the cartoons I watched in the eighties. I'd love to see a Saturday morning cartoon version of this.

Sci-Fi Round-Up: March 29, 2017

"Syndrom" by Warsaw, Poland-based Magdalena Radziej


The Flash's David Dastmalchian Dreams Of Writing A Comic Book


A Taste Of What To Expect In West World Season 2
Carrie Fisher's Beloved Service Dog Gary Just Found His Forever
Contemporary Science Fiction with A Humorous Twist
Disney Releases Star Wars & Marvel Release Schedule Timeline
Elon Musk Launches New Company To Link Brain To Computer
Elon Musk's Newest Venture: The Cyborg
How To Dress For The Future No Jetpack Required
Matt Damon Shrinks In 'Downsizing' Footage Presented At Cinemacon
New Ant-Man And The Wasp Logo Revealed
New Exhibit At Curtiss Museum Features Sci-Fi Props
Orwell-Inspired Anthology Raises Funds As Uk Prepares To Leave The Eu
R2-D2 Polybag To Be Legostar Warsmay 4Th Free Promo Item
Ready Player One Vr Content Will Bring Viewers Into The Oasis 
Ridley Scott's Never-Ending 'Alien' Series
Sci-Fi film 'Marjorie Prime' Starring Jon Hamm Set For Us Distribution
Star Trek Meets A Wrinkle In Time With Afar At Image
Sci-Fi pic 'Mindgamers' Will Scan Viewer Brainwaves For Science
Sci-Fi show Humans Returning For Third Series
Star Trek's Holodeck: From Science Fiction to A New Reality
The Worlds Of Psychology and Science Fiction Collide

Link Round-Up: March 29, 2017

"Power of the Dark Side" by Andy Fairhurst
Limited edition prints available for sale at Bottleneck Gallery. US$50

Akira Kurosawa's great advice to aspiring filmmakers at 6:40 (SLYT)

Flowstate is a writing tool designed to snowball a person’s primal focus into a serene state of creative flow. No overthinking what you wrote. No instant deleting, going back and editing. Just writing! How? You set a focus time, you start writing and when you pause, the app blurs out and makes everything you wrote disappear. The document only gets saved if you complete your timed-writing exercise. Terrifying and brilliant all at once.

How To Open A New Book: “Never force the back: if it does not readily yield, it is too tightly or strongly lined! It needs gentle treatment, much the same as a machine needs lubricating.”

Meet the Gods of Neil Gaiman's AMERICAN GODS in 10 Character Posters For the Series

Stranger Things Soundtrack Gets Gorgeous New Vinyl Box Set

Visual effects supervisor John Knoll breaks down the climactic final battle from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

With the Nik Collection — a series of “seven desktop plug-ins that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities” designed for professional photographers—Google aims to let users get the most out of their images more quickly and easily. This set of useful photo-editing software previously retailed for US$149—however, the tech giant has just made it free to download for both Windows and Mac users.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Sci-Fi Round-Up: March 27, 2017

Prints available for purchase from Society6. US$19


Calvin the Martian, and the True Meaning of LIFE according to Kevin Fong 
Daniel Espinosa, director of Life, talks with Flickering Myth
Faerie in America: An Interview with Alex Bledsoe, Author of "Gather Her Round"
Life Director Daniel Espinosa On Finding The Reality In The Sci-Fi
Sci-fi author John Scalzi on the future of publishing: ‘I aspire to be a cockroach’

Link Round-Up: March 27, 2017

"Daredevil" by Rudy Ao

Beyond the Brick released amazing footage of a 125,000 piece motorized LEGO version of the Red Keep from Game of Thrones that was built by Claus-Marc Hahn of BricksCreations. Hahn used four EV3 large servo motors to power his amazing creation.

Clint of Lazy Game Reviews experiences pure joy as he unboxes and sets up a brand new, factory sealed IBM PC 5170 AT that was built in 1988.  Come for the tech porn, stay for the reaction.

The Hague's buildings in Mondrian's iconic colors Many buildings in The Hague are using Mondrian's blue-yellow-red-white color scheme to celebrate the art movement's 100th anniversary. I hope they keep it up; it looks great.

How might the Avengers react to seeing the Jusitice League trailer?? Exactly what it says in the title. A short fan video/mashup.

Tattooist Mike Boyd is a talented artist who specializes in Cubist tattoos that use bold lines and bright colors in a manner highly reminiscent of Pablo Picasso‘s definitive style. When not traveling around the world, Boyd can be found working at The Circle in London. Boyd spoke about his artistic style in an interview with Illusion.

What happens if you break an artwork? Cautionary tales have been covered in countless articles and immortalized in videos of surveillance footage, though it’s not often told what happens next — or what to do if this happens to you. So what happens when you break a work of art? What would (or should) you do?

The world's coolest passports

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