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I like Digital & Social Media Technology as it pertains to film and filmmaking. I also really like movies. So I write about them.

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15 October 14

aintgotnoladytronblues:

superhappy:

cognitivedissonance:

After threats against her life, Anita Sarkeesian canceled an upcoming talk at Utah State University. Gamergate trolls are celebrating on Twitter while simultaneously dismissing the threats as nothing. Does this read like nothing to you?

“I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America.”

The email’s author threatened to murder feminist women indiscriminately in a mass shooting. And because carrying guns on campus outweigh the right of students and guests to be safe, Anita Sarkeesian canceled her talk.

BUT WE SHOULDN’T FEEL THREATENED, RIGHT?

BECAUSE IT’S JUST THE INTERNET, RIGHT?

The bullies won this time. And if you think this shit isn’t dangerous, I’m fresh out of fucks to give and I’m not restocking any time soon. It’s goddamn wrong to to dismiss this by claiming the author isn’t serious. Elliot Rodger’s rantings were dismissed until it was too late.

This. Is. Not. OK.

guns… literally more important than the lives of women in the state of loveable mormons

welcome to the usa, where you can’t stop anyone from bringing guns to a place they’ve threatened to shoot someone in because who cares if someone would die, white men would get mad.

Reblogged: likeapairofbottlerockets

Posted: 11:39 AM
manbartlett:

emergentfutures:

Preparing for the 4-D Printing Revolution
just as the world is beginning to grasp the implications of the 3-D revolution, researchers are proposing an upgrade. Their work suggests that the true promise of digital fabrication lies with a fourth dimension — in printing objects programmed to change over time. Whereas 3-D objects are static and require human control, 4-D objects can react to their environment autonomously, assembling, repairing, or transforming themselves. Advances in this realm will rely less on printing technology than on materials themselves. At MIT, the architect Skylar Tibbitscombined a 3-D printer with a novel combination of materials to create a wirelike object that when dropped in water changed its shape to form the letters “MIT.” It was the pairing of a water-absorbing polymer material with a basic plastic that made the effect possible. 
Full Story: Foreign Affairs

And just you wait, soon enough, 10-D printing will revolutionize the way we _________.

I can’t handle all these dimensions. 

manbartlett:

emergentfutures:

Preparing for the 4-D Printing Revolution

just as the world is beginning to grasp the implications of the 3-D revolution, researchers are proposing an upgrade. Their work suggests that the true promise of digital fabrication lies with a fourth dimension — in printing objects programmed to change over time. Whereas 3-D objects are static and require human control, 4-D objects can react to their environment autonomously, assembling, repairing, or transforming themselves. Advances in this realm will rely less on printing technology than on materials themselves. At MIT, the architect Skylar Tibbitscombined a 3-D printer with a novel combination of materials to create a wirelike object that when dropped in water changed its shape to form the letters “MIT.” It was the pairing of a water-absorbing polymer material with a basic plastic that made the effect possible. 

Full Story: Foreign Affairs

And just you wait, soon enough, 10-D printing will revolutionize the way we _________.

I can’t handle all these dimensions. 

Reblogged: manbartlett

14 October 14
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
— R. Buckminster Fuller (via magictransistor)

Reblogged: wildcat2030

Posted: 12:00 PM

prostheticknowledge:

Martin Olsson

Swedish 3D artist on Tumblr who experiments with splintering 3D forms and distorting video game models.

Here is one example of a music video he has put together called ‘blipp’:

You can find more visuals at martinolsson's Tumblr blog here

Whoa

Reblogged: prostheticknowledge

8 October 14
Just remember you don’t always get what you go after
But you do get what you wouldn’t have got if you hadn’t gone after what you didn’t get

Blaze Foley

Always remember that pursuing something isn’t about actually attaining it. 

Posted: 1:41 PM

Reblogged: thecreatorsproject

6 October 14

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23 September 14
I’m not going to proffer an in-depth sociological explanation for this sweeping wave of Bruce hatred, because I think “a widespread generational embrace of postmodern irony accompanied by a universal rejection of all that is honest and genuine and joyous and sincere” pretty much says it all.
Posted: 1:05 PM

prostheticknowledge:

Pro Bono I

A speaker developed by UNSTABLE Technologies that only plays U2’s latest album, because thats what everyone wants … right? Video embedded below:

Pro-Bono I is a powered speaker that turns any input into a U2 song. It contains a high-quality powered speaker, a microcontroller and a computer. As soon as any input it receives begins playing, the speaker will emit a song from ‘Songs of Innocence’.

Why?

Pro-Bono I is a response to Apple’s placement of content on every iTunes-connected product, without prior consent. It’s not just hilarious that a company that emphasises individualism and taste would put one album on every device it sold (although that is, we admit, kinda hillarious), it’s also terrifying.

The consequences of placing a payload inside something you think you own reach further than an insult to your musical taste. It may compromise your civil rights, personal safety and freedom of expression. This breach of rights is a deal between an Electronics manufacturer and a record label, the next one may be an uneasy deal with an opressive regime.

We wanted to create memorabelia from this short dystopian episode so it never happens again.

If you are inclined, three editions are available from eBay

More Here

Reblogged: prostheticknowledge

22 September 14

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Reblogged: thecreatorsproject

Posted: 3:36 PM

prostheticknowledge:

Electrical Pulse

Latest in-browser 3D interactive audio-visual music video from the talented vincemckelvie is a collaboration with Chuck Anderson and music by Juno Akasawa.

Enjoy it for yourself here

Reblogged: prostheticknowledge

17 September 14

New song. Yesterday’s Tea

So this is definitely the most difficult song I’ve ever shared. Like, I know I write sad songs, but this one just makes me feel naked and nervous. It’s not exactly how I want it to be, but it’s good enough for now.

Back story:

When visiting South Carolina last year my grandmother casually said how she preferred “yesterday’s tea” because when you let it steep longer it has more flavor. Ever since I heard her say that I know it had to be a song. It took me over a year to figure out how to turn it into one. I’m not even sure if I’m happy with what I came up with relative to my expectations but it’ll do for now. 

Posted: 8:34 PM

I don’t know what to do. 

I only have two weeks to find an apartment. But if I move into an apartment I commit to a lease, most likely. And rent is becoming increasingly more expensive.

A friend offered to let me go to Buenos Aires for an extended period of time with her this winter starting in November. I’m scared of giving up my life in NYC with that big of a commitment depending on how long I decide to go, if I go at all. I’m so afraid of flying somewhere that far in general. 

This is compounded with the apartment problem. Do I look for an apartment and come back after the trip or do I sublet until November, leave, and come back without an apartment and look then? I’m also worried about giving up the best cafe job I’ve ever had. I love how much money I am making and I love being there. 

I’m also afraid of how much more I can sustain what I am doing professionally here. I feel sapped of energy, interest and ideas. But I felt this guilt and this shame and this weight from not being able to perform my job properly or forever. And from not being able to appreciate it. Everyone tells me how incredible my job is and how lucky I am but I just constantly overwhelms me as if I am taking in too much all at once all of the time. So it makes me feel worse that I can’t live up to other people’s idea of what my job is. 

I’m scared to leave New York because I know so many incredible people here and I don’t want to give it up. I’m scared of feeling like a loser who couldn’t tame the city. I think about girls who have broken my heart who are successful here and it grinds down my confidence as if I am not good enough for them, as if they saw it and I have to admit my defeat in the face of their rejection. 

I want to leave but I don’t want to leave at the same time. I just don’t want to feel this anxiety anymore and I don’t want to feel pulled in a million directions anymore. And I just wish I could find someone to share my time with who didn’t care that I felt this way who didn’t care that I was scared who didn’t care if I wasn’t more successful. Who just saw something good in me and let me be that person for once in my life. Who told me it was okay to runaway who told me it was okay to be weak or sensitive and that there was nothing wrong with being that person everyone expects you to be. Because I feel so often that’s not so much that I hate who I am more than it is that I hate what I have to do to survive. 

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh