Mar 29 2008

Stalker

The soundtrack as they approach the zone is representative of the film, or Tarkvosky’s films as a whole. Drawn out, unhurried sequences in which nothing happens apart from stretching the image, the moment, out and out. Then, suddenly at the end, colour.


Mar 27 2008

Monkey Drummer


Mar 20 2008

It Barely Matters Whether This Is True

Fox News:

An 81-year-old Australian man has shot himself dead with an elaborate suicide robot built using plans he downloaded from the Internet.

The Gold Coast man, who lived alone, left notes of his plans and thoughts as he struggled to come to terms with demands by interstate relatives that he move out his home and into care.

He spent hours searching the Internet for a way to kill himself, downloaded what he needed and then built a complex machine that would remotely fire a gun.

He set the device up in his driveway about 7 a.m. Wednesday, placed himself in front of it and set it in motion.


Mar 17 2008

Our Windshield Becomes A Radar Screen

“The sun-powered electro-suspension car, which needs no wheels.”


Mar 1 2008

Feel Like The Animals

The Royal College of Art’s Ant perception system:

From WMMNA, which reports:

I played with the ant and giraffe devices while visiting the RCA show and found out that the objects do exactly what their description says: i felt humbled by the ant devices (i could not see anything of what was around me but could perceive all the tiny cracks and details on the surface of of the table i was exploring) and while doning the giraffe helmet i could only perceive the head of the tallest people in the room.

They are also developing Elephant shoes that pick up transmitting vibrations from fellows and a head mounted Theremin (!) to provide children with an enhanced spatial vision similar to the one of an electric Eel.