Link: Your First Look at Oculus’ Adorable New Filmy-Gamey Thing
“Nearly six months ago, Oculus came to the Sundance Film Festival to announce its new “storytelling” division, Oculus Story Studio. They screened a compelling, Pixaresque short called Lost, and claimed that they were hard at work on five titles.” Von Peter Rubin, Wired > Weiter bei Wired
Video: “Control another person’s face in real-time”
“Given a photo of person A, we seek a photo of person B with similar pose and expression. Solving this problem enables a form of puppetry, in which one person appears to control the face of another. When deployed on a webcam-equipped computer, our approach enables a user to control another person’s face in real-time.” > Weiter bei Vimeo
Von ogaooooo – Blog, Twitter (japanisch).
A Brief Introduction to Genetics
“‘A Brief Introduction to Genetics’ is a short documentary film that explores the history of genetics & genomics and the underlying concepts that provide the foundational knowledge that today’s research is built upon. The film describes the history of genetics, from Gregor Mendel, to concepts such as DNA and the genetic code. Having introduced the fundamental ideas of genetics, the film moves on to describe the current techniques used to study genetics. Finally, the film explores the connection of these core concepts to genomics and bioinformatics.” By David Murawsky
Link: Thomas Thwaites: How I built a toaster — from scratch [TED]
“It takes an entire civilization to build a toaster. Designer Thomas Thwaites found out the hard way, by attempting to build one from scratch: mining ore for steel, deriving plastic from oil … it’s frankly amazing he got as far as he got. A parable of our interconnected society, for designers and consumers alike.” Zum Video auf TED.com
Link: 7 Amazing Exoplanets [Interactive]
“Hundreds of planets around other stars have been discovered recently, but many centuries may pass before human eyes actually see them up close. Interpreting current data, Hugo award-winning artist Ron Miller takes us to seven of the most fascinating of these worlds.” Text and narration by Ed Bell [Scientific American]
New York underwater
“Inspired by issues relating to climate change, DUMBO Underwater imagines what it might feel like if sea levels rose to the point where parts of New York City found themselves underwater.” By Eric Corriel
Bruce Sterling talk on “vernacular video”
“Here’s a very stern and sardonic Bruce Sterling at the Vimeo Festival discussing “vernacular video.” Bruce notes, “This speech goes on for 56 minutes, practically forever by vernacular video standards.” Despite that, I was riveted by all 56 minutes’ worth — Bruce takes an unexpected turn through the history of the Dick Van Dyke show on the way to explaining how to predict the future and then wraps it up with a sinister turn around the morality of cigarette sponsorship and what it is that vernacular video does that runs parallel to selling coffin nails.” Via Cory Doctorow/Boing Boing
“An excavation, gigatons in motion. In the extraterrestrial view magnetic field resonances mix up with power line frequencies. A planet is examined, microscopically, zoomed in from afar. Dimensions without scale. Energy harvest permanently. The earth, a megalopolis is making megawatt.” By F. Forberg.
Low frequencies – turn volume done on portable devices.