Sticky Light by Sticky Light is a student project at the Department of Information Physics and Computing at the Ishikawa Komuro Laboratory of the University of Tokyo.
A laser spot bounces on a figure being drawn on paper, trying to escape the labyrinth of lines. It can track the contour of objects and even augment real-time drawings. Or you could build games like air hockey or a pinball game.
Staff and friends at a furniture depot in Tewkesbury, South-west England have attempted to break the world record for mattress dominoes.
The group managed to topple 41 dominoes. It is unclear if that is a record, but it certainly gives a new twist to the phrase “hitting the sack”.
This 3D architecture projection produced by Urbanscreen is probably the most elaborate I have ever seen. Watch the video called “How it would be, if a house was dreaming” and tell me what you think.
Resultant permeability of the solid façade uncovers different interpretations of conception, geometry and aesthetics expressed through graphics and movement. A situation of reflexivity evolves – describing the constitution and spacious perception of this location by means of the building itself.
A company called Moon Publicity proposes to use robots to carve the lunar surface dust into patterns which could be watched from Earth and that could serve as advertisements.
I have a hard time thinking someone may take them seriously, but it’s a matter of time before some idiots actually manage to pull it off.
New Shadow Shaping technology creates images on the moon that can be seen from Earth. Robots are used to create several small ridges in the lunar dust over large areas that capture shadows and shape them to form logos, domains names or memorials.
The firm says that it will start taking bids from accredited investors and companies today for one of the 44 lunar regions that are publicly available. Bids start as low as $46,000 and will be accepted until October 20, 2009. I expect we will hear what this is really all about in the next few days.
This video has made its way to Video Sift and has been inspiring nausea all over the web. Speculations on the nature of this creature run from bryozoans, cnidarians, slime molds, and some mysterious alien creature here to suck out our brains Deep Sea News contacted experts to find out what kind of creature this could be.
They are clumps of annelid worms, almost certainly tubificids (Naididae, probably genus Tubifex). Normally these occur in soil and sediment, especially at the bottom and edges of polluted streams. In the photo they have apparently entered a pipeline somehow, and in the absence of soil they are coiling around each other.
The ad, directed by Ty Evans, was created by JWT London and launched last week.
The original video, filmed by Dave England, features Matt Beach skateboarding through a bowl filled with blue balloons. The video was posted on YouTube back in 2007.
The Aero ad, feel the bubbles, features skateboarder Bob Burnquist riding through 50,000 brown (chocolate coloured) balloons in a skateboarding park in California.
The burning shell of an unfinished, 44-story luxury hotel lit the night sky over down town Beijing on Monday after being showered with sparks from fireworks set off during China’s biggest holiday.
Flames surged up one side of the hotel and sent off huge plumes of black smoke, showering the ground with embers as police held back crowds of onlookers.
Reporter Jean de Villeneuve lives about 200 yards (200 meters) from the fire and said she watched it for about an hour before firefighters got it under control. De Villeneuve, who is originally from France, said she was surprised at how close spectators were allowed to get before authorities established a perimeter.
Thom Andersen is a film teacher, Los Angeles resident, and film fanatic. He believes that his city, the most photographed in the world gets short shrift on the silver screen.
To illustrate this point, Andersen has stitched together a montage … Full Description of scenes from hundreds of different movies, and created his debut feature film, LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF. Splitting the film into three parts, Andersen begins with “The City as Background.” Here, he looks at the way some of Los Angeles’ finest architecture is abused in the movies.