Repo!: the Genetic Opera scene Mark It Up is finally back on YouTube, thanks to Eftelsander.
Never been a fan of Lara Croft, haven't played Tomb Raider and the only archaeologist mystic adventurers I dig are the Planetary crew. But you really did see this coming, didn't you? Alison Carroll (23) from Croydon is the new LC. And I'm not posting the insanely bad NSFW crotch shot here. (via daily mail)
In this design project, called Signterior, architect Nobuhiro Nakamura uses a computer-like interface to help people to navigate a large Shanghai office and shopping structure. (link, via io9 via dezeen)
Link by dH.
Last time I had this Hungarian blogpost with a question, like, would RIAA copyright The Black Plague, if they could? Well, I didn't exactly approach the press guys with that, but I didn't really need to, as the next day Open the Future wrote a thought-provoking post about viropiracy or viral sovereignty in connection with the Indonesian H5N1-case, namely, quote, the Indonesian argument -- now set to be ratified by the Non-Aligned Movement general gathering in November -- is that the information derived from viruses found in a particular country should be the property of that country to control as it sees fit, unquote. Although that's because the Jakarta government believes the WHO-affiliated US Medical Naval Research unit is the metaphorical equivalent of a devilish electric urethra catheter in the Islamic land, this basically means, pandemic info is not fed in the infostream directly. (link)
Being a child was immensely fun, building post-apocalyptic landscapes out of chunks of lego blocks you could instanly kill a weightlifter or alternatively, a bull, with, but the most creative thing (apart from a very bad hair crashlanding day in NYC) I ever came up with was a tidy little moon base in the corner of the room. Antennas, chemlabs and all that shit, very Parisien, but not really creative.
So all these weird-ass lego creations on Playlandstation (really selected from the lego orgasm galore of Brickshelf) just give me the love bumps and I will so buy everything to build an Alien soldier (by the Arvo brothers), shiny black, oh my god. (My friends have recently made potentially lethal efforts to move me away from a shelf of Technics. Rovers, mecha and everything that we could build REAL mechas from. Beware!)
If you've been checking up on the Neuromancer movie news, you'll probably be aware that Case has been renamed to Cage in the official press material, the teaser poster looks like a Bauhaus/steampunk wet dream on mescaline and a tint of artstyness and Hayden Christensen is not listed on the movie's IMDB page at the moment.
You might not know, though, that there's a longer and quite creative thread about Neuromancer on Coilhouse (who have actually released their first print version that doesn't get into wide circulation so order them like fuck, I've already done so) and there you have a YouTube embed of Kahn's version of the George Michael track Freeek and it looks very slick to be cyberpunkish, if anything. If Kahn can keep a steady hand on the visuals, Neuromancer's going to be a decent slap on the face. (via coilhouse)
I'll ask the same question here, though: tell me about your ideas, who'd you cast as the main characters?
The high art trend of launching mobile museums into the wild is gaining steam with the latest "artcraft" coming in the form of the H Box. The structure was produced by fashion brand Hermès and designed by architect Didier Fiuza Faustino, who calls his work "a nomadic object informed 1970s space landing crafts." Inside the H Box films by international creators such as Su-Mei Tse, Yael Bartana, Dora García, Judit Kúrtag, Valérie Mréjen, and Shahryar Nashat are shown. The next stop for the artcraft is Yokohama, Japan from September 13 to November 30. (link, via dvice)
Rájöttem, mire jó John Coltrane.
John Coltrane ingyen tartja az ívfényt az ágyatoknál. John Coltrane ingyen szaxofonozik nektek (fáklya híján az is megteszi, bár hangosabb, elnyomja a záróizmok kéjes recsegését). John Coltrane elkísér a boltba melegítõben tejért, ha már nincs jobb dolga. John Coltrane nevének kezdõbetűi egybejátszanak Jesus Christéval, élhetünk a gyanúperrel tehát, hogy Jézus él és megvállasodott annyira, hogy tudja cipelni a batár rézkürtöket. Is. Ahogy elnézem, John Coltrane áramvonalasra szarja a mogyorót. John Coltrane koffeinízt kölcsönöz a sonkászsemlének, olykor kutyát eszik. John Coltrane ma elegáns pályán lép be a légkörbe.
Mondok jobbat, fogjuk fel az AIDSet adathalmaznak, hiszen ha harapdálja a DNSt, van benne adat, amivel le is tudja azt harcolni. Ha adat, lejátszható. Bármi lejátszható zeneként, csak egy kellôképpen szabadelvû player meg egy kellôképpen nemsajnált-nemóvott hangfal kell hozzá, a tesztszignált csak kb. egy óráig bírják a középkategóriás hangfalak, talán Isten hangja szól majd a HIVbôl, talán nem. A kérdés, a kérdés csak az, a RIAA levédené a pestist, ha megtehetné? (dbc, öt éve így)
Australian cyberpunk duo Angelspit is busy posting the production diaries of their new album and slowly, if they keep their pace of posting and I keep my pace of neglecting posting here in favor of glorious work and keeping my nervous system intact (which is far funnier than it sounds, trust me), [planetdamage] will become nothing more than their foothold. Blimey.
Jonathan Mak's Everyday Shooter ended up as something of a concept album for the abstract shooter hardcore afficionados. Eight completely different levels, in theory, forty-something minutes of an all-guitar soundtrack for your geometric senses. Check the yt above for complete demonstration of the first three levels and embrace godly love - although it was originally released on the PlayStation platform, it's now available on Steam (been for a while) and according to what Kotaku writes, the game will be available for the PSP around November. (via wired)
Synthespians (Gibson's version of personality constructs) are on the rise thanks to Image Metrics, the guys behind GTA's animations. Their artificial construct, Emily (on the yt above) is controlled by a new system that takes facial control down to the pixel level - that, the extreme focus on the perfect timing of eye movements and the subtle imperfections and asymmetries make the constructs into real humans. Sites fantasize about chatbots and CG movies that pwn live-action ones. Yes please. Longer history on synthespians and idorus later, on the new version of PD. (via Times Online via Technovelgy via IO9)
Long live the Sydney axis and two re-interpretations of cyberpunk. Above, industrial metal band NEW PROJECT promoting their 2006 EP Primal.Logic.Slave, below, another production diary by ANGELSPIT.
A D4m4g3 blogja legalább két ok miatt kilóg a listából. Félig angol, félig videó, a maradék meg magyarul van. Japán és távol-keleti vizuális kultúráról ír, nem törődik bele, hogy a cyberpunk túl van a legjobb napjain (mondjuk ezen én sem tudok felülemelkedni), és borzasztóan csípős dolgokról ír olyan lelkesedéssel, hogy az embernek kedve támad napalmot inni felmosóvödörből. (Kelt, SFportal.hu)
Dehogynem tudok felülemelkedni. Játsszunk egyet, adjunk nevet a jelenünknek megint. A retinákra égő hi-tech-low-life cyberpunk a jackdugókkal meg a loákkal már hálószoba faláról vakolattal együtt hámló tiniposzter, a cyberteret már túlideologizáltuk, a cyberspace 3d rácshálójából 2001-ben iskolázott le mindenkit a Rez, a szintetikus drogok, a hi tech low life, a mindent alternatív módon, a hogyan legyünk urban surviver fiúk, hologramdíszes ruhák, utcasarkon állvakínaizás, corporate különhálók, sőt, a misztikum és a technológia katonai fúziója: minden megvalósult. Amíg ezt a mondatot leírtam, körülbelül huszonöt különböző üzenetet kaptam a képernyő különböző pontjaira, féltő gondoskodással őrzöm kordában tartott, előnyökre szabott ADHD-met.
A jelenünkről írok, mert a jelen a legjobb jövő, amit megkaphatunk.
Mazer Mayhem, the latest 360-degrees spin-around arcade shooter by wireframe aesthetic god Kenta Cho is another reason why I should invest into an Xbox360. (Come to think of it, this and Rez could be the two main reasons, as GTA4 is arriving on the PC platform soon with all the other blockbuster titles. Apart from Force Unleashed.) BTW, dear readers, show me how to port XNA2.0 code onto PC platforms and my problems will be neatly solved. The graphics are not yet on par with oldschool Rez - but the music is definitely getting there. (link)
Assemble 2d pixel graphics by turning a cloud of 3d pixels with your mouse. Amazing piece of browser zen game. And what you see above, that's really, really a cow. If you like the idea, check the Fez trailer below - it's a platformer with basically the same premise. And hell of a lot of bad Engrish, by the way. (link, via tigsource)
Because sculpting light is relatively easy, just check up on Christian Cerrito's blog for more pictures and also details, such as "EL wire + Armature Wire + Solder + Clear Heat Shrink + Turntable + Inverter + Batteries + Base Block + Hot Glue" and then some. (via sir, i exist!)
World War's a new CG short directed by Vincent Chai, recent graduate of University of Hertfordshire, UK: brimming with pre-Hiroshima era urban landscapes, gritty bullet-time robot kung-fu, Wolverine claws and an atomic bomb. Given that it's really an amateur project, it's amazingly fun (all done with Maya, Photoshop, Premiere and After Effects). Check the bonus features on Chai's site! (via dvice)
Zoetica meets Plastik Wrap. Stratosphere Messenger, the Coilhouse mag poster girl finally finds a new life on tee's, now sold on Etsy. When you read this, it might be very, very sold out. (link, via warrenellis)
The guys at QuietEarth do a decent reading up on Gibson's blog (which I admit not reading, partly because of the emptiness that Spook Country left in me) and the entry on the 1st of August finally drives the point home: it's not Gibson who's working on the movie script for the Neuromancer film project.
I see that I was too gnomic, yesterday, as some people now assume that I, like Warren Ellis, am holed up doing things related to screenwriting. Some even assume I'm doing something related to the mysterious Neuromancer film project, but in fact neither is true. I'm actually holed up (or anyway "distracted") in the early stages of a next novel, and the recent web-advent of that interestingly monochrome one-sheet for the putative production was the first I'd seen of it. Suffice it to say that I am not much in the loop on that one. But then again I am somewhat the opposite of Alan Moore, in that I regard screen adaptations of my work with little more than simple childlike curiosity. (via quietearth)
Fridays really should be like this. On the pic, agent extraordinaire and Coilhouse staffer Zoetica. (photo: Karen Hsiao, wardrobe: Antiseptic Fashion, hair/makeup/model: Zoetica Ebb). (via biorequiem)
Classic anime Casshern (and its live-action adaptation by Kaz Kiriya) gets a new blood transfusion that feels half Ergo Proxy (colors), half Inhumanoids (how Madhouse depicts fights). Please accept our lacking but enthusiastic impressions with monkey gratitude. Series starts in September. (link, via twitch)
Companies like Geo and Dueba are behind the new trend of extrawide contact lenses for the anime eyes look. The extrawide lens don't change Japanese girls that much and I haven't seen any pics with Europeans, so that's just basically a dailykawaii post for today, allofya. Lens cost $30-$50 per pair. (via investorspot via boingboing)
Shoegazer is actually back at the HQ.