Thursday, December 29, 2016

Link Round-Up: December 29, 2016

3D-Printing An Army Of Forgotten Goddesses To Fight Colonialism

Bellevue, Washington designer Dave Nunez of Rabbit Engineering has created cool mini 3D printed models of classic video game consoles, computers, and historic machines. The entire collection of models are available to purchase from his Etsy store.

International publisher Taschen has announced the release of National Geographic Infographics, a stunning pictorial history of the magazines’s pioneering infographics. Along with photography and journalism, the use of infographics has always been one of the three pillars that National Geographic has used throughout its 128-year history to provide fascinating content to its readers. This is the first time, however, that these illustrations have been compiled into a single, colorful book.

Kristian Williams aka KaptainKristian created a beautiful tribute to the iconic rhyming storyteller Dr. Seuss with a skillful tetrameric rhyme of his own.

Mozilla and the Tactical Technology Collective have created a popup storefront in lower Manhattan called The Glass Room: Looking Into Your Online Life. Situated somewhere along the education—art spectrum, The Glass Room provides "a place to consider how you use technology and how those behind technology use you" (as put on the landing page). Resources include a variety of workshops about technology and privacy, along with a book of leaked passwords and other art installations.

Over 250,000 Photographs from the George Eastman Museum Go Online

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Posters: I Know

"I Know" by Monika Gross

Mash-Up: The Twelve Dogtors

"The Twelve Dogtors" by Albo
Prints and t-shirts available for purchase from TEEPUBLIC.

Artist Albo has created a wonderful mashup of Peanuts and Doctor Who featuring Snoopy as each of the twelve Doctors. This very clever design is available through TEEPUBLIC in a variety of forms, including a T-Shirt, a mug, a laptop case, a notebook and much more.

Link Round-Up: Carrie Fisher

Death Announcements


Appreciation: Carrie Fisher will forever be 'Star Wars' royalty
Carrie Fisher Had Already Completed Her Work on Star Wars: Episode VIII
Carrie Fisher had one hilarious request for her obituary
Carrie Fisher's 10 Greatest Star Wars Moments
Carrie Fisher's Top 5 Distasteful Quotes Of 2016
Carrie Fisher Quotes: Life Is A Cruel, Horrible Joke And I Am The Punch Line
Carrie Fisher’s Unsung Legacy as a Script Doctor Extraordinaire
Carrie Fisher Was In On The Joke
Celebrities react to the death of Carrie Fisher on Twitter
From 'Sister Act' to 'Hook,' Carrie Fisher helped improve a bunch of movies
Remembering Carrie Fisher: Look Back At The Star Wars legend's Life 
Remembering Carrie Fisher, Princess Of Star Wars and Hollywood
Salute: Carrie Fisher, Best Known As Princess Leia Instar Wars...
Star Wars vet Mark Hamill Shares Tribute To Carrie Fisher
The World Reacts to Carrie Fisher's Death
This hilarious Carrie Fisher interview is how she should be remembered


A Beautiful Piano Cover of Leia’s Theme from PlayerPiano
Princess Leia - Carrie Fisher Tribute - BBC Orchestra
Watch Carrie Fisher roast her Star Wars director George Lucas

Link Round-Up: December 28, 2016

"Monster Christmas Carols" by Mauricio Herrera

The Best And Worst User Interfaces Of 2016

Disney Parks shared a behind the scenes look at Pandora: The World of AVATAR, a new land based on James Cameron‘s Avatar film coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida during the summer of 2017.

In celebration of the upcoming January 1, 2017 premiere of the fourth series of the highly-acclaimed BBC One show Sherlock, video editor David Garuchava of The Garo Studios has created “Landing” an amazing supercut that weaves together all of the previous seasons in an exciting and cohesive manner.

Kat Rosenfield and Scott Harris of Looper have gathered their information and released the untold story of the legendary Sith Lord Darth Vader from Star Wars. They provide information on the five men it took to play Vader, how the voice was a secret, how Vader had an apprentice, and more.

On an out of this world episode of the AWE me Artist Series, the creative Marissa Deal demonstrates how to make a Star Wars themed R2-D2 steampunk teapot.

Original design documents and sketches for the first Legend of Zelda game

Pigcasso is no ordinary pig. After being rescued by the wonderful humans at Farm Sanctuary SA, the creative little porcine lady decided the best way to express herself was through painting and is rarely seen without her trademark paintbrush in mouth, though it does happen occasionally. Pigcasso’s finished art work is available for purchase and benefits the rescued animals at the Cape Town, South Africa farm. 

Purposeful and highly creative people actually live longer than everyone else, says a growing body of research.

Why I Can’t Wait To Work In VR

Sci-Fi Round-Up: December 28, 2016


Adam Driver: "Star Wars: Episode VIII" Is "Remarkable"
Along For The Ride: Passengers Director Explains His Choices
Arrival director Denis Villeneuve on the politics of the year’s best sci-fi film
How Plausible Is the Movie Passengers? We asked a NASA contractor
Luke Hemsworth on how Westworld landed him the career that he thought he'd lost
Michael Livingston, Author of “The Shards of Heaven” and “The Gates of Hell”
Safa Shaqsy - Science Fiction Author Interviews D. M. Kirtaime
The top moments in 'Westworld'? Key players make their picks
Westworld Creators On Sentient Robots

Monday, December 19, 2016

Short Film: No More Stuff

Santa brings the pain to his gang of naked elves in “No More Stuff,” Blue Zoo's new animated action film trailer packed with movie parodies. It's is a follow-up to their short musical animation from last year, titled "More Stuff."
Continuing the theme of parodies onwards from animated musicals, we made an epic action movie trailer full of movie parodies… can you spot all 20 references? Movie coming soon… if Santa brings us a few $million for Christmas!

Quick Pic: Die Hard Ornaments

Die Hard Ornaments
Source: Imgur via Reddit

"Come out to the coast, get together, we'll have a few laughs..."

Sweets: Death Star

That's no moon pie!

You don’t need to send an elite team of rebels to steal the plans for this amazing edible Death Star made of curved gingerbread pieces.  And you don't need a flight of X-wings in order to destroy it.

Crafts: Stained Glass Dalek

Stained Glass Dalek by Chris Thompson

This stained glass Dalek was created by Chris Thompson for the cover of “Order of the Daleks,” a Doctor Who radio drama from Big Finish. In the story, the Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker)faces off against a Dalek made of wrought iron and stained glass panels. It also wields a trident instead of the usual plunger.
When the script for “Order” came in, Big Finish director Jamie Anderson knew the weird new Dalek had to feature on the drama’s cover, but instead of getting an artist to simply draw the creature, he drafted in designer Chris Thompson to actually create the Dalek as a full CG model. Not the first time that the Daleks’ fevered rhetoric has been linked to religious overtones, but certainly the most literal (and most pretty, which is an odd description to give to a Dalek). You can read more about Thompson’s design process over at Anderson’s website at the link below.

Link Round-Up: December 19, 2016

"Star Wars: Rogue One" by Adam Cockerton

Sci-Fi Round-Up: December 19, 2016

"Star Wars: Rogue One" by Andy Fairhurst


Adam Driver admits he'd like Star Wars more 'if I wasn't in it'
"I Was an Emo Trapped in a Frat House" An Interview with the Donnie Darko Director
Man In The High Castle Producers Talk Season 2, Nazi Imagery
War for the Planet of the Apes Director Matt Reeves & Producer Dylan Clark on Westerns, Andy Serkis, and Where the Series Could Go Next


Friday, December 9, 2016

Posters: Rogue One

Rogue One: Regal IMAX Collectable Tickets by Tom Whalen

Beautiful illustrated line from Tim Whalen that are evidently slated for use by Imax.

Concept Art: The Tank Trooper

"The Tank Trooper (Commander)" by Vancouver, Canada-based Shane Molina

Illustration: Temple of Alia

“Illustration done for “Dune Messiah” by Frank Herbert for Centipede Press”

Mash-Up: Calvin & Hobbes / Star Wars

Calvin & Hobbes / Star Wars Mash-Ups by David Kopet
T-shirts available for purchase from TeePublic. US$13+

Fresh Take: The Dark Knight

For the record, I would watch the hell out of animated fantasy take of the Batman mythos.

Sci-Fi Round-Up: December 9, 2016


"A Monster Calls" Director Says Film Is His "Love Letter To Fantasy"
Paul Haggis Discusses $100 Million Sci-Fi Feature "Ship Breaker" 
A Minute With: Felicity Jones Finds The Force For "Rogue One"
Robert Charles Wilson, author of 'Last Year' Explores Paradox-Free Time Travel


Link Round-Up: December 9, 2016

An A.I. wrote a Christmas song and...yeah.

An Atari 2600 Emulator in Minecraft built by Youtube user SethBling. After the initial 'wow' response this is actually a fascinating under-the-hood model/demo/explanation of how video game cartridges and displays functioned.

IKEA products make love less complicated. Made me chuckle.

In her politically-inspired series “Sweet Land of Liberty“, the extremely talented Trina Merry painted the bodies of models of different shapes and sizes so that they would blend into the landscape of iconic American landmarks such as the White House, the Jefferson Memorial, the Freedom Tower, the Supreme Court, the Lincoln Memorial, Independence Hall and the Washington Monument. The project is a powerful comment on Merry’s belief of “justice, balance, human rights.” In an excellent Time Out New York profile, Merry shared where she found the inspiration for her creative projects.

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