Tron: Legacy better not suck. So far Disney is pulling out all the stops—bringing back Jeff Bridges and young-ifying him on screen, spending around $170 million on the sequel to the movie that came out nearly 30-years ago, and hiring the intensely reclusive Daft Punk to score the soundtrack. All the moves have been solid so far, so Tron: Legacy better not suck.
Disney released a new video today that is one part music video, and one part movie trailer. It is the second sampling of Daft Punk’s soundtrack, the first debuting on the official soundtrack’s website.
The Daft Punk soundtrack has been delayed from its original November 22 date, and will now be released on December 7. The film Tron: Legacy will be released on December 17 in 3D and iMax.
In the meanwhile, enjoy this stunning, uplifting trailer/track. Very cool to listen and hear!
Is there really such a thing as the mad genius? Can creativity be both a blessing and a curse?
At seven years old, Nick van Bloss started shaking his head, grinding his teeth and making wild whooping noises. Nick had Tourette's syndrome. No medical intervention helped him. But one creative activity stopped it all...
The moment Nick placed his hands on the piano keys his symptoms vanished. By the age of 20, he was an award winning international pianist. He felt sure that his illness had made him the success he was.
But there is a catch. The brain state necessary for his creative genius can also be dangerously close to a mental chaos. Nick's personal journey reveals the world how creativity, society and art are connected.
Elephants Dream is a computer-generated movie made using open source applications that premiered on March 24, 2006. Beginning production in September, 2005, it was developed under the name Orange by a team of seven artists and animators from around the world. It was originally known as Machina, before being changed to Elephants Dream to more closely match the storyline.
That Lego printer that printed documents with pens was cool and everything, but a Lego 3D printer made from 2400 bricks that builds a Lego creation of your dreams? Now we’re talking.
Battlebricks’ MakerLegoBot used three Lego Mindstorms NXT kits, along with nine more NXT motors, plus over 2400 bricks to create the 3D printer. Using even more Lego bricks, the mechanical printer arm assembles the bricks one by one, taking print commands via USB from a PC running a Java application.
The Viral Factory created this video the "magnet-proof, shockproof and waterproof" qualities of the Samsung SD card. The card is attached to a remote controlled, camera-equipped vehicle and then subjected to a mini-obstacle course that includes fish tanks and puppy tongues. Will the photo on the card survive?
Using a technique called video mapping, the Macula project takes the 600-year-old Astronomical Clock on Old Town Square in Prague and transforms it into one of the most impressive things we've ever seen. It is definitely a grand illusion. It's a treat for the eyes and fuel for the imagination. The artists play with the contoured surface of the tower, using it to heighten the reality of their imagery.
On October first, the open-source movie project of the Blender Foundation released third animated short on YouTube: Sintel. Five days later, the movie had already reached one million views. Previously released only at the Netherlands film festival (on September 27), Sintel’s success is as much due to its quality than it’s open-source nature. Sintel, which means glowing coal, is a fully open-source movie created by the Blender foundation with the use of the open-source application of the same name. Following Elephants Dream and Big Buck Bunny, the short movie is the third such project created by the Blender Foundation, and the fourth project overall. Apart from shorts, the foundation also released a game, Yo Frankie! based on their Bick Buck Bunny movie. I was impressed by the quality of the film. The images and the story represent an astounding leap from their previous films. Already, a team is working on a video-game adaptation of the same name that will be based on the movie’s storyline and built using the same program, Blender. As I see it, Sintel is a demonstration of the power of opensource, and what community-funded projects can achieve as proof that we don't need a multi-million-dollar commercial projects in order to create an epic movie!
Now this is a real gem of a short-film! ‘Playing with Light – Mon Ami Le Robot’ is one of those cute little animated treats that gets you attracted to it’s cute art-style and entranced by it’s wonderful music.
The film also has a great message of the beauty of friendship, so I have to give it up to the folk at Cube Creative: Louis Thomas, Theo Guignar, and Benjamin Moreau. They made a fantastic film! And of course a job well done to Adrien Casalis also, his audio/sound work really got me immersed into the film.
Forget weaving and stitching clothes. A new material could be sprayed directly onto your body and have you ready to go out in minutes.
Particle engineer Paul Luckham and fashion designer Manel Torres from Imperial College London combined cotton fibres, polymers and a solvent to form a liquid that becomes a fabric when sprayed. The material can be built up in layers to create a garment of your desired thickness and can also be washed and worn again like conventional fabrics.
In addition to creating instant fashion, the technology could have a range of other uses – spray-on bandages, for instance. "It's a sterilised material coming from an aerosol can, and you can add drugs to it to help a wound heal faster," says Torres.
On Monday, a fashion show at Imperial will feature the first couture collection created with the material.