There are people in the world with life-stories that defy human imagination and expand our idea of what the human experience is like. And there are some people whose stories cross out of reality and into what reads a lot like a science fiction or fantasy epic… <read the full story here> @ <http://io9.com/>
I’m geeking out on this list… Gonna try and get to them all, anyone have recommendations?
Just because you’re getting older and the spandex doesn’t quite fit like it used to doesn’t mean you hang up the tights and stop fighting crime… <read the full story and see more images here> @ <http://io9.com/>
Great idea, and some top level concept work. Couldn’t not pass it along!
Researchers create what may be the perfect scout: a bug controlled remotely through a chip implanted in its optic lobes and flight muscles… <read the full story here> @ <http://discovermagazine.com/>
Awesome title! Awesome pic! Awesome article! AWESOME!
More than 5,000 of you nominated. More than 60,000 of you voted. And now the results are in. The winners of NPR’s Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey are an intriguing mix of classic and contemporary titles… <read the full story here> @ <http://www.npr.org/>
Love books, and love NPR… WOW, did I just type that? I need to get out more!
40 Year Old 3D Computer Graphics (Pixar, 1972) from Robby Ingebretsen on Vimeo.
This is really neat. It’s a very very early digital 3D rendered film (family lore is that it’s the first, ever). It looks old because it is. It was created in 1972 by Ed Catmull… <read full story here> @ <http://nerdplusart.com/>
I’m gonna come clean and put out to the world my man-crush on Ed Catmull…
Progress is not guaranteed. Be it moral, technological, scientific, or social, there is no reason to assume human civilization marches forever forward in step with time. Understood this way, we can realize that progress is a choice and something we as a species will to happen through the concatenation of our decisions. <read full story here> @ <http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/>
Thought I’d put this one up on the site because I’m really into the half human and robot thing at the moment. The design bits are awesome, but to me it’s the questions it raises. They touch on it here in this article for the game.
I also recommend a book called “Machine Man” by Max Barry. It’s one of those books you read in 24 hours. I was pounding through it telling James “Man, we gotta make this one into a movie!”. Got to the end, looked it up and sure enough Aronovsky is attached.
There’s still a wealth of ideas behind the idea of human choice to go droid… we may be working something up ourselves here in the background… more to come!
An iconic spaceship should have a cool name and the history of scifi on the big and small screen is littered with great examples. The inspiration behind these amazing ships are varied, often literary, historical, visual or just plain out there… <read the post here> @ <http://www.lvjmovie.com/>
Some cool bits of insight into ship design… and lots of names from some of the great designs. Great reference as a place to start your search in designing space-crafts.