I watched Enki Bilal’s Immortal this past Sunday. After I read Jog’s review, I just had to check it out, so I made my girlfriend and friends sit through it on our sci fi movie nite.
Overall, the movie has too much going on and too many styles mixed up together – as Jog mentions, the mashup of CGI and RL actors is particularly awful. However, at its best, the movie has a frantic melee of crazy sci fi ideas and imagery that transcends to another level where Egyptian gods coexist with hammerhead aliens and a blue-scalped woman is in love with an alien named John who hangs out on a throne floating in outer space.
A snapshot of the main characters, Nikopol, Jill, and Horus, as depicted in the Nikopol Trilogy comic book that is also by Enki Bilal and was adapted for the movie, image via hakanuygun.
The one thing that is portrayed most effectively in the movie is the cityscape of future New York, image via letsfallasleep. The backgrounds are often the most visually consistent and compelling aspects of the scenes.
Apologies for the two weeks absence folks! Unfortunately, work got in the way, but I’ll do my best not to let that happen again. I’ve got a video from next nature to show y’all:
What interests me here is less the ideology behind this project (constructing a map of that doesn’t privilege certain areas) and more the algorithms for translating a three-dimensional object into a two-dimensional plane without losing any data.
Here’s me and my lady, she sold her wonderful glademade products alongside those of the GCPM.
Here’s summa the stuffz we had for sale.
Here’s me and the boyz (left to right: Dr. Chuch, XyphaP, &myself).
STAPLE! was a real good time, we moved plenty of product and wayyy more ppl showed up than last year, so thanks Austin and Uncle Staple for making it such a success! Look for the GCP and glademade at Zine Fest Houston, coming up May 16th!
The most detailed map of the nearby universe yet constructed. Each dot is a galaxy. For some galaxies, the researchers who created this map are trying to separate the velocity of a galaxy due to cosmic expansion from the velocity of a galaxy due to its own “peculiar” movement.
The three guys responsible for this fake cupcake maker (so called because its printable volume is cupcake sized, fact via fabbaloo) form MakerBot Industries, a company whose goal is to “start the 3D printing revolution from your living room” with open-source, customizable 3D printers. This Cupcake CNC Kit (available online for presale at $750) is just be the beginning.