Waking Life – Torrent -2001- Richard Linklater – Rotoscope

More of Waking Life…DVD cover for the filmMore of Richard Linklater’s Finest…


Waking Life (torrent) is a digitally rotoscoped and animated film, directed by Richard Linklater and made in 2001. The entire film was shot using digital video and then a team of artists using computers drew stylized lines and colors over each frame.

“Waking Life follows the dream(s) of one man and his attempt to find and discern the absolute difference between waking life and the dreamworld. While trying to figure out a way to wake up, he runs into many people on his way; some of which offer one sentence asides on life, others delving deeply into existential questions and life’s mysteries. We become the main character. It becomes our dream and our questions being asked and answered. Can we control our dreams? What are they telling us about life? About death? About ourselves and where we come from and where we are going? The film does not answer all these for us. Instead, it inspires us to ask the questions and find the answers ourselves” (IMDB).

Watch the trailer below:

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Awesome Robot Dancer Dancing to I Turn My Camera On by Spoon

The robot Keepon (developed by Hideki Kozima and programmed by Marek Michalowski) dancing to the song “I Turn My Camera On” by the band Spoon.

” We are currently developing and studying dance-oriented nonverbal play with between children and the robot Keepon, designed and built by Hideki Kozima. Keepon is a small creature-like robot developed to perform emotional and attentional interaction with children. It has four degrees of freedom, a soft rubber skin, two cameras in its eyes, and a microphone in its nose.”

Museumr – Fun Flickr Tool Puts Photos Into Museum Backdrops

This flickr hack is awesome.  Put in the url of an image and it pastes the picture into a giant frame  hanging in a museum with people oogling your work.

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Imeem.com – Seems pretty damn awesome so far

 

 

About imeem

imeem is an online community where artists, fans & friends can promote their
content, share their tastes, and discover new blogs, photos, music and video.
Here are some of the things you can do on imeem:

audio, video, and photo playlists!

Discover

  • Enjoy the latest videos, music, photos, or blogs posted by your friends
  • “Pulse” gives you a real-time look at the latest activity on imeem
  • Stay up-to-date with your personal network of fans and friends with “What’s New” notifications
  • Get in-depth stats for all your content and track their popularity

Interact

  • Tag, comment, rate, and share any of your friends’ cool (or embarrassing) content
  • Create or join groups for your favorite band, event, topic, and more!
  • Start discussions with other imeem users and make new friends

Share

  • Embed your media on other pages (such as your blog, Bebo, etc.)
  • Recommend stuff to your friends or add it to your “Favorites” list
  • Easily add media to your Del.icio.us, WordPress, Blogger, or Typepad account (to name a few)

Want to know more?

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The Barenaked Ladies – Youtublebrities Perform in Latest Music Video

This has been going around but I’m posting it anyway because it is too good to pass up.

Why is it that TBL is so hip to the times?

Alexander Overwijk – World Freehand Circle Drawing Champion

Most people have heard the story of the painter Giotto, who, when asked by the King of Naples for proof of his ability, drew a perfect circle as a fitting token of his artistic skill.

In the video below Alexander Overwijk, a World Freehand Circle Drawing Champion draws a perfect freehand circle 1m in diameter in less than a second.

Turn Free Hand Sketches In Space Into Physical 3D Objects

  FRONT members have developed a method to materialize free hand sketches. 

Sketch Furniture

Pen strokes made in the air are recorded with Motion Capture and become 3D digital files; these are then materialized through Rapid Prototyping into real pieces of furniture.

Sketch Furniture

Sketch Furniture

The Sketch Furniture project in Japan is made in collaboration with Barry Friedman Ltd. Tokyo Wonder Site Aoyama and Crescent.

You can see the technology in following a video:

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