16.03.16 by Jeff

David OReilly’s New Game “Everything” Allows You To Play as Anything

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Animator David OReilly is perhaps best known for creating the video game in Spike Jonze’s film “Her”, and his strangely meditative non-game “Mountain”.

His new game “Everything”, releasing on PS4, is about as ambitious as a concept could possibly be. Every single thing in the game is a playable character, “there is no distinction between you and the world”. So you could control the planet, or a continent on the planet, or a tree on the continent, or a bird in the tree, or bug, or a blade of grass.

As a conventional video game, it honestly looks extremely boring. As an art piece or as experience, I feel like there’s the potential for something kind of profound — especially if people have the ability to interact with the environment at the same time. Like if I was controlling a dog, and I knew that every flea on the dog was potentially another person, and every grain of sand on the beach I was running along, all of those could be different people. And someone else was controlling the whole island, and the sun, and the entire galaxy. If you could quickly and seamlessly move from a micro to a macro viewpoint I feel like that could be something really interesting.

Have a look at the actual gameplay video below, maybe you’ll see what I mean.

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11.03.16 by Staff

Air-Powered “Walking Cube” by 1024 Architecture

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This highly technical art installation is the result of collaborative research project by experimental art and technology company 1024 Architecture (founded by Pierre Schneider and François Wunschel). Watch as air-powered mechanics bring this simple, cubic structure to life over at Booooooom TV!

 

25.02.16 by Staff

Guy on Reddit Turns Other Users’ Photos into Fantastic Movie Posters

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Redditor Your_Post_As_A_Movie takes random posts from /r/pics and transforms them into stunning movie posters, complete with fake movie details like actor names and slogans. Check out more Photoshop wizardry below!

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24.02.16 by Staff

Epic Ice Castles for Visitors to Explore

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Entertainment company Ice Castles builds massive, one of a kind sculptures across North America, each outfitted with epic lighting and sound to make people feel like they’re traversing a magical world. More images below!

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23.02.16 by Staff

Instagram of the Day: Experimental Animations by Anny Wang and Tim Söderström

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Fantastic graphic animations by Anny Wang (@annyversary) and Tim Söderström (@mrfontex), “Physlab” is an ongoing series of experiments with 3D software that feature surreal visuals grounded in the physical mechanics of the real world. Have a look at the videos below!

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15.02.16 by Staff

Retro-Inspired Space Tourism Posters for NASA’s Visions of the Future

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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has commissioned a series of posters celebrating the future of space travel with retro-inspired designs. Evoking a golden age of exploration, the Visions of the Future campaign imagines a time when one might travel to Jupiter for weather balloon rides the same way we seek out Hawaiian vacations for their sunsets, and encourages us to think not only about the kind of future we want but how we might get there.

See more images below and click here for high resolution images meant for you to download and print!

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10.02.16 by Staff

Abstract Rugs by Swedish Artist Jonathan Josefsson

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New collection of hand-crafted rugs by Swedish artist Jonathan Josefsson (click here to see previous post). Check out more of Josefsson’s abstract creations below! Or this month at Gallery Magnus Winström in Sweden.

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04.02.16 by Staff

15 Real Products Created from Children’s Wildest Ideas

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Awesome “Inventors!” project by British designer and inventor Dominic Wilcox (who we posted about last year). After gathering over 600 ideas from over 450 children across Sunderland and South Tyneside, UK, Wilcox whittled down the entries to 60 and challenged local manufacturers to create exactly what the kids envisioned. See more of the original imaginings paired with the real-life creations below!

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