Artist Phil Postma has a great eye for remixing pop culture. We've previously seen him create Pixar-style superheroes, Pixar versions of classic pulp films, ThunderCats characters from other cultures, and superhero-branded cereals.
For a recent project, Postma returned to his interest in classic kids' cereal brands by creating action figures for mascots and placing them in blister packs. Look, this one is mint on card!
Here's a pretty mind-blowing combination of art and technology.
Using highly precise light projectors, a person's face can be make to look like it's being altered in real-time through "Projection-mapping."
Projection-mapping is the art of focusing light onto an object to give it the illusion of movement and depth.
It can be tough to explain, but an easy way to think about it is to remember what it looks like when someone walks in front of a projector during a movie or presentation.
Besides throwing up a hand to shield their eyes, you momentarily see their face covered by a blurry version of whatever is supposed to be on the screen.
Now imagine if that projector could track a person's face and cast extremely focused light onto them to change their appearance.
That's exactly what happens in Nobumichi Asai's new projection mapping demo, which shows how a model's face can be transformed using the technology. We first saw the video over at The Verge.
First, the dimensions and contours of the model's face are scanned into the system. The model wears those tiny dots to allow the system to track her exact movements and position.
A digital projection can then be applied to the model's face using projection mapping (watch her eyebrows appear).
Of course, the coolest thing about this technology is that you're only limited by your imagination. It's now actually possible to morph and transform someone's features into a cyborg, all in real-time.
Projection mapping is frequently used by visual artists and during concerts or product demos, but it's interesting to see how precise the technology has become in smaller scale experiments.
There isn't much of a use for it, now, but in the future artisists, entertainers, and technologists will likely think up novel uses.
You can watch Nobumichi Asai's full projection mapping video below.
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Rain barrels are everywhere these days, and while they are great for providing water for your lawn or garden, what about drinking water? This plan for a carbon filter was pulled from a 100 year old homesteading handbook.
Four years ago, Spark Capital's Andrew Parker made a chart, and it seems to go viral every year.
The chart is a screengrab of Craigslist and a list of valuable startups that attack specific functionalities within Craigslist. For example, job site Indeed was acquired for about $1 billion and it is competitive with Craigslist's "Jobs" section. Etsy is a $1 billion+ company that competes with Craigslists's "For Sale" category.
"Some of [the startups] have IPO’d," Parker reflects on his chart. "Others are out of business. If you could have made investments in all of these companies back in 2010, you’d have a portfolio of 34 companies with roughly 6-8 billion-dollar outcomes, which would likely be one of the best venture funds of the decade."
Here's the chart, below:
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We the Builders creates massive, 3D printed busts of the likes of George Washington by asking 3D printer owners to print out small pieces of the overall statue and then gloms them together in large, collaged pieces. (more…)
Mike Winkelmann, a Wisconsin based designer who works under the name Beeple, is a rather prolific creator. For the past six years he’s created an original image every day, and this year he says he’s focusing on programs such as Cinema 4D, Octane Render, and X-particles. The outcome of this image a day endeavor is a trove of science fiction looking works that are unlike anything you’ve seen before.
I think he has a particular knack for creating shapes that feel both organic and technological at the same time. None of the pieces feel overly perfect and often have specks of dust and scuffs or signs of wear which gives them a sense of realness. If you’re interested in seeing more of his work I’d recommend looking at his portfolio on Behance.
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