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22 May 18:20


21 May 08:50

Sex News: Taylor Swift in Syren latex, air marshal scandal, Google murder case, Kosher vibrators

by Violet Blue
Christopher Lantz

Shared for the Taylor Swift video. Not much of a fan of her music, but props to the visuals.

Meet indie erotica’s perfect couple: Filthy Housewives and Bisexual Husbands.

  • Last month the A&E Channel aired a few episodes of its reprehensible show 8 Minutes, a reality program about a pastor who “saves” sex workers from “the life.” Now several women have come forward after being on the show saying that they were never connected to the resources promised, were pressured into signing contracts, and were misled about their level of anonymity on the show. The show, unfortunately, is not an anomaly.
    Combating Trafficking Takes Much Longer Than Eight Minutes (RH Reality Check)

Thank you to our sponsor, Nubile Films.
  • I don’t know about you, but this raises some questions about just how cozy Facebook is with law enforcement in sharing (and spying on) its users’ private communications. Also, warning for survivors of sexual abuse and trauma on this one. No one seems to know — or wants to say — just how often Facebook gets involved in tipping off law enforcement about suspicious online behavior. Facebook won’t say, ICE claims it doesn’t know, and FBI just said “No” when asked if they had any data on the number of Facebook tips they investigate.
    Facebook helps police bust sex predators (Fusion)

The new federal anti-trafficking act means: lots of money will be given to people who want to harass, arrest and deport sex workers.

— mistressmatisse (@mistressmatisse) May 20, 2015

  • Today, the U.S. government released a sizeable tranche of documents and other material recovered during the Osama Bin Laden raid on the Abbottabod, Pakistan, compound used to hide Bin Ladin. An official at the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence today said that the sexually explicit content would remain classified even as other parts of Bin Laden’s personal files were released.
    Bin Laden’s Porn Stash Is Kept Secret (XBIZ)
  • Faced with a Department of Justice investigation into air marshals, the men and women charged with protecting U.S. commercial flights from terrorism, former and current air marshals are coming forward to describe a “wheels-up, rings-off” culture rife with adultery, sex work, and other misconduct.
    Air marshals say a party-hearty attitude prevails at the agency (Reveal)
  • The prostitutes at AP need to brush up on their sex work terminology… A California sex worker charged with killing a Google executive with an overdose of heroin aboard his yacht pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and administering drugs. A Santa Cruz County Superior Court judge sentenced defendant Alix Tichelman to six years in prison, bringing a sudden and unexpected conclusion to a case that garnered national attention.
    Sex worker pleads guilty in overdose death of Google exec (AP)
  • I would like to test this, please: Lovense and VirtualRealPorn are creating a way to enjoy synced-up virtual reality sex. The trick involves using a Bluetooth dongle, specially coded VR videos, and Lovense’s Max and Nora sex toys to make the toys’ vibrations and rotations sync with the VR action seen in your headset.
    New Sex Toys Sync Up to Virtual Reality Porn (Wired)

Thank you to our woman-run sponsor in Spain, Lust Films.

The Best Feminist Porn Directors to Check Out… (Includes @ShineLouise!) @slutist

— Pink & White (@PinkWhite) May 19, 2015

  • Join San Francisco Sex Education for a night of education on and exploration of Sex and Video Games, led by a specialist in the field. Morgan “Red” McCormick has been a regularly invited speaker at Penny Arcade Expo on the topic of transgender representation in video games, and much more. Join us as we learn about the history and progression of sexuality in video games.
    SFSI Seminars: Sex and Video Games (Brown Paper Tickets)

Thank you to our Bay Area sponsor, HardTied.
  • Religious leaders aren’t usually the best advisers on how to spice things up in the bedroom, but Orthodox Jewish couples struggling to sustain passionate marriages are finding a savior in Rabbi Natan Alexander. Men and women dissatisfied with their love lives are making pilgrimages to the Judaean Mountains near Jerusalem, where Alexander may prescribe them a Sqweel.
    Toy Vey: The Rabbi Selling Kosher Vibrators (Bloomberg)

New #GrabBag toys just in. Grab 'em while they're hot! #MAYDAY #Maybation #GrabBagSwag

— Tantus, Inc. (@tantus) May 20, 2015

  • Twenty years ago, while people were shoveling processed foods down their gullets, they were also erotically consuming the sex toy equivalent of toxic processed foods. Yes, in the not so distant past folks were heading to their local smut emporium to purchase dildos, butt plugs and other goodies made from toxic, porous materials chock full of phthalates and other unpronounceable scourges.
    The frisky new world of non-toxic, cruelty-free, eco-friendly sex toys (Hopes and Fears)

Thank you to our woman-run sponsor in Australia, Bright Desire.
  • The group of eight women sing, dance and enact poetry as getting-to-know-you exercises, but the themes written on the whiteboard reveal the deeper nature of the work: “Misconception, whore, mother, domestic violence, abandoned-thrown out, rebirth.” These are big motifs to tackle, but that’s what the San Francisco Bay Area Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival (now in its ninth year) is about — asking difficult questions.
    Sex workers act out in S.F. theater workshop (SF Gate)
  • An Egyptian court has ordered Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb to impose a ban on pornographic websites. A similar decision taken two years ago denounced pornographic content as “venomous and vile,” but failed to come into force. The Wednesday ruling is to be immediately enforced.
    Egypt Court Bans Online Adult Content (XBIZ)
  • Warning for survivors of sexual assault and trauma. Author Cathy Young writes: “To me, this crusade against “rape culture” over-simplifies the vast complexity of human sexual interaction, conflating criminal sexual acts like coercion by physical force, threat or incapacitation—which should obviously be prosecuted and punished whenever possible – with bad behavior.”
    Feminists want us to define these ugly sexual encounters as rape. Don’t let them. (Washington Post)

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20 May 05:23

21 May 18:30

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’s Flamethrower Guitar Guy Has a Backstory

by Angie Han

Mad Max Fury Road - Coma the Doof Warrior

Even within the crazy world of Mad Max: Fury Road, Coma the Doof Warrior stood out as a particularly crazy creation. Which was all the more remarkable because he doesn’t have a single line in the film. In fact, there’s a good chance you don’t even recognize him by name. But if you’ve seen the movie, you definitely remember him: he’s the guy rocking the combination flamethrower/guitar.

Though the movie doesn’t spend a lot of time delving into Coma’s history, director George Miller and actor iOTA devised one for him anyway. Hit the jump to read the Mad Max Doof backstory. 

iOTA spilled Doof’s details in a chat with Audiences Everywhere (via The Playlist):

I knew that George had said that Coma was found by Immortan Joe in a Cave and taken under his wing and he learned to be a musician. I kind of embellished that for myself. Basically, my story was that Coma was found with his mother’s head, after she had been killed, and he was clinging to it and Immortan Joe came and found him and Coma took her face off and made the mask out of her face, to honor her when he went to war.

Creepy. Oh, and that amazing red onesie? That was all iOTA’s idea:

Coma didn’t really have a costume, as such. So there was lots of trying stuff on and I remember thinking that an old farcical onesie would be good with the butt flap hanging out the back. The mask was something that was worked on and influence came from everyone. And certainly Angus and AC/DC was an influence.

Part of what makes Coma fun is the sheer WTF-ery of his presence. But as Miller explained to The Daily Beast, Doof actually serves an important function within Immortan Joe’s army:

He’s logical to that world. Pre-modern communications, there was always the music of war—the bugle, horns, bagpipes, drummers. Every war culture had some sound to signal the troops… ours is just weaponized, so it’s a flamethrower as well.

Which, fair enough. It’s not like Immortan Joe could just plug in an iPod. In that light, what better way to rally the troops than by strapping a onesie-clad warrior-musician to a car loaded up with amps, speakers, giant drums, and a flamethrower guitar?

Although the flamethrower guitar was really real, iOTA reveals it looked better than it sounded:

Well, it made a noise. You wouldn’t want to do an album with it. It was pretty shit. It made a great sound and, to me, it felt perfect for the environment. In the sun and the dust in the cold, it was perfect. But it was always going to be a bit shit.

And while iOTA says he’d “absolutely” return for a sequel, he seems wary of taking the character too far. After all, Coma’s mystique adds to his rock star appeal. “I guess there’s a good backstory there, but maybe this is enough,” he said. “Maybe any more would ruin it.”

The post ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’s Flamethrower Guitar Guy Has a Backstory appeared first on /Film.

20 May 16:28

iri-draws: put on your tinfoil lacefront, hennies So true.


put on your tinfoil lacefront, hennies

So true.

19 May 16:40

The Wives

The Wives
18 May 18:38

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by jean-manuel
18 May 03:56

Igarashi - Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

12 May 23:19

Feminist Lisa Frank wants to 'dismantle patriarchy, one rainbow kitten at a time'

by Laura Hudson

In the great tradition of Tumblr mash-up memes, Feminist Lisa Frank juxtaposes neon animals and quotes by Gloria Steinem, Shonda Rhimes, and more. Read the rest

13 May 11:30

Gallery: Raid 71’s ‘Illuminate’ Pop Culture Art Show in Brooklyn, NY

by Germain Lussier

Raid 71 Bottleneck gallery- The Fisher King

One of my biggest pet peeves is when someone takes a photo in terrible light. It’s dark, everything is quiet and then huge flash goes off. I think ” You just ruined that.”

Most people are blissfully ignorant to the importance of light in art, not just in photography, but anything visual. Which, I assume, is one of the reasons why artist Raid 71 is calling his latest solo show Illuminate. The pop culture art show features works from films like Blade Runner, Tron, The City of Lost Children, Akira, Mean Streets, Dark City, Midnight Cowboy, The Fisher King, Taxi Driver and more that focus on light, and light juxtaposed with architecture, in cinema. The show opens May 15 at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY and below you can see a bunch of art from the show.

Illuminate, the second solo exhibit by Raid 71, opens at 7 p.m. May 15 at the Bottleneck Gallery, 60 Broadway, Brooklyn NY. All unsold screen prints and original prints will go on sale at noon EST May 16 at

Here are a few of the pieces in the show. Mouse over east for the subject.

Raid 71 Bottleneck Gallery Illuminate

Raid 71 - Blade Runner Spinner Var Raid 71 - Blade Runner Spinner Reg Raid 71 - Mean Streets 2 Raid 71 - Mean Streets Raid 71 - Taxi Driver Raid 71 - Westworld Raid 71 - Akira Raid 71 - Blade Runner Ray Reg Raid 71 - Blade Runner Ray Var Raid 71 - City of Lost Children Raid 71 - Dark City Raid 71 - Midnight Cowboy Raid 71 - The Fisher King Raid 71 - Tron

Blade Runner aside, I love that Raid 71 decided to do so many different films for this show. It would have been so, so easy to focus on light in all the of the usual films: Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Pulp Fiction, Back to the Future etc. But The Fisher King? Mean Streets? Midnight Cowboy? These are great films that very rarely get love on the pop culture art circuit. Plus I really like this distinct, almost hypnotic style. The use of color and more specifically point of view really do give a the work a unique and exciting look. We’re looking at this movies in a way we’ve never seen them.

What do you think of the latest Raid 71 Bottleneck Gallery show?

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06 Apr 23:08

kimboekbinder:“I had both of them that afternoon, and I came to...


“I had both of them that afternoon, and I came to the conclusion that white boys are so delicious. That time back in my dance studio ranks as one of the most celestial experiences of my life. Those two beauties transported me to heaven. I never knew that lovemaking could be so beautiful.”

-Eartha Kitt on her threesome with James Dean and Paul Newman

April 6th, 2015 is the day I found out Eartha Kitt, Paul Newman, and James Dean had a threesome. My life will never be the same. Knowing this happened in the time that it happened makes me so happy. Humanity may have already achieved it’s highest point. *swooning forever*

08 May 17:22

"He could just be a honest interplanar skeleton in a suit trying to get by in the harsh multi-verse..."

““He could just be a honest interplanar skeleton in a suit trying to get by in the harsh...
08 May 13:44

reality-pill: MOVEment: Chalayan x AyaBambi and Ryan...


MOVEment: Chalayan x AyaBambi and Ryan Heffington

Chalayan dresses AyaBambi in a film by Jacob Sutton, choreographed by Aya Sato & Ryan Heffington, for MOVEment AnOther’s  innovative exploration of dance and fashion through film.

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07 May 10:17

Jean-Philippe Lomas's Photos - IMATS 2011

by jakewaldron
05 May 18:46

Miyazaki films reimagined as woodblock prints

by Laura Hudson

The stars of Hayao Miyazaki's films recede into the background in a series of prints inspired by Japanese woodblock artist Kawase Hasui. Read the rest

01 May 18:48

Trying to Remain a Child at Heart as an Adult

by Brad
04 May 16:40


05 May 04:04

ponintothewild: I love my cute butt.

Christopher Lantz

Honey Badger don't care.


I love my cute butt.

22 Apr 21:08

Hong Kong Anti-Littering Campaign Uses DNA Analysis to Digitally Recreate the Faces of Litter Offenders

by E.D.W. Lynch

DNA Anti-Litter Campaign

Environmental organization Hong Kong Cleanup is using DNA analysis to create digital renderings of the faces of actual Hong Kong litter scofflaws in a new anti-littering campaign. The renderings, which are examples of DNA phenotyping, are based both on DNA found on litter samples as well as demographic information based on context clues like type of litter and neighborhood. Starting today–Earth Day–the litterbug faces are being posted on the Hong Kong transit system, social media, and print media. The campaign was produced in partnership with Ecozine and The Nature Conservancy and was created by Ogilvy.

DNA Anti-Litter Campaign

DNA Anti-Litter Campaign

images via Hong Kong Cleanup

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21 Apr 04:16

Tamara Lichtenstein

by andriuuuu
17 Apr 16:23

Iron Man's Eyebrows on Fleek

by Don
16 Apr 13:30

Equal Parts Creepy, Crazy, and Kitty


Instructor Housetsu Sato and his students at the Japan School of Wool Art made this monstrous beauty. The piece will be on display in the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum April 18 through the 23rd. They're even entertaining the idea of renting it out once it's done, in case you really need to ruin some child's birthday party.

Submitted by: (via Cat Doll)

Tagged: costume , what , Cats , weird
15 Apr 19:41

Japanese game show in which guys sing karaoke while being pleasured by pretty ladies

by Xeni Jardin

My goodness, this is weird. (more…)

12 Apr 18:20


06 Apr 22:14

Sex News: 18 years for revenge porn, the Rent A Gent, Rolling Stone, Snowden on John Oliver

by Violet Blue
Christopher Lantz

Violet Blue so definately NSFW but I must say, I'm impressed with the strides VR has made.

Support ethical, indie erotica and sex ed publishing at Digita Publications, where all sales go to the authors!

  • It’s pretty difficult to find a game that actually nails the way breasts move. Curiously, though, it seems like the people making virtual reality porn are making some good strides in the realm of breast physics.
    VR Porn Has Made Some Progress With Breasts, At Least (Kotaku)
  • The Internet — and the tech industry as a whole — has essentially polarized into two separate, independent fiefdoms: porn, and non-sexual content. There is little-to-no room for anything in between. Anything remotely sexual is (generally) considered porn, and treated as tainted, by “respectable” businesses.
    Porn, Sex, Tech, And Cindy Gallop (TechCrunch)
  • The operator of a revenge porn website has been sentenced to 18 years in jail in the US. Kevin Bollaert of San Diego created the website that let people post explicit pictures of their former partners. Pictures were posted without victims’ consent and Bollaert charged up to $350 (£235) to get photos removed. Bollaert was convicted in February on 21 counts of ID theft and six of extortion.
    ‘Revenge porn’ site owner faces lengthy jail term (BBC)
  • Life as a Rent A Gent: “The drinks keep flowing. Before long I feel, under the table, Cathy’s hand on my thigh, and I discover that my own hand has started the journey along her black stockings from her knee to her thigh and beyond, high up under her skirt.”
    My Life as a Rent A Gent (GQ)

Gratitude to our sponsor in Spain, women-run Lust Cinema.
  • “If you are watching porn online in 2015, even in incognito mode, you should expect that at some point your porn viewing history will be publicly released and attached to your name (…)”
    ​Your Porn Is Watching You (VICE)
  • Warning for survivors of sexual assault and trauma. Last November, Rolling Stone published a story, ‘A Rape on Campus’ [RS 1223], that centered around a University of Virginia student’s horrifying account of her alleged gang rape at a campus fraternity house. RS has since officially retracted the story, and the episode is a lesson in lapses in reporting, editing and fact-checking that all online writers should pay very close attention to.
    Rolling Stone and UVA: The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Report (Rolling Stone)

Thank you to our sponsor, Nubile Films.

  • Michael Stable, a documentary filmmaker, is in the process of making a documentary about Chuck Homes, titled Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story. As the acknowledged king of a pivotal era in gay porn, Holmes is an important subject for historical assessment. But the film also takes a look at his financial role in some of his era’s defining political causes — in particular, he provided the seed money for the HRC (Human Rights Campaign).
    Seed Money: Capturing a Pivotal Era of Gay Porn (Film International)
  • This means will be blocked in the UK: The UK culture secretary has promised a Conservative Government will take action to protect the UK from online pornography, saying a regulator will have the power to force internet services to block certain websites, if without a proper age verification system.
    Porn sites without age checks could be blocked after the general election (Independent UK)
  • If you own or operate an adult website and have access to its visitor statistics, you may have noticed a prolonged decline in traffic volume due to Google’s Panda, Penguin and other algorithm updates. Even if obtaining Google traffic was not a top priority for some sites, the websites (and affiliates) that are linking to those sites were likely hit by the ongoing re-ranking of Google’s search results, causing a trickle-down effect that affected the bottom line of many websites.
    Google Causes Algorithm Anxiety (XBIZ)

This is what your brain looks like during an orgasm #fmri #neuroscience

— FutureofSex (@FutureofSex) April 6, 2015

Thank you to our sponsor and friends, Pink Label TV.
  • If public displays of affection make you uncomfortable, don’t come to Latin America. From Mexico City to Medellin and Buenos Aires to Belize, making out in public is a virtual rite of passage for high schoolers and young adults. It’s so widespread that when the city of Guanajuato passed an ordinance in 2009 banning certain forms of PDA, it was met with such furor that the law had to be suspended days later.
    Why Do So Many Young People in Latin America Hook Up in Parks? (PS Mag)

Thank you to our sponsor in the UK, Joybear.
  • While sex toy recycling still hasn’t caught on in any meaningful large-scale sense, there are a handful of purveyors that are taking steps to address the issue for both practical business concerns and environmental considerations.
    What’s the Best Way to Recycle Your Vibrator? (Vice)

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16 Mar 16:40

spacegirltina:god fucking damnit


god fucking damnit

17 Mar 18:20


23 Mar 20:30

Foss by Jeff Love

by Kieran

Chris Foss by Jeff Love

Sci-Fi-O-Rama proudly present a very special feature on Chris Foss, as profiled by Jeff Love, owner and admin of the sublime Sci-Fi art blog Ski-ffy.


Born in 1946 in Guernsey, Channel Islands, Chris Foss is a British illustrator and a powerhouse of science fiction design and invention. His work is a celebration of future machinery, impossibly sized constructions exist on a planetary scale; a showcase of hardware so large that the human figure is dwarfed by comparison.

Chris Foss by Jeff Love

Arriving in the SF illustration field in the early 1970s, he is a cult figure, influential and universally admired. For British SF and SF art, his work can be seen as a catalyst; his prolific output was used abundantly in the UK paperback market, particularly by publishing houses like Panther, Coronet (Hodder & Stoughton) and Granada. Foss’ iconic paintings adorned the covers of American classics; E. E. Smith’s Lensman and Family d’Alembert series, reprints of the works of Asimov, James Blish and Philip K. Dick. These colourful scenes of gargantuan spacecraft, space-scenes and enormous robots not only influenced an entire school of imitators, but instilled a love of future-tech amongst several generations of science fiction fans.

Chris Foss by Jeff Love

His early life encouraged an interest in art, his endeavours with pencil won him a scholarship to a public school in Dorset. Exploration of the surrounding area yielded numerous influences; elements of post-war, semi-derelict, bombed-out buildings and shipyards can be seen in numerous examples of later work.

Chris Foss by Jeff Love

As a young man during the 1960s – by way of compromise – he found himself studying architecture at Cambridge University. His parents (both teachers) disapproved of his wishes to become a commercial artist. Finding architecture too drab a subject, Foss was reportedly something of an absentee student and by his second year he found himself providing strips of erotic artwork to Bob Guccione’s (later to publish OMNI) Penthouse magazine. The former being so impressed with the young artist that he put him on retainer to illustrate a Barbarella style strip.

Chris Foss by Jeff Love

Though he found steady work working for an architectural sculptor, the following years were not easy. After a few false starts whilst working various jobs to support himself, Foss career finally began to grow following an introduction to a design agency. Though he produced cover art for miscellaneous non-SF titles at first, this also included interior illustrations; careful line drawings for Alex Comfort’s The Joy Of Sex (1972) that showcased his talent as a varied and capable draughtsman. Meanwhile his reputation for skilfully depicting starships and future themes become so, that authors such as Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke would specifically ask for his work to be used on the covers of their novels.

Chris Foss by Jeff Love

As Foss’ name and portfolio grew, Hollywood called. Conceptual work followed for the planet Krypton (Richard Donner’s Superman – 1978) and early designs of the Leviathan and Nostromo spacecraft (Ridley Scott’s Alien – 1978) but perhaps most famous are his contributions to Alejandro Jodorowsky’s unrealised 1975 film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Science Fiction classic Dune.

Chris Foss by Jeff Love

It is as a cover artist, however, that Foss is best-known. His arrival and rise in popularity initiated something of a renaissance amongst publishing houses and art editors. Previously (particularly in the UK), paperback covers – more often than not – were one of two ways: utilizing (or re-using) artwork previously found on the covers of American novels, nebulous, bland patterns or photography that suggested space as a theme, but depicted very little. There were exceptions of course, but Foss’ creations surely motivated on two fronts: in the eyes of the book buying public, as well as that of the publishers and art editors who had on their hands a skilful demonstration of the importance of jacket design, proof – if any were needed – that books can sell solely on the merit of the cover.

Chris Foss by Jeff Love

A new wave of artists soon followed in his footsteps as publishers sought artwork similar in tone and execution, similarly talented, wielding airbrushes. Not to diminish their talents: Tim White, Chris Moore, Peter Jones and Angus McKie’s early works often bear more than a passing resemblance, each frequently mistaken for the other, though each developed into their own, individual and recognizable artists in their own right. However, unlike the majority of his contemporaries, Foss is not a fan of SF, and as such did not read the books his was commissioned to illustrate jackets for. Scenes are rendered entirely from the imagination and as such do not illustrate scenes found inside novels. In this sense they can be seen as vague, or meaningless abstraction – but serve the purpose of creating interest in the books they appear on very well. The attraction is the technology; art for art’s sake.

Chris Foss by Jeff Love

Chris Foss by Jeff Love

Foss’ legacy is a body of work that informs us that in regards to fantastical spacecraft, elegance in appearance is not strictly necessary. Spacefaring vehicles could be as floating cathedrals, organic, asymmetrical leviathans as large as the imagination might allow. His visualisations of space hardware show incredible attention to detail: behemoths with scale reinforced by scatterings of pinpricks of light. Rejecting the needle-pointed, aerodynamic and militaristic rocket shapes established by pulp heroes, he opted instead for enormous and colourful industrial vessels, floating relics rendered with a weight of authenticity; free from the restrictions of mass in a vacuum.

Foss’ vessels may be enormous, but space is always bigger.


Many, many Thanks to Jeff Love for this bloody brilliant article! be sure to check out his blog

To read up more about Foss please check the following articles:

Sci-fi artist Chris Foss talks through his inspirations

Chris Foss on the Nostromo (Alien 1979)

And finally If your interested in the very latest from Chris Foss himself check his site:

23 Mar 14:00

A Young Coder Blindly Falls for a Beautiful Female Robot in the Intense Second Official Trailer for ‘Ex Machina’

by Justin Page

A24 has released the second official trailer for their upcoming sci-fi thriller film Ex Machina (previously) directed by Alex Garland, the writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine. The trailer features young coder Caleb Smith blindly falling for the beautiful artificially intelligent robot named Ava. Smith quickly goes from being the tester to being tested. It’s currently scheduled to arrive in theaters on April 10, 2015.

Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test—charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan’s latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated––and more deceptive––than the two men could have imagined.

Ex Machina

You've never met anyone like her. #MeetAva #ExMachina

— Ex Machina (@ExMachinaMovie) March 20, 2015

image via Ex Machina

17 Mar 21:21

‘AWAKE’, A Short Time-Lapse That Captures the Prismatic Beauty of the Northern Lights in Alaska

by Lori Dorn
Christopher Lantz

Want to see one day.

AWAKE” is a new time-lapse film by filmmaker Alexis Coram that captures the stunning prismatic beauty of the aurora borealis as it dances across the Fairbanks, Alaska winter sky.

I spent 4 nights outside of Fairbanks in February – two of those nights were entirely overcast and not a light could be seen. The other two nights were electrifying. I stood outside for hours – shooting and gazing in awe at the orchestral dance above and around me. I felt more awake than ever during those moments. I hope my interpretation in images portrays that feeling.

Dancing Lights

Dancing Prism


Over the Mountain

photos by Alexis Coram

via Fstoppers