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Nov 4, 2015

Ghost in the Shell Arise — Trailer HD

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Nov 3, 2015

New Star Trek Series To Premiere In 2017

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This is the best news you will read all day: Star Trek is coming back. The franchise will get a brand new series in January 2017, one year after it turns 50.

CBS made an announcement today, stating that Alex Kurtzman, who co-wrote the two latest Star Trek films will be the executive producer for the new series, which will be streamed over CBS’ on-demand online service, CBS All Access. You can watch the premiere on TV, but after that you’ll have to subscribe to the $5.99/month service in order to see more episodes. It’s a clever ploy to bring in subscribers, because, really, who doesn’t want to see the next Star Trek series?

A Star Trek television show hasn’t graced the airwaves since Enterprise ended its four season run in 2005. This news is likely utterly thrilling to fans of the series that have contented themselves with movies and binge-watching episodes from the original Star Trek series, The Next Generation, Deep Space 9, and Voyager.

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Nov 1, 2015


Posted by in categories: computing, entertainment, nanotechnology, robotics/AI

Post-Human is a scifi proof-of-concept short based on the bestselling series of novels by me, David Simpson. Amazingly, filmed over just three hours by a crew of three, the short depicts the opening of Post-Human, drawing back the curtain on the Post-Human world and letting viewers see the world and characters they’ve only been able to imagine previously. You’ll get a taste of a world where everyone is immortal, have onboard mental “mind’s eye” computers, nanotechnology can make your every dream a reality, and thanks to the magnetic targeted fusion implants every post-human has, everyone can fly (and yep, there’s flying in this short!) But there’s a dark side to this brave new world, including the fact that every post-human is monitored from the inside out, and the one artificial superintelligence running the show might be about to make its first big mistake. wink

The entire crew was only three people, including me, and I was behind the camera at all times. The talent is Madison Smith as James Keats, and Bridget Graham as his wife, Katherine. As a result of the expense of the spectacular location, the entire short had to be filmed in three hours, so we had to be lean and fast. What a rush! (Pun intended).

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Oct 30, 2015

Can Computers Be As Creative As A Human?

Posted by in categories: computing, entertainment, media & arts, open source

To many people, the introduction of the first Macintosh computer and its graphical user interface in 1984 is viewed as the dawn of creative computing. But if you ask Dr. Nick Montfort, a poet, computer scientist, and assistant professor of Digital Media at MIT, he’ll offer a different direction and definition for creative computing and its origins.

Defining Creative

Creative Computing was the name of a computer magazine that ran from 1974 through 1985. Even before micro-computing there was already this magazine extolling the capabilities of the computer to teach, to help people learn, help people explore and help them do different types of creative work, in literature, the arts, music and so on,” Montfort said.

“It was a time when people had a lot of hope that computing would enable people personally as artists and creators to do work. It was actually a different time than we’re in now. There are a few people working in those areas, but it’s not as widespread as hoped in the late 70’s or early 80s.”

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Oct 28, 2015

Why BPG will replace GIFs and not only

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This means that BPG not only is way smaller than JPEG but also delivers a better quality. And that’s not all! It also supports animations!

And when I say animation, I actually say GIF-like movies with MP4 quality that are actually smaller than the mp4 it was built from.

Let’s see an example (I have not included a GIF example because the same quality size and frame rate means that the GIF will have exactly 33.8MB)

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Oct 24, 2015

Tears Of Steel Cyberpunk Action Scifi HD 3D Animation Short Film 1080P FullHD Español English

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You are free: to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work to Remix — to adapt the work to make commercial use of the work.

Directed by Ian Hubert.
Produced by Ton Roosendaal.
Written by Ian Hubert.
Starring Derek de Lint,
Sergio Hasselbaink,
Rogier Schippers,
Vanja Rukavina,
Denise Rebergen,
Jody Bhe,
Chris Haley.
Music by Joram Letwory.
Cinematography Joris Kerbosch.
Distributed by Blender Foundation.
Release date(s) September 26th, 2012.
Running time 12 minutes 14 seconds.
Country Netherlands.
Language English.

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Oct 24, 2015

Deus Ex Live Action Trailer

Posted by in categories: entertainment, singularity

An interesting look at the singularity gone awry. No other form of fiction (in any medium) even comes close to truly and honestly exploring our immediate future — be it for good OR for ill.
Fantastic game, too.

The political and moral struggle of Deus Ex: Human Revolution (

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Oct 24, 2015

CGI **AWARD-WINNING** Sci-Fi Short Film “Abiogenesis”

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Watch this fantastic and breathtaking science fiction short film by the incredibly talented Richard Mans! See how a strange mechanical device lands on a desolate world and uses the planet to undergo a startling transformation, that has profound implications for an entire galaxy. For more information about this film, please see the details and links below:

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Oct 24, 2015

REWIND — Cancelled TV show pilot — Time Travel Sci-fi/Action (Promo)

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Interesting pilot. Too bad it was never picked up for a full run.

Cancelled TV pilot of the sci-fi series; REWIND (Series 01 — episode 01)

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Oct 24, 2015


Posted by in categories: entertainment, futurism

Fantastic short film… AND it’s aparently getting expanded to full feature film. Which is AWESOME.

For best viewing please watch in 1080 HD, Full Screen, on High Volume.

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