How Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Saw Into the Future – WSJhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/how-kubricks-2001-a-space-odyssey-saw-into-the-future-1520609361?mod=trending_now_4Now 50 years old, the famously opaque science-fiction classic anticipated flat-screen technology and artificial intelligence. Fifty years ago next month, invitation-only audiences gathered in specially equipped Cinerama theaters in Washington, New York and Los Angeles to preview a widescreen epic that director Stanley Kubrick had been working on for four years.
WATCH: Netflix Releases the Global First Look at Intergalactic Adventure Series “Lost In Space” @ ClickTheCity TVhttps://www.clickthecity.com/tv/a/34282/watch-netflix-releases-the-global-first-look-at-intergalactic-adventure-series-lost-in-spaceIn this date announcement video, meet the Robinson Family, reflect on Human History on Earth, and look ahead to the future of space travel. Lost In Space, premiering on Earth on April 13.
https://www.wired.com/story/everipedia-blockchain/?mbid=nl_120717_daily_list1_p3Everipedia, a two-year-old online encyclopedia, will become a decentralized, peer-to-peer, user-owned resource. Larry Sanger’s Everipedia entry is pretty close to his Wikipedia entry. It describes him as “an American Internet project developer … best known as co-founder of Wikipedia.” By the time you read this, however, it may well mention a new, more salient fact—that Sanger recently became the Chief Information Officer of Everipedia itself, a site that seeks to become a better version of the online encyclopedia than the one he founded back in 2001. To do that, Sanger’s new employer is trying something that no other player in the space has done: moving to a blockchain.
3D-Printed Euthanasia Machine Doubles as Casket – Geek.comhttps://www.geek.com/tech/3d-printed-euthanasia-machine-doubles-as-casket-1725317/?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=titleEuthanasia may sound like a nice alternative to 2017. And, thanks to Dr. Death himself, it’s about to get a lot easier. All you need is a 3D printer, some open space, and a death wish. Philip Nitschke, founder of pro-euthanasia group Exit International, recently unveiled plans for the “Sarco” machine, which allows anyone with an access code to “peacefully and reliably” end their life with the press of a button.
The Best Movies of 2017 | The New Yorkerhttps://www.newyorker.com/culture/2017-in-review/the-best-movies-of-2017?mbid=nl_Daily%20120917&CNDID=50268964&spMailingID=12528470&spUserID=MjA0NTE2Mjc4MjE5S0&spJobID=1300805748&spReportId=MTMwMDgwNTc0OAS2The best movies aren’t only ones that include new voices; they’re also ones that include voices in new ways. One of the most noteworthy movies of 2017 is a TV show, “Twin Peaks: The Return,” all eighteen episodes of which were directed by David Lynch and written by Lynch and Mark Frost. The series came in at the No. 1 spot on the Cahiers du Cinéma list, and at No. 2 in the Sight & Sound poll. It’s not on my list, and not only because it’s not a movie but, rather, a TV show that shares some important traits with movies—most significantly, having one director throughout. Most of what’s good in “Twin Peaks: The Return” is good in movie-like ways—the pacing and framing, the space and time and tone that develop around, and are inseparable from, the realization of certain main characters (especially the ones played by Kyle MacLachlan and by Lynch himself) and some secondary ones.
The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble®https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/art-of-looking-sideways-alan-fletcher/1101057318?ean=9780714834498Overview The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher “The Art of Looking Sideways is a primer in visual intelligence, an exploration of the workings of the eye, the hand, the brain and the imagination. It is an inexhaustible mine of anecdotes, quotations, images, curious facts and useless information, oddities, serious science, jokes and memories, all concerned with the interplay between the verbal and the visual, and the limitless resources of the human mind. Loosely arranged in 72 chapters, all this material is presented in a wonderfully inventive series of pages that are themselves masterly demonstrations of the expressive use of type, space, color and imagery.
What are offloaded apps in iOS 11 and how do they work? | Macworldhttps://www.macworld.com/article/3236747/ios/what-are-offloaded-apps-in-ios-11-and-how-do-they-work.html?idg_eid=412374c121fe539738655f52ae490f8f&email_SHA1_lc=f6d5fe2a378ea202f8af35117edcb06be2465c6d&cid=mw_nlt_mw_daily_html_2017-11-16&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Macworld%20Daily%202017-11-16&utm_term=mw_daily_htmlApple’s new option is not well explained, but it can save space on your iPhone.
3 Essential Design Trends, October 2017 | Webdesigner Depothttps://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2017/10/3-essential-design-trends-october-2017/?ref=donvy.comEvery designer loves breaking the rules every now and then. This month’s web design trends highlight some of the rebellious spirit in ways that look amazing. The key to all these rule-breaking designs is that the rest of the interface is simple and actually follows the rules. From text that doesn’t stay in its “container” to oversized design elements to odd ball geometric shapes, let’s walk on the wild side… Here’s what’s trending in design this month: 1. Text Without Boundaries There was a time that every element in a website design had its own place. That’s not always the case anymore. More designs are allowing elements to cross planes and move into the space of other elements. It sounds like one of those ideas that could go horribly wrong (and it could), but these websites show that there’s something beautiful about text that lives in two spaces at the same time. The trend is exemplified by text elements that cross into multiple containers, such as text that layers over the
Street children inspiration to UP Diliman’s graduating interior design class project | DesignFaveshttps://www.designfaves.com/2017/10/street-children-inspiration-to-up-dilimans-graduating-interior-design-class-project#refnlWhen you hear interior design, you instantly think efficient and ergonomically improved space with a touch of tasteful aesthetics. Interior design services are rather expensive and usually only available for people who can afford to let someone design their homes. But to the interior design students of the University of the Philippines – Diliman, designing for people whose lives they can improve is far more fulfilling. Every year, the graduating class is required to take the Special Project in Interior Design course and fulfill a project for a non-profit foundation. This year, they chose Tulay ng Kabataan (Bridge of Children) to give assistance to in the form of do-able and recyclable furniture. The project, which is called Tawid: Design Beyond Borders, is mainly inspired by Abraham Maslow’s 1943 paper called “A Theory of Human Motivation.” The students aim to raise awareness on the growth of street children and to give back to the community through their chosen profession.
Submersible yacht designed to offer complete privacy as a luxury living space and submarine | DesignFaveshttps://www.designfaves.com/2017/10/submersible-yacht-designed-to-offer-complete-privacy-as-a-luxury-living-space-and-submarine#refnlEver dreamed of playing hide-and-seek under the sea and getting away from it all? Well, apparently, now you can – except you have to have a gazillion of money to do so. Private yacht designer Migaloo Submarines recently dropped a submarine design that can trump even the most expensive sailboat in the world. The Migaloo is a concept designed and built as a yacht with a helipad, a deck pool, a movie theater, and can house eight VIP guests.