Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Two test shots from my senior project:

The school was asking for some images from our stuff for the commencement screening posters. These are the two screenshots I chose:





EPIC

Saturday, April 18, 2009

So apparently youtube voluntarily hosts full movies now

Check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Crackle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUHUAx9Lbzk

Just don't accidently click on anything while a movie is playing. Pretty damn cool. Unfortunately cliffhanger is taking forever to load even though I'm on the school's connection. This must be Youtube's answer to Hulu. This means you can also watch some of those awful movies that there's no WAY you would pay for and actually you should even pollute your mind with.

Such as the all CG Starship Troopers show Roughnecks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhwuopkWeOs

Also, not related to youtube, this is something Nick Bachman showed me. I really should have known about this already, apparently I'm falling behind the internet. I LOVE this:

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Clown Matrix Commercial?

Sounds lame but it's amazingly cool looking:



The amount of work that had to have gone into that is mind boggling. I do not know how they did this. I mean I guess I know the basics of what one might to do achieve such a thing, but holy crap no. Good job Mr. Berg and "Stink Digital. Please change your company's name, no one will take it seriously and in will fact be repulsed by it.

SPOILER:
I kind of wish it ended with a reveal instead of a loop. Would have made the whole thing perfect.

Edit: As it turns out I was just dumb and there IS a reveal at the end. I just didn't read it properly. I dunno why I didn't read it. Maybe I was watching it too hard. I dunno. It's still freakin' cool.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Robot uses logic and reasoning to understand scientific theories



http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSTRE53167K20090402


Alright, technically not a robot, but Holy fuckin' sweet. One step closer to AI. This robot has been able to watch scientific experiments and figure out what is happening in them without any prior knowledge of the experiment. Computers are now as smart as three year olds. That's the coolest thing ever. This is generation 1 of the robot, they're already working on generation 2. I didn't believe it at first, but then I read that it was posted on April 2nd so... I mean... awesome.