"Sight," a short film and grad project from Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo, is one of those science fiction stories that don't treat the technology as a larger-than-life operatic prop, but rather try to present something extraordinary (a heads-up display built into your eye) as though it were ordinary. It's the best science fiction magic trick of all, and it's one that very few big SF summer blockbusters ever get right (I'm looking at you, Spiderman, with your "lab" that looks like a call center ringed by glassed-in conference room where the marketing department is temporarily storing its trade-show exhibits).
Great work, and my favorite brand of visual sf. As JWZ notes, it's reminiscent of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror.
I got quite a treat yesterday afternoon when my email and Twitter filled up with people letting me know that I was mentioned in a Jeopardy! clue!
Science fiction titan Nalo Hopkinson appears in this week’s Geek Guide to the Galaxy podcast, talking about race, diversity, and sf.
This is found net.stuff, but my cursory research suggests it might come from Manama, Bahrain. That dude is s-m-o-o-t-h. (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)
Light used to just be one of two things: on or off. Simple as that. Either a flood of yellow or total darkness. Then the dimmer switch happened and you could adjust the brightness to meet your seductive needs and suddenly everyone looked a little better in the gentler light. And now your luminary universe […]
Projects will always need management. And now with the tech gold rush it feels like there are more projects than ever with fewer managers than there’s demand for. But it takes too much time and money to go back to school full time so luckily the Project Management Professional certification training course is now 96% […]
If you’ve been blessed enough to avoid them yourself, you’ve definitely heard the horror stories. Late night, crushing out a ton of work, writing, coding, anything, then boom – your computer crashes. The battery blows, you spill water or coffee all over the place, or it just shuts down with no explanation, and you’re screwed. […]