The short film "Hunger" by Peter Foldès was made over 40 years ago using computers. The design is fresh. It looks like it could have been made today.
Animated film satire of self-indulgence in a hungry world. Rapidly dissolving, reshaping images, made with the aid of a computer, create a stark contrast between abundance and want. A man eats, at first sparingly, but his appetite grows to gluttony, greed, and gratification of every desire. The nightmare that finally haunts him is the one that hangs over our disparate world.
I love the soundtrack, too.
Hunger, from the National Film Board of Canada (Via Dangerous Minds)
A poster talk at last year’s European Conference on Computer Vision introduced “Deep Warp,” a machine-learning based technique for “photorealistic image resynthesis for gaze manipulation” — that is, you hand the algorithm an image of a face, and tell it where you want the person in the face to look, and it moves the gaze […]
Redditor enzyme69 used Blender to generate a picture of Mario “drawn” in crayon; this should be a thing. [via r/GenerativeArt]
From a 1984 episode of the fantastic USA Network series Night Flight, an interview with pioneering digital video artists John Sanborn and Dean Winkler about their latest pieces, “Act III,” with music by Philip Glass, and their music video for Adrian Belew’s “Big Electric Cat.” Watch them both below. (r/ObscureMedia, thanks, UPSO!)
Boasting an IPX6 waterproof rating, the Trakk Bullet Ultra Compact Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker resists dust and heavy rainfall. It’s currently available in the Boing Boing Store.The Trakk Bullet offers the same wireless convenience as other portable speakers, but few are built as tough as this one. Its utilitarian construction is designed to be a totally low-maintenance […]
The Ticwatch 2 Active Smartwatch is a simpler take on an active wearable that raised over $2m dollars on Kickstarter and is currently offered in the Boing Boing Store.Somewhere in between the single-day battery life and platform-specificity of the Apple Watch and Android Wear devices, there exists the Ticwatch. Instead of trying to shoehorn another […]
Loot Crate is a subscription service that delivers a box of curated pop culture goods to your doorstep. To sample their geeky wares, you can order a single mystery box exclusively from the Boing Boing Store.Each month Loot Crate sends you 6-7 unique items and apparel, including collectibles, books, and t-shirts. Pulling inspiration from all […]