Design Fiction – Near Future Laboratory One of our objectives at Near Future Laboratory is to help carry Design Fiction to maturity and any interrogation or critique from the public is a source of reflection and an opportunity for describing our understanding as to what Design Fiction is, how it’s best practiced, and in what ways it can evolve. We frequently receive requests from journalists, students, fellow practitioners and clients to describe Design Fiction and shed some light on our approach as a micro-multinational company. All the questions are legitimate as Design Fiction was, not a long time ago, still an emerging practice. Decrypted Matrix At long last, news and other content now continues on our TLD www.DecryptedMatrix.com DCMX Reminder: “if they are telling us about it in the mainstream media, they’ve had it for 15 years, at least.” Pentagon-supported physicists on Wednesday said they had devised a “time cloak” that briefly makes an event undetectable. The laboratory device manipulates the flow of light in such a way that for the merest fraction of a second an event cannot be seen, according to a paper published in the science journal Nature.
Making Worlds: 1 - Of Spheres and Cubes Hopefully I'll be able to render something similar in a while. At the same time, I eagerly devoured any paper I could find on rendering techniques from the past decade, some intended for real-time rendering, some old enough to be real-time today. Out of all this, I quickly settled on my goals: Represent spherical or lumpy heavenly bodies from asteroids to suns. With realistic looking topography and features. Viewable across all scales from surface to space.
Episode 46: Tiger (7.1.2016) There are more tigers in captivity in America than wild tigers in the entire world. The exact number of captive tigers in this country isn’t known, because many of them live in people’s backyards or unaccredited zoos, and the legality of their ownership varies widely by state and even by circumstance. We travelled to Louisiana to see a 550-pound Siberian-Bengal tiger who lives at a truck stop, and the man who’s fought very hard to persuade Louisiana lawmakers he’s not a criminal. All photos from Michael Sandlin’s website See more photos, and learn more about Michael Sandlin’s effort to keep Tony at the Tiger Truck Stop here.
Deep Black Lies The relentless approach of global feudalism: "In addition to these pragmatic goals, the powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations." Prof.
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Universe Sandbox Universe Sandbox is on Steam It’s been a long journey, but Universe Sandbox 2.0 is now available on Steam. Impacting a Comet More than 5 years ago on July 4, 2005, NASA crashed a 370 kg (815 lb) copper mass into the comet Tempel 1. I have to say I’m disappointed by the result. The right photo appears blurry because it’s taken from much further away than the composite on the left and the crater isn’t very obvious even with the yellow arrows pointing it out.