Tag: Hyperreality

Wild Systems

A Self-Aware Mario Able to Learn and Feel

Since his birth in 1985, our favorite plumber Mario has gone through numerous evolutions. Now it is a cult video game that exists on several platforms with many different versions. However, the latest development that Mario went through is the most exciting: the character is now able to learn and feel in the confines of his 8-bit universe.

Three researches, from the University of Tübingen in Germany, gave Mario the ability to live and converse with an adaptive learning artificial intelligence method.

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Weather Machine

The Weather Machine

A cloud forms from a grass field and moves upwards, a wind blows past, fog floats, it begins to rain, but you’re not standing outdoors in the countryside. You’re in The Weather Machine! Constructed around the climatic conditions of the day on which it takes place, the installation explores rain, clouds and sun heat to recreate the weather occurring outside.

Developed by artist David Shearing, from February 5th through 7th, 2015 the atmospheric installation will transform the stage@leeds venue into a gloomy English landscape.

Source: The Creators Project

Image Consumption

Now Wait, Did Tanks Have Lasers WWII?

Recent World War II movie Fury is arguably the most immersive portrayal of WWII since Steven Spielbergs Saving Private Ryan. Both films portray the ghastly violence of war – and what it can do to the human body – realistically and with fine detail.

In Fury the viewer teams up with the battle-hardened crew of a Sherman tank out a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Tank is commanded by Brad Pitt, in what seems to be a watered down version of his Inglorious Bastards character. Get popcorn! Although you may loose your appetite during the film. Fury does a great job at making you feel you as if you actually are inside the claustrophobic Sherman tank, surrounded by Nazi’s out to kill you.

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Food To Eat With Your Eyes

Anything can be made” claims one of the many producer of plastic food.
In Japan, fake food industry represents a century of old crafting tradition and a multi billion business.

Restaurants proudly show inviting vitrines of hyper-realistic replicas of food and drinks. Why? Japanese like to “eat with their eyes”. But what is really entertaining about it lies behind the scene, where extremely fascinating production techniques have been developed over time to create the most amazing results.

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Browsing the Map of Space Ship Earth

Why use Google Maps when you can get GPS directions on The Death Star Instead? Mapbox Studio is a toolkit that allows apps and websites to serve up their own custom-designed maps to users. Companies like Square, Pinterest, Foursquare, and Evernote con provide custom-skinned Mapboxes instead, changing map elements to better fit in with their brand.

But Mapbox can do far cooler stuff. It can blast you to Space Station Earth, a Mapbox that makes the entire planet look like the blinking, slate gray skin of the Star Wars Death Star.

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Moonwalk Nike

Nature is the most successful marketing tool of our time and Nike knows it!
To celebrate the 45th anniversary of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon, on July 20, 1969, the sport brand has made a special pair of Air Max Lunar90. The lunar surface pattern of the shoes makes it look they are are made from moon rock.

If you’d like to feel like walking on the moon, you can buy the Lunar90 SP from today at Bodega for $145.00 USD. Since most of us might never take a step up there, this might be the closest we’ll ever get!

Source: Gizmodo

Pawel Kuczynski

Modern Society Contradictions

Polish illustrator Pawel Kuczynski  portraits today’s social and cultural reality through sharp art drawings.

At a glance, his illustrations might appear funny, but if you take a closer look you will see some of the contradictions of today’s world.

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signs from the near future

Signs From The Near Future

Will these futuristic signs become part of our near future? Hypermorgen, an interdisciplinary lab for future research based in Berlin, created a blog filled with some possible signage that we could bump into in the next few years.

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It’s Always Sunny with LED Panels

Designed to imitate natural lighting mimicking the Earth’s atmosphere, a nanoparticle LED panel can bring a sunny sky to your room, no matter what the weather outside.

The product, called CoeLux, was developed by professor Paolo Di Trapani and his team, at the University of Insubria in Como, Italy.

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All Humans Piled Together Are So Tiny

The volume of all humans on Earth is insignificant, put all together we are not big enough to fill the Grand Canyon, not even taking the whole humanity across the history! We are just a bunch of ants, yet a huge presence on this planet.
Peculiar image of the week.

Source: Vsauce