and people say anime is shit.
One of my favorite episodes of one of my favorite comedies.
lets play a game called “credit the artist”
ye but number five is zevri’s B)))))
Much as I try to keep from getting repetitious, this was just too neat to pass up. This new music video for The Glitch Mob’s “Becoming Harmonious” is built around the standing Faraday waves that form on a water-filled subwoofer. The vibration patterns, along with judicious use of strobe lighting, produce some fantastic and kaleidoscopic effects. (Video credit: The Glitch Mob/Susi Sie; submitted by @krekr)
Zen Pencil Comics: 52. PHIL PLAIT: Welcome to science
Phil is one Bad Astronomer. Love this.
Science is coming.
Ah yes, the night is still young.
Embedding 2D Desktops into VR
Proof-of-concept demo by Oliver Kreylos of a 3D VR desktop environment using real software applications inside a data capture of an office.
The GIFs above don’t do this justice - video embedded below:
There have been several discussions … about how to integrate 2D desktops or 2D applications with 3D VR environments; for example, how to check your Facebook status while playing a game in the Oculus Rift without having to take off the headset.
This is just one aspect of the larger issue of integrating 2D and 3D applications, and it reminded me that it was about time to revive the old VR VNC client that Ed Puckett, an external contractor, had developed for the CAVE a long time ago. There have been several important changes in Vrui since the VNC client was written, especially in how Vrui handles text input, which means that a completely rewritten client could use the new Vrui APIs instead of having to implement everything ad-hoc.Here is a video showing the new VNC client in action, embedded into LiDAR Viewer and displayed in a desktop VR environment using an Oculus Rift HMD, mouse and keyboard, and a Razer Hydra 6-DOF input device.
You can find out more here
Monument Valley is Out Today!
Written by Elliott Finn
Remember that stunning, Escher-inspired puzzle game for iOS that you saw the trailer for a few months ago? Well, you can play it right now!
This game is excellent.
I’ve been in meetings like this before. A brilliant takedown of ill-considered requirements and dysfunctional group dynamics.
Taking the afternoon off of Joute stuff, so I’m doing something I’ve been wanting to for a while.
Re-interpreting this: (still very much a WIP)
I wanted to … make [Rorschach] as like, ‘this is what Batman would be in the real world’. But I have forgotten that actually to a lot of comic fans, ‘smelling’, ‘not having a girlfriend’, these are actually kind of heroic! So Rorschach became the most popular character in Watchmen. I made him to be a bad example. But I have people come up to me in the street and saying: ‘I AM Rorschach. That is MY story’. And I’d be thinking: ‘Yeah, great. Could you just, like, keep away from me, never come anywhere near me again as long as I live?’Alan Moore (via class-snuggle)
Serial Experiments Lain - “…a schoolmate who had committed suicide tells Lain that she is not dead, but has merely 'abandoned her physical body and flesh', and is alive deep within the virtual reality-world of the Wired itself and that she has found the almighty and divine god there.”
One theory I read is just that this is about someone with untreated schizophrenia.
I started Dresden Codak nine years ago. Here’s a comparison of the very first strip I uploaded with the last panel of the most recent page.
In 2005 I was a floundering 21-year-old college student with no direction and growing debt. I drew that snake comic in a statistics class I was failing, and on my way home I decided to scan it and maybe put together a website. I thought if I kept doing that, I could teach myself to draw, as a fun hobby.
Since then, this comic has become my full time job (since 2008), and last year I raised over half a million dollars in the second most successful comics Kickstarter ever. I draw what I like, I have fans all around the globe, and most fortunately, I know what I want to do with my life. In those nine years I’ve had countless people from all corners tell me I couldn’t do this or that, or that I was wasting my time trying something that had no future or point. At the end of the day, though, I can only say “I’ll show you,” and I try to do just that.
Never underestimate the power of time, hard work, and stubbornness.