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iPad Creative - iPad Creative - Turn your iPad into Robot Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory with Double

iPad Creative - iPad Creative - Turn your iPad into Robot Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory with Double | 3D animation transmedia | Scoop.it

"One of our favourite episodes of the classic US comedy 'The Big Bang Theory', is the one where Robot Sheldon meets Steve Wozniak, there's something just so deliciously geeky about it. Double, the self-balancing remote controlled iPad frame from Double Robotics, will bring that hilarious 'Big Bang' encounter one step closer to reality at the end of the year."


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Surreal Shadow Photography Plays with Pattern

Surreal Shadow Photography Plays with Pattern | 3D animation transmedia | Scoop.it

Russian photographer and artist Alexey Bednij creates images that make one look twice. Manipulating the shadows of subjects in black and white his works create a serene yet slightly confusing image which draws the viewer in to explore the photograph and question its reality.


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Kickstarter, Kiva and SciFund – Getting under the hood of the crowd funding hoopla

Kickstarter, Kiva and SciFund – Getting under the hood of the crowd funding hoopla | 3D animation transmedia | Scoop.it
Kickstarter, Kiva and SciFund - Getting under the hood of the crowd funding hoopla - http://t.co/CL9xviYH via @Shareaholic...
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Seriously. NO PORN???? What People Are Really Doing Online [Infographic]

Seriously. NO PORN???? What People Are Really Doing Online [Infographic] | 3D animation transmedia | Scoop.it
It's quite weird to think that just 20 years ago almost no one knew what the Internet was. It wasn't widely spread back then.
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Amazon launches new game studio - CNN.com

Amazon launches new game studio - CNN.com | 3D animation transmedia | Scoop.it
Amazon is getting into the game-making game. The Seattle-based company announced its first major social-game title, "Living Classics," on Monday.
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The Philosophical Roots of Science Fiction

The Philosophical Roots of Science Fiction | 3D animation transmedia | Scoop.it

"Science fiction doesn't just illuminate philosophy — in fact, the genre grew out of philosophy, and the earliest works of science fiction were philosophical texts. Here's why science fiction has its roots in philosophy, and why it's the genre of thought experiments about the universe. (...) People, especially early twenty-first century people, live in a world where strangeness lurks just beyond our frame of vision — but we can't see it by looking straight at it. When we try to turn and confront the weird and unthinkable that's always in the corner of our eye, it vanishes. In a sense, science fiction is like a prosthetic sense of peripheral vision.
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A lot of allegories are really thought experiments, trying out a set of strange facts to see what principles you derive from them. As plenty of people have pointed out, Plato's Allegory of the Cave is the template for a million "what is reality" stories, from the works of Philip K. Dick to The Matrix. But you could almost see the cave allegory in itself as a proto-science fiction story, because of the strange worldbuilding that goes into these people who have never seen the "real" world. (...)

 

The philosophy of human nature often seems to depend on conjuring imaginary worlds, whether it be Hobbes' "nasty, brutish and short" world without laws, or Rousseau's "state of nature." A great believer in the importance of science, Hobbes sees humans as essentially mechanistic beings who are programmed to behave in a selfish fashion — and the state is a kind of artificial human that can contain us and give us better programming, in a sense.

So not only can you use something like Star Trek's Holodeck to point out philosophical notions of the fallibility of the senses, and the possible falseness of reality — philosophy's own explorations of those sorts of topics are frequently kind of other-worldly.

 

Philosophical thought experiments, like the oft-cited "state of nature," are also close kin to science fiction world building. As Susan Schneider writes in the book Science Fiction and Philosophy, "if you read science fiction writers like Stanislaw Lem, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke and Robert Sawyer, you already aware that some of the best science fiction tales are in fact long versions of philosophical thought experiments."

 

 


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Why Google+ Is a Ghost Town [Infographic]

Why Google+ Is a Ghost Town [Infographic] | 3D animation transmedia | Scoop.it

An infographic details that Google+ has low activity compared to other networks.

 

There’s a lot of conflicting data out there about Google+. A few studies over the past few months have portrayed the fledgling social network as relatively moribund, but another recent report from Experian Hitwise says visits to the network are growing substantially, hitting 34.9 million for the week ended Aug. 4 compared to 21.9 million visits for the week ended July 21 — a 59% jump in two weeks.

 

Whether the network is thriving or not, this research from Umpf, a UK-based social media firm, shows that activity on G+ is low compared to other social networks.

 


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Using Google+ is a learned experience and once you incorporate it into your social media, you will use it consistently.

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Image Metrics Live Driver Demonstration - Facial Animation

I'm pretty sure the Machinima people will find this very interesting. 

Sony have implemented it in some of there new/old games and it can be used by anyone who Own a simple video camera or pc with camera and you can do it - it's pretty amazing.

 

Visit the developer site http://www.image-metrics.com/?page_id=944 and find a lot more useful information. 

 

If you like to Se how SONY is using it i have found this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnMYM-9zxC8&feature=player_embedded video for you to.

 

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Interactive 3D to come to HTML - TG Daily

Interactive 3D to come to HTML - TG Daily | 3D animation transmedia | Scoop.it
TG DailyInteractive 3D to come to HTMLTG DailyWeb developers could soon be able to start including interactive 3D in their applications, thanks to new standardization efforts.

 

They've agreed on a common proposal to extend the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) to include advanced graphics capabilities. The proposal allows for easily describing 3D geometry, its material properties (shaders), lights, and virtual cameras as new HTML........click the picture for the full story.

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Filminute: The International One-Minute Film Festival 2012

Filminute: The International One-Minute Film Festival 2012 | 3D animation transmedia | Scoop.it

FILMINUTE is the international one-minute film festival that challenges filmmakers, writers, animators, artists, designers, and creative producers to develop and submit the world's best one-minute films.

 

Filminute's international jury awards the BEST FILMINUTE and five commendations. Audiences worldwide rate the films and vote for the People's Choice.

WHAT MAKES A GREAT ONE-MINUTE FILM? The best one-minute films resonate beyond one minute and affect audiences the same way any great film does. The challenge, of course, is to do it all in 60 seconds — no more, no less.

 

Take action and participate or go and watch the 2011 Films for inspiration
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Ethereal Landscapes: Li Huayi's Traditional Chinese Painting Fused with Modern Abstraction

Ethereal Landscapes: Li Huayi's Traditional Chinese Painting Fused with Modern Abstraction | 3D animation transmedia | Scoop.it

Li Huayi fuses a traditional Chinese painting style with modern American abstraction to create ethereal, misty landscapes. Trained as a painter from a young age, Li was forced into a “worker artist” job during the Cultural Revolution before relocating to San Francisco, where the dramatic scenery of trees, rivers, and cliffs would inspire his distinguished style. Li draws a parallel between Chinese painting—and the underlying “chi” energy that informs its marks and compositions—and Abstract Expressionism, channeling both in his dynamic abstraction-verging arrangements and bold areas of light and dark.


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Want To Animate NEW "KINECTI" from Microsoft for Kinect - iProgrammer

Want To Animate NEW "KINECTI" from Microsoft for Kinect - iProgrammer | 3D animation transmedia | Scoop.it
Want To Animate A Chair? Easy With KinectiProgrammerMicrosoft Research has just released a video of a new Kinect animation system - KinÊtre. All you have to do is scan a 3D object, make a connection between your body and it, and start animating.
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Scott Jochim Sees a Practical Future for Augmented Reality

Scott Jochim Sees a Practical Future for Augmented Reality | 3D animation transmedia | Scoop.it


Jochim envisages a world where space ships launch out of books, where it snows indoors, and where he can blast holes in the walls at work. He’s talking about the children’s books that they’re actively releasing this year, but it sounds like pretty crazy stuff, right?


Well, he’s relying on some serious technology to get this done – starting with old fashioned print books. He believes the the move from “physical books to ebooks isn’t the transition,” because advertisers are still onboard with magazines, and ebooks are just popular for their distribution system, says Jochim. For Augmented Reality Development Labs, Jochim says that textbooks are the next natural step using Augmented Reality. Where smartphone-toting students can play, and actually interact, with the content. This is where Jochim gets dreamy, telling me to imagine “[sailing] with Columbus… or [in biology class] seeing species that you can take apart… or open a book and a spaceship flies out.”


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The Future of the Internet is…a la Carte

The Future of the Internet is…a la Carte | 3D animation transmedia | Scoop.it

Get ready to pay for every click - the NSF is funding researchers at several Universities to build the next Internet. Users will need to "vote with their wallet" to "reward superior service" in this new Internet, so prepare to pay through the nose.


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RocketHub [Video Interview] The Sci-Fund Challenge

Brian Meece, CEO and co-founder of RocketHub, discusses the Sci-Fund Challenge initiative.youtube.com...
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Whoa! Pixar open sources production animation code, patents • The Register

Whoa! Pixar open sources production animation code, patents • The Register | 3D animation transmedia | Scoop.it

Disney-owned Jobs-derived animation outfit Pixar has open-sourced some of its production software.

 

Pixar started life as a software company and still operates a division selling its RenderMan wares, which have been pressed into service making innumerable films beyond the walls of Pixar itself.

 

The code released as open source is called Open SubDiv, and “... implement high performance subdivision surface (subdiv) evaluation on massively parallel CPU and GPU architectures.”

 

A simple translation of the above is that the apps help create very detailed surfaces on animated objects. The image below, for example, shows an object untouched by Open SubDiv at right, and a more detailed and precise version processed by the software at left....


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Why would Apple make a 7-inch iPad? The kids | ZDNet

Why would Apple make a 7-inch iPad? The kids | ZDNet | 3D animation transmedia | Scoop.it
Summary: A new survey shows that adults might not have much use for a smaller iPad, but they would think about buying it for their kids.
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Education Collections: Excellent iPad App Store Featured Section This Week — iPad Insight

Education Collections: Excellent iPad App Store Featured Section This Week — iPad Insight | 3D animation transmedia | Scoop.it

"Every Thursday the Featured area of the iPad App Store gets a refresh and adds some new and often topical featured sections. This week one of these is titled ‘Education Collections’ and it’s one of the best and most complete sections of this type that I’ve seen."


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Humanizing corporations with social media | ParkHowell.com

Humanizing corporations with social media | ParkHowell.com | 3D animation transmedia | Scoop.it

August 6th, 2012

 

The book, Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World demonstrates how cold, industrialized companies are winning with social media.

 

Command and control. It is one of the lasting corporate legacies of the industrial age. But its grip is weakening. For 100 years, most American companies have approached corporate culture with a cold, mechanized hand. Just look at the Dilbert cartoons tacked on faceless cubicles, and you’ll see the Post-it cries for help from the people caught in this dystopian world.

 

However, like the famous quote from Dr. Ian Malcom in Jurassic Park, “Life finds a way.”...


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kristinaklarin: slow animation

kristinaklarin: slow animation | 3D animation transmedia | Scoop.it
I saw Michel Ocelot's films before and loved especially the ones inspired by the shadow theater and a work of animation pioneer Lotte Reiniger but somehow I've completely missed this unique masterpiece from 1980.

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Computer Viruses Can Kill in Ambitious Sci-Fi Web Series H+

Computer Viruses Can Kill in Ambitious Sci-Fi Web Series H+ | 3D animation transmedia | Scoop.it

Hugh Hart: "In the new online series produced by Bryan Singer, people are going crazy for a chip that hardwires their nervous systems into the internet 24 hours a day -- until a virus kills a third of the world's population" ...


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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: Transmedia - the ketchup effect

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: Transmedia - the ketchup effect | 3D animation transmedia | Scoop.it

For several years a lot of talented people around the world have been working on transmedia projects, producing transmedia projects, promoting transmedia practices and lobbying for transmedia as a way of thinking, creatively as well as financially and from a marketing perspective. Right now, I have the feeling that the long-awaited ”ketchup-effect” has finally arrived.


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3D3 Solutions Announces Kinect 3D Scanner, KScan3D, at Siggraph 2012

3D3 Solutions Announces Kinect 3D Scanner, KScan3D, at Siggraph 2012 | 3D animation transmedia | Scoop.it
3D3 Solutions releases Kinect 3D Scanner, KScan3D Software, at Siggraph 2012 (3D3 Solutions Announces Kinect 3D Scanner, KScan3D, at Siggraph 2012 http://t.co/Y9bSO4tx...)...

 

3D3 Solutions, a cutting edge developer of 3D scanning and visualization technologies, announces the release of KScan3D at Siggraph 2012 today. KScan3D is a Kinect-based 3D scanning software solution that provides consumers with the opportunity to capture quality 3D scans of real-world objects at an affordable price.


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New Transmedia Project Aims To Change Fiction

New Transmedia Project Aims To Change Fiction | 3D animation transmedia | Scoop.it
A new transmedia project called 'The Numinous Place' is trying to raise money on Kickstarter. It already has one famous backer: the actor Russell Crowe, who has apparently invested $25,000 in the project.
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7 Free Education Websites You Don't Want to Miss

7 Free Education Websites You Don't Want to Miss | 3D animation transmedia | Scoop.it

A nice list of 7 briefly described online learning spaces, intended primarily for post-high school and adult learners. Now familiar names such as Coursera, Udacity, and TED-Ed appear here, along with lesser known ones such as Open Culture, Memrise and Learnist. Love the image.-JL

 


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