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SLACTIONS 2012 Machinima Festival - Yourmachinima Community

SLACTIONS 2012 Machinima Festival - Yourmachinima Community | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Imagine an Universe where everyone can make choices, live one's dream and share one's passion. For innovation to flourish, the SLACTIONS 2012 Machinima Festival created an environment for fostering creativity; bringing together multi-talented groups of people who work together in close collaboration - exchanging knowledge and ideas, and shaping the path towards the future with their present and past accomplishments and works.

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Is This the Weirdest Movie to Hit Mainstream Theaters All Summer?

Is This the Weirdest Movie to Hit Mainstream Theaters All Summer? | Machinimania | Scoop.it
This summer's superhero flick, hitting theaters tomorrow, is objectively very, very peculiar. But here's why we're still buying our tickets. (A review of #GotG -> Is This the Weirdest Movie to Hit Mainstream Theaters All Summer?
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This film is an artistic game changer for Marvel.

“I always felt that it was very strange that people felt so negative that they wouldn’t accept a talking raccoon and tree, but they would absolutely accept a super soldier from World War II being frozen in ice and then thawing out in modern day,” says Spencer Perry.



Read more: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' — the Strangest Superhero Movie Yet? | Performance | OZY 

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A Second Life on Facebook

A Second Life on Facebook | Machinimania | Scoop.it
A growing Second Life Facebook community with 4 facebook pages that are providing a wonderful service.

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The genius behind all of these pages is Mr. Zulu Hassan himself.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 30, 5:55 PM

Visit every single one! ;)

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Absent fans get robot to do cheering

Absent fans get robot to do cheering | Machinimania | Scoop.it
A struggling Korean baseball team have invented a novel way to improve atmosphere at their matches - by bringing in a crowd of robot fans.
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Ehhhhh - thats wierd.


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iPhone 6 release date, price, specs and new features: 'Hands-on video' of ... - PC Advisor

iPhone 6 release date, price, specs and new features: 'Hands-on video' of ... - PC Advisor | Machinimania | Scoop.it
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A flexible screen, that's crazy talk! Apparently not.
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The 7 Constants Of Game Design, Part 2

The 7 Constants Of Game Design, Part 2 | Machinimania | Scoop.it
In the second of a three-part series exploring the constants of game design, we delve into talking about elegance, naturalism and the role of time.

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Great article- 

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Good stuff, continued! 

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This floating 3D video shows 'Star Wars' holograms are closer than ...

This floating 3D video shows 'Star Wars' holograms are closer than ... | Machinimania | Scoop.it
We take that to mean that it's more like a floating 3D movie, rather than a virtual object you can study from any angle. Since they're seeking a patent, Helson and Jackets are coy about exactly how it works, but say that there's ...
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Thanks to Princess Leia's famous Star Wars plea, true holograms rank just behind flying cars as tech we want, nay deserve to have in our lifetimes -- and Tupac-style flimflam won't cut it. Now, an exhibition from artists Chris Helson and Sarah Jackets whimsically called "Help Me Obi" projects objects as large as 30cm (12-inches) in space.

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THE HOBBIT 3 Official Trailer (2014) - YouTube

THE HOBBIT 3 : The Battle of the Five Armies Official Trailer ➨ Join us on Facebook http://facebook.com/FreshMovieTrailers ✓ Subscribe Here & NOW ➨ http://bi... (THE HOBBIT 3 Official Trailer (2014) : http://t.co/PjdytEHOlF...
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THE HOBBIT 3 Trailer 
A Movie directed by Peter Jackson
Release Date : December 17, 2014


One never get to old to enjoy that kind of storytelling :-)

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'Strange Fruit' uses the art of cartoon to share history - Howard University The District Chronicles

'Strange Fruit' uses the art of cartoon to share history - Howard University The District Chronicles | Machinimania | Scoop.it
'Strange Fruit' uses the art of cartoon to share history
Howard University The District Chronicles
The history books you had in school almost put you to sleep. They were filled with dates, stats, dead people and towns that aren't even around anymore.
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For teens that don’t know enough about history, “Strange Fruit” will wake them up. 

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Virtual World Blog | Kitely

Virtual World Blog | Kitely | Machinimania | Scoop.it

We updated Kitely today with several improvements, including an enhanced version of OpenSim 0.8; experimental support for BulletSim; and better in-world search. We contributed some of our patches to OpenSim core so other grids will be able to benefit from them as well...


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Kitely dose a great job with frequent updates and improvements to the core Opensim code. They also contribute many fixes back to core ofr the benefit of the whole Open Simulator community across many grids.

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Net neutrality is dead – welcome to the age of digital discrimination

Net neutrality is dead – welcome to the age of digital discrimination | Machinimania | Scoop.it





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"A US appeal court ruling that undermines the principle of net neutrality could spell the end for the ideal of an open internet, writes John Naughton"

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"A US appeal court ruling that undermines the principle of net neutrality could spell the end for the ideal of an open internet, writes John Naughton"

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CGI 3D Animated Short HD: "Origami" - by ESMA

Check out this awesome 3D Animated Short film called "Origami" created by the talented team of Joanne Smithies, Eric De Melo Bueno, Michael Moreno, and Hugo Bailly while at ESMA! Origami is...
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Check out this awesome 3D Animated Short film called "Origami" created by the talented team of Joanne Smithies, Eric De Melo Bueno, Michael Moreno, and Hugo Bailly while at ESMA! Origami is the art of Japanese origin consisting of folding paper to get different shapes.


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'Hercules': movie review - New York Daily News

'Hercules': movie review - New York Daily News | Machinimania | Scoop.it
New York Daily News 'Hercules': movie review New York Daily News Also, Ratner's exaggerated swagger was starting to feel dated by his last movie, 2011's “Tower Heist.” And besides, Renny Harlin already gave us “The Legend of Hercules” earlier this...
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The Rock is one of those actors who’s always fully committed to his audience. No, he doesn’t try to match the British accents of the rest of the cast. And yeah, he has a little trouble selling the more serious scenes. But he never, ever forgets that we’ve paid good money to be entertained.

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Fifty Shades of Grey movie trailer released

It's the movie trailer everyone is talking about. The Fifty Shades of Grey trailer was released today and has taken the internet by storm.
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It's the movie trailer everyone is talking about. The Fifty Shades of Grey trailer was released  and has taken the internet by storm.

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The Maze Runner Official Trailer #2 (2014) Dylan O'Brien Dystopian Movie HD - YouTube

Subscribe to TRAILERS: http://bit.ly/sxaw6h Subscribe to COMING SOON: http://bit.ly/H2vZUn Like us on FACEBOOK: http://goo.gl/dHs73 Follow us on TWITTER: htt...
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When Thomas ( Dylan O'Brien) wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based on the best-selling novel by James Dashner.

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Gorgeous New Interstellar Trailer Shows Chris Nolan's Alien Worlds

Gorgeous New Interstellar Trailer Shows Chris Nolan's Alien Worlds | Machinimania | Scoop.it
This brand new Interstellar takes us all a little bit further into the vast universe that director Christopher Nolan is ready to explore. Watch as Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey blast off into beautiful space.
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This movie follows "a group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage." 

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In Photos: The Most Ridiculous Laws in America | Raw File | WIRED

In Photos: The Most Ridiculous Laws in America | Raw File | WIRED | Machinimania | Scoop.it
We trust our lawmakers to pass legislation that will keep us safe and serve the greater public good. In every state's books, though, there are laws outlandish and weird enough to make you question those lawmakers' sanity. Try as you might, it's hard to imagine why anyone would take the time to make it illegal to have an ice cream cone in your pocket.
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You won't believe it but it is truth - have a laugh :-)

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Stratasys Objet30 Gets Top 10 Rank in IDT Magazine | Inside3DP.com

Stratasys Objet30 Gets Top 10 Rank in IDT Magazine | Inside3DP.com | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Dental lab owners and readers of Inside Dental Technology Magazine have listed Stratasys' Objet30 3D printer in the top 10 best products.
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They keep coming up with new 3D print uses and functionality. It will change the world as we know it. 

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Horns Official Trailer #1 (2014) Daniel Radcliffe Movie HD

http://www.joblo.com - "Horns" Official Trailer #1 (2014) Daniel Radcliffe Movie HD In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from...
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Radcliffe Movie HD

In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples.

Director: Alexandre Aja

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Amazon launches 3D printing store - Phys.org

Amazon launches 3D printing store - Phys.org | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Amazon announced Monday the launch of an online store for 3D printed items to allow consumers to customize and personalize items like earrings, pendants, dolls and other objects.
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"With 3D printing, a customer's wants are no longer limited to what is in stock but instead by what they can imagine."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-07-amazon-3d.html#jCp

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Mad Max Fury Road - Official Movie Trailer (2014) (HD)

Mad Max Fury Road - Official Movie Trailer (2014) (HD)
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Ok, this looks actually a lot better than i thought it would. 

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Picture Book

Picture Book | Machinimania | Scoop.it

Picture Book is a fantastical world that expands like the universe everyday. There are obstacles, good folks and not so nice shadow players to meet along the path. Any story Ruby cares about includes conflict. Picture Book is a hero journey and explorers are given the opportunity to write their own journey stories while they visit.

 

Ann Dickerson is the builder of Picture Book in Kitely Grid which is a story telling world. Ann's avatar (typist) is called Ruby O'Degree which she describes as a fictive author and storybuilder in the tradition of characters developed for telling stories such as Sherlock Holmes, Marco Polo, and Cynthia Rawlings.


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Cool concept and very fascinating -

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Talla Adam's curator insight, July 28, 2:05 PM

I visited Picture Book and I must say I loved it but it is still a work in progress. Well worth seeing though and another example of the way in which authors, story tellers and adventure creators are turning to the low cost Opensim worlds to express their undoubted talents in the arts.

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37 Photographs of Abandoned Locations in Iceland

37 Photographs of Abandoned Locations in Iceland | Machinimania | Scoop.it

Via Tiaan Jonker
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The background and surroundings for these abandoned properties couldn’t be anymore beautiful. The Nordic country of Iceland is 40,000 square miles of gorgeous terrain.

This piece covers everything from an abandoned bulldozer to a plane from the US Navy.

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Cool pictures, would love to explore these places.

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King Kong Movie 'Skull Island' Set for 2016 - Variety

King Kong Movie 'Skull Island' Set for 2016 - Variety | Machinimania | Scoop.it
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King Kong Movie 'Skull Island' Set for 2016
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Legendary Entertainment is developing a movie based on Skull Island, better known as the home of King Kong. The pic is scheduled to be released on November 4, 2016.
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The island, which gets its name from an imposing skull-shaped rock formation, first appeared in the 1933 “King Kong” and subsequent films, but also is the home of many other prehistoric creatures and a primitive society of humans.

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Learning In The Flesh: Why Disney Sends Its Animators To Life Drawing Classes

Learning In The Flesh: Why Disney Sends Its Animators To Life Drawing Classes | Machinimania | Scoop.it
As reliance on computers lures young animators away from classical drawing, Disneys master teachers are reminding them why figure drawing is still... (Why Life Drawing? Here's why...
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You can draw animation and gesture without life drawing, but life drawing skills give you proportion, structure, perspective, and a certain vitality through rhythmic gestures,” says Gnass, a former Disney TV storyboard artist.

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How 'Dragon 2' director used the cloud to create gigantic animated fight sequences - VentureBeat

How 'Dragon 2' director used the cloud to create gigantic animated fight sequences - VentureBeat | Machinimania | Scoop.it
How 'Dragon 2' director used the cloud to create gigantic animated fight sequences VentureBeat To make those sequences, the animators at DreamWorks Animation in Redwood City, Calif., and elsewhere had to come up with a real-time animation drawing...
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Quote "We had the ambition to do something that could rival the biggest battles in Lord of the Rings, to have that kind of scale on screen. In our own way, I think we did accomplish that."

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