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Iron Man Anyone?? MUST Watch: MIT Creates Amazing UI From Levitating Orbs

Iron Man Anyone?? MUST Watch: MIT Creates Amazing UI From Levitating Orbs | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

By Mark Wilson:


"Anyone else see The Avengers? Just like in Iron Man 1 and 2, Tony Stark has the coolest interactive 3-D displays. He can pull a digital wire frame out of a set of blueprints or wrap an exoskeleton around his arm. . Those moments aren’t just sci-fi fun; they’re full of visionary ideas to explore and manipulate objects in 3-D space. Except for one thing: How would Stark feel all of these objects to move them around? In reality, he’d be touching nothing but air..."

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'Avengers' Director Joss Whedon on Trying to Be More Like Buffy - Forbes

'Avengers' Director Joss Whedon on Trying to Be More Like Buffy - Forbes | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it

"Joss Whedon has the kind of credibility that only comes from repeated failure. . To his intensely devoted fans, Whedon is nothing less than a genius, the hyperliterate auteur who created the cult hit “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and would have minted a half-dozen other self-aware genre franchises by now if it weren’t for the eternal obtuseness of network and studio executives...."

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Jeff Gomez & Fabian Nicieza's 6 Reasons ‘The Avengers’ Is Crushing It At The Box Office

Jeff Gomez & Fabian Nicieza's 6 Reasons ‘The Avengers’ Is Crushing It At The Box Office | Tracking Transmedia | Scoop.it
Here's how Disney got it right....


"... #3. Homer, Dante and…Stan Lee! Embracing a Mythos of Our Own


Marvel has an intrinsic understanding that over the past five decades, their characters have become woven into the fabric of a greater global popular culture. The potent combo of licensing and digital technology has made characters like The Hulk and Captain America familiar to street kids in Botswana. Only after these past couple of weeks has the media finally caught up, finally admitting that superheroes have legitimately become our contemporary mythology, just as well-told tales of Greek and Roman gods were the blockbusters of their own epochs...."

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-avengers-box-office-success-explained-2012-5#ixzz1v4P9fIHB

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