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Japanese Mannequin Allows Users to Pose and Animate 3D Characters in Virtual Space:

Now called Qumarion, the model formerly known as QUMA uses 32 sensors across 16 body joints to translate the humanoid statue’s pose to the computer screen simply by bending limbs…

[A] 120 frames per second sample rate over USB means that poses are mirrored in your modeling tools almost instantly. You also won’t have much longer to wait to buy one for your fledgling anime production: the mannequin and custom modeling software from Celsys should be bundled together sometime within the summer for a comparatively frugal $750.

(via Qumarion 3D modeling mannequin coming soon for $750, still won’t play with your kid (video) — Engadget)

Discover the Synthespians poster by Canadian advertising creative director and illustrator Scot Park will be displayed during the Cafe Neu Romance festival (26-29 November 2014) at Galerie NTK.

I’m also a pretty big deal in Prague.

Synthespians will be on display this November at the Cafe Neu Romance exhibition in Prague, part of the European Robotics Week. Apparently,  there will be robots.

Maybe I’m just a shipper, but out of the whole human culture recreated from sixties to nineties reruns, replacing people with robots, and the rest of this incredibly silly book; the biggest suspension of disbelief I’ve had to pull through so far is that someone who already decided that the Doctor and Peri were a couple changing their mind upon seeing the pair fling themselves into each other’s arms and demand where the other had been. Based on all other couples in this book, my only guess is this character is not used to people actually liking their spouse.

(the colourful expansions to Peri’s backstory are high on the list, though..)