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HE’S GONNA BE PART OF A BALANCED BREAKFAST. YOU’LL SEE

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Holovect

Kickstarter campaign to produce a programmable display that can present 3D vector holograms using lasers and soundwaves:

So why doesn’t the world already have holographic projectors? Because we’ve not been thinking simply:   Most attempts have thrown insane amounts of computing power, and sometimes plasma-inducing high powered beams of infra red energy.  Others use spinning screen devices that would slice your fingers if you tried to touch them.

We went back to basics.  The ideal holographic images we drew inspiration from all appear to project into air, with no need for viewers to wear special glasses or be locked into a single viewing angle.  

We figured out a way to get a laser emitter to fire only extremely precisely in 3D space, using very little processor power. That was only the beginning.

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Inevitable Death of the Universe

Public art project from LfxLab is an animation designed to be presented on the urban media screen of Hong Kong’s tallest tower:

The future of the universe is uncertain, but there are many theories on how it may end. The history of mankind is very short and we are just a small chapter in the timespan of the world’s journey across time and space. Against the backdrop of this eternal flow of time towards our end, it is strangely comforting to know that our own human struggles on this pale blue dot are but small and temporary in the scale of the larger scheme of things. We are but specks of dust against the repeating cycles of creation and destruction, as the counter reflecting the age of the universe ticks away steadily.

This piece was presented on the 77,000 sqm of urban media screen that makes up the façade of the ICC, the highest tower in Hong Kong on March 10th and 11th.

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If there ever was a top-ten of the most gorgeous creatures on Earth (or, for that matter in the Universe :) ), the birds-of-paradise would definitely have to be shortlisted. There’s a great documentary by David Attenborough about these exquisite birds, you can watch it here.

Drawings from Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux de Paradis et des Rolliers, suivie de celle des Toucans et des Barbus by François Levaillant and Jacques Barraband.