Japanese producer and projection mapping specialist Nobumichi Asai colaborated with make-up artist Hiroto Kuwahara along with French digital image engineer Paul Lacroix to create this awesome video art installation entitled Omote. The title refers to the mask used in the traditional Japanese musical drama of Noh. Using real-time face tracking and projection mapping the team created a virtual mask on the face of a live mode..
The woman wears no makeup. Instead her face is covered in tiny sensors for 3D laser scanning of her features and the projection of a perfectly accurate three-dimensional facial replica making her appear as though her eyes are open when they’re really closed and that she’s wearing makeup:
Or undergoing surreal transformations straight out of anime or science fiction:
Nakigitsune is a uchigatana forged by Awataguchi Kuniyoshi, the master of Yoshimitsu, during the Kamakura period(13th century). He was unique during that period as uchigatanas were rare among the samurai class and still in developmental stage while tachis were the main weapon for cavalry warfare. Which is why he calls Kuniyoshi’s signature(銘) an exquisite mark as it is signed on the sashi-omote(差表)* side of the blade’s nakago(tail-end that goes into hilt), an indication of a uchigatana. While signatures on tachis are signed on the haki-omote(佩表)* side. Another precious point about the signature is that it bears the full name complete with the honorary title of Kuniyoshi( 左兵衛尉藤原国吉). His size is small for a uchigatana, closer to a wakizashi.
Nakigitsune is always together with his fox companion who speaks in place of him, as he is shy about talking to people. It is also an interesting play on Nakigitsune’s name, which means howling(鳴) fox(狐). Nakigitsune has never been used for battle. His resume consists of sitting in display at Akimoto’s family residence for hundreds of years and then continue to couch potato over at Tokyo National Museum. No wonder he is so shy with social interactions, since he has hardly ever stepped out into the human world, always observing from within the glass case.
Prototype tech by nobumichiasai can display actual 3D animated geometric forms using lasers and mist:
This project is a prototype for the 3d hologram installation. It is composed by 16 units of the laser projector and 16 units of PC. You can actually touch, you can be interaction. The essential idea of the world coordinates in the real space and the PC for calibration was given at the time of the OMOTE. Simple idea of fusion this virtual space and real space has the potential of universal representation. And then you can high-definition drawn in that it is a laser light source, you can also make a huge hologram. Future, and increasing the accuracy of the calibration, and to achieve homogeneity of the concentration of mist, is expected to carry out the installation to create a hologram by 100 units laser projector.
Tree Creeping by Al Richardson Via Flickr: On the path to King’s Cave, Isle of Arran, Scotland.
Misty and mysterious, also a great place to dodge the marauding midges…
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Apparently this one made Explore, but Scout says not…confusing!
I was writing some fan-fiction on my phone and I needed their classes for the plot so I began researching and found out a lot stuff I read before but forgot to record down so I’m going to consolidate it (sort of). This might lead to more parts so be prepared.
Please help me add more tags of the other characters, I am too lazy to do it.
Many of the information comes from Ace Of Diamond’s Wikia and I’m just pasting them on Tumblr so for the original information, please check them out! Also, there is this Japanese website for information about different anime characters so check it out too. (Website for Ace Of Diamond)
some houses of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia…early June/12 by bevcraigwhite http://flic.kr/p/cpiqNb so many interesting houses…here are a few…and I have more ……
from the internet……
“ Colonization of Lunenburg
Although Mi'kmaq and Acadians had long resided in the area, the first formal colonization of Lunenburg began in June 1753 when a group of German, Swiss and Monbéliard French immigrants, called "Foreign Protestants” were settled here to strengthen the British presence in Nova Scotia.
The community was planned as a model town, characterized by a formal grid of streets and blocks, each with 14 house lots, and allowances for public spaces and fortifications. Outside the town limits, larger lots were also laid out for the settlers in the area still known as Garden Lots.
The town grew slowly but steadily over the succeeding years. Gradually its people, originally farmers from inland areas of Europe, turned more and more to the sea for their livelihood, becoming legendary mariners and shipbuilders. By the mid 19th century, shipbuilding, fishing and foreign trade brought increasing prosperity to the community.
Impressive Victorian homes were constructed, adding to the existing streetscapes of 18th and 19th century buildings. German customs and languages remained strong throughout the 19th century and even today, German traditions survive among Lunenburg’s people.“