Ex Machina, A Sci-Fi Thriller Film About a Young Coder Who Tests a Beautiful Artificially Intelligent Female Robot

A24 studio has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming sci-fi thriller film Ex Machina directed by Alex Garland, who is known for writing the screenplays for both 28 Days Later and Dredd. The film is about a young coder named Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) who wins the opporunity to test a beautiful artificially intelligent female robot, Ava (Alicia Vikander), that was constructed by his boss Nathan (Oscar Isaac). It’s currently scheduled to arrive in theaters on April 10th, 2015.

Ex Machina

videos via A24 and MOVIES Coming Soon, image via Ex Machina

An Incredibly Detailed Cross-Section Illustration of Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong

A Cross-Section of Kowloon Walled City

This incredibly detailed illustrated cross-section of Hong Kong’s notoriously overcrowded Kowloon Walled City (previously) was created by Japanese researchers shortly before the enclave was torn down in 1993. The map can be viewed in full size in the book, Large Illustrated Kowloon City, by Kowloon City Expedition, Kazumi Terasawa, and H. Kani.

A Cross-Section of Kowloon Walled City

A Cross-Section of Kowloon Walled City

A Cross-Section of Kowloon Walled City

images via Daniel Fernández Pascual

via Raul Gutierrez, Spoon and Tamago

Impossible Magnets, Souvenir Magnets for Fictional Destinations From Pop Culture and Literature

Impossible Magnets

Impossible Magnets is a series of souvenir magnets for fictional destinations found in movies, books, games, myths and more. The series was created by Martín Feijoó, in collaboration with Miguel Sousa, Sara Enriquez, and Snack Studio. The magnets are available for purchase online.

Impossible Magnets

Impossible Magnets

Impossible Magnets

Impossible Magnets

images via Martín Feijoó

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

Kitschy Thrift Store Figurines Transformed Into Wonderfully Twisted Creations

Altered Figurines by Tom LaBonty

Portland, Oregon-based artist Tom LaBonty transforms kitschy thrift store figurines into wonderfully twisted creations. He draws his inspiration from black metal, horror, goth and Halloween influences.

Altered Figurines by Tom LaBonty

Altered Figurines by Tom LaBonty

Altered Figurines by Tom LaBonty

Altered Figurines by Tom LaBonty

photos via Tom LaBonty

via Dangerous Minds

Graphic Designer Takes Creative and Adorable Photographs of Her Infant Daughter Every Week

Maya Week 15

Klara Bednarova, the graphic designer behind Graficool has been taking creative and adorable photographs of her infant daughter Maya every week for Maya’s first year of life and posting them to Tumblr.

Hello. My name is Maya and my mum decided to take pictures of me every week. Sometimes its fun, but sometimes its hard work, let me tell you. Hope you like what we are doing, we will keep going for the whole first year of my life!

Maya Week 1

Maya Week 23

Maya Week 31

Maya Week 40

photos via Klara Bednarova

A Detailed Analysis of Stealth Mechanics and Visual Cues in the Video Game ‘Mark of the Ninja’

Game designer Dan “OtherDan” Emmons analyzes the stealth mechanics and visual cues in the video game Mark of the Ninja in a video narrated by Daniel Floyd. Mark of the Ninja is a 2012 side-scrolling stealth video game by Klei Entertainment. The analysis is part of the Design Club series by the folks at Extra Credits (previously).

How does Mark of the Ninja deliver the challenge and fantasy of stealth in a way that feels fair to the player? Game designer Dan “OtherDan” Emmons analyzes communication through visuals.

A Fascinating Look Back at 100 Years of Leica Photography

The Deutsche Welle video “100 years of Leica Photography” looks at the history of Leica Camera, the German camera company that developed the first practical compact 35mm camera back in 1914. The video is also a preview of Eyes Wide Open: 100 years of Leica Photography, an exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Leica camera. The exhibition runs through January 11th, 2015 at Deichtorhallen Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany.

via Leica Rumors, PetaPixel