Landscape With A Corpse is a photo series of elaborately staged death scenes by Japanese photographer Izima Kaoru. Kaoru works with his female models to choose a scenario, location, and designer clothes for the scene. He then documents the scene in photos eerily devoid of people, save for the elegantly dressed victim. Kaoru has been working on the series since 1995.
Petcube is a small, four-inch aluminum cube that allows users to watch, talk, and play with their pets remotely using a smartphone app. The device is equipped with a 720p video camera, a remote-controlled low-intensity laser pointer, a microphone, and speakers that can all be accessed via smartphone. The Petcube isn’t yet available for pre-order, but is expected to be available this fall. Those who are interested in the product can sign up to be notified when it’s available for order at the Petcube website.
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“These heroes will stop at nothing to take down a sort of ruthless drug lord by destroying poor neighborhoods.”
In celebration of Fast & Furious 6 racing into theaters this week, Screen Junkies released an honest movie trailer for the 2011 action film Fast Five, the fifth installment in the Fast and the Furious film series.
We’ve decided to light up ‘Fast Five,’ the first film in the street racing franchise that completely does away with any street racing.
In a recent episode of Earth Unplugged by BBC Earth Productions, animal nerd Sam Hume and camera geek Simon Baxter capture slow motion footage of Shaolin Warriors performing extremely fast acrobatics. We previously wrote about Sam and Simon’s super slow motion videos showing a barn owl attacking its prey, a Northern Goshawk attacking water balloons, and wet animals shaking.
Makr Shakr is a robotic bartender system that lets people order drinks from a trio of industrial robots. A companion app lets people choose and customize a drink recipe from a list of more than 100 liquors and mixers. Two of the Kuka industrial robots are equipped with cocktail shakers for mixing duty, while the third delivers finished drinks to a conveyor, which passes them on to the person who ordered the drink (presumably so that nobody gets whacked by the extremely fast-moving robots). Makr Shakr is a collaboration between MIT SENSEable City Laboratory and Italian architecture studio Carlo Ratti Associati. It debuted earlier this month at the Google I/O 2013 conference in San Francisco. For more on the system see this Gizmodo article.
photo by Lucas Werthein
photo by Max Tomasinelli
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The light art installation “Ballroom Luminoso” illuminates a highway overpass in San Antonio, Texas with shifting colors from six LED-lit globes. Made of recycled bike parts, the four-foot-diameter globes cast complex shadows throughout the underside of the highway. The installation was created by Joe O’Connell + Blessing Hancock Public Art.
The iconic chestburster scene scene from Alien (1979) has been given an amazing homemade remake in this new Cinefix episode of Homemade Movies by California-based director, animator and musician Dustin McLean of DustFilms. Previously we wrote about Dustin and his homemade remake of The bullet time scene from The Matrix.
Ripley and the Nostromo crew sit down for a lovely meal with André from BlackNerdComedy and a homemade Xenomorph.
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