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At heart of the holy box — 3D fractal zoom


Fantastic. Definitely something worth watching.

Sunday Evening Commentarium for 2013/06/02


There are rarely truly good animations on the net, at least in terms of apparent realism. There are few that do not look obviously animated. This is one such, as despite its strangeness, it can and has fooled people into thinking it genuine.

Isn’t it amazing how they trained those giraffes to do that?

A friend of mine, who pointed this gem out to me, reports his mother as having been one of those so fooled. It’s funny how easy it is to fool ourselves, despite our tendency to frequently overestimate our own cleverness.

There may be things my eye misses in this that give it away, but think that this one gets high marks for being both realistic and to me at once quite fantastic… And very, very funny.

It also brought forth this: Sometimes what you should be considering is not just how convincingly something is said, or by whom, but what is actually being said. Sometimes the claim itself is what should be evaluated, however facile the argument.

Bullsh*t can kill if you fall for it.

This one gets props for making my weekend. Enjoy, and may you all do so the rest of the week.

Sunday Evening Commentarium is a regular installment posted at 6:00 PM Eastern Time each Sunday, on a question or matter bringing itself to my attention during the previous week.

Eyegasm


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Laika, the Animated Short


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“Laika is a re-imagining of the true story about the first dog in space and what may have happened to her on her momentous journey.

An intelligent creature, curious and proud she fulfils her duty taught to her by the scientists back on earth. Laika daydreams of her life before space travel and her humble beginnings on the streets of Moscow.”

Hominid


This was sent to me by my fellow Twitterer @Medusa_RANTz…

Ever wonder what might result from the crossing of human with other…things, like spiders, dogs, birds and frogs?

Artist Brian Andrews has produced a really neat and possibly very disturbing set of stills and animation made from veterinary and pediatric x-ray photos.

With the title of Hominid, these cool images are put together using Photoshop, assembled from the original images that make them up, with attention paid to anatomical details such as how the blended parts fit together, cohering into a single incredibly creepy organism.

Brian had the following to say, according to this article:

‘The original photo-composites were developed with the intent of creating an artwork that would make the audience feel a personal and uncanny connection to the image in front of them.

‘Each photo needed to contain a sensation of humanity which someone could intimately relate to, yet also provoke something unsettling and alien.

‘Fusing human and animal anatomies is not a new idea – almost every mythology has hybrid creatures.

‘By using X-rays as source material I was able to make the images contemporary in their form, as well as directly challenge the viewer by taking them inside their own bodies.’

I must admit, as fantastic as these are, it’s not quite what I’m used to thinking about when the word “human” crosses my mind…
Brrrr!
Check out the cool teaser animation below!
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