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Sight - The Future Of Augmented Reality (Short Story)

With Google’s glasses coming out soon, it will be a start to a world where we will begin overlapping the virtual world. It will be interesting to see. Based on that concept, this short story goes into a bit of detail.

Be sure to watch it till the end, you won’t regret it. 

Photography Made Through Grass By Heather Ackroyd And Dan Harvey 

This process is similar to film photography, except the ‘film’ is grass. The process is done through photosynthesis. 

Up close it may just look like a field of grass, but from far away the living image looks like a verdant version of the original photograph. The portraits can last for months, even years, becoming sharper as they grow, then slowly fading away. By “going green” with their art, Ackroyd & Harvey hope to bring awareness to environmental issues; such as, climate change, renewable energy sources, and deforestation. They have received two “RSA Art For Architecture Awards”, the “Wellcome Sci-Art”, the “NESTA Pioneering Award” and “L’Oreal Art and Science of Colour Grand Prize”. Check out more of the duo’s work, including their contribution to the upcoming Summer Olympics, on their website.


Michael Bay Gets Mad At “Worst Director” Award Nomination

Michael Bay is nominated again for another Razzie award, which takes into account the worse director of the year. Michael Bay usually wins the award, but this time has taken note and he is mad. 

Check out his response below or here

Math doesn’t lie.

I looked into this Razzie thingy. Sounds like a fruit cocktail but it is an apparent award for they say “the worst in film” by respected judges.

On their website you can join to be Judge! Holy shit, for $40 I could actually use my credit card to be a one! So I joined (I didn’t want the INNER SANCTUM membership for $75, because it sounds too much like Rectum). The $100 one for “GUARANTEED ANONYMITY” sounds kind of cool for the pure Internet lifer-hater-living-their-whole-life-behind-a-computer-wishing-they-could-of-done-something-other-then-hate-the-ones-that-are-doing. But the price was steep.

I’m a judge now $40 bucks with a newsletter included. I must say the Razzie Reporter Newsletter rocks!

So here’s the math, made by a young PA in the office:

  • Directed nine movies
  • One movie tanked at the box office
  • 4th Highest Grossing Director of All Time according to BoxOffice Mojo
  • Youngest age in the top ten Grossing directors according to Boxoffice Mojo
  • Bay most likely has received the most Razzie nominations as a director ever has
  • Transformers Dark of the Moon: 140 million people around the world attended
  • Transformers Dark of the Moon box-office $1.123 billion dollars.
  • Transformers Dark of the Moon received 7 Noms this year
  • Transformers Dark of the Moon is 4th highest grossing movie of All Time (the last Harry Potter is 3rd , and last Lord of the Rings is 5th).
  • The next most attended movie Nominee is Jack and Jill, 4.2 million people.
  • Transformers Dark of the Moon made $1.20 billion more dollars then the next Nominee Jack and Jill
  • Number of Razzie Judges: 423
  • Razzie Judges with Emperor packages: 13 (not sure what special shit they get)
Okay so now…

430 judges vote + 140 million people saw it + 712 Paramount Studio employees are smiling = 1 Very Happy Director


I guess that hit a nerve. 

Obligatory Michael Bay clip relating to the story, which ironically encompasses typical MB angles that got him voted in. 

The Single Film Frame That Exposed A Mysterious Flying Craft 

This sends all kinds of shivers down my spine. 

Go to the 1 hour and 16 minute mark to see the part of the story this relates to. 

One single film frame was captured and digitally analyzed for over 1 year in every circumstance by a nuclear physicist proves an extremely chilling find.

It goes on to be investigated by many more nuclear physicists across the world including France as a main hub. They find a magnetic field around the craft. They find the craft may be moving at almost instantaneous speeds by a magneto plasma dynamic propulsion system. It’s a system that uses a magnetic field to generate thrust that allows it to move effortlessly without any noise. 

Is it a UFO? Who knows. If you’re curious to know more about the history of this case and what caused a mass hysteria in Belgium with over 2,000 cases in over 18 months, while getting the air force, media, and government involved, then go back to the 1 hour and 4 minute mark to watch the case in full detail. 

100 Year Old Glass Negatives

Amazing seeing how these glass negatives were developed through Photoshop!

I taped out a position on a lightbox and locked a digital camera down on a tripod above it. I lay the negatives on the box and shot digital photos.

I inverted and cropped the image in Photoshop.

Then I adjusted the Levels and eliminated some dust here and there.

The first shot in the post is the finished item. Below is a detail shot showing our well-dressed foursome posing for the camera in a yard that is definitely in Southern New Jersey and probably in the town of Westville. They may have been headed to the theater in Philadelphia which was just across the Delaware. There was a number of old theater programs among the ephemera that came along with the negatives.

Henry appears in a number of these negatives, but I think he is behind the camera on this one.

Well-Dressed in the Yard - Detail

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Talent House: Free Opportunities for All Creatives

I stumbled upon this website by accident, and I was so elated that I had to share this with you guys. 


If you haven’t heard about it. Check out:

That’s right, it’s opportunities for all creatives to be involved in getting noticed and doing some amazing things for amazing people! If you’re talented and just need the audience or recognizition to get yourself out there, then this is your calling. 

If you’re one of those really talented people who just has a hard time marketing yourself, this is your time

If you’re a videographer, photographer, painter, fashion designer, artist, or anything else, you can take part!

"So many great painters, great musicians, great geniuses ended with nothing. With broken hearts in rooms with broken windows. I want to see artists sitting at the table that decide the outcome of their lives."

Talenthouse is the world’s first all creative community.

Beginning with film, fashion, art, music and photography Talenthouse empowers all artists to create original content, collaborate with each other and become recognised by a global audience.

Our mission is to liberate all artists.

A beautiful time lapse of New York, shot by Will Boisture ( 

I don’t care who you are, you have never seen New York like this before. 

It’s hard to sum up what makes New York so beautiful. After all, it’s noisy, dirty, and down right grimy at times. But amongst the chaos, there’s beauty that flourishes about the city, some part subliminal and another part unexpected. 

You can almost feel the city breathe when you watch this video through till the end. The recollection of every beautiful moment and unforgettable memory you’ve ever had in the city is somehow encompassed with this visual masterpiece.

As each moment passes, it reveals another beautiful aspect about what makes the city one of a kind.  

It has it’s own pace and way of life. When it’s all said and done, with all the minor intricacies and major details entwined in each other, you then for a moment understand why every other city in the United States just looks like a poor copy of the greatest city on Earth, New York, and why there will never be another city quite like it.