TV & Film
(Above) Deadpool cover art by Mark Brooks. [image via]
Valve engineer Ben Krasnow has developed a unique way of controlling your computer. According to Krasnow, it doesn’t work perfectly but has “fine motor control”. He developed the mouse through mapping the ”X/Y coordinates in a Windows-style UI with tongue movements constrained to a plane.”
He thinks “there is possible applications for swipe interfaces, carousel menus, yes/no input, etc.”
According to Polygon:
Krasnow describes the practical use of the device as being an alternative to traditional keyboard and mouse set-ups, for users away from these typical control devices or for applications such as augmented reality or Google Glass systems where users will not want to burden their hands to interact with the computer….Tongue mouse designs have also previously been developed for use with paralyzed PC owners.
Wha’dya think? I’m not sure how comfortable or distracting it would be.
The Spike VGX Awards happened yesterday, and if you didn’t catch them, here’s a quick recap of what went down.
Trailers and Videos:
For over 15 years, Guy Tarrant has been gathering confiscated toys and other artifacts from 150 different British schools. He now has an exhibit called “Resistant Materials” which is currently on display at Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood in London.
According to the artist, the display is meant to emphasize the resistance and opposition between rebellious youth and the strict academic environment they find themselves in.
I knew it! I. Flippin’. Knew. It.
I want my POGS back Ms. Welch!! <—– Oh yeah… half an hour rummaging through old boxes looking for my year books (which I couldn’t find), a call back to mom in Texas, and her search through old report cards later… I remember your name! Devil Woman! I’m sure you spent countless hours playing with them while guzzling back boxed wine and petting your army of evil cats.
Thinking back now, I think there are just some people who become teachers to torture children. I remember how Ms. Welch told the class, “You all know Santa is really your parents” and that one kid Brian, who was super sheltered, freaked out. Of course the rest of us all knew, but we found out the proper way — by finding our parents arranging the gifts under the tree, LIKE WE WERE SUPPOSED TO.
I want those POGS BACK!
♩♪♫♬ Oh POGS… Well you came and you gave without taking… And Ms. Welch took you away, oh POGS ♪♫♬
We usually have plenty of great stuff leftover from our Geekly Roundups, so we’ve decided to throw them into a post. Starting with this awesome compilation of all the Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time comic book covers.
This is why he doesn’t have his own movie. [via smbc comics]
The New York Film Academy (which I also attended) has put together this infographic about what I feel is a pretty SERIOUS subject, not just because of my location and career field, but because despite all the advancements in the world, gender inequality is still so prevalent.
From The New York Film Academy blog:
In light of the record-breaking opening of the female-led action film Hunger Games: Catching Fire this past weekend, the New York Film Academy decided to take a closer look at women in film and what, if any, advancements women are making. After reviewing the data, it is clear that Hollywood remains stuck in its gender bias. Of course, it’s not all disparaging news and there are a number of female filmmakers, characters, and emerging talent challenging the status quo. In addition, in the independent sphere, women made up roughly half of the directors at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, yet still struggle when it comes to films receiving a wide release. By shedding light on gender inequality in film, we hope to start a discussion about what can be done to increase women’s exposure and power in big-budget films.
Hello all! Since we’re steadily approaching “The Holidays,” I thought I’d put together a fun list of Gadgets, Goodies, and Overall Geeky Gifts for that special person in your life, even if that special person is you! I hope they inspire that warm feeling inside… AND even if you don’t celebrate the Holidays, most of these ideas are still good for year-round gift giving!! Feel free to add to the list in the comments!
The Gift Guides:
The Sites to Explore:
I know there’s tons of Geeky-Nerdy-Goodies out there….I hope this list at least gets you PUMPED for the season! Happy Holidays!!