Deus Ex Extended Trailer

Video: Deus Ex: Human Revolution extended trailer Eidos has released an extended trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and it’s shiny. Deus Ex is one of the few games that I’m actually excited about playing next year. Having been a broke-ass college student with no time for gaming, I completely missed the bus on the original title when it was released 10 years ago. But what I’ve seen of the gameplay so far, Human Revolution should be a hella good… Continue »

2019: A Future Imagined

2019: A Future Imagined from Flat-12 on Vimeo. I am always amazed at the unassuming genius of Syd Mead. Visual Futurist Syd Mead (“Blade Runner,” “Aliens,” “Tron”) reflects upon the nature of creativity and how it drives the future. Photographed in P2 High Definition, this featurette provides insight into the fascinating mind of one of the most influential artists of modern cinema and automotive design.

Daft Punk—Derezzed

Daft Punk – New Music – More Music Videos Daft Punk has finally released an honest to goodness video from the Tron Legacy OST. Unlike the glorified  trailer that came out in October, the new Derezzed clip is an original piece chock full of retro-Tron style. This is just the thing to get you in the mood for Tron Legacy which hits the theaters next week.

Pretty Lights—Future Blind

My favorite electronica artist of the year, Pretty Lights, has released a new video on today. Produced by Derek Vincent Smith, Future Blind is off of Pretty Light’s second EP of 2010 Spilling Over Every Side.

The Crab Nebula

I was reading the article on io9 about the possible young black hole in our neighborhood yesterday, and it linked off to the wikipedia article about Pulsar Wind Nebulas. In that article, I found a high-rez photo of the Crab Nebula, and it looked way too bad-ass not to use as a background. So I cropped it, and did minimal color enhancements and focusing to create a new background image for myself. As always, this is sized for my monitor,… Continue »

It’s a Stormy Day on Jupiter

Being the space-photo nerd that I am, I immediately jumped on Björn Jónsson’s composite image of Voyager’s 1979 fly-by and made a desktop image out of it. All I did was crop it to size, enhance the color and use some selective blurring and sharpening—a five minute job all-told—but the results are quite pleasing to the eye. As usual with these quick projects, the final image is sized at 1680×1050 to fit my monitor, but you are still more than… Continue »