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Sep12

Light installation immerses IFA attendants

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Artist Jason Bruges and his design studio have created a light-based experience for visitors to the 2016 IFA industrial trade exhibitions in Berlin, Germany, titled “Pixel Constellation”! The art piece takes advantage of four piece of technology from LG Electronics in order to create the exhibit, along with a constantly changing light system meant to recreate the shimmering night sky. The exhibit itself uses light, sound, and architecture in its display, and will remain open at the IFA for the duration of the event this September. Check out the exhibit itself in the video below!

Sep08

Yokai Watch invades Universal Studios Japan

2016 at 08:17 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Popular monster collecting franchise Yokai Watch and Universal Studios have teamed up for a new series of fun Yokai Watch attractions at Universal Studios Japan! Visitors to the theme park in Osaka will be treated to a series of attractions and events in the Yokai Watch Festival, taking part in fun activities for the chance to gain exclusive Yokai Watch merchandise. Included in these events is the “Yokai Watch: The Real 4″ event, where visitors will explore the theme park with the help of a Yokai Pad and Watch to find hiding Yokai. Also featured in the festival will be dancing events set to music from the Yokai Watch anime, as well as other fun activities and attractions throughout 2016. For this event, Universal and LEVEL-5 have collaborated on a series of new exclusive Yokai for the event, including the Nyaaminator, who is based on the Terminantor franchise! All of these activities make Universal Studios Japan the ideal Yokai hunting spot for any diehard fan, with even more events scheduled for 2017!

Sep07

3Doodler printing pen debuts Pro model

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The 3Doodler pen originally debuted by startup company WobbleWorks in 2013, giving users the freedom to draw their ideas in 3D real-time with its fast-drying ABS plastic. Now, WobbleWorks has unveiled the latest professional release of the 3Doodler pen, titled the 3Doodler Pro! The Pro pen, when compared to the original $100 pen release and the kid-friendly $50 3Doodler Start pen, will be a high-end user release, targeted mainly at adults and professional artists. The Pro will come with a number of new features for more professional projects, including the ability to use not only standard ABS plastic, but also wood, bronze, copper, nylon, and more in the pen! This is all thanks to the pen’s higher internal temperature, making the Pro pen definitely not for children. The 3Doodler Pro pen will be hitting shelves soon for $249 USD, making it a prime high-end target for 3D artists everywhere! Check out the video below to see the Pro in action!

Sep02

Parking garage transformed into LED art piece

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Danish design office Kollision has developed a new art piece by turning a parking garage into an interactive sound & light spectacle! This piece, titled “The Rabbit Hole” was commissioned for 2016’s annual arts-themed Aarhus Festival in Aarhus, Denmark, and is located at the Salling department store’s parking facility.

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The Rabbit Hole takes advantage of a large 82-foot deep cylinder within the parking garage to create a strobing light experience, simply through the use of programmed LEDs and sounds. The LED lights are stationed all across the guard rails of the spiral, and are mapped together to resonate and strobe in various colors and patterns. Check out the video below to see The Rabbit Hole in action!

Aug31

Annual art wall exhibit opens in Brooklyn

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Visitors to Brooklyn, New York’s infamous Coney Island are in for an artistic treat this month, thanks to this year’s showing of the “Coney Art Walls” exhibit! An annual art collection, the Coney Art Walls are put together and curated by Joseph J. Sitt and Jeffrey Deitch, and features work donated by artists from all over the world. This year’s iteration of the Coney Art Walls featured work from artists like Tristan Eaton, D*Face, Daze, Mister Cartoon, Nychos, and many more, making it a must-see for any art fans in New York City. The exhibit will be open every day for the rest of the summer, which is lots of time to go check out some awesome artwork for yourself!

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Aug25

Tezuka's characters come together in card game

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Animation Studio Tezuka Productions has announced a partnership with gaming company Active Gaming Media to bring Tezuka’s iconic characters to life in the form of the interactive card game, “Astro Boy: Edge of Time!” The game will feature a number of Tezuka’s characters, including Astro Boy, Black Jack, Phoenix, Magma, Epsilon, and many more in a cyberpunk future city setting.

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The game itself will feature updated artwork of Tezuka’s characters from a number of talented artists, like Suda51, Hiroya Oku, Satoshi Yoshioka, Hiroaki, Hiroshi Matsuyama, and more! The game will feature both an expansive single-player story surrounding Tezuka’s characters, as well as an online multiplayer lobby where people from all over the world can compete in card battles. A demo for the game is already available on the game’s Kickstarter page, and the full release is currently scheduled for March 2017.

Aug24

New VR tech adds physics to virtual objects

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Working in conjunction with the new Leap Motion virtual-reality hand tracker, a brand-new physics engine allows users to realistically touch and move virtual objects. The Interaction Engine, as it is called, is an add-on for VR headsets that allow for more realistic and fluid interaction between users and the virtual environment around them. Used in conjunction with the Leap Motion trackers, this lets users pick up, stack, and even throw these items in a realistic fashion! This new tech will allow for a wider variety of custom experiences in virtual reality, for use in gaming, education, job training, and more! Check out the video below to see the Leap Motion in action!

Aug23

Japan 2020 Olympics teased in new video

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With the 2016 Olympics coming to a close this past Sunday, August 21st, the closing ceremony passed the torch from Rio to Tokyo in a large-scale presentation previewing the 2020 Olympics! The presentation featured a full-length video showing off Tokyo, Japan alongside a number of sports and collaborations with popular icons like Mario, Pac-Man, Hello Kitty, Doraemon and more. The presentation also included a choreographed dance, as well as other multi-language displays. Check out the presentation itself below, and look forward to 2020!

Aug19

Godzilla anime film announced

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After the success of the recent “Godzilla: Resurgence” film, animation studio POLYGON PICTURES has announced that a brand-new Godzilla animated film is in the works for 2017! The announcement was released alongside a teaser image of the film, showing a futuristic vehicle on what appears to be Monster Island, long thought to be the home of Godzilla and other kaiju from throughout the series’ history. The announcement also revealed that Kobun Shizuno, known for his work on Detective Conan and Fist of the North Star, and Hiroyuki Seshita, who has worked on Ajin and Knights of Sidonia, will be directing the film, with story and screenplay written by Gen Urobuchi of Madoka Magica and Fate/Zero fame. More news on this anime adaptation of the classic monster will surely be released throughout the rest of the year, so stay tuned!

Aug18

Detective Pikachu movie in the works

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Legendary Films will be partnering with Nintendo in order to create a new Pokémon live-action movie based on the Nintendo 3DS game, “Great Detective Pikachu: Birth of a New Duo”! The film, which was announced last month, has recently unveiled that scriptwriters Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch will be working on the film’s script! Perlman is best known for her work with Marvel films “Guardians of the Galaxy” and the upcoming Captain Marvel movie, while Hirsch is the creator of Disney’s popular “Gravity Falls” cartoon. Great Detective Pikachu follows the story of a talking Pikachu who works to solve mysteries around town with his human partner and sidekick, Tim Goodman. The game itself released in Japan this February, with no plans announced as of yet for an international release. Check out the trailer for the game below, and look forward to the Detective Pikachu movie’s release in 2017!