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Does Immortal deserve larger cult status? A look back at the Sci-fi mindbender…
Immortal (ad vitam) (2004) dir: Enki Bilal
Ad vitam - adverb, Latin.1.for life.
A few years back I was committed to seeing each of the early films shot on “digital backlots” (one of the 4 early “digital backlot” shot experiments which includes: Casshern, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, and Sin City).
Of those films, one remained indelibly etched in my mind (I still have yet to watch Casshern). With its science-fiction foundation and edgy topics and themes of: alien invasion, eugenics/cloning and self-identity, gender issues, Egyptology, and new world order/totalitarian/oppressive regimes and world governments, I was hooked.
Alongside a winning and mesmerizing performance by Jill Hardy (I will forever have a cinematic crush on this actress due to this film), the film strangely but effectively combines raw and fantastical CGI, live-action, and digital backlot. Based upon the graphic novel works of the director, the grand vision and reinterpretation of his own works in a new medium have brought those works to life for evermore and have provided a film unlike any this viewer has ever witnessed.
The film could understandably be critiqued for its Eurocentric appropriation of Egyptology and from a feminist perspective regarding some of the sexuality which veers into sexual assault.
A film deserved of larger cult status as most critics were unkind to this challenging, imperfect, but wholly compelling cinematic journey much appreciated by this viewer. The effort and vision outweigh the film’s faults.
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The movie was… disappointing. The graphic novels, on the other hand…
Perfume Live 「STORY（SXSW-MIX）」
Extract of SXSW performance from premium Japanese Pop trio Perfume incorporating their trademark tech art style:
Local bookstore a while back.
Backlit Saturn - Seen from the Cassini Spacecraft
The Cassini spacecraft was sent by NASA and ESA to study Saturn and its moons. Two of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus and Tethys, appear in the bottom right of this image. So far, the spacecraft has found new storm systems on Saturn, active geysers on its moon Enceladus, liquid oceans on its moon Titan, and many other unexpected discoveries. Due to its elliptical orbit, Cassini is occasionally able to catch beautyful images of saturn backlit by our sun, as seen above.
Pac-Man Ghost Lamp
- Retro colour-changing mood lamp that phases through 16 colours
- Party mode makes it flash and change colour to the beat
- Heaps more exciting than that ubiquitous Ikea desk lamp
- Judges you whilst you gobble down pills and cherries in the dark
Wrapped around a person’s wrist, a new foldable fabric patch can scavenge enough energy from arm movement to power small electronic devices (ACS Nano 2015, DOI: 10.1021/nn507221f).
The fabric patch paves the way to clothing that can charge smart watches and cell phones while the wearer moves or walks around, the researchers say.
As companies develop wearable electronics, such as sensor-laden clothing and smart glasses, they need equally portable power sources. Traditional batteries carry an environmental cost, so researchers are looking for flexible, lightweight generators that can convert mechanical energy into electricity.
The new energy-generating textile relies on the triboelectric effect, the phenomenon behind static electricity.
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