Pulp Doodlebombs by Hattie Stewart

19.09.2017 Movies #Trailer

Erster Teaser zum großartig aussehenden Mystery-Thriller Rabbit von Luke Shanahan, der zweite Prequel-Kurzfilm zu Blade Runner 2049 und ein kurzer Clip zu Netflix' Punisher-Serie.

Dazu neue Trailer zum Psycho-Thriller Barracuda, zum Entführungs-Drama All The Money In The World, zum Spy-Thriller Red Sparrow, zur Studentenverbindungs-Mockumentary Haze, sowie zu den Horror/Survival-Schlocks Dead Ant und Happy Hunting.

Rabbit

Adelaide Clemens (The Great Gatsby) plays identical twins linked by more than just DNA in this uniquely stylish psychological thriller.

Haunted by dreams of her missing sister Cleo and convinced – against all available evidence – that she is still alive, medical student Maude Ashton returns to their childhood home determined to find her. With the help of Cleo’s fiancé, Ralph (Alex Russell), Maude tracks her twin to a hidden commune where she learns that their fates are intrinsically intertwined.

Also featuring remarkable Belgian actor Veerle Bætens (The Broken Circle Breakdown), Rabbit is the chillingly atmospheric feature debut from Luke Shanahan. With a stunning aesthetic courtesy of cinematographer Anna Howard (Errors of the Human Body) and a suitably nerve-jarring score by Michael Darren, this Gothic mystery asks just how far we’ll go to save a loved one.

Newsbits:

  • Jeez, really? ‘True Lies’ Movie Rebooted As TV Series By Fox With McG, Marc Guggenheim & James Cameron Producing
  • Not sure if I need yet another Halloween but hey, lets go: Jamie Lee Curtis Returning For New ‘Halloween’: „Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later. Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween.“
  • Charlie Brooker bei den Emmys: „Accepting his second award of the night for San Junipero—the breakout Black Mirror episode which features the series’ lone happy ending—series creator Charlie Brooker discussed the series’ unique place in the realm of politically resonant and prescient dramas. 'I’ve heard 2017 described as like being trapped in one long, unending black episode—but I’d like to think that if I’d written it, it wouldn’t be quite so on the nose, with all the Nazis and hate', Brooker said. 'San Junipero was a story about love, and love will defeat hate. But it will need a bit of help.'“
  • Emmy-Puke: Vomit on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards
  • Emmy-Winners:
    Best Comedy: “Veep” (HBO)
    Best Drama: “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
    Best Limited Series: “Big Little Lies” (HBO)
    Best Actress, Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO)
    Best Actor, Comedy: Donald Glover, “Atlanta” (FX)
    Best Actress, Drama: Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
    Best Actor, Drama: Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us” (NBC)
    Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie: Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies” (HBO)
    Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie: Riz Ahmed, “The Night Of” (HBO)
    Animated Program: “Bob’s Burgers” (FOX)

Gib mir den Rest, Baby…

Bauch-Bauchtasche

Ich sollte mir eine dieser Dadbags von Albert Pukies besorgen und mit Doppel-Bauch rumlatschen, für mehr zweifach Bauch-Körperästhetik im Alltag,…

Industrial Robot Band

Automatica ist eine Band aus Industrie-Robotern und während das ganze Roboter-Band-Ding auch schon seit ein paar Jahren durchgespielt ist, hat…

The Cure x The Exorcist-Shirt

Cool Mashup-Shirts by Wear Dinner, my favs are The Curexorcist and The Sex-Pistol-Larry. (via BoingBoing)

Das ist jetzt ein bisschen kompliziert, aber awesome: Jack Hodkinson hat ein Neural Network auf die Regeln eines Fraktals trainiert (Sierpiński-Teppich), um mit denen ein Fraktal zu generieren, das wie ein π (Pi) aussieht. Prinzipiell könnte man das Neural Network auch darauf trainieren, die eine Apfelmännchen-Gleichung zu finden, die unendlich viele, rekursive René-Gesicher produziert, aber das will ja nun wirklich keiner sehen, also lieber π:

This fractal is generated using string rewriting with 30 rules and can be iterated indefinitely to produce successively more copies of pi. I got the idea after stumbling on the beautiful Haferman carpet on Saturday evening, which is a much simpler example of string rewriting.

I explored this concept in a great deal of depth and produced lots of pretty pictures. I've included many of them in this YouTube video which also explains exactly how I found this ruleset (genetic programming).

Jann Wenner will den Rolling Stone verkaufen, die allgemeine Lage am Print-Markt und der Reputations-Verlust durch die Fake-Rape-Story haben dem Stone wohl am Ende den Garaus gemacht.

the sale of Rolling Stone would be Jann Wenner’s denouement, capping his unlikely rise from dope-smoking Berkeley dropout to silver-haired media mogul. An admirer of John Lennon and publishing mavens like William Randolph Hearst, Mr. Wenner — who invested $7,500 of borrowed money to start Rolling Stone along with his mentor, Ralph J. Gleason — was at turns idealist and desperado, crafting his magazine into a guide for the counterculture epoch while also gallivanting with superstars. He once boasted that he had turned down a $500 million offer for Rolling Stone, more than he could ever dream of getting for the magazine today. […]

Though he said he still cared deeply about Rolling Stone, Mr. Wenner has placed the magazine’s fate firmly in Gus’s hands, and he appears content to let someone else determine its path forward. “I think it’s time for young people to run it,” he said.

Ich habe den Stone viele Jahre lang nach meiner Techno-Zeit gelesen, auch um die ganzen Details um Bands und Künstler aus Grunge und Rock aufzuschnappen, die ich in den Jahren zuvor verpasst hatte. Aber man kann wohl nur soundsolange mit „Die besten 50 Alben aller Zeiten“-Specials und Matt Taibis paarmonatliche Artikel überleben und jetzt wird er eben verkauft. Tja.

Average Face of a UK Member of Parliament

Giuseppe Sollazzo hat das durchschnittliche Gesicht von englischen Politikern ausgerechnet: „This is the average face of a British Member of…

Virtual Reality for C64

Jemand namens Jim hat sich eine VR-Brille für'n C64 gebastelt und ein Game dafür gleich mitprogrammiert. Immerhin muss er sich…

Black Planet

Hubble hat einen kohlrabenschwarzen Planeten entdeckt und er heisst dabei auch noch „Wasp“. Würde ich ja hinfliegenk, so 'nen schwarzen…

Pulp Doodlebombs by Hattie Stewart

Jede Menge tolle neue Doodlebombs auf Pulp-Covern und Porno-Mags und anderen Kram von Lieblings-Illustratorin Hattie Stewart. Die Frau hat auch…

Broken TV waits quietly

Lovely Streetart-Interventions by Miguel Marquez.

Schöner Milestone auf dem Weg zur One-Click-Avatar für VR/AR und natürlich, sobald die Auflösung ausreicht, für One-Click-Fakes: Ein Algorithmus, der aus LowRez-Pics dreidimensionale Gesichter errechnet. Ich hab das Demo mal mit Bildern von yours truly angetestet und die Ergebnisse sind angemessen weird.

Paper: Large Pose 3D Face Reconstruction from a Single Image via Direct Volumetric CNN Regression

Our CNN works with just a single 2D facial image, does not require accurate alignment nor establishes dense correspondence between images, works for arbitrary facial poses and expressions, and can be used to reconstruct the whole 3D facial geometry (including the non-visible parts of the face) bypassing the construction (during training) and fitting (during testing) of a 3D Morphable Model.

We achieve this via a simple CNN architecture that performs direct regression of a volumetric representation of the 3D facial geometry from a single 2D image. We also demonstrate how the related task of facial landmark localization can be incorporated into the proposed framework and help improve reconstruction quality, especially for the cases of large poses and facial expressions.

Ken Catania hat eine Vorrichtung gebaut, um die Stromstärke von elektrischen Aalen zu messen. Die Viecher gaben im Experiment Schocks von 43 Milli-Ampere ab, was wohl ganz anständig und bereits für Menschen lebensgefährlich ist.

Paper: Power Transfer to a Human during an Electric Eel’s Shocking Leap
The Register: Mad scientist zaps himself to determine the power of electric eel shocks

Paradigm for measurement of current through the subject’s arm.

(A) Plastic chamber designed to preserve the hand-water interface while providing a low-resistance path (insulated 16G copper wire) back to the main body of water. Current was measured with a hall-effect ammeter independent of the circuit.

(B) Schematic of the eel, arm, and water, illustrating the circuit and current flow (red arrows). The ammeter was connected to a Powerlab data acquisition unit, which simultaneously recorded timestamps from the high-speed video camera.

(C) Frames from high-speed video documenting the eel and the subject’s arm. Arrow marks break in circuit as arm was withdrawn.

(D) Current recording during the eel’s shocking leap. Current increased as the eel ascended, as predicted from the equivalent circuit in Figure 1. Current peaks were approximately 43 mA.

16.09.2017 Music #Musicvideos

Musicvideos: The Horrors, Japandroids, Alvvays, Cults, King Krule, Odd Couple, Oh Boland, Radiohead, Nightmares on Wax

Kursbuch Bullshit.Sprech

Das neue Kursbuch über „Bullshit.Sprech“ ist Pflicht für mich: So ein Bullshit! Das möchte man angesichts der windigen Schaumschläger, modischen…

Harry Dean Stanton ist im Alter von 91 Jahren gestorben.

Der Mann war der „Brain“ in John Carpenters Escape from New York und Brett in Alien, spielte die Hauptrolle in Wim Wenders Paris, Texas und war einer von David Lynchs Regulars. Außerdem erschien Harry Dead Stanton immer in abgefuckten Klamotten und mit Kippe auf dem roten Teppich bei Filmpremieren, wofür ich den Herrn nochmal ganz besonders verehre.

Mach's gut, Harry, und rauch eine für mich mit!

Harry Dean Stanton is one of the all-time great character actors in American film. Today, he celebrates his 91st birthday with the release of his film Lucky. It’s his first starring role since Paris, Texas in 1984. In fact, he has been a supporting actor in every film appearance except for these two. Fans have seen him featured in Twin Peaks this summer, and his director pal David Lynch also co-stars with him in Lucky.

But true die-hard cinephiles and movie buffs recognize Stanton from many wonderful and offbeat films from the 70s and 80s. He’s one of the most prolific cult movie actors, appearing in Escape From New York, Red Dawn and Repo Man in the 1980s. He’s worked opposite Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman and Paul Newman, to name a few, all of whom won Oscars and achieved superstardom. But Stanton isn’t bitter about not being as rich and famous as he could be. He turned down opportunities to become a huge star because he just didn’t want to work himself to death.

His legacy is notable enough that he has his own special place in movie history. The late Roger Ebert once wrote than any film that featured Harry Dean Stanton “couldn’t be all bad.” This tribute reinforces that claim and combines interviews with Stanton to reveal a man enamored with Eastern thought and philosophy. "It's all a movie," Stanton says about life in this video essay, "And there you are."

Aus einem 2013er Interview mit dem Guardian:

Stanton spends most evenings, when he is not working in Dan Tana's bar in East Hollywood, drinking with a small bunch of regulars and telling anyone who can't quite place his face that he is a retired astronaut. "He's an outsider but has lots of good friends," says Huber. "He's happy compared to most 87-year-olds. He says he doesn't care about dying, but some days, I suspect, he thinks about it a lot. You never really know what's going on in his head."

Basil Gogos ist im Alter von 68 Jahren gestorben.

Der Mann hatte in den 60ern und 70ern so ungefähr alles illustriert, das mit Pulp zu tun hatte, am bekanntesten sind wohl seine knallbunten Portraits der ollen Universal Monsters und seine Cover für Famous Monsters of Filmland, aber auch sonst schuf Gogos einige der bekannteren Arbeiten für SciFi-Cover, Filmposter und Pulp-Magazine.

Von Wikipedia:

During the 1960s, Basil Gogos provided a steady stream of illustrations for a variety of New York-based publications. The majority of his work during this period was for men's adventure magazines for which he painted many scenes of World War II battles, jungle perils and crime as well as cheesecake portraits of beautiful women. However, Gogos' greatest impact as an illustrator was the work he did for Warren Publishing.

Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, created by publisher James Warren and editor Forrest J Ackerman, premiered in 1958 and was aimed at young readers who were then discovering the classic horror films of the 1930s and 1940s on television. The magazine's covers were usually eye-catching close-ups of horror movie characters. Gogos' first work for Warren was the cover of Famous Monsters of Filmland #9 in 1960 featuring an impressionistic portrait of Vincent Price from House of Usher painted in shades of red, yellow and green. Over the next two decades, he created almost 50 covers for Famous Monsters, many of which have become iconic images of that period. Gogos also provided cover art for several other Warren magazines including Creepy, Eerie, Spaceman, Wildest Westerns and The Spirit.

Mach's gut und danke für die ganzen Monster, Basil!

Hier 10 Minuten mit Elvira & Gogos und eine ganze Reihe seiner Arbeiten (das Eerie-Cover unten ist übrigens eine Coop mit dem großen Vaughn Bodé): Gib mir den Rest, Baby…

How To smuggle Vodka into a Festival

Wie man Wodka auf ein Festival schmuggelt: Man sneaks alcohol into festival by burying it three weeks earlier. 1.) Drei…

How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster

Bad-Rocket-Science-Explosions-Supercut von SpaceX. (via Jason Kottke)

President Flip Flops

Trumps Twitter-FlipFlops on FlipFlops: „Going back on your word, one step at a time.“ (via Boing Boing)

Jim Carrey figured it out!

Jim Carrey über die Fashion Week New York: „I wanted to find the most meaningless thing I can join.“ Und:…

14.09.2017 Kultur #Death #Food

Cemetery Olive Oil

Goth-Öl von 150 Jahre alten Olivenbäumen von Adelaides ältestem Friedhof. Damit brät man dann am besten einen Satanist Jesus-Themed Heavy…

Neue Trailer zu Alexander Paynes (About Schmidt, Sideways) Downsizing mit Matt Damon und Kristen Wiig als Minimenschen, ein neuer Redband-Trailer zu Guillermo Del Toros The Shape of Water, zum Martial-Arts-Actioner Re:Born und zu The Disaster Artist mit James Franco als beknacktem Regisseur und ich habe ehrlich weder eine Ahnung, warum ich mir The Room anschauen sollte, noch habe ich eine Ahnung, warum ich mir The Disaster Artist ansehen sollte, but that's just me.

Außerdem Trailer zum Jackie-Chan-Actioner The Foreigner, zur Indie-Comedy Infinity Baby mit Nick Offerman und Kieran Culkin, zum tatsächlich sehr lustig aussehenden Party-Xmas-Splatter Better Watch Out, zum Fun-Slasher Tragedy Girls, zur Horror-Anthologie-Serie und Podcast-Verfilmung Lore (auf Amazon), sowie zum Zombie-Schlock Broken Darkness.

Downsizing

When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.

Newsbits:

Gib mir den Rest, Baby…

Inside a Surströmming-Factory

Wikipedia: „Surströmming ([sʉ̌ːʂtrømːiŋ]; schwedisch saurer Hering) ist eine schwedische Fischspeise, die durch Säuerung konserviert wird. Sie riecht 'intensiv; faulig und…