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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Hat's off to artist Eric Geusz.

YES, Finally! I can't tell you how many times I have passed an object in my home and said that looks like a ... Space ship, light saber, blaster, flying car etc... Finally someone has done the comparison of their final artwork and the inspiration behind it. Artist Eric Geusz takes ordinary objects and Sci-Fi's the hell out of them with his beautiful artwork.

This will make you look at ordinary things completely different.

If you want to learn more about Eric Geusz, check out his Art Station page here.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Every day I feel like we are inching closer and closer to the sci-fi-esq world that I used to dream up as a kid. It seems like technology is making the dreams possible. Here are a few futuristic ideas for transportation that look more and more interesting ever day.

XOIO and IUM (Institute of Urban Mobility) have teamed up to design a futuristic vehicle for our future: Mobuno. It’s a conceptual urban mobility yet highly realistic idea, the goal of this project was to blend all those great benefits of current means of transportation into one. User can book Mobuno privately just like any regular taxi for private use, connection with mobile communication devices are used for all communication just like usual.

Mobuno is designed to accommodate up to four persons, they can use this compact car simultaneously. Just in case you don’t mind sharing a ride, you can also switch to “Shared” mode, Mobuno will then act as a bus smartly responding to the requests of other users. In this way, all users would enjoy the benefit of lower costs.

Hanging out with several friends or multiple family members won’t be a problem, simply book and tell the operator how many people would go along then it’ll send as many units as required. Smart platooning will also allow effectiveness by combining units into an energy efficient queue. Mobuno from XOIO offers public transportation better than trains and busses.

The smart system of Mobuno can decide when it’s time this car needs to be fueld, cleaned, and maintained, it’ll automatically look for closes service point. The smart artificial intelligent also allows Mobuno to learn patterns of requests so that the network can smartly distribute units to a certain location where they are needed the most.

Due to its super compact size, this vehicle can squeeze tightly together, it doesn’t require much parking space.

Renault Subtil Concept Pickup Truck offers luxurious, capacity, safety, and comfort of an SUV. Wojciech Jurkowski, an automotive designer, explains that most people who live in big cities often don’t have the luxury to enjoy road trip due to the small capacity of their vehicles. There’s an increasing demand on Western European market for bigger cars, because there are so many attractive places there among mountains and rivers where people can leave crowded cities to find fresh air and peaceful place to relax.

Renault Subtil by Wojciech Jurkowski is designed with four independent electric motors, installed inside the wheels. The interior offers spacious area designed for passengers and their luggage.

Inspired by Renault, Subtil features similar Renault’s design DNA, both for its originality and freshness. That visibly separated wheels introduce a new style is car design, that is highly possible due to the use of electric motors.

The folding roof allows user to adapt its vehicle to their needs. User can easily transform vehicle from a family car to a pickup truck that carries up to three bikes.

The URBAN.POD compact vehicle has been designed for you to explore the urban jungle in style. It’s a small 1+2 city car aimed at both young and experienced drivers that want to explore the city with style and safety.

It is primarily built from bio-degradable plastics (bio-plastics), which can be made from several natural sources like vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, sugar cane etc.

This compact vehicle also offers several solutions to increase the safety of the passengers and decrease traffic with car-to-car sensors for optimal traffic.

The images of this vehicle pretty much describe its design, stylish, futuristic and cute car. Designer : Paulo Encarnação

Okay, overall there are some pretty cool concepts here. Although it's not a dystopia vision of the future, I imagine if I saw any of these cruising the streets of New York City I would feel like I have made it into the future.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

In the distant future, human consciousness can be digitized and downloaded into different bodies. Brought back to life after 250 years by Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy) the richest man on Earth, ex-Envoy soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman / Will Yun Lee) must solve Bancroft's attempted murder for the chance to live again in a world he doesn't recognize. 

Altered Carbon debuts exclusively on Netflix February 2nd, 2018. Check out the new trailer at the bottom.

"Altered Carbon" mixes a "Blade Runner" aesthetic with "Matrix" fight scenes for an action-packed, dystopian murder mystery.

This noir-cyberpunk thriller is based on the 2002 sci-fi novel of the same name by British author Richard K. Morgan, "Altered Carbon" tells the story of a gangster turned super soldier named Takeshi Kovacs. Brought back to life 250 years after he dies, Kovacs is tasked by Laurens Bancroft, a mysterious and powerful millionaire, to solve Bancroft's own murder.

The world (set 300 years into the future) is one in which people with enough money can download and pass their consciousness from body to body, which are known as "sleeves."

With a soul or personality that can be digitized and indefinitely transferred from one sleeve to another, individuals with enough cash to burn can, in theory, live forever.

The similarities to "Blade Runner 2049" are obvious. The trailer shows a world filled with neon lighting up a grim cityscape, glowing-eyed strippers, flying cars streaming around skyscrapers at night, and my favorite, constant rain and even a mad millionaire who could live in the same universe as Dr. Eldon Tyrell.

New Trailer Below.

Looks very cool.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

I've been working on several animations on some of my Prisoner of the Mind artwork. This one below is mostly atmospheric.

This is a animation above, is a piece I did for Models Miniatures of his scratch built flying taxi model.

More later...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

We're going to start the year off right with a flashback! Check out this really cool animated short film called Post Human directed by Cole Drumb.

PostHuman follows Terrence and his dog Nine in an adrenalized future of espionage, super science, and assassins.

Terrence agrees to help Kali, an escaped test subject from a black ops ESP test lab, in her effort to free the last surviving imprisoned test subject.

The assault on the lab is fast paced and intense as Terrence uses every hacker trick he knows to destroy the lab’s defenses and give Kali the opportunity to free her tortured lab mate, Benjamin.

Gritty, hyper-stylized, and dripping with intense images, PostHuman is NSFW, for children, or adults with no sense of adventure. You've been warned. Check it out below.

I want more...

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

Out with the old! Have a great NEW YEAR!

Here's a little Prisoner of the Mind experimental animation for the teaser trailer for the book.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Have you ever wanted to walk around Deckard's apartment in Blade Runner? Now you can. This VR version, of the inside of Deckard's apartment from the first Blade Runner was created by the talented artist Quentin Lengele

Here is the link to experience it for yourself. http://www.br9732.com

Below are a few screen shots.

I have to admit, this looks pretty amazing. Great work!

The detail is incredible.

It even features the music of Vangelis.