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This just makes me happy for some reason.
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An online collection of high-res scans of M.C. Escher’s prints

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M.C. Escher

M.C. Escher

The Boston Public Library has digitized their collection of M.C. Escher prints; browse the whole collection here. The level of zoom you can get to with these images is amazing.

Traveling to Spain in 1936, Escher visited the Alhambra for the second time and visited the mosque in Córdoba. The renewed exposure to Arabic design occasioned an important change in his work — he became fascinated with geometry and symmetry and how those abstract design elements could be incorporated into his representations of the natural world. The images in his later prints are created from within his mind rather than representations of the physical world. He explored how to represent people, animals, and objects rising from the flat page and then returning, as well as how to represent the endlessness of infinity.

Browsing through these takes me back to my college days. I don’t know what the situation is now, but when I was in school, it was almost a requirement that 50% of the dorm rooms on any given floor had to have an M.C. Escher poster hanging on the wall. (via @john_overholt)

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What a great resource.
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Capture these.

Exploring the politics and history of alternate universes at the Templin Institute

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If you haven't seen any of the videos produced by the Templin Institute, then you are in for a real treat. Templin is a shadowy online organization of deep sci-fi, fantasy, and game geeks who post a prolific number of extremely well-done documentary video essays covering the histories, politics, factions, cultures, and characters behind dozens of sci-fi and fantasy universes.

I have binge-watched dozens of episodes covering aspects of Star Wars, Star Trek, Fallout, Mad Max, Dune, Harry Potter, Warhammer 40,000, Aliens, and many more. They do a really impressive job of putting together these essays using film clips, screen caps, concept and fan art. The writing and narration are also well-done and extremely informative. I learned a lot, even about fictional universes that I already know way too much about.

Recently, the Templin Institute has announced a crowd-contributed sci-fi universe that they are creating themselves. They are going to allow their viewers to submit planets, races, factions, and the like, and the best/most popular ones will be incorporated into the world and future videos. I love this idea. I just hope it doesn't take too much away from their weekly coverage of existing fictional worlds.

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You can follow them on their YouTube channel, Twitch, and Facebook. And you can support them on Patreon, if you like what they are doing.

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nyctaeus: ‘A Cluster of Rats’, a Japanese Netsuke (small...

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‘A Cluster of Rats’, a Japanese Netsuke (small sculpture) dated late 19th century

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I would totally love to have this. It'll look great in my volcanic island lair.
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Street Fighter II in the real worldProof of concept experience...

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Street Fighter II in the real world

Proof of concept experience by Abhishek Singh makes classic game Street Fighter II playable in the real world using iOS ARKit and Unity, and can be played via two iPhones:

Remember the classic arcade game Street Fighter 2? I rebuilt it as a multiplayer AR game to actually take it into the streets. I’m calling it the Real World Warrior edition.

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Introducing Virtual WearablesAnother update from Keiichi Matsuda...

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Introducing Virtual Wearables

Another update from Keiichi Matsuda and his Mixed Reality work for Leap Motion demonstrates a proof of concept virtual interface:

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StunGod
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That's very cool. AR is going to be life-changing.
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jsled
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the augmented reality future is going to be pretty rad
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