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October 15, 2017

What Are Horror Master John Carpenter's Favorite Films?


Though director John Carpenter might enjoy making horror flicks, his cinematic diet surprisingly doesn’t have as much blood and guts.


John Carpenter has spent his career scaring the bejeezus out of movie-goers, and since it’s almost Halloween, it seems right to talk about the films that inspired him to make films that helped contribute to one of the most beloved horror subgenres in cinema. In the video below, Fandor has put together a list of the director’s favorite films, but interestingly enough, you’re not going to see a whole lot of blood, butcher’s knives, or Captain Kirk death masks in the films that shaped Carpenter as a filmmaker. However, that doesn’t mean the films on his list aren’t dark and twisted, as you’ll soon see.



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October 14, 2017

Now you're playing with a cool retro Power Glove VR controller

Teague labs has created a peripheral any retro video game fan would love – a Power Glove VR controller for the HTC Vive VR system. What’s more, the technical specs are freely available so you can make your own.

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October 13, 2017

Two Defining Dan Harmon Traits That Every Screenwriter Should Take to Heart


Dan Harmon’s process bears many lessons for aspiring screenwriters.


With a track record spanning dozens of TV shows and movies, Dan Harmon has established a unique and successful voice as someone for young writers to learn from and emulate. Best known for his work creating hit comedies like Community and Rick and Morty, Harmon has become a cultural force in the comedy community, able to understand and manipulate story structure while subverting expectations and building characters and comedic moments that speak to broad audiences. Harmon has been highly open about his process and methods, doing extensive Reddit AMA’s, and detailing the Story Circle he uses as the basis for many of his scripts. But beyond Harmon’s methodologies, the man has a great deal to offer in the way that he treats his writing process as well.

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October 13, 2017

Weekly Rewind: A spying Google Home Mini, the Nobel winner, 'Star Wars' spoilers

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top tech stories from this week.

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October 13, 2017

Watch: Why Pennywise is Such a Scary Horror Villain


This classic scientific concept can help us create terrifying villains.


Why exactly is Pennywise from It so terrifying? It may be as much due to a theory from robotic science as it is a factor of great cinematic storytelling. Before we begin, it should be noted that, in the words of video essayist Karsten Runquist, while “technically Pennywise is an undefined morphable character….for the most part he’s a clown.”



Clowns are currently all over pop culture, for instance appearing in the current season of American Horror Story. And, morphable though It might be, Pennywise the Clown is the main attraction in the story. This video looks at the roots of Pennywise’s effectiveness of as a horror villain by examining, among other things, the concept of the Uncanny Valley, as well as his status as a modern-day troll (not the internet kind, though.)



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October 13, 2017

Sony's New Projector Turns Anything into a Touch Screen


The future is now.


Sony first unveiled its prototype for the Xperia Touch Projector back in February at the Mobile World Conference, and even then the concept was groundbreaking. Essentially, the Xperia Touch is a projector that you hook up to your Android phone, but unlike any other projector before, you can actually then use any surface the image is projected on as if it is a touchscreen.



Equipped with Android Nougat, the Xperia Touch can do just about anything an Android tablet can do. Whatever apps, videos or games you’d use on your phone can now be used on virtually any surface within your reach. And while Sony seems to mainly be marketing the device as a “family hub”, or a tool for meetings, the implications for what this technology could bring further down the line are vast.



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October 13, 2017

Why David Fincher's 'Mindhunter' DP Believes 'There Are No Rules' in Lighting


‘Mindhunter’ DP Erik Messerschmidt shot the darkly intimate show with custom-made RED Xenomorphs.


When it comes to cinematography, every filmmaker, every movie or show, and every shot is different. While there may be a “textbook” way to approach a scene, there is no “correct” way. Even so, patterns and styles always emerge, and few filmmakers have developed a look as distinctive as David Fincher’s. While Fincher is best known for his mysterious and gritty films, ranging from Fight Club to The Social Network, he’s recently ventured into the realm of streaming television, where he has produced and directed the critically-acclaimed House of Cards, and now seeks to expand on that success with the recently-released Mindhunter for Netflix.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

October 13, 2017

Interaction Design & UI/UX: 10Cool Projects with 10Clouds

Interaction Design & UI/UX: 10Cool Projects with 10Clouds

We have featured the branding redesign from the kind of from 10Clouds on ABDZ. Let’s now take a look at their actual work that involves UI/UX, Web Design and Interaction Design. The series is called: 10Cool Projects (Get it?!), it’s a mixture of different projects including an email app, museum app, events app and more. That’s definitely a good link to bookmark for your inspiration.

10Clouds is a team of 100+ experienced developers and designers, ready to help you build your web and mobile applications. Check them out on Behance.

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Interaction Design & UI/UX: 10Cool Projects with 10Clouds
Interaction Design & UI/UX: 10Cool Projects with 10Clouds
Interaction Design & UI/UX: 10Cool Projects with 10Clouds
Interaction Design & UI/UX: 10Cool Projects with 10Clouds
Interaction Design & UI/UX: 10Cool Projects with 10Clouds
Interaction Design & UI/UX: 10Cool Projects with 10Clouds
Interaction Design & UI/UX: 10Cool Projects with 10Clouds
Interaction Design & UI/UX: 10Cool Projects with 10Clouds
Interaction Design & UI/UX: 10Cool Projects with 10Clouds
Interaction Design & UI/UX: 10Cool Projects with 10Clouds
Interaction Design & UI/UX: 10Cool Projects with 10Clouds
Interaction Design & UI/UX: 10Cool Projects with 10Clouds
Interaction Design & UI/UX: 10Cool Projects with 10Clouds

 

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Oct 13, 2017

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October 13, 2017

The Daily Chord Weekly Recap – Friday, October 13

You know about Kendrick Lamar, but how about Jay Park, or YoungBoy Never Broke Again? The Daily Chord shared stories about all three this week. Keep current on what’s new from artist profiles to business developments by subscribing to our email blast.


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October 13, 2017

SXSW Place by Design Entry Tips – Extended Deadline Sunday, October 15

The Place by Design entry deadline has been extended through Sunday, October 15. Below you will find valuable information about Place by Design and tips to make sure your entry stands out.

Place by Design is SXSW’s public space design competition highlighting transformative work at the intersection of art, technology, and design that rethinks how we use and interact with the places around us. All artists, designers, community organizers, and entrepreneurs working in transforming the public realm are encouraged to apply. Selected applicants will present their work in a fast-paced pitch competition in the Cities Summit at SXSW (March 12-13, 2018).

Public space is a democratized testing ground for artists, designers, technologists, and entrepreneurs. What better place for them to speak about their work than SXSW, where the city of Austin becomes a thriving, active public space? Small-scale, site-specific projects that transform underutilized aspects of the built environment have the potential to enhance the public good through social interaction, education, civic engagement, health, and much more. Place by Design is a celebration of this work, and a chance for these ideas to gain new practitioners and scale.

Tips for Entry

  • Place by Design is about transformation – Projects that transform underutilized urban fabric into something useful, interactive or beautiful. Surprise us!
  • Anyone can apply – No formal accreditation is necessary; student work is accepted.
  • Work needs to have achieved implementation in the past two years – Because the work is in part judged on impact, speculative design work is not accepted for this year’s program.
  • Place by Design is not for fundraising – If you’re seeking investors for your idea, check out the SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event. PXD is for telling the story of your design, why and how it worked, and what it ultimately means (in under five minutes).

If you have additional questions about the program or application process, please contact citiessummit@sxsw.com. Get inspired by watching presentations from last year here.

Place by Design Applications Close: Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 11:59pm PT

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Register for SXSW 2018 by Friday, October 20 and save. Make your hotel reservations through SXSW Housing & Travel for the best available rates. We hope to see you in March!

2016 Place by Design Random Generators by Anjali Deshmukh

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