Saturday morning comics: The Common Room Animation Project
The Common Room Animation Project is a collaboration between 13 animators and spoken-word artist Talia Randall.
Inspired by the piece ‘Common Room’, each of the animators took on a segment of the poem, and worked on it with complete creative freedom.
The poem itself speaks of experiences that are very personal, and yet universal. Therefore, we chose to collaborate on a film which enables several designers and animators to share their personal views, experiences and interpretation of the poem.
Super fast magnetic micro robots are the future of manufacturing
Controlled by magnets and sometimes by wire, these teeny tiny robots can be programmed to perform thousands of incredibly precise manufacturing tasks without any expensive, bulky and constraining larger machine set up. Just program them, put them down and let them go.
Mars Diffracts! X-ray Crystallography and Space Exploration…
Astrobiologist and intrepid science communicator Lewis Dartnell reveals the crucial role that x-ray crystallography is playing in understanding the formation and history of our planetary neighbour, Mars.
The final trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, because I can’t get enough of time traveling mutants
In which Wolverine travels 50 years into the past to try and get the younger versions of Xavier, Magneto, Beast et al to join together against Trask and his Sentinel army. My only lingering question is how the writers have handled Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask— that is, Dinklage is a terrific actor, and I think it was incredible for him to get cast in such a high profile “non-midget” role, but on the other hand, there seems to be an obvious built-in character story when you cast a person with an actual physical, full body mutation such as dwarfism in the role of a character who builds an army of giant robots to defeat mutants, and I hope that doesn’t get too stupid, as in “Trask is just pissed because he’s just a normal short mutant, not a super-powered mutant, so he builds giant robots… didn’t see that one coming.”