Monday, January 25, 2010

Banksy's first film

Banksy's first film will premier to the public for the first time at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Source: PSFK

Alfa Romeo: car sale

This billboard is a part of the sales promotion campaign of Alfa Romeo during the Brussels car fair. They’ve converted 50 bus stop shelters all around Belgium into walls on which people could put their car for sale. Because the new Alfa Romeo’s are so cheap they figured people would be wanting to sell their cars. The only risk involved with a campaign like this one is people putting their own Alfa Romeo’s for sale.

Bubble Wrap Ad Brings Fresh Air To The City

The Swiss mountain resort Braunwald is a car-free environment. Agency Wirz BBDO has produced a series of urban-based billboards, promoting the resort. The ads are lined with mountain air-filled bubble wrap, encouraging city-dwellers to pop the bubbles and breathe it in.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Keeping Actors Young Forever Using “Avatar” Technology

Entertainment Weekly’s Popwatch blog has highlighted an interesting idea – what if the technology used in the movie “Avatar” could help keep actors “young forever”? Director James Cameron explains that the scanning process is so detailed that current scans of actors could be used indefinitely:

In a way, Cameron has already pulled off this trick: Sigourney Weaver appears to drop 20 years whenever she slips her consciousness into an alien body in Avatar. But Cameron’s facial scanning process is so precise—zeroing in to the very pores of an actor’s skin—that virtually any manipulation is possible. You may not be able to totally replace an actor—“There’s no way to scan what’s underneath the surface to what the actor is feeling,” the director notes—but it is now theoretically possible to extend careers by digitally keeping stars young pretty much forever. “If Tom Cruise left instructions for his estate that it was okay to use his likeness in Mission Impossible movies for the next 500 years, I would say that would be fine,” says Cameron.

Source: PSFK

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Morphie Credit Card Reader For iPhone

Last year, a software update to the iPhone system allowed for applications to work with peripherals and CES 2010 will see a number of innovations announced at the electronics show. iPhone accessory maker Morphie plans to launch a reader that connects to the iPhone and allows the user to swipe cards through it, like you would do a check-out. While the iPhone already has an-app-for-that for credit card transactions it will be interesting to see the impact on retail, entertainment and even peer to peer trade when devices like credit card readers for phones become more prevalent.