Dec.12.11 at 09:41 am


Apparently, William Shatner and Carrie Fisher have rekindled the burning, fiery debate between Star Trek and Star Wars fans over which franchise reigns space supreme. Being the awesome person that he is, George Takei has issued this plea for peace between Star Folk and brings word of a sparkly challenger that threatens us all.

George Takei 2012. I want Sulu for President!
Dec.12.11 at 09:30 am


My man Jason Chu recorded an acapella review of the year 2011 on the street of Beijing. Lot of fun Asian American news that I wasn't previously aware of throughout the year. Thanks, Jason!

From: Jason Chu
Dec.09.11 at 03:28 pm


This is a bit old, but to lift the spirits of Japan, Genki Sudo and his World Order put together this video for "Machine Civilization." This is what he says about the piece:

Many disasters are ongoing in Japan; earthquakes, Tsunami, and nuclear accidents. These unprecedented things may be able to change however from now. That's why I expressed through World Order to convey some message to you on my own way. I see these accidents will become a turning point of civilization. I think the time of revolution is coming, where people in the world coexist with this planet against the system of modern society, economy and politics.

Any accident is neutral. Although we are straying around this deep darkness, I believe we can get through anything when each of us can let go of our fear and face things positively.

The world won't change on its own. We do change one by one. That makes the world change. The darkness just before the dawn is deepest. So, we do rise up together to greet the brilliant morning truly coming for the human beings.
WE ARE ALL ONE

Genki Sudo

mp3 free download?
http://www.genkisudo.net/dw_file/WORLDORDER_MACHINE%20CIVILIZATION.zip
Dec.09.11 at 08:36 am


My mind was absolutely blown when I learned that everything in this trailer, and I mean absolutely EVERYTHING, is CG. From the description:

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote about an experiment which had to do with Artificial Inteligence. In a near future, man will have given birth to machines that are able to rewrite their codes, to improve themselves, and, why not, to dispense with them. This idea sounded a little bit distant to some critic voices, so an experiment was to be done: keep the AI sealed in a box from which it could not get out except by one mean: convincing a human guardian to let it out.

What if, as Yudkowsky states, "Humans are not secure"? Could we chess match our best creation to grant our own survival? Would man be humble enough to accept he was superseded, to look for primitive ways to find himself back, to cure himself from a disease thatís on his own genes? How to capture a force we voluntarily set free? What if mankind worst enemy were humans?

In a near future, we will cease to be the dominant race.

In a near future, we will learn to fear what is to come.



From: K3LOID
Dec.09.11 at 08:29 am


AZM Ally Elliot Fox sent along this amazingly tense animated short. From the description:

A guy is traveling in a late night Mumbai local train. The bogie is empty except for a few sleepy passengers . A man with a briefcase boards the train at a station and decides to sit directly in front of him...


There's no dialog, but the tension that builds throughout the short had me on the edge of my seat. It's wonderful work. Amazing what you can achieve with some well animated facial expressions.

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