We might not be ready to 3D print a roast, but the complicated and edible structures produced by 3D printers could be the start of something new
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Tuesday 27 October 2009
Fans scrambled to see 3-D movies such as 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs' in theatres this year and new 3-D televisions could soon have home viewers feeling as if they're surrounded by a spaghetti hurricane on their couches.
Wednesday 21 October 2009
Sunday 11 October 2009
Tuesday 29 September 2009
Monday 31 August 2009
Monday 24 August 2009
3D glasses got big! This is us on Friday night in the London IMAX, waiting for a sneak 15 minute preview of James Cameron's long-awaited 'Avatar'.
Sunday 23 August 2009
Sunday 23 August 2009
On all the evidence available at The Oval, it is about time umpires were saved from themselves to save the game. Asad Rauf is normally one of the most reliable of arbiters and made an outstanding decision to the first ball yesterday, when Jonathan Trott looked for all the world to have edged behind.
The Taking of Pelham 123, Tony Scott, 106 mins, (15)<br></br>Land of the Lost, Brad Silberling, 101 mins, (12A)<br></br>G-Force (3D), Disney 88 mins, (PG)
Sunday 02 August 2009
Friday 31 July 2009
Friday 31 July 2009
The director Hoyt H Yeatman Jr (an American, perchance?) says he got the idea for this adventure movie about guinea pigs as special agents from his five-year-old son. Thanks a lot, kid.
Ice Age 3, Carlos Saldanha, 96 mins, (U)<br>Am I Black Enough for You, Goran Hugo Olsson, 87 mins, (12A)
Sunday 05 July 2009
Friday 26 June 2009
Possibly the greatest 3D effect in cinema history dates from 1895 – the year that the Lumière brothers first started showing their short "actualités" to the French public and the year in which "Train arrival in the station of La Ciotat" – a simple fixed shot of a steam train pulling into a provincial station – reportedly had audiences flinching backwards in their seats in alarm. What the Lumière brothers had inadvertently demonstrated is that cinema was – from its very inception – a three-dimensional art form, one in which you can never guarantee that an image will stay inertly fixed to the sheet on which it is projected. Mere tricks of perspective are the very least of it too, because within a matter of years other film-makers had demonstrated that infinitely more potent things could be made to jut from the picture plane and touch an audience that might have assumed that it was looking on from a safe distance. The train only looked as if it was about to roll into our space. But human sympathy and desire and sorrow really did cross the gap between screen and auditorium and hit the audience where they could feel it.
Saturday 06 June 2009
Rupert Murdoch, patron of the arts. It still has a most unlikely ring to it. But it has to be said that the investment of Sky television in culture is proving quite impressive. It now has four arts channels (OK, two are HD versions of the first two), but even just having two arts channels counts for something at a time when ITV is axing The South Bank Show and the BBC has insufficient arts strands.
Thursday 21 May 2009
The saying "a picture can paint a thousand words" was coined in the days long before computers, when a simple still photograph could tell a story in its own right. Now, although the photographer's art remains as engaging as ever, it is undeniable that the capacity of computers to create, manipulate and animate pictures, and merge them with photographs and film has taken creativity to new heights.
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- 2 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 3 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 5 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders