I certainly know that I have looked at children’s art work in awe of the messed up worlds they seem to be able to see. Some artists took children’s sketches and completed them. The results are spooky to say the least.
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A Chinese farmer who wanted to give his mom hot water has made a roof top solar hot water heater using beer bottles and some tubing. Funnily enough, the neighbors has followed suit.
No seriously. Use your ‘gravity well’ to fling out balls of energy at the never ending horde of tanks that are trying to drive past. The realistic physics model allows you to crash the tanks into each other, and the walls, creating chain reactions of collisions. As you advance levels you get points to develop your defensive arsenal including the acquisition of god like smiting powers! The fun will never end.
About time as I was looking for something to replace Tower Defense! You can play in your browser but I recommend downloading and running it standalone – even then it is pretty intensive, so if it lags, get yourself a new computer.
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Here is a nice video clip with Alex Grey talking a little about his seminal art works depicting mans spiritual potential. He refers to his works as visionary and himself as a mystic. When you see his painting ‘Gaia’, from 1989 complete with two air liners, twin towers, Bush and ‘terrorist’ look-a-like you’ll understand that Alex can see to the truth of things.
The TED ideas web site has posted a great clip demonstrating Photosynth (and other visualization technologies) and application that composites 3d spacial renderings from the global pool of images tagged with metadata. The example of Notre Dame cathedral is truly boggling. They hyperlink to photos people have taken and posted onto sites like Flickr and position them in a model of real space on top, in front, or beside other identified images. The result is a composite of the real object. The implications are far reaching (unless Microsoft Labs who bought the company that created Photosynth a year ago) fail to deliver on it’s potential.
I think we will see composite software like this ported onto mapping software like Google Earth to model the world (and then the Universe) and forming the basis for a self creating and maintaining VR world. I can’t wait.