Monday, March 7, 2016

Robot Abuse Parodies

Last month, the robotics company Boston Dynamics released their latest video demonstrating the capabilities of it's two legged robot named Atlas. As with past Boston Dynamics videos, the developers knocked the poor robot around to showcase it's ability to maintain it's balance and deal with obstacles.

Here's the (unedited) video if you haven't seen it yet.

All this bullying has led to a number of funny parodies showing the plight of the robot at the hands of the callously cruel humans. Here are a few of the better ones I've come across.

And if you really want to get take action to stop the abuse check out StopRobotAbuse.Com

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Andree Wallin

Exceptional work from artist Andree Wallin.

Check out Andree Wallin's website here and Deviant Art page here.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Volcanic Lightning

Last week, Japan's Sakurajima volcano erupted in spectacular fashion with fiery lava pouring down the mountain side and lightning flashing above.

This was enough to prompt me to google volcanic lightning which led to my finding some pretty amazing images.

Puyehue-Cordon Volcano in Chile (2011)
Photo: Carlos Gutierrez

Mount Merapi, Indonesia (2010)
Jeffe Castan

Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, Iceland (2010)
Photo: Sigurdur Hrafn Stefnisson

Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, Iceland (2010)
Photo: Marco Fulle

Mt. Etna, Italy 2015
Photo: Marco Restivo/Demotix/Corbis

Sakurajima, Japan (2013)
Photo: Martin Rietze

Friday, February 12, 2016

What's invisible? More than you think - John Lloyd

An interesting and entertaining TED talk with english television producer and writer John Lloyd.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Assembly Impossible

Love this gag assembly instructions image using the blivet and Penrose impossible objects illusions.