This video series is created by Anita Sarkeesian and the project was funded by 6968 awesome backers on Kickstarter.com
The Tropes vs Women in Video Games project aims to examine the plot devices and patterns most often associated with female characters in gaming from a systemic, big picture perspective. This series will include critical analysis of many beloved games and characters, but remember that it is both possible (and even necessary) to simultaneously enjoy media while also being critical of it’s more problematic or pernicious aspects.
The Bad Lip Reading crew are back and this time they take aim at The Amazing Spider-Man. They have given us many laughs with their previous work on Twilight and The Hunger Games. Let’s see how everyone’s favorite web sligning hero handles the bad lip reading treatment.
Two research astronomers, as part of a public outreach project to increase the understanding of the scientific method, have used the outcomes of online player vs. player matches in the Blizzard Entertainment computer game StarCraft 2 to develop models of interstellar colonisation. Despite the fictitious nature of these data, the strategies developed by human players provide an excellent test case for the development of numerical models.
This science outreach project certainly does not represent any development in our understanding of possible extra-terrestrial life. However, we hope to highlight the increasing scientific potential of the rapidly expanding video-game industry, while also increasing public understanding of the scientific method. To this end, we demonstrate how to translate parameters from the StarCraft 2 universe into a numerical simulation, which are then explored in a setting based upon real-world physics. It is our hope that this study will demonstrate the core properties of a research paper, and provide a greater understanding to how data are collected and analysed in scientific research.
With the power of CGI, Audrey Hepburn has been brought back from the past to appear as the new face of Galaxy Chocolate. Check out this commercial that shows her enjoying the Galaxy treats and not sitting around letting life pass her by.
A school in Pennsylvania shut down last week when a receptionist on the school doctor’s office misheard a student’s ringtone on a cell phone. It was the catchy theme song from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air TV show. The lyrics “shooting some B-ball outside of the school” were misheard as “shooting some people outside of the school” and thus the panic and reaction of shutting down.
It appears that Batman does indeed exist and is fighting crime in across the ocean in England. A man has taken to dressing up as the famed DC character and in this viral video has brought in a criminal to a local police station.
It’s a basic human desire to separate an OREO cookie. Humans love either cookie or creme. And sometimes a man just needs to invent a machine to do the hard work of separating the two. Today, that man is physicist and cookie-part preferrer David Neevel. Watch him operate the machine he created that separates OREO cookies.
Here is a very intersting and almost hypnotic art piece from the peopleover at Humans Since 1982. It is called ‘A Million Times’ and uses a number of revolving lines working as if a they were a clock to form words, numbers or various effects. Check it out and see what is to be seen.