Posts tagged Avatar
Will And Jaden Smith Team Up In M Night Shyamalan's 'After Earth'

Putting down pen and paper following the critical mis-firings of his most recent work (The Lady In The Water, The Happening), M. Night Shyamalan looks to put his recent past behind him with what is shaping up to be one of 2013's most-anticipated; full of the kind of intrigue we expect from the director, with a visual spectacle befitting of its Summer 2013 blockbuster-season release date.

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Humans And Rats Interact Via Virtual Reality 'Beaming' Experiment

Researchers at University College London (UCL) and the University of Barcelona have built a virtual reality system that allows for humans and rats to interact.  These cross-species meetings have tested a process known as 'beaming' in which people take control of digital representations of themselves to carry out virtual interactions. Think Avatar; but with rats. 

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A New Insight Into A Harvard Scientists' Bid For Immortality

Self-described “outlandishly futuristic thinker” and post-doctoral scientist at Harvard Ken Hayworth believes that he can live forever. Described in the article ‘The Strange Neuroscience of Immortality’ by Evan R. Goldstein, Hayworth theorises that the day will come where his ‘consciousness’ will be “revived on computer” after death, and predicts that by 2110 mind uploading – the transfer of a biological brain to a silicon-based operating system – will “be as common as laser eye surgery is today”.

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Forget 3D, Is 4D Set For Our Cinema Screens?

True 3D may well still be settling into mainstream cinema – the likes of Prometheus, Avengers Assemble and The Amazing Spider-Man continue to push the format forward – but the cinematic big-screen experience may not stop there. Because according to the LA Times, the format known as ‘4-D’ may just be around the corner and it’s going to be big.

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Guns to be removed from Xbox Live Avatar Marketplace

Got your eye on a Lancer or Hammerburst for your Avatar, to give your persona that extra grunt?  Well, according to community manager Raczilla on the Epic Games forums, you've got a week to go grab it, as Microsoft are removing and banning the sale of all gun-like items in the Avatar marketplace.

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Editorial: 3D retrofitting. A Sinking Ship?

This week, Avatar and Terminator 2: Judgment Day director James Cameron invited specialist press to a special 15-minute demo screening of his latest project, Titanic 3D. Cameron, who has been an advocate of the move to 3D ever since Pandora was but a whisper of an idea, follows Pixar (the Toy Story trilogy) and Disney (The Lion King 3D) in bringing the 3D treatment to his 1997 box-office juggernaut.

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