A suspected arson attack on Japanese anime studio Kyoto Animation has left at least 33 dead and dozens injured. The Japan Times reports that a 41-year-old suspect has been arrested following the fire, which is the deadliest mass murder incident in Japan since the 2001 Myojo 56 building fire. Continue reading 33 Confirmed Dead in Suspected Arson Attack on Japanese Anime Studio Kyoto Animation
Animation grew out of shadow play, and its spirit is revived, via cutting-edge software, in this luminous film. Towering polystyrene blocks serve as the canvas for a complex light display in which brightness and darkness clash. Using only these elements, director Ben Steer (of London’s Blue Zoo studio) tells the tale of a community torn apart when their sun is blotted out. Continue reading Short Film: Mamoon
Nearly 70 years after his first unsuccessful pursuit of the Road Runner back in 1949, Wile E. Coyote is heading to the big screen. Continue reading Warner Bros. Is Developing a Wile E. Coyote Movie
At some point, you’ve probably found yourself mindlessly scrolling around Google Maps’ satellite view while bored at work. But artist Páraic McGloughlinsaw Google Maps as more than just a distraction, and by painstakingly capturing very specific road layouts and agricultural features, he was able to create a series of captivating animations. Continue reading An Artist Turned the Chaos of Urban Sprawl Into a Series of Hypnotic Animations
It’s a little bit sad that phones have replaced cameras because after watching this animated history of cameras by Portero Delantero, you start to miss all that fun camera hardware with quirky designs and lovely character you just don’t get from a thin rectangular slab. Sure, the best camera is the one that’s with you (blah blah) but damn, come on, I’d love to be able to lug around a 1947 Graflex Pacemaker Crown Graphic today.
The first moments of the new animated film Kubo are breathtaking. WIRED spoke to LAIKA animation studio about how they made it all possible.
The future is going to be genetically modified. That means the future could be disease-free with babies being designed in labs by parents who live in a world where aging has stopped all thanks to genetic engineering. Or the future might be something else entirely with state-mandated genetic engineering to turn citizens into super soldiers. Who knows.