Archive for February, 2012

Physical Size of 35mm Film vs. Imax Film

Posted in Physical Object with tags on February 19, 2012 by Staff Writer

A comparison of the physical size of standard (35mm) motion picture film versus (70mm) Imax film. This is a still from a bonus feature of “The Dark Knight”, 2008.

 

The Black Seal

Posted in Design, Physical Object with tags , , , , on February 14, 2012 by Staff Writer

Not the Mona Lisa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“… a lump of black stone, rudely annotated with queer marks and scratches … a thing about two inches long, and something like an old-fashioned tobacco stopper …”

– The Novel of the Black Seal, by Arthur Machen, 1895.

“… The wonders of the people that inhabit the inner parts of Libya, and of the stone called Sixtystone … They boast of a certain stone, which they call Sixtystone; for they say that it displays sixty characters. And this stone has a secret unspeakable name; which is Ixaxar.”

“… I do not know whether I can give you an idea of the sound. “Ishakshar” is perhaps as near as I can get …”

This is my ‘replica’ of the Black Seal, built in Tinkercad and 3D printed in solid Black, Strong and Flexible by Shapeways. Apologies for the dark picture – Henry Akeley was right – black stones are hard to photograph.

House, MD: Dr. Chase’s Hospital ID Tag

Posted in Design, Physical Object with tags , on February 10, 2012 by Staff Writer

From season 8, episode 11 of House, MD, February, 2012. This is an HD screencapture of Dr. Chase’s Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital name tag / ID tag. This image has been rotated 180 degrees, so that the ID appears right-side-up. This image has not been cropped.

Not the Mona Lisa

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