The Inspirational

VR is dead (again) already, you just don’t know it yet!

Over the last few days I’ve read a lot of articles over the “transformative powers of virtual reality” and similarly fancy-sounding gobbledegook in the wake of the upcoming/ just released (depending where you live) Ready Player One movie. The whole thing is just ridiculous on so many levels, but offers the perfect opportunity for a reality […]

The (Haw)King is dead…

By now no doubt everyone has heard of Stephen Hawking‘s passing and for the last few days I have been pondering on what this meant to me as sort of a nerd with an interest in exotic physics. Unfortunately, the first things that always came to my mind aside from his cameo in one of […]

«O»verflow

Ever since I bought the soundtrack ten years or so ago and it had been running in endless loops on my iPod when it was still fresh, Cirque du Soleil‘s «O» (or just O as they use it now after modernizing the branding like two or three years ago) has fascinated me. the music is easily […]

The not so last Jedi

It’s that time of year again when my overworked brother has a few days off and we can go to the movies without him missing his bedtime once a year. As in the last two years this slot was firmly occupied by the latest Star Wars outing and I suppose it will be like that […]

The Gray

After a few weeks ago Rance Howard passed away whom I honestly only ever remember as John Sheridan‘s father in a few episodes of Babylon 5, today the sad news of Bruce Gray‘s passing reached us. This is much closer to my heart and of course significant in that he also played in B5 (the excellent […]

Egg Cirque

Unfortunately Cirque du Soleil shows seem to be getting more and more scarce here in Europe, so every single one counts even more  and I’m just as glad that I got to see Ovo yesterday. When it comes to the newer shows, I’m admittedly a bit more skeptical than for the older ones, mostly owed […]

Atomic Lens Distortions

With the advent of action cams and cheap “VR” lenses (yes, the ironic/ sarcastic use of quotation marks is fully intended) the problem of lens distortions is more prevalent than ever. Personally I’ve never been too much a fan of people ironing out every bit of lens curvature on their video and photos because, you […]