ALTERED CARBON is set in a future where consciousness is digitized and stored in cortical stacks implanted in the spine, allowing humans to survive physical death by having their memories and consciousness “re-sleeved” into new bodies. The story follows specially trained “Envoy” soldier Takeshi Kovacs, who is downloaded from an off-world prison and into the body of a disgraced cop at the behest …
Lost in studio limbo? Perhaps that is for the best.
Oh, no, mon frere. This book is amazing. You must have read it? The movie would be incredible if done well. Guess that’s the caveat. Also his book 13 should be made into a film as well starring Idris Elba. That shit would be tight.
SHAWN? SHAWN, IT’S ME, MARY. CAN YOU HEAR ME?
JESUS, YOU GUYS, HE SMELLS LIKE A DISTILLERY. I’M GLAD HE PASSED THE BAR EXAM, BUT DID YOU HAVE TO LET HIM DRINK LIKE THIS? YOU COULD HAVE AT LEAST TAKEN OFF HIS SHOES. OH, AND HE’S STILL GOT GUM IN HIS MOUTH. THAT’S JUST GREAT. HE COULD CHOKE.
SHAWN? SHAWN, IT’S MARY. YOU FELL ASLEEP WITH GUM IN YOUR MOUTH. I’M JUST GOING TO GET IT OUT FOR YOU, OKAY?
Black Phoenix Project (via Art of Vitaly Bulgarov)
“Black Phoenix is a fictional military corporation that manufactures robots in a not-so-distant future. The idea is creating an album that would be full of designs that could represent a whole line of products from utility and semi-civilian drones to multi-purpose mobile weaponry systems and vehicles.
Black Phoenix Project is a collaboration with photographer Maria Skotnikova who is responsible for creating HDR Environment Maps that I used as lighting source as well as backplates. Visit Maria’s website here.”
Abandoned (Haunted) Hotel in Colombia
The Hotel del Salto is located near Tequendama Falls on the Bogotá River in Colombia. It was opened in 1924 and shut its doors in the 1990′s. The hotel’s Gothic design is perfectly enhanced by a river and waterfall. Some say the hotel is haunted and no one wanted to stay there. Others state that the adjoining river was extremely polluted and they had to close. For whatever reason, the hotel stands as a beautifully macabre landmark for lovers of classic architecture, urban exploration, and maybe a few ghosts.
Just a quick reminder that Bill Nye is awesome.
“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.”
“Humor is everywhere, in that there’s irony in just about anything a human does.”
“If you look back on all the teachers that you liked, I am sure you will find they were very entertaining.”
“Science is the key to our future, and if you don’t believe in science, then you’re holding everybody back.”
If there was something my country did right about TV shows airing on local channels, it was airing Bill Nye the Science Guy regularly when I was a kid. I watched this guy and his passion for his work as religiously as I watched Star Trek: The Next Generation, and, in retrospect, I think Bill Nye’s one of the top reasons I’m still immensely fascinated with all things science today.
Thanks, Bill Nye. Keep on being awesome.
The crew of Morning Joe was kind of rude to Russell Brand this morning and he awesomely took them down in response and turned it into an apt commentary on the the state of today’s news media. We wouldn’t normally say this, but well done, Russell! Morning Joe clearly underestimated you. Watch the clip here.