'Furious 7′ DP Stephen Windon To Make Directorial Debut On 'Full Throttle'
After the courier's girlfriend is abducted, he must crisscross the city, avoiding capture by relentless authorities while being blackmailed to perform escalating acts of crime by a criminal mastermind — all against the clock. Andrew Mason, executive ...
How technology created for use in space has benefited life on earth
Using that same idea of stitching together one-megapixel images to create huge and highly detailed panoramic photographs, US company MLBAM has developed a commercial version of the GigaPan tripod used by Mars rovers to take panoramic images of ...
June 12, 2014
A private US$164-million museum complex opens near Nanjing
The fantasy concoction of megaphones, bicycle wheels, sewing machines, bellows, tripods and drums is part of Kentridge's The Refusal of Time series and "is about taking sense and deconstructing it, taking nonsense and seeing if sense can be constructed ...
November 24, 2013
Full Throttle is about a motorcylce racer who works as a courier in Kuala Lumpur after suffering a career-ending crash during a race in Singapore. After the courier’s girlfriend is abducted, he must crisscross the city, avoiding capture by relentless authorities while being blackmailed to perform escalating acts of crime by a criminal mastermind — all against the clock. Andrew Mason, executive producer on both The Matrix trilogy and last year’s Oscar-nominated Saving Mr. Banks as well as one of the producers on Russell Crowe’s directorial debut, The Water Diviner , is leading the production team. Full Throttle will bring together production teams from Hollywood, Malaysia and Singapore. DragonSlate’s Leon Tan will serve as producer, while Sukee Chew, Andrew Ooi, Harriet Spalding and Robert Lundberg will executive produce. Tan was responsible for producing Malaysia’s first 3D stereoscopic animated feature War of the Worlds: Goliath , under his Tripod Entertainment banner. The film won Best Animated Feature award at the Los Angeles 3D Film Festival and is currently being sold worldwide.
What has space exploration ever done for us. In the wake of China's recent moon mission - and with US space agency Nasa talking about landing a man on an asteroid in the 2020s, and on Mars in the 2030s - taxpayers are inevitably asking, is it... That might seem vague, but even a quick glance at your smartphone will reveal a glaring example of how research and development for space missions has helped shape our modern digital world. Now used in billions of cameras, smartphones, webcams and D-SLR cameras, the complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor active-pixel sensor (CMOS-APS) "camera-on-a-chip" was invented in the 1990s by Professor Eric Fossum, now of the Thayer School of... The CMOS-APS sensor, which consumes 100 times less power than previous digital camera chips (and can therefore run off a smartphone battery) also has a pixel architecture hard enough to withstand the radiation encountered during long journeys... It was invented for Nasa's Mars rovers, and though the actual cameras sent to the red planet only managed one megapixel, hundreds of images were stitched together to create the very first high-resolution vistas of the red planet. Even Curiosity - now on the surface of Mars - only uses a two-megapixel camera, such is the bandwidth available when sending images back to earth.
Private art museums in China are springing up in the most unlikely locations - most recently the Sifang Art Museum, nestled in the Laoshan national forest park about an hour's drive from the ancient capital, Nanjing, in Jiangsu province. The museum, which opened early this month, is the centrepiece of a US$164 million art-architecture-resort complex established by developer Lu Jun, 58, and his son, Lu Xun, with a view to promoting the appreciation of contemporary art and design on... The inaugural exhibition, entitled "The Garden of Diversion" and curated by Antwerp-based art historian Philippe Pirotte, takes on the almost insurmountable challenge of diverting attention away from the museum's spectacular mountain setting and... The 21,528-square-foot exhibition space designed by New York architect Steven Holl is a dramatic space-age structure with a distinctive rectangular light box "leg" cantilevered out over the grassy knoll below. According to Pirotte, the works "share a consciousness that their spatial and social relationships aren't necessarily bound up in the self-contained art object, but that their gestures are integrated within larger spaces of social realms".