Rick Guidice - Inside of a Gerard K O’Neill cylinder style space station, 1970’s.
I recently encountered a product called Nanoblur being sold at Duane Reade. With a the past as a visual effects compositor and the unique experience of being the person behind the screen actually “blurring” wrinkles for live-action footage, this product fascinates me. It references digital photoshopping techniques for real life use. Has the efficacy of digital retouching become more marketable and attention drawing than old-fashioned makeup? In this product, I see two worlds merging. When I first saw it I wondered if it was a special photoshop filter that could be applied to video footage.
I love that this is actually a term.
"The Streisand effect is the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet.
It is named after American entertainer Barbra Streisand, whose attempt in 2003 to suppress photographs of her residence in Malibu, California, inadvertently generated further publicity. Similar attempts have been made, for example, in cease-and-desist letters, to suppress numbers, files and websites. Instead of being suppressed, the information receives extensive publicity and media extensions such as videos and spoof songs, often being widely mirrored across the Internet or distributed on file-sharing networks."
Yodaville is a fake city in the Arizona desert used for bombing runs by the U.S. Air Force. Writing for Air & Space Magazine back in 2009, Ed Darack wrote that, while tagging along on a training mission, he noticed “a small town in the distance-which, as we got closer, proved to have some pretty big buildings, some of them four stories high.”
As one instructor tells Darack, “The urban layout is actually very similar to the terrain in many villages in Iraq and Afghanistan.” (io9)