Mindboggling - we used to tell our kids that reading books would stir their imaginations in ways that television was incapable of because of its inherent limitations, but now it looks like there is a way to transfer the wildest of imaginations directly to the big screen...
Professional actors have been ready for this for years. The last writers strike was highly supported by actors who were also fighting for fair pay in new media. Ex-NFL and NBA players are suing Electronic Arts and other video game makers for using their likeness in games without compensation.
Now that SAG and AFTRA have merged, some agreements are bring re-looked at. We'll see what happens.
ps...I wonder if anyone here ISN'T a Battlestar Galactica fan...
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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