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Artificial Intelligence: Gods, egos and Ex Machina

It’s taken me a year and a several viewings to collect my thoughts about <i>Ex Machina</i>. Superficially it looks like a film about the future of artificial intelligence, but like most science fiction, it tells us more about the present than the future; and like most discussion around AI, it ends up …

Singularity

14 Movies That Could Stir Up Buzz At The 2016 Sundance Film Festival

Will a new "Boyhood" emerge from this year's lineup?<p>Movie buffs and skiing aficionados alike will descend upon Park City, Utah, on Thursday for the start of the Sundance Film Festival. In search of the gems that carry critical torches all the way though next year's Oscar race, á la "Brooklyn" and …

13 Of The Best Movies To Watch When You're In A Bad Mood

Go on, escape reality.<p>Feeling blue? Flip on your favorite films.<p>Not only do they trigger a feeling of nostalgia, they can also make you feel pretty joyful. Research shows your most beloved movies are irresistible to your brain. In other words, it's human nature to have the urge to re-watch films …

The 10 most influential sci-fi movies of all time

Author Brian Clegg uses his new book, "Ten Billion Tomorrows," to show how a host of fictional topics has led to new discoveries in science and technology.<p>Here Clegg tells us about 10 movies in history that have influenced people to think about science beyond the classrooms and laboratories.

The sci-fi comedy drama 'The Lobster' leads the British Independent Film Award nominations

Yorgos Lanthimos' sci-fi comedy-drama "The Lobster," which won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, led the nominations Tuesday morning for the British Independent Film Awards. The movie earned seven nods, including best British independent film, director, screenplay, producer of the year, …

Comedy-Drama

20 Years of Indie Film: A Q&A with 'Independent Ed' Burns

Writer-director Ed Burns's debut film, "The Brothers McMullen," opened in theaters just over twenty years ago, as he was about to turn twenty-seven …

Amazing, surreal science fiction photo-collages

Good photo-collages are pretty easy to make, just contrasting things in ways that are quirky and eye-catching. But <i>great</i> photo-collages are hard, and …

Science Fiction

10 Different Lighting Effects Using Just One Softbox

When you start out as a photographer, you probably don’t have a lot of equipment or money, so you need to come up with unique ways of using what you …

Film Posters

Paint — A Series of Photographic Self-Portraits - Photographs by Katerina Belkina | LensCulture

In this series of stylized self-portraits, Katerina Belkina explores the expressive force of her artistic heroes Lempicka , Picasso, Degas, Malevich and Klimt (to name but a few). She pays homage to these artists with a combination of photography, painting and extensive digital manipulation.<p>She …

10 Most Common Mistakes Made by New Photographers

Whenever I teach, I get a lot of requests to review images. Over time, I’ve started to notice that a majority of the mistakes I see come from the …

Photography

Humans are wired for negativity, for good or ill – Jacob Burak

I have good news and bad news. Which would you like first? If it’s bad news, you’re in good company – that’s what most people pick. But why?<p>Negative …

Psychology

Brad Pitt en siete películas

No deberías abrir la boca sin saber de qué estás hablando. Por eso me incomodan las entrevistas. Los periodistas me preguntan sobre China y el Tibet. …

Elon Musk puts his case for a multi-planet civilisation – Ross Andersen

‘Fuck Earth!’ Elon Musk said to me, laughing. ‘Who cares about Earth?’ We were sitting in his cubicle, in the front corner of a large open-plan …

Dear New Photographer…

Dear New Photographer,<p>I’m writing this post because I was up late last night on a Facebook forum, reading close to 200 comments about new …

#WW How To Write A Solid Plot

Happy hump day!!<p>Plotting. Ah yes. I will scratch my head for hours trying to come up with the best strategy. This morning, I stumbled upon this on …

How to Write Faster and Get Organized with Scrivener

Do you want to write faster?<p>Wish you could keep everything associated with your writing in one easy-to-access place that’s portable and …

Writing

Digital tools have a mind of their own: yours

Neither prediction was quite right, yet neither was quite wrong. The one thing that both apocalyptics and utopians understand and agree upon is that …