1) Robots, robots everywhere, iREX 2015 is in the air...and at Tokyo Big Sight; 2) How seriously do the Japanese take their holiday/Christmas/New Year illumination? MADD; 3) Of course it's only natural to cook bacon with a laser cutter; 4) 360-degree Tokyo Time-Lapse nuff said; 5) Testing the 4K chops of the iPhone 6s Plus.
These mobile games are a blend of the surreal and the obscure - like a busy weekend in Harajuku, spend some time in strange company. Beat deadlines and werewolves, deal with random celebrities, master mathematics with livestock or fight your way through a horde of aliens.
This year marks the 21st installment of the biennial exhibition, and it’s by far the largest iREX ever held - which, parallel to the increasingly diverse and booming global robotics industry, probably makes it the largest robotics event in history.
Tokyo Midtown is popular among Japanese for its park as well as its many seasonal activities including a beer festa, the Sakura Sparkle Lounge event, Art Night, a month-long outdoor ice skating rink, and several night illumination installations as you can see in today’s video.
Kentaro Fukuchi, the mad bacon scientist and math sciences professor, and Hiroshi Takai, a Maker and film producer, are the driving force behind the desire to do something with food that’s never been done: map and cook bacon with a high-powered, precision laser cutter.
This doesn't really promote the fact per se, but it does sort of bend our optic nerves in a way that really, really drives the point home. Honestly, we haven't seen a lot of great Tokyo-based 360-degree time-lapse work, but it's no surprise that some of the first comes from darwinfish105 - but can your eyes take it all in?!
Sure, 4K is a relative term when the sensor is in a mobile phone, but if you’ve been shooting pixely mobile videos since the mid-2000’s, it’s pretty much impossible to not be blown away by what this year’s phlabby iPhone can do.
1) The oranges and reds and yellows of Fall near Tokyo Tower; 2) Dyson finally unleashes its autonomous home cleaning robot on the Japanese; 3) The Japanese Star Wars trailer you were looking for; 4) The place in rural Japan where Totoro lives; and 5) Electronically stabilize your action cam, son!
Set this bad boy to 1. Eagle Screech, 2. Dog Bark, or 3. Gun Shot (the three alert sound options), crank the volume up to 10, and sleep well knowing that flashing lights and obnoxious sounds will keep your trash safe and unmolested.
Almost by definition, getting action shots is a shaky-can’t-be-helped scenario. Sure, clever editors can tone down the vibrations and herky-jerkiness in post, but why not cut down on that from the jump? ...so to speak.