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Lego's 'Build The Future' Campaign

Firefighter? Astronaut? Rockstar?

‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ The answer often strays from reality. Bangkok-based CG studio Illusion and Ogilvy Group Thailand however have produced three eye-grabbing posters for Lego’s ‘Build the future’ campaign to bring our childhood desires to life. They show children inside giant Lego fireman, astronaut and rockstar suits, and the work eventually brought home four awards at this year’s Cannes Lions.

 Frédéric Vayssouze-Faure

Massive Minimalism

We are totally hypnotised by Frédéric Vayssouze-Faure’s gifs. The French animation expert explains complicated mathematical concepts through short animations and makes them look truly beautiful. ‘My work is about harmony, linking physical music theory to visual animations through the union of the wonderful sine function and the hyper self-related set of natural numbers’, he says. Check out all the giffy gloriousness here ... http://wavegrower.tumblr.com/p...

Rescue Robot

Looking a bit like a balloon, this rescue robot developed by researchers at Stanford University is capable of doing marvellous things: it can save people trapped in buildings, lift heavy creates and find a way through the most hostile environments to save people. Once activated, the ‘Vine’ robot releases a tendril that extends forward carrying a tiny camera at its tip to allow the user to steer it in the right direction. 

Split-view trash sculptures

If you happen to wander through the streets of Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, watch out for this bunny. Lisbon-born artist Bordalo II has created a series of bisected animals consisting of bright-coloured plastics as well as a combination of wood and metal created a muted mirror on the other side. He lives by "one man's trash is another man's treasure” aiming at raising awareness for ecological issues caused by waste. 

Photo: David Slater 

Naruto goes to court

Some of you might remember The Daily Mirror, The Daily Mail, and The Sun reporting how an Indonesian macaque named Naruto had stolen a camera and taken a selfie, way back in 2011. What hasn’t been reported as widely is the fact that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is suing wildlife photographer David Slater, whose camera the picture was taken on, on behalf of Naruto. The case has reached the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in the USA and Slater has been driven to near bankruptcy as a result of the publicity stunt….But we don’t think Naruto minds as long as he’s credited for his work! Whatever your views on this, it raises some interesting questions about the ownership of creative work.

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