“Festival of Colors” Brightens up Your Day

Known popularly as the Festival of Colours, Holi is a religious festival celebrated by Hindus. Disregarding any respiratory problems that may occur, people observe the holiday by throwing coloured powder at each other.

Devin Graham was at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah to see how the western hemisphere celebrates the occasion. He captured a sea of vibrant colours and much merrymaking. Have a look at his video, Festival of Colors below.

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Explore Your Dual World

As part of their latest advertising campaign for the dual SIM card smartphone, Galaxy Y Duos, Samsung Portugal uses projection mapping to create a wonderful multimedia presentation. As the human model covered in reflective paint sits on a chair and serves as the canvas, the digital projector transforms him into a myriad of people and things. Have a look at Explore Your Dual World below.

[via Fast Co. Design]

Avatar: The Legend of Korra

If you were a fan of Nickelodeon’s animated series “Avatar: The Last Airbender” like I was, then I have some good news. The spin-off that has been in production is due to air, on said channel, on 14 April 2012. “Avatar: The Legend of Korra” will run for two season with a total of 26 episodes.

Find more on the plot and the trailer to the show after the jump.

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Travel Posters for Lazy People

As gamers, we’re forever being told to “go outside” and play. However, if you’re an agoraphobic or just darn lazy to see the world, you may like these mock travel posters. Created by Caldwell Tanner (LOLDWELL) for CollegeHumor, the retro posters tell of the wonderful destinations that you can visit by just staying at home.

Explore the frozen lands of the refrigerator, kill time in the picturesque province of Skyrim, and laze about on the comfy slopes of the bed. See Tanner’s travel posters for lazy people after the jump.

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“Perpetual Ocean” Visualization Looks Like a van Gogh Painting

Every day it’s swirling. The world ocean is a large body of water that covers over 70% of the Earth’s surface and this beautiful time-lapse animation by the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio shows the movement of the ocean currents around the continents and islands.

Using data during the period of June 2005 and December 2007, Perpetual Ocean is produced using a complex computation model that is usually used to predict changes in world’s currents. In this case all the facts and figures have been removed, leaving only the curly and swirly patterns that look like they could be part of the starry nightscape in a Vincent van Gogh painting.

For more information on Perpetual Ocean, visit the Scientific Visualization Studio.

[via @JoeyHiFi]

The Car Guard Song

Last year Derick Watts & The Sunday Blues set the country alight with their anthem for Braai Day. Yesterday they released a song about yet another South African insitution—the ubiquitous car guard.

Filmed near parking spaces next to the local Spar in Vredehoek and sung in the same style as “Love The Way You Lie” by Eminem, Watts tells us about the life and often thankless job of a car guard. Some people give R2 while others give excuses, and Watts is about to hang up his high visibility vest when the car guard king arrives, dropping R5 coins and a whole lot of sage advice. Check out The Car Guard Song below.

People have polarized opinions about car guards. What are your thoughts—do you pay them for the protecting your car or do you leg it before they get there?

[via @GrantHinds]

Bruce Lee as Spider-Man?

With the number of superhero movies that we have watched and the ones that are on the way, we all have had our opinions on the casting. What if they cast Leo DiCaprio as Peter Parker or what if they killed the person before they cast Halle Berry as Catwoman?

Anyways while cruising the interweb, looking for “what ifs” on casting, I stumbled on Alex Tuis’ blog. He had some ideas of his own and illustrated his fantasy casting with his digital paintbrush.

Take a look and let us know who you feel should have played your favourite superhero.

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We Review: Syndicate

When I first heard the Syndicate announcement I was filled with nostalgia harking back to the 90s. Those were the good old days of PC gaming. Before Windows became the centre of the universe, where running MS-DOS was the norm, and you needed to edit config.sys and autoexec.bat files just to make things work properly. When Peter Molyneux was still Bullfrog, before EA took over and he ran off to Microsoft. That being said, let’s find out what the new Syndicate game is all about.

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RUIN

From the high-speed pursuit to the slo-mo big air jump to the classic train escape, the chase scene is an integral part of movies.

In his short film, Wes Ball of Oddball Animation studio creates the thrilling post-apocalyptic chase sequence in which an unnamed protagonist is invariably spotted by a flying sentry and must take to his trusty Yamaha motorcycle to escape. Check out RUIN below.

Ball’s short film leaves off where all good teasers should—with you eager to know more. To see behind-the-scenes work on RUIN, be sure to check out Oddball Animation’s concepts page.

[via io9]

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