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Can Your Terrible Chicken Scratch Break This Handwriting Algorithm?

I’m a writer, so I’ll always have a place in my heart for the handwritten page (partially because I believe in romantic ideas about writing, but also because there is no way I’m using my phone to type out anything beyond a few words).


Watch A Real-Life Jedi Deflect Fireworks With A Lightsaber

Video: Wizards and Jedis are two of the highest-ranking imaginary characters known to man. But between the two, who’s the most powerful? The Madcap Brothers tried to answer that question by pitting a lightsabre-wielding amateur Jedi against a fireworks-blasting pretend wizard.


Fans Recreate Scenes From Akira In Gorgeous CG

Akira is one of the best and most beloved anime* of all time. Full stop.


Watch This Creepy Stranger Things Clip In 360-Degree Virtual Reality

Stranger Things was awesome — if you haven’t watched it yet, you’re missing out. If you have, then you know just how creepy the world (and some of its inhabitants) are; there’s one particularly spine-tingling short that Netflix has taken some heavy inspiration from for this virtual reality short flick.


Your Worst Fears About Tech Come True In The POV Horror Film Let's Be Evil

Deep below Los Angeles, there’s a highly secure facility where genius children are educated at an accelerated pace using augmented reality glasses. When three young people hired as glorified babysitters are plopped into their midst at the start of Let’s Be Evil, that sterile underground world turns very dark, very fast.


All The Awesome Spells From Harry Potter, Cast In Alphabetical Order

Video: Expelliarmus. Avada Kedavra. Expecto Patronum. Crucio. If you’re a Harry Potter fan (and the entire world is), you ought to know what those famous spells do. If you don’t, watch this awesome supercut from Davide Rapp that alphabetises all the spells used in the Harry Potter movies and then shows you the scenes in which they’re used.


Former Ghibli Producer Details The Large Amount Of Work That Goes Into Creating A Movie

Studio Ghibli’s films are legendary for multiple reasons, one of course being the gorgeous animation, much of it hand drawn. Even in the 21st century, when most studios were using CGI to create feature-length films, Hayao Miyazaki, for example. went back to traditional styles for his 2008 film Ponyo.


Walking Inside This Crystal Universe Is Like Wandering The Universe

I want to step inside the Crystal Universe installation by TeamLab and just never leave. It’s an immersive art exhibit that’s been around various museums and galleries already and it’s currently in Tokyo (which means I probably won’t get a chance to step in just yet but it’s OK, after watching this video, it’s all I can see when I close my eyes).


Cool Animation Blends The Olympic Rings With Athletes Of Different Sports

Video: The Olympics are almost here, which means it’s almost time for us couch sitters to become experts on every Olympic sport after watching it for five minutes. Warm yourself up with this super quick animation that turns athletes into the different colours of the Olympic rings.


This Transformers Fan Film Is Better Than All Of Michael Bay's Attempts

Video: Using a mix of computer graphics, remote control miniature models, and some truly impressive costumes, Lior Mocho and the crew at Chisel Pixel have created the live-action Transformers fan film we all hoped Michael Bay’s first effort would have been.


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