Regular readers of this blog probably know that I am a big fan of Tim Burton’s work. Thats why I was exited when I read on Wired that his art-work is now bundled in a 434 page thick book, displaying over 1000 drawings, doodles, paintings and evocative concept art dating back to Burton’s teen years in Burbank, California.Burton himself describes it as “40 years of notebooks, scraps of paper, napkins, etc.” Author and co-editor Leah Gallo writes that Burton’s intention is “to allow his fans a broad look inside his private pages.”
Check out a selection below. Pretty cool to see where Burton’s Willy Wonka, The Joker and The Mad Hatter come from:
Available in both limited-edition lithograph ($300) and standard hardcover ($70) versions, The Art of Tim Burton can be pre-ordered from Steeles Publishing and will be available at the MoMA bookstore in New York and Forbidden Planet in England.
Pretty interesting stuff, although I must say that most technologies in the movie, like social networks, RSS, augmented reality and the likes already exist today and will just become smarter, get improved. The true innovation is in the intergration of all these platforms into one system.
One thing that is not in this video is the Morph concept. It was presented over a year ago but I felt I couldn’t keep from you. This concept based on nanotechnology is truly pushing boundaries. I could give you a full description of this device, but the movie below explains it all:
BMW has presented a new concept car, the Vision EfficientDynamics Concept. Although I still have to get used to the cutting edge design, the car is pretty impressive.
The car has been entirely stripped of excess weight by using ultralight materials. This combined with a hybrid engine, this car has the same performance numbers as an M3, but without the emissions. Pretty impressive!
Check out more details on the performance and design in the movie below.