Not much to say, but here’s the next entrant in the Augmented Reality glasses world.
Take this rad Gorillaz video/song for a spin in 360 video.
Ok, two things going on here.
1. A Japanese game company has built a faux Kowloon City in an warehouse/office tower in Kawasaki, Japan.
“Anata no Warehouse, a few minutes walk from Kawasaki Station, is the creation of a Japanese games company that decided the Walled City would make the perfect backdrop to a video-game arcade. Tokyo-based photographer Said Karlsson shot images from outside and inside the game center, which spans four floors, and has all the latest titles, a dedicated retro game corner and a floor with darts and billiards.”
2. This video above is something by Wall Street Journal, a look back at what Kowloon was.
I saw this documentary when I was on the Jury for the Newport Film Festival. I tried to persuade my fellow jurors to give it the best documentary award, they didn’t go for it. But, regardless of your feelings on the Israeli and Palestinian conflict, I think it is an incredible document of the challenges of segregation, the frustration of military rules and orders and the insanity of the whims of power.
You can read more about it on wikipedia.
Checkpoint (original title: Machssomim) is a 2003 documentary film by Israeli filmmaker Yoav Shamir, showing the everyday interaction between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian civilians at several of the regions Israel Defence Forces checkpoints. The film won five awards at various film festivals, including Best International Documentary at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, best feature-length documentary at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and the Golden Gate Award for Documentary Feature at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Although the film was generally well received, it was also controversial and reactions from audience members and critics were sometimes very angry.
Our friend Rahil shot a video for us of The Gatecrashers team heading to NY Comic Con. check it out.