The BBC program Horizon produced a great documentary on the perception of colour. It covers a lot of great ideas around colour from a science-based perspective as well as how different cultures understand and communicate ideas of colours.
It is amazing how much colour can literally change our mind on things.
“This is not a video game” says one of the Air Force people interviewed in this documentary on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). In 2015 the airspace in the USA will be open for roaming by UAVs run by the average person to the militarized police forces in the country.
These small UAVs discussed in the documentary are possible thanks to a whole bunch of disparate technologies greatly improving. Think smartphones meets AI meets improved energy efficiency.
I wonder when we’ll see augmented reality games that use cheap drones.
I’ve enjoyed Neil Oliver’s documentaries before and this three part series on the culture and general history of the Vikings is an enjoyable watch. It’s easy to forget how expansive their impact on the world was and how different the world could have been if the Romans ever got into Scandinavia.
Darc Productions, has set out to make a documentary about game jams. The folks at Darc have been so blown away by the magic of game jams (like TOJam) they have decided to take their love to the next level.
Watch the trailer:
They’re looking for funding on IndieGoGo, and they only have 10 days to reach their goal – go help them out!
I always tell people that game jams are like sweat lodges for game developers but, truth be told, the experience is different for every single jammer. I can never truly convey the experience of a game jam with words. It really is a momentous thing that one needs to experience to fully comprehend. My hope is to capture the essence of that experience in this documentary, to open strangers minds to the positivity, creativity & passion of game developers, and reveal what a community can achieve in a single weekend of collaboration.
I could make this film locally and tell the tale of the gaming community in Toronto, but that really isn’t telling the story of game jams. For an accurate portrayal of game jams, jammers around the world need to have their voices heard in this film.