This ad was made by Elastic for League of Legends (a game of which half the world plays and half the world doesn't know exists) but really, it's just phenomenal animation work. I love seeing the marionettes move around and interact with the environment, it really feels like they're on strings.
The Disney theme park empire is always working to stay on the cutting edge of spectacle tech, and judging by some recent patent applications, The Mouse has his eye on the skies: Disney's R&D teams want to use drones for their theme park parade floats and aerial displays.
Dressing like a Pokémon trainer is only part of a good costume. You also gotta get your Pokémon pals right—and this group of cosplayers nails it.
The ships sunk by an atomic blast at Bikini Atoll are the subject of a documentary—and you can give it a helping hand. Also check out a Lovecraft-inspired marionette show and an anthology of science fiction stories about bicycles.
This week in Berlin, two gigantic marionettes have appeared to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. They are awesome. Check the Big Picture for the full set. [Big Picture]
Who doesn't love a Zip drive? With their sweet 100MB of magnetic memory, they used to save my ass back in the day. (My Performa 6400 even had an internal Zip drive.) And who doesn't love a marionette? With their beady eyes and history of horror-film animation, they touch the heart of any child from 1 to 100, sometimes…