“The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen”: Superb-Looking Captain Nemo’s Nautilus Car Is For Sale

Captain Nemo’s (Naseeruddin Shah) hero Nautilus car from Stephen Norrington’s fantasy adventure The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. This car was used throughout the film as the League hunted down Moriarty (Richard Roxburgh) and was also featured extensively on the film’s posters. The massive car was one of only two custom made especially for the production. This particular vehicle was the...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/09/the-league-of-extraordinary-gentlemen-captain-nemos-nautilus-car-is-for-sale/

Meet Nikita Replyanski, An Artificial Limbs And Wearable Technology Designer

Nikita Replyanski lives and works in Saint Petersburg, Russia, was born in Ulyanovsk city. He is working more than 10 years in the computer games development as 3D artist. He likes science a lot. So, when he understood that he can use his skills in the real world projects he began to study the Industrial Design tools and theory himself. Now he is a part of the Motorica company. Also, he is still...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/09/meet-nikita-replyanski-an-artificial-limbs-and-wearable-technology-designer/

The Amazing Life-size Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron That Drives!

The Bugatti Chiron — a sleek supercar worth millions — is the ultimate drive for auto enthusiasts. But one made entirely of Legos takes the idea of expensive toys to a whole other level. Lego announced Thursday that it has successfully built a life-size, driveable replica of the Bugatti Chiron, entirely made of more than 1 million Legos. The Lego Bugatti Chiron is fully functional and can fit two...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/09/the-amazing-life-size-lego-technic-bugatti-chiron-that-drives/

Ibuki Is The 10-Year-Old Android Child That Will Haunt Your Dreams

Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro makes robots in Osaka. His latest robot, Ibuki, is one for the nightmare catalog: it’s a robotic 10-year-old boy that can move on little tank treads and has soft, rubbery face and hands. The robot has complete vision routes that can scan for faces and it has a sort of half-track system for moving around. It has “involuntary” motions like blinking and little head bobs but...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/09/ibuki-is-the-10-year-old-android-child-that-will-haunt-your-dreams/

Extreme Vespas In Indonesia

Darren Whiteside/Reuters Every year, Indonesians from teens and granddads, to mechanics and students, gather in eastern Java to celebrate their love of the iconic Italian Vespa scooter. For some, it’s an “extreme” kind of love, where the vehicles are customised to resemble metallic monster bikes straight out of a Hollywood dystopia. Hundreds of enthusiasts travel to the festival in Kediri to...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/09/extreme-vespas-in-indonesia/

Hilarious Personal Computer Ads From The 1980s

It’s the early eighties, and the computer was finally entering the home in a big way. Of course, most of us had no idea how to use these things … and software and hardware companies were only too quick to tell us exactly what we needed to buy. Whether it was a dot matrix printer for the home or word processing software for small businesses, the booming eighties economies meant a seemingly unlimited supply of consumers rabidly gobbling up any tech put before them. So, let’s have a look at few items for sale…

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/08/hilarious-personal-computer-ads-from-the-1980s/

1936 Stout Scarab: The World’s First Minivan?

The 1936 Stout Scarab came about in the early 1930s when William B. Stout, head of the Stout Engineering Laboratories in Dearborn, Michigan, dreamed of rear-engine/rear-wheel drive. “When we finally ‘unhitch Old Dobbin’ from the automobile,” he wrote in Scientific American, “the driver will have infinitely better vision from all angles. The automobile will be lighter and more efficient and yet safer, the ride will be easier, and the body will be more roomy without sacrificing maneuverability.”

The Stout Scarab was a streamlined, fenderless, monoform six-passenger sedan that can stake a claim as the world’s first minivan. With a stubby front end, a boxy middle and a gloriously curved rear, the car certainly resembled its beetle namesake, the scarab.

The packaging was probably the Scarab’s greatest contribution to the development of the modern car. The wheels were placed at the corners, not unusual for the time, but rather than following the convention of expressing the fenders and running boards as separate design elements, the car’s body stretched right over them in a single, sleek form.

The engine was located in the rear, and the hood and front-end assembly were minimised. This allowed the passenger cabin to be stretched out between the wheels, giving the volume of a small room and the appointments to match. The driver sat immediately behind the front wheel, creating the first cab-forward architecture.

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A final, updated version constructed in 1946, the Stout Scarab Experimental, utilized a fiberglass body shell—claimed to be the world’s first—and air suspension. That’s Bill Stout at the wheel. This car still exists today in the collection of the Detroit Historical Society:

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/08/1936-stout-scarab-the-worlds-first-minivan/

The Ultimate 1980s Barn Find: This Guy Found A Lamborghini Countach Hiding In Grandma’s Garage For 20 Years

The lucky guy is Reddit user named eriegin, who posted these photos along with the caption “Despite the rust and dust, grandma’s 1981 Lamborghini Countach is the coolest.”

This isn’t an ordinary Countach. The images posted on Reddit suggest that we are looking at a Countach 500S, one of just 321 examples built.

According to Carscoops, the car is powered by a naturally-aspirated 4.8-liter V12, and while the Redditor claims that it is in poor condition, it could easily be worth $300,000 – or, if restored, more than $500,000.

The Reddit user says that the Countach was purchased by his late grandfather in 1989, “but after insurance costs became too high for him to operate the company, he kept the car (and many others including the Ferrari 308 in front of the Lambo) outside/in leaky garages for 20+ years instead of selling them,” he wrote. “Don’t ask me why, I have no clue.”

While it’s sad to see a car as iconic as the Countach being locked up for so long, it’s refreshing to see it coming out to the real world again.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/08/the-ultimate-1980s-barn-find-this-guy-found-a-lamborghini-countach-hiding-in-grandmas-garage-for-20-years/

“Weird Faces”: An Algorithm Based Project That Creates An Infinite Collection Of Fun Looking Sketched Faces

Computer generated images have a certain aesthetics to them that make them immediately recognizable as such by the trained eye. Weird Faces is an attempt to combine my old interest in illustration with programing, to create something procedural that has a truly individual artistic touch to it and is not instantly recognizable as a generative art piece. Even though, the faces look hand-drawn, they are entirely expressed by algorithmic rules. Each face is random, each face is unique. Still, they look similar to my actual hand drawn faces.

Created by Matthias Dörfelt (1987, Hamburg, Germany), a Los Angeles-based artist.

He mainly works in software producing artifacts ranging from drawings, prints, animation, videos and interactive installations to robotics. In his works he often trades control in favor of surprise because he strongly believes in computation as an expressive, playful and humorous tool. Matthias will continue to explore these aspects by infusing technology with flaws, naivety and weirdness. He believes in a media arts practice that favors spontaneity over streamlining and hopes that his works contribute to shape our relationship to machines in a similar way.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/08/weird-faces-an-algorithm-based-project-that-creates-an-infinite-collection-of-fun-looking-sketched-faces/

The Making Of Chinese Artificial Intelligence Sex Dolls


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Amid Beijing’s push to turn the country into an artificial intelligence (AI) powerhouse and embed the technology in all facets of life, some Chinese entrepreneurs are taking the expertise to a new frontier: sex dolls.

WMDOLL, one of China’s biggest sex doll makers, which is based in the southeastern province of Guangdong, launched what it calls AI-powered dolls at end of 2016 that offer features ranging from simple conversation to moving eyes, arms and torsos. Customers can personalise their dolls by choosing various appearance options including height, hairstyle and eye colour.


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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/07/the-making-of-chinese-artificial-intelligence-sex-dolls/