How many times have you come across a building or a house, and you’re initial reaction was “who decided to build that” and/or “HOW did they manage to build that”? Reasons for this burst of wonder could range from a house built on a small parcel of land or some futuristic home injected in the middle of same-y, cookie-cutter developer homes. However, it could a case similar to the North Avoca Studio home in Sydney, Australia by architect Matt Thitchener, in which the building in question essentially defies the odds as it literally hovers above the ground! Nope; I’m NOT kidding… Continue reading “The Amazing, Sustainable Hovering Cube Home in Sydney…”
In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing five simple and interesting facts about the 1995 film, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie.”
1) Wikia Page for “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie” [https://goo.gl/SP6oOW]
2) Purchase/Rent “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie” [DVD, HBO on Amazon Video, Netflix DVD Rental]
3) You Might Still Find It For Free on YouTube; I won’t tell you where… Continue reading “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie – Geek Me Five #24”
In this month’s video game-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the origins, influence and the awesomeness of the Penny Arcade Expo, or PAX! Continue reading “The Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) – Doc’D #39”
Okay, full disclosure here: I love the video games that Platinum Games develops — Vanquish, Bayonetta, Mad World, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, just to name a few. They contain fun and action-packed gameplay, have charming characters and stories, and are just awesome in almost every way. Well, it appears that Australia’s classification board has a listing for a multiplatform game called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan and, apparently, it’s developed by Platinum Games! Continue reading “The Next ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Game to be Developed by…PLATINUM GAMES!!”
I have already mentioned how enamored I am with the concept and philosophy of the Tiny House Movement (click here and here for the Doc’D episode on the topic), so this story just adds more to that interest. This is the Mudgee Tower, designed by Casey Brown Architecture, located on a beautiful remote mountain on a sheep station in central western NSW in Australia. It turns out that this home was the culmination of the dreams and wishes of the client and it seems to have been delivered perfectly. Continue reading “The Mudgee Tower in Austrailia”
Wow. This is just TOO easy…
Anyway, Frank Gehry inaugurated his first building in Australia, with the formal opening of the Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology in Sydney (or the UTS, as all the kids call it). As his first in the country (and as with nearly ANY Gehry building), the building has provided a chance for a WHOLE NEW part of the world to offer criticism on the polarizing style of the world’s most well-known love-him-or-hate-him architect. At least the media attention has given us some entertaining responses, both positive and negative. After the break, we round up some of the most amusing. Continue reading “The 4 Most Amusing Responses to Frank Gehry’s UTS Business School”
It’s time for Episode 114 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses an “invisible” reconstruction, the Easy Bake 3D Printer, play DOOM on an ATM, and the man they call Sting descends from the rafters! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling.
Continue reading ““Invisible” 3D DOOM Stingers! – WIRed #114”
I can recall playing the id classic Doom on a myriad of devices, from computers, to home consoles (the SNES) and even on some portable systems, but could you imagine walking up to the ATMs at a local branch of your bank (or federal credit union; FCU’s FTW!) and after making a deposit, withdraw or transfer, you could play a few rounds of Doom? Well ladies and gentlemen, thanks to the work of a pair of Australian hackers, this automated teller machine from Bizarro-world exists and is just all kinds of awesome. Continue reading “This ATM That Plays Doom Would Make Trips to the Bank So Much Better”
Around this time last week, South Park: The Stick of Truth was released and has been widely praised by critics and gamers alike. The game, containing a mix of indelicate humor and Obsidian-style roleplay, now has the honorable distinction of being the first licensed South Park game that wasn’t disappointing and/or just sucked. Of course, due to the nature of the show’s content and language, some regional versions contained completely censored game sequences. I present to you all, the alternative censored screens that European and Australian console gamers see instead of the original scenes from South Park: The Stick of Truth. They are quite amusing, also LANGUAGE AND SPOILERS AFTER THE BREAK!
Continue reading “The Hilarious Censored Screens from ‘South Park: The Stick of Truth’”
See what I did there?
Anyway, this building, the Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre — winner of the Building of the Year and Public Architecture Awards in 2012 from the Australian Institute of Architects in Queensland — was set out to be a progressive and green building that moved away from conventional building vernaculars. It also aimed to attract national and international audiences and create new opportunities and connections to existing facilities, communities and groups in the location. Continue reading “Do Some ‘Reflecting’ at the Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre…”