Entertainment

Canadian singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen has died aged 82.

The news was announced on his official Facebook page, but no details about the cause of death were given.

It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away, the statement said.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau led tributes to the singer, who was known for hits including Hallelujah and Dance Me to the End of Love.

It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of the legendary Leonard Cohen, Mr Trudeau said in a statement.

He will be fondly remembered for his gruff vocals, his self-deprecating humour and the haunting lyrics that made his songs the perennial favourite of so many generations — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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  • Death Wish / Owlturd Comix
  • Death Wish / Owlturd Comix
  • Death Wish / Owlturd Comix
  • Death Wish / Owlturd Comix

Death Wish / Owlturd Comix

image / twitter / facebook / patreon — via Owlturd Comix

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Queen object to Trump’s use of ‘We are the Champions’

British rock band Queen are not happy with Donald Trump’s unauthorised use of one of their songs during his campaign to try to become the US President.

Their hit We Are The Champions was used to introduce Trump on stage to cheering crowds at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

In a statement, the band said: An unauthorised use at the Republican Convention against our wishes — Queen.

The song was played again when Trump’s wife Melania stepped on stage to give a speech, which was later mired in controversy over claims that parts of it were plagiarised from Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2008 — via redwolf.newsvine.com

Entertainment

Rod Serling on Kamikazes / Blank on Blank

The most unfettered imagination belongs to young people, and they don’t walk through life; they fly — Rod Serling in 1963.

If you’ve never seen the Twilight Zone, you’re missing what might be one of the smartest and most thought-provoking television series of all-time. On the surface, it mimicked ordinary life. The pace was ordinary until challenges to the deepest fears and uncertainties that lurk inside the mind took hold.

The series ran from 1959-64 and was created by Rod Serling. The show was mesmerising audiences across the US when he was interviewed for Australian radio by Binny Lum. We came across this conversation in Australia’s National Film and Sound Archive and it’s one of those delightful back and forths that makes you stop and listen. Serling jumps into the conversation, there’s little apprehension, and suddenly he takes you on a journey thinking about your own past and childhood, and the ultimate realisation that you simply cannot go home again — via Youtube

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3 colour screen print signed and numbered edition of 100, 18″ x 24″

Spoke Art presents an exclusive Kurt Russell double feature screening of The Thing and Bone Tomahawk at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco, 28 May 2016. This print was made to commemorate the event — via Spoke Art

Art, Entertainment

SWANH.NET is an adaptation of Star Wars Episode IV in a style that was inspired by infographics. One story in one piece of 123 metres length — via swanh.net

Craft, Entertainment

Wood Turned Bamboo Death Star / Frank Howarth

Frank Howarth has wood turned a Death Star out of bamboo plywood. The build consists of making two segmented halves that seam together at the trench. Each half is made of 9 rings. Each ring has 13 segments. There is one extra ring to help the two halves overlap at the seam. The superlaser dish was turned separately. The hole in the Death Star and the profile of the dish were cut on the CNC router to allow to two to fit together — via Youtube

Entertainment

ANA / Factory Fifteen

ANA from Factory Fifteen on Vimeo.

Factory Fifteen collaborated with Raw TV on the development of our original take on the singularity, the point where artificial intelligence becomes self aware and more intelligent than the human race. They created a seven minute proof of concept, teasing at a larger project currently in development. Their role developed along the course of the project from consultation and script development, to directing an ambitious live action shoot and finally delivering TV standard visual effects, all in house in the Factory Fifteen Studio.

The film shows one vignette within a bigger picture, highlighting an AI called ANA who deceives Jim, a redundant car factory worker, in giving her full control over the facility. ANA is imbedded into every major manufacturing industry in the world, including medical and food resources. Her seeming betrayal to mankind could be devastating. Only she knows her true intentions.