Some fashion designers are Science-fiction fan. Sometimes they used their favorite futuristic films as inspiration for their clothing, often blending the lines of sci-fi and fashion. Sometimes, it’s fantastic. Other times, it’s not. Designers and trendsetters have taken inspiration from sci-fi for decades.
Vivienne Westwood cites the Blade Runner as inspiration for her 1983 Punkature designs. Even today, Yohji Yamamoto carries the film’s inspiration forward. It’s no secret that Nicolas Ghesquière, for example, is a sci-fi fan. The designer said when explaining his Spring 2007 show for the latter that he “was thinking of robotic articulation. Car parts. Droids. A boyish silhouette . . .” He used as reference Tron in his collections for Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga.
In 2011, Nike shoe designers used to Marty McFly from Back to the Future as inspirationby recreating the shoes that were used in the movie.
Like them to many others have used or have taken as inspiration science-fiction movies, at the moment to create their collections, and to be honest, I really think that this will not stop here.
The sci-fi world is biggest that the real world, so in this opportunity, I bring you a summary of one the best science fiction books of the year. I hope you like and help you to find a book that will bring imaginative and futuristic literature into your reading list.
Semiosis is evocative of first-contact stories. It opens a human colonial expedition which left Earth in the 2060s and is headed for a distant star. Agitated by ecological degradation and war on Earth, their mission was to hit the reset button for humanity on a virgin world.
It puts an emphasis on the challenges of humans living somewhere other than Earth. Humans were not prepared to live on another planet; however, they rely on their limited resources to survive. The Earth provides an abundant but peculiar landscape, trees offer good, succulent fruit one day and poison the next, while the remnants of an alien race are found entangled in the roots of a strange plant. Conflicts between generations begin as they struggle to understand one another and confront with an unknowable alien intellect.
All the characters come to life as individuals: Burke has a keen awareness of voice and characterization. Stevland is perhaps a little too human, but it is challenging to describe true alienness that is still friendly and coherent. Semiosis is an excellent debut, and well worth checking out.
Science fiction included computers whose principal functions could be operated via voice, the idea of a voice-activated artificial intelligence is slightly less widespread.
It was used in “Mother,” the ship’s computer in Alien, although HAL 9000, the sensible A.I. which controls the Discovery One spacecraft’s system is by far the more iconic.
Reality: A.I. assistants is an application program that understands natural language voice commands and completes tasks for the user. In 2011 with the iPhone 4s, the technology was introduced to a mainstream audience for the first time (although there had been projects before then), and it’s only grown from there.
Virtual assistants can also be compared with another type of consumer-facing A.I. programming, called smart advisers. These are subject-oriented, while virtual assistants are task-oriented.
In 2018, the intelligent speaker product category was fiercely contested by Google, Amazon, and Apple, and can be used from searching for information to controlling the various features in your smart home.
Abby Road, one of the most popular albums of the legendary rock and roll band The Beatles, is going to be remastered (with additional cuts) and re-released on September 27. One day before, an extraordinary event presented by Hilton Honors will be held, and Richard F. Roszko will attend.
On September 26, the Abbey Road Studios will open doors to receive some special guests on board in this experience. Rick will be at the mythical Studio Two on the 50th anniversary of the first release of The Beatles’ Abbey Road album. After a cocktail reception in the very studio where our favorite Beatles’ album was recorded, our commander will enjoy an immersive playback of the recently remastered edition of the album that hasn’t been yet released. Amazing, right? Rick Roszko will be one of the first people to listen to the newly remixed Abbey Road!
Not only that, but this experience also includes exploring a recreation of the original setup for the 1969 recording! Original instruments and equipment, and access to see how records are produced in the legendary control room are two of the additional perks that Rick will fancy in London, UK. Some surprises may be on store, stay tuned because we will keep you posted this week.
Deadly Class is an American television series created by Remender and Wesley Craig, it’s based on the comic book series of the same name and published by Image Comics.
Set in the late 80s, the series revolves around King’s Dominion, an elite private academy where students are trained to become assassins. Maintaining his moral code while navigating a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques, and his own adolescent uncertainties may prove fatal.