Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

Tokyo Timelapse, Blade Runner Style

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

A Tokyo timelapse tribute to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. Found at Vimeo from Samuel Cockedey.

Botaoshi Explained

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

What looks like a violent mash-up of rugby, king of the hill and capture the flag is a competition played in some Japanese schools. Martin Berman learns more about the unique sport. Found at Discovery News.

The History Of Karaoke

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Daisuke Inoue was a drummer for several Japanese bands, and spent hours memorizing popular songs. At least, that is, until he realized how much easier life would be if he could automate the band. Found at HowStuffWorks.com.

People Herding

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

A team from the University of Electo-Communications in Tokyo is using lenticular lenses technology to guide pedestrians in order to reduce foot traffic congestion. Found at YouTube from Diginfonews.

Virtual Kisses…Literally

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Researchers at the Kajimoto Laboratory at Japan’s University of Electro-Communications have invented virtual kisses. Found at YouTube from Diginfonews.

Is Japan Sinking?

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Is Japan sinking? This videographer seems to think so and he provides compelling video footage that would seem to indicate the land is floating on seawater. Found at YouTube from DISCL0SUR3.