Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Art + Tech + Geek = Amazing

Okay, you've probably seen this video already, but I just had to blog about it. Now, I have to admit I'm not a super big fan of the folks at "Mythbusters" but from time to time I do watch it. So, when I saw that Jaime and Adam from the show had created a giant paintball gun that could re-create the Mona Lisa in 80 Mili-seconds, I had to see that for myself. Seeing how I was a big paintballer, I wanted to see how that technology would be applied to re-create one of the most well known images in human history. Below is the video in question, it starts out slow with a little demo of a robot that shoots paint balls, but then the BFG is unveiled and everything goes pretty insane after that.

I like this clip for several reasons. First, that it goes to show you how Art is such a major force in our consciousness. Jaime and Adam could have created a portrait of Master Chief from Halo or Angelina Jolie, but they chose this classic piece and kudos to them. Second, I love the theatricality to the event. It's like that moment before King Kong is unveiled. Third, lots and lots of paint-balls. Fourth, the slow mo shot at the end is amazing. Watch and enjoy!

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