TECH CROSSING

Can the virtual become truly real? Can it become art? These were the questions being asked as the Virtually Real project opened at The Royal Academy of Arts in London last week. The first ever 3D-printed artwork in virtual reality went on display this weekend as part of an exclusive collaborative pop-up between HTC Vive and The Royal Academy. Artists used programs like Kodon and Google's Tilt Brush to also bring 100's of simulated worlds to life. Though the experiment and exhibition are now over, the questions raised will definitely have people thinking about how VR can merge with our own world, at least in an artistic sense. Read about how The Royal Academy students brought their work to life on a virtual canvas and how they approached the successes and failures of the technology.

Painting with emotion & memory.

Sergio Albaic asks "What is a truly realistic portrait?" This question inspired a project about going beyond physical appearances and attempting to render the interior world of a human being, through memories, emotions, relationships and personal story. All of it organized around a portrait painting metaphor: brushes loaded with meanings instead of paint would render a portrait using my “generative video painting” techniques...visit Sergio Albaic's website

Daniel Hashimoto is an animator for dream works, which gives his son James and his home videos an unfair advantage. Thanks to Huffington Post for bringing this amazing Dad feat to our attention. Check out the Action Movie Kid's youtube page, here are a few of our favorites.

No hose Water gun - too cute Lego Blaster : "It's kind of like a real gun" ' Everyone played this game when they were young, but this is next level.