May 20, 2019

Black Holes in Science Fiction Films - Offworld Episode 21

From Disney's The Black Hole to Interstellar, we discuss the portrayal of Black Holes in science fiction films and the misconceptions popular media has spread about this astronomical phenomena. Fatima Abdurrahman from UC Berkeley's Department of Astronomy joins us to explain the science of Black Holes and how storytellers can exploret them in film!

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May 19, 2019

Ask Adam Savage: Least-Used but Most Important Tool

Adam Savage talks about low-frequency tools generally and well as specifically when he answers the question: What is the most important tool that gets used the least in your shop?

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May 18, 2019

Sophy Wong's Wearable Tech Projects!

We meet up with Sophy Wong, who incorporates technology and wearables in her many projects, from light-up jackets to an awesome spacesuit. Sophy shares the making of her pieces, how she weaves lights and sensors into soft materials, and gives some recommendations on how to get started.

Find more of Sophy's projects here: https://sophywong.com/

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May 17, 2019

HP Reverb VR Headset Review!

We test and review the HP Reverb, a Windows Mixed Reality headset that has the sharpest display we've seen so far in a consumer virtual reality headset. We compare its clarity to the displays of the original Rift and Rift S, in games like Rec Room, Space Pirate Trainer, and Elite Dangerous. This resolution bump is truly impressive, though the headset isn't without its faults.

Plus, our impressions of the Ubisoft VR Escape Room, Beyond Medusa's Gate! (https://www.ubisoftescapegames.com/)

Shot by Gunther Kirsch and edited by Norman Chan

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May 16, 2019

Adam Savage's Week at Weta Workshop, Part 1

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Adam, Norm, and Joey arrive in Wellington, New Zealand, home of Weta Workshop to begin work on our short film. Equipped with just a story outline and some pre-planning, we jump right into preparations for the film shoot that'll happen at the end of the week. We begin with a visit to the prosthetics lab, where Adam has his arm moded for a prop, and then sit down to work out the details of the script. Plus, we see the creature suit for the very first time!

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