Watch a 99-year-old Polish war memorial transform into a giant starship…

This is O (Omicron), a projection-mapping installation directed by Romain Tardy and Thomas Vaquié at the Hala Stulecia in Wrocław, Poland. Completed by architect Max Berg in 1913 to commemorate the centennial of the defeat of Napoleon, this memorial — with the aid of some well-placed lighting — becomes a pulsing… » 6/21/12 2:05pm 6/21/12 2:05pm

The First Ever Gynoid Is Now Complete At Last!

The science fiction movie Holy Grail has appeared: the missing sections of Fritz Lang's Metropolis turned up in Buenos Aires. We can finally see what the classic gynoid-led worker uprising movie is really about. Up to a quarter of the movie has been missing since it was butchered for its early screenings in 1927,… » 7/02/08 12:00pm 7/02/08 12:00pm

Metropolis Was the Silent Film Blockbuster That Inspired Pat Benatar

The news that Fritz Lang's 1927 classic Metropolis is being remade by Hollywood made us take another look at the original. For a silent film made 80 years ago, it's still cutting-edge. Strange facts you never knew about this prescient scifi flick, including its odd connection to Pat Benatar, in our Metropolis » 12/10/07 12:00pm 12/10/07 12:00pm