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Space Invaders Wallpaper

March 3rd, 2013 | Robot, Space

Space Invaders Wallpaper

Space Invaders Wallpaper

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In 1978, Space Invaders ushered in the Golden Age of Arcade Games.  Shortly after its release, you could find coin-operated machines pretty much everywhere — grocery stores, restaurants, bars, movie theaters.  But in the smart phone era, there isn’t much room for this type of gaming.  You can easily pull up Angry Birds, Temple Run, and even Space Invaders on your phone and play them instantly, for free.

So I guess acting on a bit of nostalgia for gaming of the past, I decided to create this replica of the original Space Invaders Arcade Cabinet.  I attempted to keep the design as close as possible to the 1978 U.S. release.

Here’s a summary of the gameplay in case you’re not familiar:

“Space Invaders is a two-dimensional fixed shooter game in which the player controls a laser cannon by moving it horizontally across the bottom of the screen and firing at descending aliens. The aim is to defeat five rows of eleven aliens—some versions feature different numbers—that move horizontally back and forth across the screen as they advance towards the bottom of the screen. The player defeats an alien, and earns points, by shooting it with the laser cannon. As more aliens are defeated, the aliens’ movement and the game’s music both speed up. Defeating the aliens brings another wave that is more difficult, a loop which can continue indefinitely.”

Space Invaders was recently chosen by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City as one of 40 that the curators wished to add to the museum’s collection in the future.  This has sparked some debate about whether video games are actually art, and Paola Antonelli, senior curator for the museum’s department of architecture and design, was quoted on the subject:

“Frankly, I am not interested at all in the discussion about video games or even chairs being art. I find design one of the highest form of human creative expression and when something has great design that is more than enough.”

I agree with her.

-RSB

Skydive From Space – Desktop Wallpaper

October 12th, 2012 | Space

Skydive From Space

Skydive From Space

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Well, I have another Desktop Wallpaper for you.  As you can probably tell, I am pretty excited about the impending skydive from space by extreme sportsman, Felix Baumgartner.  In case you haven’t heard, the adrenaline-fueled Australian will be attempting a record-breaking jump from 120,000 feet.  The current record was set by U.S. Air Force Capt. Joe Kittinger back in 1960 when he jumped from 102,000 feet.

It is important to note that while this mission is being a called “a leap from the edge of space,” space doesn’t really start until about 327,000 feet, so the statement is a bit of a reach.  Nonetheless, this is the first skydive that will break the sound barrier, and the mission will also set marks for longest-duration freefall and highest manned balloon flight.

One of the reasons I think this mission is so interesting is that Baumgartner is basically skydiving in a hightech spacesuit.  It’s pressurized and comes fully equipped with GPS, g-force meters, custom parachute to prevent tail spin, wide angle cameras, and state-of-the-art thermal gear to withstand the subzero temperatures of space. Suits like this will eventually allow us to jump from all the way up to 327,000 feet and beyond.  Maybe one day you’ll even be able to eject from a space station in orbit and safely land back on Earth.

Here is a great photo of the current suit from all angles (click to zoom in):

Skydive From Space

 

And here’s a zoomed-in labeled photo for all the details:

Skydive From Sapce

 

As of now, the launch is planned for early in the morning this Sunday, about 1 day and 13 hours from now.  You can watch the countdown here.

Let’s hope the weather cooperates.

-RSB

KEYZ Desktop Wallpaper

June 18th, 2012 | Robot

In anticipation of a new RobotSpaceBrain project titled, KEYZ, I created this Keyz Desktop Wallpaper for you.  If you can’t tell, these are keyboards, a WHOLE LOT of keyboards, that my friend Nick has collected over the years.

We will be doing a bit of cataloging in the near future, including sound bites, videos and ratings for many of them.

Look forward to more from this project in the summer and early fall.

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-RSB

Moon Mix Desktop Wallpaper

March 11th, 2012 | Space

Welcome to the Launch of RobotSpaceBrain’s Official Wallpapers!  I created this space-inspired cassette the other day, and I decided to share with you wonderful people.  You should be able to load it on your computer, iPhones, or iPads without problems, but let me know if something doesn’t work just right.

I hope to add some moon music to go along with the design at some point in the future, so be on the look out for that.

And I’m also planning to have some guest artists participate in this wallpaper project sometime soon.

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-RSB