Banksy's dystopian theme park looks delightfully depressing (Tomorrow Daily 230)
On today's show, MIT figures out how to 3D print glass, a literally cool paint job.
And a brand new amusement park to take on Disney Land.
And it's terrible.
Greetings citizens of the internet welcome to smart daily the best geek talk show in the universe.
I'm Ashley Esqueda that's Khail Anonymous its Monday, hopefully you made it.
Hopefully you made it thru the weekend guys cause let me tell you.
Mondays are tough for there is [UNKNOWN] reason.
Any weekend where I don't wake up.
And notice that I have a brand new tattoo on me.
That's the win?
Oh no, another dolphin tattoo.
It's a winner.
Chalk that up into the win column.
All right guys, well let's not waste any more time.
Let's hit the headlines.
So let's talk about this terrible amusement park.
I can't wait.
In a good way.
I guess, I like it, like this amusement park.
I don't like it because of its ups and downs, right upfront.
Oh, you'll feel its ups and downs because it's an amusement park and it's right.
Anyway, so Bansky has made an amusement park.
It's called Dismaland.
It is basically A crappy version of Disneyland, but with the intent of highlighting what his opinion of what Disneyland is.
Just terrible, like, bad morals.
Theme parks in general.
So, basically, what this is, is it basically teamed up with a bunch of artists to create Dismaland, which is a bunch of art installations that highlight different social commentary aspects.
What you see on the screen is a sad Dismaland employee Yeah again this came out a few days ago, but we have videos now, there's a lot better pictures, it wasn't open for the press for a little while so they were all janky pictures, but now we have great video by artistic people, a lot of the press has had to go in there.
But there's a lot of great exhibits its really really interesting which is why we want to talk about it.
Theres the grim reaper on a bumper car ride.
That's amazing that's maybe my favorite that's my favorite.
My favorite is the Cinderella's.
Flip over her flip over carriage and then there's a whole bunch of like press taking pictures of her all of Princess Diana.
Very strong commentary.
Oh strong commentary now you can actually visit this if you are in the UK yeah its a.
Yeah Weston-super-Mare in UK you can go and visit this it is a three pounds for adults to get in.
And kids that are free, and kids under 5 get admitted for free.
But apparently the website has been crashing [CROSSTALK] because so many people are trying to go to [INAUDIBLE] land.
That doesn't surprise me at all.
Yeah, I mean, I want to go.
Look, if I were in the UK I would 100% go to this.
This is awesome.
I think my favorite Sculpture like [UNKNOWN] of artwork is The Little Mermaid glitched out in the lake, in from of the castle.
I want a 3D printable version of that I can buy in like Shape Way.
That'd be amazing.
I think they even-
Yeah, here's the really depressing boat ride.
There's the glitch Ariel.
Love that glitch Ariel.
It's really cool.
There's a lot of cool stuff in here.
Apparently, I think there's also like a gift store here.
A gift shop, yeah.
They went all out.
They were loving it.
If you have a chance, go look it up, there's millions of images.
The pictures are incredible.
Different angles, all different stuff.
I wanna read the quote because I love this [SOUND] Oh there's my favorite [CROSSTALK]
That's your favorite, okay.
That's amazing at night, oh my God.
So in the brochure, because there's even a brochure, it says a theme park whose big theme says a theme part should have bigger themes.
That's something to think about, theme park
That's so pretentious.
Real theme park, it really is.
Do you think some of these are like super pretentious but good, like I get it, I like it.
They're very clear messages of
Traditional [INAUDIBLE] themes such as anticonsumerism, Western, like the selfish or Western culture that we've created for ourselves, like a lot of that stuff.
So I find this very fascinating.
I love them, I love that something like this could even exist, so.
Very cool Bansky, let's hang out.
Yeah call us.
Let's go to McDonald's, Disneyland.
That's pretty cool, we don't have a hashtag today, we're going to continue our TV [INAUDIBLE] responses until tomorrow.
So Manny, so we are going to do our VR James Cameron stuff into tomorrow.
So no hashtag today, but you can tell us what you think about Dismaland if you want.
All right, I gotta to tell you about this, amazing paint that is being worked on this coming from a team at John Hopkins University in the applied physics club.
The guy leading this team his name is Jason [UNKNOWN] He's leading a team to create a very interesting form of paint that actually doesn't absorb heat and it doesn't fade or crack over time.
Pretty much invincible paint, which is kind of amazing.
Normal paint is made from polymers.
And UV rays break that down, break that composition down over time, so you see, like, faded paint on cars, for example.
Oxidation, stuff like that breaks it down, okay?
So, this paint that they have created is fade resistant, it doesn't absorb heat, and it's made by mixing silica, which is one of the main ingredients in glass, and potassium silicate.
And after you spray or paint it onto an object.
When it cures, when it dries, it dries hard as a rock.
Like, this stuff is tough.
So you can't remove it then.
Really, really, tough.
The team says the paint will not crack or fade over time and if it did, it would take centuries for degradation to begin happening.
So this like something, Incredible, this is the guy who invented it right here, how good
Jeez, there's 6 eyes over here
Hey 4 eyes.
No, [CROSSTALK] he's wearing 2 pairs of glasses.
Oh that's true he's wearing two pairs of glasses.
So they said that they want to start field testing this on Navy battleships because it gets really hot.
There's always the For me like, remember when that hotel in Las Vegas had those heat resistant reflective windows that ended up melting parts of the pool.
I don't remember that.
There was like a hotel that the curve of the glass perfectly reflected down to the pool.
It basically made it so hot down there it was it was unusable so they had to fix it.
The thing is the heat has to go somewhere.
So with this like where does that heat go?
Cause it's obviously not being absorbed by the paint or that surface so it's gotta go somewhere else.
> The last thing this planet needs is more hat.
I agree but Ari it's the same he it's just being displaced.
Six sides come on man.
It's just being displaced somewhere it's not generating additional heat
So he made a good point, though.
They talked about the Navy battleships and everything [INAUDIBLE] there.
But he said they asked him in the video what's the number one place you'd want to put this, apply it if it goes mainstream?
And he's like, children's playground slides and I'm like, yes!
Everybody's been burned on a children's playground slide.
That's a good point.
It looks like it goes on clear.
So you could put it over hypothetically any color paint you want.
His, I actually think that's good marketing if he puts it on a battleship, cuz he's like it can survive a battleship, so.
Six size is like double smart because of the six size, so there you go.
He said it'll be a couple years before they actually get it out
In field testing because they want to improve some of the formula and get it all perfected but pretty awesome stuff, really interesting.
Nice job six eyes.
So great work [LAUGH] and then super science, look at all that.
I know it's amazing.
I can see all the science!
This guy is so much smarter then us that I feel like it's okay we can [INAUDIBLE].
All right, so MIT is also doing some stuff that is interesting that has to do with silica but it's with glass.
They have created a 3D printer that can use glass as a material, which is kind of amazing considering
oh you can get your glitch, you can get your glitch Ariel.
that glass blowing is a big thing.
I can get my glass glitch Ariel, that would be incredible.
Their mediated matter group developed a 3D printer that they're calling a G3DP and it uses glass as a printing material.
You're gonna see some of the vases.
Vases that they printed with their 3D printer.
It's kind of amazing.
That's the process right there.
This is the 3D printer doing its work.
Now you can see obviously there's a lot of heat involved cuz you gotta heat up glass.
To shape it, to blow it, to figure out exactly like what you wanna do with it.
And this printer has to be able to precisely, very, very, very precisely, control the temperature of the glass as it prints and then cool it at the proper rate so that it doesn't get too cold too fast or it doesn't like-
Turn into a big pile of goop.
Big pile of goop.
So that it doesn't crack.
So they use two heated chambers to melt and cool the glass.
So the heated chamber is a lot cooler than the chamber for printing.
And then they literally feed everything in there and they print out their designs and then the second chamber very slowly cools the finished product.
But some of the stuff that they made is just amazing.
I mean these vases are gorgeous and really architectural looking.
They say they wanna improve it by adding software updates, so an operator can directly control the temperature in each chamber.
Like if there needed to be an adjustment made on the fly.
These are all the different things they made.
These are all the different designs.
And then they also want to update the feed mechanism.
So right now it uses gravity as a feed mechanism, which results in some uneven pressure, and then that, in turn, results in uneven glass.
So there's a little, it's not perfect.
So yeah, there it is, they're dropping in like molten glass [LAUGH] Basically.
This seems so taxing and like so much work.
And so expensive.
But it is super cool.
But it looks so cool.
Yeah it's really neat.
And I think it's neat that they're finding new materials and figuring out new ways to
3D print things with materials...
that we can print these things with 3D materials that previously were just not within reach...
Yeah, very creative.
[INAUDIBLE] pretty [INAUDIBLE].
And they do all those different little designs and stuff, I mean unreal.
So you can go over to the MIT
Mediated matter group to check out all the pictures of the different product that they may have and everything.
But tha's the headlines.
Yeah, like it's class.
You waited that whole story [CROSSTALK]
[CROSSTALK] That's it for our headlines.
Here's another thing that she's going to say.
Yeah, we're going to watch Mad Max with go carts.
It's an add for the game but it's still pretty cool so don't click away.
It's Tomorrow Daily.
[NOISE] Welcome back to the show.
We were not riding go carts in Mad Max in the Wasteland during the break.
It would have been more [FOREIGN] if they had done it.
You know that term?
[FOREIGN] would be more cute.
So it's Monday, which means we have to talk about some crowdfunding stuff, and this is actually a story you and I are very familiar with.
So it's time for Back It or Hack It.
Alright these guys.
I don't know we got really excited about the robot fight.
The big mega robot fight.
Well these guys at mega bots inc we need some money.
[LAUGH] Caleb rolls his eyes.
Alright so we are getting a giant robot battle between megabots Mark two which is back there in the video that you're seeing, and kuratas which is a Japanese robot from Sudiobashi industries, but now mega bot says they need our money.
They want half a million dollars.
They actually say that the full upgrade would costa million and a half dollars and you know, I don't know about this.
They say, this is what they say, they say because kuratas set the terms and said we have got to have hand to hand combat they're like we got to upgrade this robot.
It's not ready.
So they said we need to add heavy duty armor plating.
We gotta add firepower.
We've got to upgrade the hydraulics to support those additions, and then we've got to increase the top speed of the robot and upgrade the power to support everything that we just said we needed to do.
So they have a lot to do.
They say again that a fully Graded Mark 2. This is the paint job they want, they're like "we wanna have a sick paint job.
'Cause that's part of it." It's gotta look cool, it's gotta rep America.
You know, but they say a fully upgraded one is gonna cost a million and a half dollars.
So yes, of course, they have stretch goal.
Nice B roll.
I know, they have some great B roll.
I gotta say, they make great video.
They make great videos.
They said a million and half dollars.
Stretch goals include like the crazy paint job from professional filmmakers who do paint jobs for like R2D2 stuff like that.
They have to make the cockpit really safe for people who are going to be driving the robot, all that stuff.
So they want our money Yeah.
Half a million dollars, they got 24 days left.
They have just under 340 grand so they're over half way to their goal.
So they'll probably make it.
There it is they have 338,000.
If we make it to fiber, this isn't gonna be that cool.
If they don't get their full goal-
If they don't get a million and a half.
And I'm telling you, they're gonna need more then a mill and a half to-
But I have a feeling though, that this is sort of like crowdfunding those big games, like Bloodstained and Shenmue
It works like, we're just asking you for money and then we also have these sponsors too.
If they see that we hit 500,000 and we reach our Kickstarter goal, they'll also invest
in the upgrades.
So I have a feeling there might be something like that going on.
I have a feeling Feeling there might be some deals that might come into place that 500 grand.
How many of you feel this way?
My issue with kickstarter has always been where's the limit of like, hey I want to create this incredible idea I can only do it with your support versus
I got this idea.
Pay me for it.
Give us some money.
Did you hear->>I know it's crazy and it's expensive and it's gonna be like a few moments of cool robots
But give us your money>> But it's my idea.
There's always like that weird shouldn't you kind of figure it out?
It's a fine line.
I think they helped by making the lowest donation you could give, five bucks.
So it's like okay you want to give 5 bucks fine, but the highest donation that they're getting, and they have backers at this level is 10.
10,000 dollars and you get to be a part of the pit crew for the robot and you get to literally be there, as a part of the official robot pit crew on the day of the fight and watch the fight in person and stuff.
Which is intense but apparently already 6 people have already paid for that.
So they've raised 60 grand just from those 6 things.
I'm so split on this.
Like I wanted it but not I feel like i'm having to work too hard for it.
I feel like you're taking advantage
Of my excitement about a giant robot fight.
Logan, are you down for the idea of it being like a kickstarter thing?
No, I think it's going to end up being a slow fight.
It's not going to be cool.
I feel like maybe they originally released the video with the intent
Mention of wanting that Kickstarter, like oh, man, people are gonna go nuts for this.
And if you're a success, we can launch this Kickstarter and we can get a bunch of money to upgrade the robot.
I don't know.
We've seen, they had a reality TV show where people have fighting robots.
And it was terrible.
And Battlebots, I don't think, was Battlebots the first time around great?
I feel like the second time was better.
The first time was good.
They fixed a lot of stuff.
But the second season was much better.
So what I'm saying is, we're out of the gate this is, again.
I feel like we're just-
I'm on the fence.
Taking too long.
Give us our robot battle already.
Give us the robot battle.
It's gonna be a year.
It's gonna be a year.
I say back it at the lower levels.
If you really like this project and you want to do it, just kick in like five bucks.
Don't buy Starbucks this week.
Just kick in a couple bucks and then call it a day.
Get your little megabox sticker and call it a day.
Oh, you get a sticker?
You get a sticker, five bucks, I think.
Or no, five is I think just like you're, maybe there's a sticker, I don't know.
Im gonna be the guy that I'm not gonna back it.
I wouldn't back it and tell you, you go back it so I can see this thing.
I don't wanna.
Yeah, so Khail's gonna be selfish and tell you to back it so he can
They can see us.
Yeah, we've seen like farmers in like third world countries create robot horses to plow fields just out of scraps.
That's what I wanted.
I want a [CROSSTALK]
Consumers give us money so we can we [INAUDIBLE].
That's the American way.
I'm sorry we're getting too much into this.
We're getting too banksy about it.
[INAUDIBLE] we're getting way to banksy.
So, that being said, we have got to talk about the literal mountain of feedback you gave us about James Cameron saying VR with a yawn.
So let's hear your user feedback.
You know who wouldn't be begging for money to get this thing done?
Sixeyes would be like, I got this, I'll figure it out.
I got it.
I got all the brains, I can shoot lasers.
I got it.
Yep, yeah, no.
So, yeah, Sixeyes would take care of this, so.
He would be, listen, he would have no problem.
He wouldn't need Kickstarter.
Yeah, see, look at him.
He's already thinking about it.
It's such an unfortunate [INAUDIBLE].
The safety goggles are [INAUDIBLE]
Yeah, all right.
I love you princess.
I'm going to wear safety goggles on Wednesday's show.
Okay, so Katie Yon was asked, do you agree with James Cameron, his assessment that virtual reality right now is [SOUND] Very exhausting, boring.
Scott wrote in and said James Cameron isn't interested because he still thinks everyone wants a 3D TV in their house.
VR is competition so he's going to hate it.
Scott dropping the mic
He's like, you don't know what you're talking about old man.
You're in the old times where 3D is a fad and everybody
Supposedly supposed to like it.
All right, NeoTokyo wrote in and said VR a Yawn- James Cameron is right, because he always sees the human soul that is beyond just the "Tech." Cuz he's right.
He believes in James Cameron's vision.
Says James Cameron understands people more than The technology thinks that understands people.
He did make Terminator 2 from the Terminator series.
What is nice?
So Pin wrote it and said, Current VR tech is still missing a good navigational paradigm.
Current solutions are kludges at best.
We'll get there.
So not yet.
This is not just.
Agreed for now.
But opinion could change.
Well did James even say, I'm on first name basis with him, did he ever even say that it's got potential or did he just say like [NOISE].
He said it was interesting.
I think he said that it was fine.
That was the word he used, fine.
He's like, oh Oculus is fine, or they're fine, or something like that.
So it was very.
I think that's probably the best way to describe his feeling for it.
And the Frank wrote in and said seems, @James Cameron Online literally tweeted
seems like you have tried the inferior VR headset with the HTC Vibe you can actually walk around.
Give it a try please.
Frank literally just came at James Cameron, you need to try Try good VR headsets.
I actually, that made me think, I wonder if he would change his mind if he used Oculus Touch or the controllers with the Vive.
I don't think he cares.
The next tweet.
We have is from James Cameron where he says hey shut up I can't hear you over my billions of dollars.
I know I'm too busy swimming in my money pit that looks just like Scrooge McDuck to hear your dumb criticism, everybody in the universe, signed James Cameron.
So we'll do more yawn tomorrow, we got a couple of emails so we'll read those tomorrow I just want to say, maybe the most responded to Hashtag of the Day that we've ever had, and also I've read all of them on Twitter and in email.
So I can't, we will not get to all of them, but they were all really good.
Like, people brought up some really good points.
Like I thought those 4 sort of encapsulated the general overview: some people agreed with James Cameron, some people said he's totally wrong, some people said wait.
There's a lot of that, so kind of one opinion from each camp I thought was appropriate.
Ok, guys, it's time for our very last user feedback, which is not about James Cameron and his opinions about.
VR is about photos and it's time for our Phonetographer of the Day.
Gabe wrote in, I'm going to assume this is Gabe Newell, right?
Cause his name's Gave, and there's like one, right?
There's only one.
Said hey guys, these are wonderful pictures I took on my iPhone 5S.
I took these photos while hiking a 20-mile stretch of the beautiful Pacific Crest Hills.
My family in the first two pictures Which, I picked my favorite on the right here, is from our camp at Two Lakes.
And then he said the second is the sunrise as we start our journey, and then this last picture Is a photo of the clouded Mount Rainier [UNKNOWN], love the show, keep up the great work.
Those are some really great shots.
So the people that watch this show, they watch this show and then they go out hiking.
I feel like that is actually the case.
Wait why don't we cover more hiking stories?
We should cover more nature stories.
Tomorrow's Nature, Nature Daily, we're gonna change the name of the show.
We're just gonna pivot.
Yeah, no super good picture.
[UNKNOWN] keep up the great work.
Thanks for all of the cool val stuff for life.
Yeah, that's great.
But if you wanna send it your phonetography, you can email us tomorrow at cnet.com.
Tell us a little story.
Give us permission to use it.
And also tell us what device you took it on.
I get emails all the time where people are like here's my picture and they send it.
And literally there's no information about what you use to take it with.
I don't want to do mystery devices.
Well, that's kind of the point of phonetagrapher right.
Very true, and then, you can also send us story ideas and you can find
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