The celebrity chef will soon open a 100,000-square-foot International Food Market at the newly renovated SuperPier on Pier 57. Oh, and did I mention it’s inspired by Blade Runner?
Yes, the chaos and clamor of the market place from Ridley Scott’s dystopian masterpiece will be coming to Manhattan’s West Side. “It is meant to be crowded and chaotic because that’s what hawker centres should be,” said Bourdain’s partner Stephen Wether at the 2015 World Street Food Congress in Singapore. “It should activate all of your senses.”
Plans for the space, which eats up pretty much all of the SuperPier’s retail allotment, include a farmers market, hawker-style street food stalls, a 1,500-square-foot oyster bar, a bakery, butchers, a tapas bar, a tea shop, a pastry shop, and potentially even an outdoor Asian-themed beer garden. As Bourdain put it, foodies will be able to enjoy “expertly sliced Iberico ham and some Cava or Kuching-style laksa [soup], Chinese lamb noodles, Vietnamese pho or a decent barbecue brisket all in one place.”
Disney’s Tomorrowland is all about optimism – it’s utopia to so many of Hollywood’s recent dystopian movies.
Geeks will enjoy the jetpacks, wind turbines and bunch of today’s and tomorrow’s tech. Movie geeks will enjoy all the Easter eggs buried throughout the movie. Epcot fans will enjoy the rides of the future. Clooney fans will like him even though he is unshaven most of the movie. Nice start to summer crop of movies.
“Space exploration and the technological possibilities of the future provide the movie's backdrop. Elaborate sets, highly specialized CGI work and animation combine to bring the story to fruition. For Clooney, the film's message is critical: "Your future's not preordained and predestined. A single voice can make a difference. I believe in that."
"The movie is filled with innovative people with innovative minds," said NASA's Burt Ulrich, who coordinated scenes shot on an actual Cape Canaveral launch pad and to ensure anything related to NASA "was portrayed accurately." Not only were scenes filmed at NASA, but Tim McGraw's Ed Newton is a NASA engineer who inspires his scientifically adept and curious daughter Casey (Britt Robertson) to ensure a promising future. Urich said Newton is "an inspired character." The scenes shot at NASA also featured additions "done later in CGI."”
His cinema space has been recognized by the Guiness people six times so far, and there’s little chance of anyone taking his crown away, considering this home theater, which is always a work in progress, has cost him about $6 million. But cinema is an obsession for him, not to mention a business. He runs Kipnis Studio Standard, which designs and installs high-end home theaters, though none quite as elaborate as his own, which is part home theater, part laboratory. Here he tries out new equipment and new concepts, and is always a little ahead of the curve.
For instance, while 4K may be the leading technology in flat panel TVs now (though there are few 4K projectors), he had a 4K projector years before most people knew what that was. In 2006 he set up a professional Sony SRX-T110 projector which displays a resolution of 4096 x 2160. That’s greater than today’s accepted Ultra HD resolution of 3840 x 2160. Kipnis also uses a Meridian 4K reference projector. Both projectors are serious light cannons, with the Sony boasting 11,000 lumens. But he needs firepower to light up his 24-foot wide Stewart Snowmatte screen. The screen employs 4-way motorized masking (controlled with an iPad) that will accommodate any image aspect ratio.
“..all 30 ballparks will have a new tracking system called Statcast that can rank defensive powerhouses just as well as star batters. It uses cameras, radar, and sophisticated AI to put numbers on every element of a play—from the rpm of the pitch to the exact trajectory of the ball to the fielder's split-second defensive moves.”
How does the Chicago river turn so vividly green? The Parade page says
“Two miracles appear that day, the river turns a perfect shade of green something that many other cities have tried but have not been successful at doing, and the second miracle by starting with the color orange giving the impression that river will be orange only to convert the river to that true Irish green. We believe that is where the leprechaun comes in.”
On a Tuesday morning, the group is gathered in a book-lined room just off the pool at the Hotel Trias, in a sleepy town called Palamós, where they’ve met each of the last six years. There are bespectacled dudes in futuristic sneakers, a small cohort of stylish blonde women, and a much larger contingent of techie millennial guys in superhero T-shirts, all filling rows of folding chairs. At the front of the room, Erik Hansen, a tall, professorial member of Future Lab’s leadership team, is running through the week’s planned activities, which include extensive brainstorm sessions and a field trip to Barcelona (visiting the telecom giant Telefónica and some local design firms). He presents the agenda with a sober, vaguely robotic tone that makes what he does next surprising. As he brings the proceedings to a close, he asks, brightening, "Is everybody feeling awesome?" The team laughs and applauds, Hansen hits play on a laptop and, suddenly, every single member of the Future Lab team joins in with summer-camp enthusiasm to sing a song seared into the memory of everyone who made last year’s The Lego Movie a $468 million global hit.
Electronic House has a list of technologies including the Epson projector and speakers
“If you think that 65-inch Samsung TV is big, then imagine what you could do with this Epson Home Cinema 3500 LCD projector. It can work either for permanent installation, or just bring it out on special occasions and aim it at a temporary screen or a white wall. It includes built-in speakers, so all you need to do is hook it up to your TV box. With 2,500 lumens of brightness, it will light up any football party.”