No idea how well Word Lens works, but it can only get better as it crunches more data:
Johannesburg-based photographer Frank Marshall was following a South African metal band on tour, when they have arrived in Botswana, and *bamn* he stepped into a Motörhead album cover.
He’d discovered the 1,500-strong subculture of metalheads who, despite the insanely hot and humid climate of Botswana still dress like leather clad monsters of rock.
Complete with amazing nicknames like Bone Machine, Apothecary Dethrok, Gunsmoke, Venerated Villain, Dead Demon Rider, Coffinfeeder and Ishmael Phantom Lord, these scene started with a local 70s classic rock band and ev0olved and grew from there.
Along with the Sapeurs of the Congo, Africa’s awesome subcultures have fantastic attention to detail:
Virtual reality has made exciting progress over the past several years. However, developing for VR still requires expensive, specialised hardware, (like the Oculus Rift or Sony’s Project Morpheus).
So a team at Google created Cardboard, a no-frills way to transforms a phone into a basic VR headset. They also approached the problem from the opposite direction, creating open source software that makes writing VR software as simple as building a web or mobile app.
Basically, it involves positioning your phone so one eye sees one part of the screen and the other eye sees another, then showing each eye slightly different angles on the same scene.
By making it easy and inexpensive to experiment with VR, hopefully this will lower the barrier to creating new VR experiences, and speed the uptake and development of VR technology: