You gotta hand it to a guy who drops all his money to pursue his dream. Even when that dream is a movie about a baked bean killing people with two dragon pistols. This was done by the lead animator of Matrix Reloaded (Jeff Lew) and looks like it might be amusing. Hard to say, though. At the very least, I like to see people working outside (or on the fringes) of the Hollywood superstructure. He was just the animator for Matrix Reloaded and the graphics were great despite the other problems the movie had. Personally I liked it, but I know a lot of people view it as an abomination.
Archive for 18 November 2007
Tags: cgi, hollywood, independent films, jeff lew, killer bean, killer bean forever, matrix reloaded, movies, trailers
Tags: artificial intelligence, chess, college major, facebook, flixster, memes, quizzes, statistics
The intertubes are full of quizzes. Magazines like Cosmo have thrived on them for years. “Are you a good lover?” Websites like Tickle pretty much consist of nothing else (and I haven’t bothered beyond the odd quiz someone sends me). Tons of Facebook apps like Flixster (movies) and Harry Potter rely on them heavily. One of my google alerts is for linguistics and I saw some random 14-year-old dude‘s blog post about his perfect major according to this quiz. My results are below the jump.
So of course everyone with sense knows these quizzes are pretty much random. However, they also collect a vast amount of data. What they don’t collect (usually) is actual information about the people who take their quizzes. Imagine if at the end of a quiz there was a question or two about the actual truth of the thing the quiz is predicting. What kind of lover are you? Well just ask! If the result is similar to the quiz results, you can gauge how well your quiz is classifying people. It may not produce scientifically valid results but it does produce results that are better than nothing. (more…)