When have you ever thought about a button? When have you ever looked at a button and thought “wow, you are beautiful”. I’ve never done that. But Augusto Esquivel has. Esquivel is an artist based in Miami that creates beautiful artwork out of buttons. Such a seemingly insignificant object becomes a masterpiece through his vision and passion.
You can visit his website here.
Think you know everything there is about the big screen adaptations of Marvel comics? Test your knowledge with this list of interesting facts.
Iron Man (2008)
1. Roughly 450 separate pieces make up Iron Man’s suit.
2. Director Jon Favreau wanted Robert Downey Jr. for the title role because he felt that the actor’s past was perfect for the part. He has said, “The best and worst moments of Robert’s life have been in the public eye. He had to find an inner balance to overcome obstacles that went far beyond his career. That’s Tony Stark.”
3. JARVIS, standing for “Just A Rather Very Intelligent System,” is Tony Stark’s computer system. This is a tribute to Edward Jarvis, Stark’s butler from the comics. He was changed to artificial intelligence to avoid comparisons to Batman/Bruce Wayne’s butler, Alfred Pennyworth.
4. Right before the final press conference, Tony Stark is seen reading a newspaper with a poor-quality photo of Iron Man on the cover. This is actually from a video shot by onlookers hiding in the bushes during the initial filming.
This week’s episode of Technium explores the real-world technology behind computer programs that can read emotions like the advanced personal operating system, Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson), in the movie “Her”
Congratulations to Annaka Vader for winning the March edition of the ‘Show Us Your Beaver’ contest. You may recognize Annaka from a post we did on her last year. Here she’s sporting her awesome Magneto helmet and a very fetching beaver tee. Congrats Annaka!
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