After attending Syd Mead’s talk hosted by the Vancouver chapter of Siggraph, I have a new respect for the designer’s vision. The level of depth in his paintings becomes greater as the stories behind each work is revealed. From hand held rings where users can dial their euphoria, to time travel for the lower class.
Nope, it’s not a sequal, but a digital update of the original release. Does that mean there’s no more green holographic images? Well, according to these screenshots, it seems so. And all this time I thought they wanted it it to look retro. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining about the upgrades. The only question is, “Do I need to own two copies of the same movie?” Maybe… maybe.
Checkout the 2.0 trailer below.
In other GITS news, I broke down and picked up this little beauty. She sits next to Walter on my desk at home. Also started watching the Stand Alone Complex episodes. Though obviously not the quality of the films, they do a good job of providing me with my Ghost in the Shell fix.