The full 2017 Tested Live Show! The Tested team and friends from the maker community present an evening of talks, demos, and presentations deconstructing their projects and processes. Presenters include Allen Pan, Science Friday’s Undiscovered podcast, Kenji Lopez-Alt, Simone, and Adam!
Adam Savage visits the workshop of Tom Spina, where Tom and his team have made a business repairing, restoring, and preserving iconic props and artifacts from our favorite films and television shows. Adam and Tom discuss the restoration process, examining animatronic puppets from Rick Baker’s studio made for Gremlins 2!
The inventors at Looking Glass Factory experiment with different ways we can interact with three-dimensional computer images, and their latest product is able to generate a convincing holographic display. Looking Glass’s CEO Shawn Frayne stops by our office to demo the HoloPlayer One and chat with us about his dreams of making holograms.
What goes into the design of film armor? Adam and Terry have a conversation about the aesthetics of armor, take a close look at some original design sketches from Excalibur, and go through an exercise in designing a villainous armor from scratch.
Sergio Jauregui quit his day job working on elevators to study set design and then began making beautiful miniature dioramas of his LA neighborhood. We meet up with Sergio at this year’s DesignerCon to see his miniatures up close and learn how he scratch-builds these detailed models.
We catch up with artist Jason Freeny, whose anatomical sculptures we first featured on Tested over four years ago. Since then, Jason has teamed up with the toymakers at MightyJaxx to release a line of anatomical collectibles, including ones inspired by DC Comics characters, LEGO figures, and even mythological creatures. We discuss toy design and what’s next for Jason’s creations.
We review Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality headsets, including HMDs from Acer and Lenovo. Here’s how these VR headsets compare with the Rift and Vive, the limits of its inside-out tracking, and how well it runs SteamVR games and experiences.
We’ve promised it on the podcast, so here it is! Kishore, Norm, and Jeremy sit down to watch the first two episodes of Star Trek Deep Space Nine, which Jeremy has never seen before. But will this die-hard Next Generation fan take to this series?
Adam’s back on tour, so we catch up with him remotely to hear about Brain Candy rehearsals, things he plans to do while traveling, and stories from meetups with awesome fans. Plus, we talk about Justice League reviews, Pixar’s Coco, and Adam’s visit to the Jim Henson exhibition.