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The coolest movie ever.

This is the coolest trailer I’ve ever seen.

I have no idea what this is about, I don’t understand any of it. BUT, if anyone out there wants to translate, I’d love to know.


By griffey

Jason Griffey is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at NISO, where he works to identify new areas of the information ecosystem where standards expertise is useful and needed. Prior to joining NISO in 2019, Jason ran his own technology consulting company for libraries, has been both an Affiliate at metaLAB and a Fellow and Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and was an academic librarian in roles ranging from reference and instruction to Head of IT at the University of TN at Chattanooga.

Jason has written extensively on technology and libraries, including multiple books and a series of full-periodical issues on technology topics, most recently AI & Machine Learning in Libraries and Library Spaces and Smart Buildings: Technology, Metrics, and Iterative Design from 2018. His newest book, co-authored with Jeffery Pomerantz, will be published by MIT Press in 2024.

He has spoken internationally on topics such as artificial intelligence & machine learning, the future of technology and libraries, decentralization and the Blockchain, privacy, copyright, and intellectual property. A full list of his publications and presentations can be found on his CV.
He is one of eight winners of the Knight Foundation News Challenge for Libraries for the Measure the Future project (, an open hardware project designed to provide actionable use metrics for library spaces. He is also the creator and director of The LibraryBox Project (, an open source portable digital file distribution system.

Jason can be stalked obsessively online, and spends his free time with his daughter Eliza, reading, obsessing over gadgets, and preparing for the inevitable zombie uprising.

5 replies on “The coolest movie ever.”

snipped from RPGnet’s Tangency:

Casshern’ is directed by Kiriya Kazuaki, famous Japanese advertisement photographer and husband of singer Utada Hikaru. ‘Casshern’ has already finished its shooting 2 months ago and are now in post-production. This movie is inspired by the old popular Japanese cartoon series ‘New Superhero Casshern’ in the 70’s. Karasawa Toshiaki is one of the main actors. It will be released next April in Japan.
Official Web Site:

Now you know. And knowing’s half the battle.

Yo Joe!

I didn’t know whether they were gonna form Voltron or announce the week’s theme ingredients. It’s like they threw every Japanese obsession into one movie. “Alright guys, we need a cold, distopian future, katanas, giant robots, otherwordly mysticism, people jumping 20 feet up in the air doing backflips, more robots…”

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