CFT ("Critical Feline Theory") Pop Quiz: What Sex is the Cat on this billboard?
Category: Pets & AnimalsVia: krishna • 3 weeks ago • 43 comments
By: 新宿東口の猫 @cross_s_vision
For cat lovers (& scientific types) only - a 2 question NT pop quiz:
1. What sex is the cat?
2. How do you know that?
(Since its only a 3-D moving image and not an actual movie, Buzz's box rules of various colours are only partially applicable. So its OK to post the answer to , you can say what sex you think the cat is..
P.S: If you're wondering about what sexual identities are allowed for Q#1, here are a few suggestions.
Could that really be a 20-foot tall cat just hanging out in the vacant space of a Japanese retail center? Don’t believe your lying eyes. It’s actually a 4K billboard screen that only looks 3D. And while video of the cat billboard has gone viral, it’s slightly less impressive when you look at the image from across the street.
The new billboard is a curved display measuring 1,665 square feet and appears in the Shibuya subway area of Japan, according to a report from Sora News 24. The new glasses-free 3D billboard actually made its debut in China last year with some very cool spaceship demonstrations.
It may not be perfected yet, but there’s a nugget of coolness in there. And if you’re thinking it all looks familiar, you’re not alone. Does it feel like we’re getting a little bit closer to our Blade Runner future? No, not the 1982 version, though that certainly has its place. The 2017 sequel Blade Runner 2049 brought the billboards of the original into the mid-21st century.
Granted, a kitty cat isn’t quite the same thing as the hyper-sexualized hologram robot Joi played by Ana de Armas. But the technology has similar ends. Rather than watch the brightly colored video sales job that’s become passé in the first two decades of this century, advertisers are trying to push the medium even further into the realm of the real.
(Note: I don't know how to embed this, so you have to click on the above link if you want to see it...)