15 posts tagged Peter Weyland
Variations of Peter Weyland’s signature I worked on for Prometheus. Using graphology as a base, I tried to reverse engineer his signature as a highly intelligent and narcissistic dreamer with psychopathic tendencies.
I over exaggerated the upper zones with unique ascenders in all of the signatures; as displayed in the “d” and “W”. I also experimented with various amounts of embellishment in the cursive versions while maintaining a clear baseline, which is seen in the “y” and few of the “P” letterforms.
I am a law only for my kind. I am no law for all…
- Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
T.E. Lawrence, eponymously of Arabia but very much an Englishman, favored pinching a burning match between his fingers to put it out. When asked by his colleague, William Potter, to reveal his trick; how is it he so effectively extinguished the flame without hurting himself whatsoever, Lawrence just smiled and said: “The trick, Potter, is not minding it hurts.”
The fire that danced at the end of that match was a gift from the titan Prometheus. A gift that he stole from the gods, who were terrified of what we might do with it were it to fall into our hairy little paws. When Prometheus was caught, and bought to justice for his theft, the gods, well, you might say they…overreacted a little.
The poor man was tied to a rock as an eagle ripped through his belly and ate his liver over and over, day after day, ad infinitum. All because he gave us fire: our first true piece of technology.
Such a very long time ago. Which begs the question: what have we done with it?
100,000 BC: stone tools.
4,000 BC: the wheel.
800 BC: sun dial.
Ninth century AD: gunpowder. Bit of a game-changer, that one.
1441: the printing press, only slightly less impactful.
Nineteenth century: steam engine, railway; eureka, the Lightbulb!
Twentieth century: the automobile, television, nuclear weapons, spacecraft, internet.
Twenty-first century: biotech, nanotech, fusion and fission and M-theory; and that was just the first decade.
We are now 3 months into the year of our Lord, 2023. At this moment in our civilisation we are on the verge of terraforming planets undiscovered just a decade ago. We have identified the genetic chain of events behind 98 percent of cancers. A chain we have broken. Effectively curing them. We can create cybernetic individuals, who, in just a few short years, will be completely indistinguishable from us.
Which leads to an obvious conclusion:
We are the gods now.
…I haven’t been struck down, I’ll take that to mean I’m right.
We wield incredible power. The power to transform; to destroy and to create again. The question, of course, before us is what the hell are we supposed to do with this power; or more importantly, one should ask, what are we allowed to do with this power?
The answer to that, my friends, is nothing.
Rules, restrictions, laws, ethical guidelines…all but forbidding us from moving forwards! Well where were the ethics during the Arabian conflicts? Why are there rules preventing us from feeding impoverished cultures? How is there a law that states: if we build a man from wires and metal; a man who will never grow old, who will never feel the heat of a star, or the cold of the Moon, how is the creation of such an incredible individual considered unnatural?
The answer to all these questions is simple. These rules exsist because the people who created them were afraid of what would happen if they didn’t.
Well I am not afraid!
For those of you who know me, you will be aware by now that my ambition is unlimited. You know that I will settle for nothing short of greatness, or I will die trying.
For those of you do not yet know me, allow me to introduce myself.
My name is Peter Weyland. And if you’ll indulge me, I’d like to change the world.
Look what just arrived this morning…
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by Gazelle Twin
album The Entire City
Gazelle Twin’s track Bell Tower, which is used in the extended version of Peter Weyland’s 2023 TEDTalk from the Prometheus Blu-ray. She was linked to the project early on, but no-one knew which track or what viral video this would be for… The 3-minute cut down web version of the TEDTalk that has been officially released in February to kickstart the viral campaign doesn’t contain the track.
We give you Sir Peter Weyland in this full version of his TEDTalk from 2023.
Check out an exclusive sneak peek at The Engineer Speaks extended scene from Prometheus, out TOMORROW on the US iTunes Store.
Well, it’s Christmas.
Previously mentioned selection of deleted scenes from the Prometheus DVD. Note, this is only 10 minutes of them that will be on the DVD, the Blu-ray will have the rest.
Download/mirror it one way or another while it’s hot.
Concept art by Julian Caldow, Illustrator and Storyboard Artist (Prince of Persia, Clash of the Titans, Babylon A.D., etc.)
First off, Happy Independence Day to all of you followers in the US!
So, as you may have noticed, I haven’t posted for a while. It has become quite quiet with news, apart from the fact that SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON is NEXT WEEK, so Investors should keep tabs on http://www.projectprometheus.com/sdcc/ over the next few days for more info about what exactly Weyland Corp are planning to do there.
But first, I would like to present a FULL RECAP of the viral campaign for Prometheus. As you can see, it isn’t over yet, and will probably carry on into the DVD/Blu-ray release, and also potential sequels…