rjmarvin writes: As the background code displayed in movies and TV, a new industry is growing around custom-building realistic software and dummy code http://sdt.bz/68898. Twisted Media, a Chicago-based design team, started doing fake computer graphics back in 2007 for the TNT show "Leverage," and is now working on three prime-time shows on top of films like "Gravity" and the upcoming "Divergent" designing and creating realistic interfaces and code bases for futuristic software. British computer scientist John Graham-Cumming has drawn attention to entertainment background code by debunking inaccurate screenshots in his blog http://entertainment.slashdot...., but more and more as the public is more aware, studios are paying for fake code that's actually convincing.
...when fits of creativity run strong, more than one programmer or writer has
been known to abandon the desktop for the more spacious floor.
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