As the wise Austin Powers once said “I see you turned off your alarm and then closed your eyes ‘for a minute’, I too like to live dangerously”
This project let’s Austin powers cast on us his divination.
Why Austin Powers?
Because A.P is cynical in a humorist way, nasty, bold, sexual and vulgar at times. But when we are facing issues or thinking about certain serious big questions, along with this introspection comes fear and stress. Having someone life A.P be an influence on your fate is a great way to see life in a lighter perspective.
How the divination works?
you stare at this Austin button, think about a secret question and press it.
The answer to your fate according to Austin powers appears. It’s the randomness of it that sets the tone of fate.
The button is currently a sketch built on Arduino and mounted with a Max msp patch. Ideally I would like the push button to take the form of one of Austin Powers Big pimp ring:
below video of the push button:
And here’s a screen recording from the Max msp patch changing with serial communication when the button is being pressed:
And here you go! The answer to your fate according to Austin powers:
Expression used and what do they mean in the Austin world:
Taken from mentalfloss:
The whole theme in Austin’s world is very sexual but in a funny way.
When Austin is attacked by the fembots, he works his mojo to counter their mojo and gets “crossed mojonations,” resulting in exploding fembot heads.
Cross-mojonation plays on the term cross-pollination, the transfer of pollen from one flower to another, or else influence between diverse elements, as in different music genres. The word mojo, which might have African origins, first came into English in the 1920s. Originally referring to magical power or voodoo, the word more recently came to mean any kind of power or influence, including sexual.
“Smoke started coming out of their jubblies,” Austin says of the fembots. While jubbly came to refer to a woman’s breasts in the early 1990s, it originated in the ’70s as Australian slang for something plump or fleshy, like the stomach or buttocks, and eventually came to describe a woman with large breasts.
Where the word comes from is unclear. It could be imitative of the movement of a fleshy body part, or it might come from the word jub, which is a jug for holding wine or liquor. The word jugs is also slang for a woman’s breasts.
“Bring on the fembots!” Frau Farbissinia screams.
The word fembot, a female robot, has been around at least since the 1970s, according to the OED, and may have made its debut in a 1976 episode of The Bionic Woman. In the episode, a scientist replaces six secretaries at the Office of Scientific Intelligence with six deadly fembots. Later, apparently, the fembots go to Las Vegas.
Like bits and pieces, meat and two veg, and twig and berries, wedding tackle is a euphemism for male genitalia. Tackle, which refers to any piece of equipment, also means penis. If wedding tackle weren’t slangy enough, Cockney rhyming slang for the phrase is witch’s cackle.
HOW’S YOUR FATHER
“I like to give my undercarriage a bit of a how’s-your-father,” says Austin. Translation: I like to have sex.
How’s your father was originally Cockney rhyming slang for lather, a state of agitation: “After the row, he was in a bit of a how’s your father.” But the phrase gained a bawdier connotation when, in the early 20th century, British comedian Harry Tate would break off in the middle of a potentially suggestive speech to address an audience member: “How’s your father?” Soon the phrase became a euphemism for sex.
“Don’t have a thrombo!” Austin tells Vanessa. Thrombo, slang for a fit of rage, is short for thrombus, or a blood clot. While some dictionaries cite 2002 as the year of origin for thrombo, it’s obviously at least as old as this 1997 movie.
Another British slang term for a fit of anger is eppie, which is short for “epileptic fit.”
You can’t have swing without groove, baby. Like swinging, groovy began as jazz slang—although about 20 years earlier, in the 1930s—and has a similar meaning: playing in a brilliant and effortless way. The word groovy comes from the phrase, in the groove, which has the same meaning.
What groove you might be asking? The groove on a vinyl record perhaps, with the idea of a record playing smoothly and not skipping or scratching.
The film opens in 1960s swinging London, when everyone and everything is uninhibited, lively, and hip. This sense of swinging, which originated in the late 1950s, probably comes from a slightly earlier jazz term, referring to a musician who plays with swing, as in the style of big band.
Swinging in regards to sexual promiscuity originated in the mid-1960s, as such things do.
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) defines shagadelic as sexy in a psychedelic way, as well as a “general term of approval.” The word was probably coined in the Austin Powers movie.
I would like to work the graphic better and make for it a nice push button of the ring in a nice container inspired Austin Powers world. Also put some time to work the answers and the graphics.