Hex (TV series)
Hex is a British television programme developed by Shine Limited and aired on the Sky One satellite channel. The story is set in a remote English boarding school with a mysterious past. Series one explores the supernatural relationship between a Fallen Angel named Azazeal and a student called Cassie, a witch. In the second series the story centres on 500-year-old anointed one Ella Dee, Azazeal's son Malachi. Both series of the show are available on Region 2 DVD, with the first series released on Region 1 DVD in June 2007; the show was cancelled in April 2006 after the end of the second series. From its outset, Hex appears to be the story of Cassie Hughes, an attractive but withdrawn young woman who enrolls at the school but can't quite seem to fit into the social milieu; the second series shifts the focus from the departing Cassie Hughes to Ella Dee. Hex is set at a remote English school, Medenham Hall, which occupies the former manor house and grounds of the McBain estate, it was the site of an 18th-century witchcraft scandal in which the female members of the line, the Medenham Witches, were tried and executed.
Cassie, who raised herself in a single-parent household caring for her mentally unstable mother, has latent telekinetic and clairvoyant abilities that are awakened when she touches an antique vase, used in Voodoo rituals by the Medenham Witches. Her roommate, discovers that Cassie is a descendant of the Medenham Witches. Cassie has startling visions and dreams that she strives to interpret, struggles with controlling her growing telekinetic and pyrokinetic powers, which she is only able to summon in times of stress. Cassie is stalked by a "dangerous looking" stranger. Glimpsed fleetingly, he becomes bold entering into the student's rooms in the series without warning or permission. Azazeal is revealed to be the leader of the biblical Nephilim, fallen angels, he claims to be in love with Cassie, he has had previous relationships with schoolmistress Jo Watkins and Cassie's own mother, which may have contributed to her mental illness. Frustrated by his inability to convince Cassie that his claims are sincere, Azazeal kills Thelma before Cassie's eyes as a sacrifice to increase his power and prove that he is who he says he is.
This act has two unintentional consequences: his power over Cassie is weakened by the shock, Thelma thereafter continues to share Cassie's room as a ghost that only Cassie and other ghosts can see. Thelma never forgives Azazeal for her own death, is a strong voice against him to Cassie, who has grown to have feelings for him. Thelma is unable to touch the living, but she can touch other ghosts and manipulate inanimate objects and eat, which she does constantly. Thelma works behind the scenes to spy on Azazeal and gather evidence from places where Cassie cannot enter. Cassie, while horrified by some of Azazeal's behaviour finds herself drawn into his power. Azazeal possesses Cassie, while under his power, she gives herself to him and they conceive a child. Thelma learns from Peggy, the ghost of a woman who died in the 1918 influenza pandemic, that the gestation of Azazeal's child is weakening the veil between worlds, allowing more ghosts to appear to the living. If the child is born, the veil will be torn.
If the pregnancy is terminated, the veil will heal, preventing the Nephilim from returning and leaving Azazeal the only one of his kind in our world. But there is a side effect: ghosts will vanish from this world. Cassie, after much convincing from Thelma decides that her fetus must be aborted, although it is growing at an alarming rate. A week after conception, the doctors believe. Thelma assists Cassie, without telling her. Azazeal tries to interfere and save his son, but Cassie goes through with the abortion...or so she thinks. When Thelma realizes that Cassie can still see her, Thelma knows. Cassie discovers weeks that the doctor who performed her procedure has been influenced by Azazeal, that the baby is alive and in Azazeal's care. Thelma discovers that Azazeal is raising the child, walking in an abandoned nearby church, she and Cassie decide that they must somehow get the child, whom Azazeal has named "Malachi", but are clueless as to how to accomplish this. Azazeal becomes aware that they are watching him and tries to convince Cassie that he only wants her to join them so that they can be a "real family".
Cassie, still under his spell, is attracted by the prospect but retains enough of herself to know that this is something she should not want. While Cassie and Thelma strategize, new characters are introduced at the school while old ones depart. Troy, convinced that Cassie's child is his, left the school at the end of the first series. Jo Watkins, having "really let herself go," is seen at school as she has become Azazeal's live-in nurse and nanny; the school gains a new chaplain, Jez Heriot, who doesn't "wear the uniform" except when conducting services and teaches Ethics. When Jo disappears, David Tyrel asks Jez to take her classes as well; the students don't realize that he is a priest, Roxanne is quite taken with him, so much so that she can't help but seduce him after the truth is known. A new student arrives at Medenham: Ella Dee, her wardrobe wins her points with the boy
Hex (board game)
Hex is a strategy board game for two players played on a hexagonal grid, theoretically of any size and several possible shapes, but traditionally as an 11×11 rhombus. Players alternate placing markers or stones on unoccupied spaces in an attempt to link their opposite sides of the board in an unbroken chain. One player must win; the game has deep strategy, sharp tactics and a profound mathematical underpinning related to the Brouwer fixed-point theorem. It was invented in the 1940s independently by Piet Hein and John Nash; the game was first marketed as a board game in Denmark under the name Con-tac-tix, Parker Brothers marketed a version of it in 1952 called Hex. Hex can be played with paper and pencil on hexagonally ruled graph paper. Hex-related research is current in the areas of topology and matroid theory, game theory and artificial intelligence. Hex is a connection game, can be classified as a Maker-Breaker game, a particular type of positional game; the game can never end in a draw, in other words, Hex is a "determined game".
Hex is a finite, perfect information game, an abstract strategy game that belongs to the general category of connection games. When played on a generalized graph, it is equivalent to the Shannon switching game; as a product, Hex is a board game. The game was invented by the Danish mathematician Piet Hein, who introduced it in 1942 at the Niels Bohr Institute. Although Hein called it Con-tac-tix, it became known in Denmark under the name Polygon due to an article by Hein in the December 26, 1942 edition of the Danish newspaper Politiken, the first published description of the game, in which he used that name; the game was independently re-invented in 1948 by the mathematician John Nash at Princeton University. According to Martin Gardner, who featured Hex in his July 1957 Mathematical Games column, Nash's fellow players called the game either Nash or John, with the latter name referring to the fact that the game could be played on hexagonal bathroom tiles. In 1952, Parker Brothers marketed a version.
They called the name stuck. Hex was issued as one of the games in the 1974 3M Paper Games Series. About 1950, American mathematician and electrical engineer Claude Shannon and E. F. Moore constructed an analog Hex playing machine, a resistance network with resistors for edges and lightbulbs for vertices; the move to be made corresponded to a certain specified saddle point in the network. The machine played a reasonably good game of Hex. Researchers attempting to solve the game and develop hex-playing computer algorithms emulated Shannon's network to make strong automatons. In 1952 John Nash expounded an existence proof that on symmetrical boards, the first player has a winning strategy. In 1964, mathematician Alfred Lehman showed that Hex cannot be represented as a binary matroid, so a determinate winning strategy like that for the Shannon switching game on a regular rectangular grid was unavailable; the game was shown to be PSPACE-complete. In 2002, the first explicit winning strategy on a 7 ×.
In the 2000s, by using brute force search computer algorithms, Hex boards up to size 9×9 have been solved. In the early 1980s Dolphin Microware published Hexmaster, an implementation for Atari 8-bit computers. Various paradigms resulting from research into the game have been used to create digital computer Hex playing automatons starting about 2000; the first implementations used evaluation functions that emulated Shannon and Moore's electrical circuit model embedded in an alpha-beta search framework with hand-crafted knowledge-based patterns. Starting about 2006, Monte Carlo tree search methods borrowed from successful computer implementations of Go were introduced and soon dominated the field. Hand crafted patterns were supplemented by machine learning methods for pattern discovery; these programs are now competitive against skilled human players. Elo based ratings have been assigned to the various programs and can be used to measure technical progress as well as assess playing strength against Elo-rated humans.
Current research is published in either the quarterly ICGA Journal or the annual Advances in Computer Games series. Each player has an allocated color, conventionally White and Black. Players take; the goal for each player is to form a connected path of their own stones linking the opposing sides of the board marked by their colors, before their opponent connects his or her sides in a similar fashion. The first player to complete his or her connection wins the game; the four corner hexagons each belong to both adjacent sides. Since the first player to move in Hex has a distinct advantage, the pie rule is implemented for fairness; this rule allows the second player to choose whether to switch positions with the first player after the first player makes the first move. From the proof of a winning strategy for the first player, it is known that the hex board must have a complex type of connectivity which has never been solved. Play consists of creating small patterns which have a simpler type of connectivity called "safely connected", joining them into sequences that form a "path".
One of the players will succeed in forming a safely connected path of stones and spaces between his sides of the board and win. The final stage of the game, if necessary, consists of filling in the empty spaces in the path. A "safely con
Hex (VJ group)
Hex, or Hex Media, were a London-based multimedia group founded in the early 1990s by artist Robert Pepperell, coder Miles Visman and the DJ duo Coldcut. The group set out to exploit the creative potential of, what was the new media technologies of CD-ROM, interactive computing, video sampling and portable video projection. Working across a wide range of media - from computer games to art exhibitions - the group pioneered many new media hybrids, including live audiovisual jamming, computer-generated audio performances, interactive collaborative instruments, their work was published on a series of interactive CD-ROMs, exhibited - including at the JAM exhibition in London's Barbican Gallery in 1996 – and through the'in-house' music label, Ninja Tune. The group dispersed in the late 1990s, with members Stuart Warren Hill and Robin Brunson going on to form the VJ outfit Hexstatic. Top Banana Hex Archive
Hex (2015 film)
Hex is a 2015 Nigerian horror short film directed by Clarence Peters. Screened and premiered on 12 November 2015 at the 5th Africa International Film Festival, Hex went on to win the award for "Best Short Film" at the same event. Hex is the debut movie of Clarence Peters. Shot in Lagos with a total runtime of 26 minutes, the official trailer of the movie was released on September 28, 2015. Ayoola Ayolola as Olabode Kunle Remis as Emeka Nancy Isime as Chioma Roseline Afije as Bola Scarlet Shotade as Abiodun Hex official trailer on YouTube
Steven John Kilbey is an English-Australian singer-songwriter and bass guitarist for the rock band, The Church. He is a music producer and painter; as of October 2014, Kilbey had 750 original songs registered with Australian copyright agency Australasian Performing Right Association. Following his birth in Welwyn Garden City, England, UK, Kilbey was brought to Australia by his parents at the age of five years, grew up around Dapto, before living with his family in Canberra, he began his professional music career at 17 years of age, when he joined a five piece "cabaret band" called'Saga' in Canberra. Around 1973 he joined'Precious Little', a rock band featuring future Church bandmate Peter Koppes on drums; this was followed by Kilbey forming'Baby Grande' around 1974 while still living in the A. C. T. Koppes was in Baby Grande for a time but left to travel played in a band called Limazine which brought him in touch with future Church drummer Nick Ward. Baby Grande recorded some demos for EMI Australia in 1977 but were not signed to a permanent recording contract.
Baby Grande's demos surfaced on the internet after about 30 years, despite initial protests from Kilbey, he has now made four of the five tracks available on his solo compilation album of early work Addendaone. Kilbey was a member of the new wave band Tactics for about a month in 1977, he played'about four gigs' with Tactics before being asked to leave by the band's singer and songwriter Dave Studdert. Kilbey formed The Church, together with Koppes and Nick Ward in Sydney in the late 1970s. Marty Willson Piper joined the band in May 1980 days after his arrival in Australia when he went to see the band play a gig. After some success in their native Australia in the early 1980s, Kilbey and The Church went on to international fame when "Under the Milky Way", from the 1988 album Starfish, achieved success. "Under the Milky Way" appeared in the top-selling singles charts of both Australia and the United States. In late 2011 Kilbey revealed that, at the time of the interview, the song was still used for television programmes and advertisements.
After recording the Gold Afternoon Fix album in the USA and touring to support it with the Church until mid-1990, Kilbey returned to Australia and made the Jack Frost album with Grant McLennan. He went on a solo acoustic tour of the US, playing clubs. After this tour, he and McLennan toured the USA together on the back of the Jack Frost project; the Jack Frost band name was derived from mutual friend of Kilbey and McLennan, Joel Eaves of Canberra, whose expression of "another Jack Frost day in Oceana", became a popular Sydney expression during the period. In 1990 Kilbey began to use heroin around the time of his girlfriend Karin Jansson's pregnancy, his use of this drug continued through the recording of The Church's album Gold Afternoon Fix and beyond. Kilbey had recorded much of his solo work at his home studio in Rozelle, Sydney until around the release of his album "Narcosis", recorded at his new'proper' 24 -track studio in Surry Hills, Sydney, he worked as a producer with artists such as Melbourne singer Margot Smith and Canadian singer Mae Moore.
He produced the albums by Hex, Curious Yellow and Jack Frost. In late 2012, as an act of protest against the conduct of the Church's North American label Second Motion Records, Kilbey announced his resignation from the band; the announcement was made on Kilbey's Facebook fan page following the receipt of an insufficient royalty cheque from the record label. Kilbey placed the incident in the broader context of the music industry: it seems that the church might have brought in 30 or 40 grand …but the members of the group got 100 bucks each. I mean he couldnt give us nothing to he came up with 100 bucks each. I am insulted. I have decided to leave the church; this is not a joke. I will complete the current tour and i’m done. I implore you all not to buy any records from second motion records; as you see none of it will come to us. Same as it was. However, the Church continued as an active band and, in November 2013, Kilbey published an official announcement on his Facebook fan page stating that Willson-Piper was replaced by former Powderfinger member Ian Haug.
Kilbey explained that Haug would join the band for the recording of a new album, for which he had 16 songs written, as well as subsequent touring, defended the decision in the statement: "if you cant dig it I'm sorry. This is my f—ing band after all and it has existed at times without Peter and in the beginning without Marty. and for times in between while he went AWOL."Prior to the release of the Church's 21st album, Further/Deeper, Kilbey spoke to the media about his prolific body of musical work, continually growing: Just because I’ve written that many songs doesn’t mean anything. But imagine if you were having an operation on your brain and a 60-year-old surgeon walked into the theatre. You would think, I’m in safe hands. He’s been doing this all his life and he’s good at it. I think I have become good at pulling lyrics and melodies out of the air. Melodies weren’t always my strong point. In the last few years, I think I am tapping into something... It's. Kilbey has released 14 solo music albums, one EP and has collaborated on recordings with musical artists such as Martin Kennedy, Stephen Cummings and Ricky Maymi as a vocalist, writer and/or producer.
Ian McFarlane writes that "Kilb
Hex (1973 film)
Hex is a 1973 American horror film filmed on Cheyenne River Indian Reservation starring Keith Carradine, Dan Haggerty, Gary Busey, Hillarie Thompson and Christina Raines. The film was publicized under the title Grass Land. According to Phil Hardy's The Encyclopedia of Horror Movies, Hex "crosses elements of the bike film with those of the post-western and the supernatural tale... The film scarcely succeeds in welding its disparate elements together, but still makes a distinctive, atmospheric impression." Set in 1919 after the First World War, a loosely knit band of motorcyclists back from fighting in Europe is making their way across the United States to seek their fortunes in California. They come upon the fictional town of Bingo and are challenged to a race by a local hot rodder; the outcome of the race is disputed, the bikers flee into the surrounding countryside. They hide on a farm owned by two sisters and Oriole, whose deceased father was a Native American shaman; the bikers are soon discovered by the sisters.
One of the bikers attempts to rape the younger sister, after which the older sister dons her father's shaman regalia and casts a hex on the gang. The bikers soon start arguably departing this world in not so natural ways. Keith Carradine Christina Raines Hillarie Thompson Mike Combs Scott Glenn Gary Busey Robert Walker Doria Cook Dan Haggerty Iggie Wolfington It has been released under the titles Charms and The Shrieking; the film is released as Charms on DVD by Smooth Motion Pictures Inc. Hex on IMDb Bad Movie Planet Hex at Rotten Tomatoes Lightning Bug's Lair
Bigelf is a progressive rock/progressive metal band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1991. They have since released four studio albums. Bigelf were formed as a psychedelic/glam-tinged hard rock outfit in 1991 in Los Angeles, California by Damon Fox and Richard Anton, they gained a large underground following. Bigelf's original line-up included Damon Fox, Richard Anton, A. H. M. Butler-Jones and Thom Sullivan; the quartet recorded 6-track EP Closer To Doom in spring 1995 co-produced by Sylvia Massy. Closer To Doom was released in 1996 and established them as'fathers' of the psychedelic doom movement that spawned the L. A. stoner-rock scene. The first line-up change came when Steve Frothingham replaced Sullivan in late 1995. Continuing on as a three-piece, they recorded Money Machine in summer 1997, which Swedish prog & heavy metal label Record Heaven would release in 2000; this led the band to tour Scandinavia where they would become a quartet again with the addition of Finnish bass player Duffy Snowhill, he debuted on their 6-track EP Goatbridge Palace.
Recorded in Stockholm in December 2000 it featured the singles, Nervous Breakdown and Side Effects plus four live tracks, one being a cover of the Black Sabbath classic, Sweet Leaf. Serjical Strike Records released a limited pressing of Money Machine in the United States after System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian took an interest in the band. In summer 2001, Butler-Jones fell into a diabetic coma while on tour in Sweden. Ace Mark took his place on guitar, leaving Fox as songwriter. Regaining focus with a new, solid foundation, Bigelf signed with Warner Music Sweden in 2002 and released Hex the following year; the band attained most notably in Northern Europe. August 2008 saw Bigelf release Cheat The Gallows, the band's debut release for Linda Perry's Custard Records, it includes the lead single "Money, It's Pure Evil". In 2009, Bigelf toured with Dream Theater on their Progressive Nation 2009 tour, they were billed alongside Opeth and Unexpect on the European leg of the tour from September to November, but after Pain of Salvation and Beardfish were forced to drop out because of the bankruptcy of SPV, their record label's distributor, Bigelf were added to the North American tour as an opening act alongside Zappa Plays Zappa between July and August.
The band once again supported Dream Theater as their opening act for the Mexican and South American tour in March 2010. In April 2010, Bigelf supported Porcupine Tree on their US Tour. After being dropped from Custard Records the band went on indefinite hiatus after playing several festival shows in Japan in August 2010. In September 2012, Fox announced via the band's Facebook and website that a new Bigelf album was in the making. On April 3, 2013, Inside Out Music announced Bigelf had signed with the label and would release a new album that year. Fox recruited former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy to play on the new record Into the Maelstrom, according both to the Inside Out announcement and to Portnoy's own Twitter feed. Guitarist Luis Maldonado was invited to "take some solos and add some color" to the album and to perform with the band on the Progressive Nation at Sea cruise ship festival on February 18–22, 2014 as well as festivals that summer. In October 2014, guitarist John Wesley of Porcupine Tree and Mike Portnoy joined Bigelf as guest performers during their winter 2014 "Into The Maelstrom" European tour.
Money Machine Hex Cheat the Gallows Into the Maelstrom Closer to Doom Goatbridge Palace The Madhatter Current membersDamon Fox - lead vocals, guitar Duffy Snowhill - bass Luis Maldonado - guitar Mike Portnoy - drums Baron Fox - drums John Wesley - guitar Former membersRichard Anton - lead vocals, bass Thom Sullivan - drums A. H. M. Butler-Jones - lead vocals, piano Steve "Froth" Frothingham - drums Ace Mark - guitar Official site Damon Fox of Bigelf Interview at Guitarhoo.com 2008. Damon Fox of Bigelf Interview at Guitarhoo.com 2014