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lifecast 1

Syllabification: life·cast
Pronunciation: /ˈlīfˌkast/

noun

A three-dimensional representation of a subject created from a mold of their living body: epoxy resin is used to make the lifecasts, which are then finished in bronze
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  • If they really want to appeal to the likes of me, Rob, Milo and the rest of the self-appointed Twitterati they should switch off the Wi-Fi, ban social networking and lifecasting and instead pitch the park as what it is: a holiday away from all that virtual nonsense.
  • But lifecasting doesn't stop with people.
  • Lifecasting comes naturally to today’s youths, who are used to living their lives in public, posting details of every hookup and breakup on their Facebook or MySpace pages.

verb (past and past participle lifecast)

[with object] (usually as noun lifecasting) Back to top  
Create (a three-dimensional representation of a subject) from a mold of their living body: lifecasting is accurate enough to capture fingerprints, wrinkles, and even hair follicles the artist’s debut features nude human figures lifecast from rubber, bronze, and polyurethane
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  • Alginate is often used for life-casting, but for this piece a silicone based material is being used.
  • The dancer's body is without doubt a joy to work with and most suited to the art of lifecasting - being both elegant yet well-defined and engraved with fascinating peculiarities arising from years of hard work and repetitive movements.
  • The mould is re-assembled and oil-based clay is poured in to create a pliable version of the bust which can be carefully sculpted to replace any wrinkles or skin texture which may have been lost or damaged in the lifecasting process.

Derivatives

lifecaster

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noun
Example sentences
  • Fast forward 20 years and I find myself still inspired by that one photograph in my work as a lifecaster.
  • Find a lifecaster in your area for baby hand and feet casts.
  • A body lifecaster for the past six-and-a-half years, Karen takes moulds of the human form and makes them into sculpture-like works of art.

Origin

Late 19th century: from life and cast1.

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lifecast 2 Syllabification: life·cast
Pronunciation: /ˈlīfˌkast/

noun

A continuous video of one’s day-to-day activities broadcast live on the Internet: he strapped a camera to the side of his head and invited the world to share his unabridged lifecast
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  • The truly committed could start a 24-hour lifecast of their daily activities reminiscent of television's Big Brother.
  • He is aware of the limitations of the site's current lifecast offerings.
  • Seemingly every move he's made in recent months has been captured and archived in what has amounted to a lifecast.

verb (past and past participle lifecast)

[with object] (usually as noun lifecasting) Back to top  
Broadcast (a continuous video of one’s day-to-day activities) live on the Internet: lifecasting creates an interactive, never-ending soap opera they eagerly lifecast their entire existence via the web
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  • His ability to lifecast while simultaneously hosting the Oscars was kind of the highlight of my 2011 so far.
  • Jordan now lifecasts for NonSociety, a trio of personality-driven blogs.
  • Paul, armed with a video camera, a laptop, Wi-Fi, and a host of other gadgets, lifecast the whole event on the social networking site Twitter.

Derivatives

lifecaster

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noun
Example sentences
  • The audience a lifecaster builds isn't looking to see them fail.
  • I'm a lifecaster, and if you send me a message or go out on a date with me, you may end up on my website.
  • Justin.tv's lifecasters now have the technical ability to broadcast live from anywhere that has wireless Internet service.

Origin

Early 21st century: from life and broadcast.

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