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lifecast1

Line breaks: life|cast
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪfkɑːst
 
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noun

A three-dimensional representation of a subject created from a mould of their living body: epoxy resin is used to make the lifecasts, which are then finished in bronze
More example sentences
  • His latest installation, The Silent Evolution at Mexico's National Marine Park of Cancun, features 400 human lifecasts and their aquatic friends.
  • Once the cast has been taken you need to wait for four to eight weeks for your lifecast to be completed.
  • Plaster is poured into the impression to make a lifecast, or perfect replica of the person's face.

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 mould 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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  • The event will feature a wide range of mediums, such as Raku pottery, sculpture, lifecasting, abstract paintings, jewelry, digital art, photography, watercolor and mixed media.
  • Lifecasting should only be attempted by trained professionals using the appropriate materials.
  • The art of lifecasting dates back as far as Cleopatra's Egypt.

Origin

late 19th century: from life and cast1.

Derivatives

lifecaster

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noun
Example sentences
  • Lifecasters truly do capture a moment in time, creating body portraits that honour both realism and nature's art.
  • 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.
  • Find a lifecaster in your area for baby hand and feet casts.

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lifecast2

Line breaks: life|cast
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪfkɑːst
 
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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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  • Dedicated users may even set up 24-hour lifecasts of their daily activities.
  • Watching strangers' lifecasts or reading lengthy gut-wrenching blog posts is for people who have lots of time.
  • Had they not deported Hidalgo, it's unlikely so many people would have paid attention to his 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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  • Although the novelty of life-casting has worn off to some degree, that hasn’t stopped more and more people from cracking open a laptop and sharing their previously private moments with the world.
  • When all else fails, there are always lifecasting websites that allow users to set up video cameras and stream whatever is in front of the camera onto the internet.
  • It’s a great way for people who enjoy lifecasting to express themselves through video.

Origin

early 21st century: from life and broadcast.

Derivatives

lifecaster

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Sadler is a lifecaster who promotes his daily doings online for his Jacksonville-based company.
  • Sarah Austin, the host and director, is an Internet personality, lifecaster, vlogger, angel investor and web video pioneer.
  • Justin.tv's lifecasters now have the technical ability to broadcast live from anywhere that has wireless Internet service.

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