August 31, 2007 3:25 PM PDT

Week in video: The future of cinema, art and housing

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This week we offer a preview of what may be the future of the arts, as well as the homes in which we live.

CNET's Michael Kanellos takes a tour of XtremeHomes' factory in Oroville, Calif., where prefab homes are assembled in a factory, and then shipped to their locations via truck. Does that sound like a good plan for green building? Find out why the strategy makes sense.

Dolby Laboratories, best known for its work in audio for the movie industry, is turning to digital cinema. The film industry has been slow to move to a strictly digital format in theaters. Why is the process taking so long?'s Greg Sandoval examines the issue.

Artist San Base is not only a digital painter, but a computer programmer. He's integrated both talents into a concept he calls "Dynamic Painting," where a piece of art morphs over time, with color, shape and shading all shifting and seamlessly morphing into itself to create a new image. Check out the images in motion.

To see all of's most recent videos, click here.'s Michael Kanellos tours the factory of XtremeHomes, which builds dwellings that are consciously green--using sustainable materials and consolidating the labor under one roof to conserve resources.'s Greg Sandoval takes a look at the technology movie theaters are using to project films digitally--and at what problems they face in making the conversion.

Artist and programmer San Base creates "Dynamic Paintings" using an application he wrote to make paintings that morph over time. Take a look at how the images move.

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