Main definitions of lifecast in English

: lifecast1lifecast2

lifecast1

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’
    • ‘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, live and unedited.’
    • ‘The network features online lifecasting and live video streaming produced by more than 12,500,000 registered users.’
    • ‘This is something that’s been bothering me for a while: with all the push toward lifecasting, should we worry that criminals are going to get a little smarter?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘On the demand side, this lifecasting stuff would never have caught on if there wasn't an audience for what it produces.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Lifecasting shows life in unabridged form, programming without a thematic concept, without a casting director, without an editor.’
    • ‘But lifecasting doesn't stop with people.’
    • ‘It's a great way for people who enjoy lifecasting to express themselves through video.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 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’
    • ‘Alginate is often used for life-casting, but for this piece a silicone based material is being used.’
    • ‘I fell into the art of lifecasting when taking a break from my career in television to have a baby.’
    • ‘Lifecasting is a specialist area of sculpting where moulds are taken directly from a person's body, and a near-exact replica then cast in plaster, stone powder, resin or even metals.’
    • ‘The best comparable surviving example of this practice is his silver writing casket in Vienna, the lid of which consists of ten small rectangular panels, each mounted with a lifecast animal.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A typical object for a scholar's study, lifecast bronze crabs survive in some numbers and are often stated to have been made in sixteenth-century Padua.’
    • ‘The art of lifecasting dates back as far as Cleopatra's Egypt.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Art, photography, and lifecasting combine to create unique images.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘To begin creating the prop, we lifecast the arm of model Matthew Reynolds.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from life and cast.

Pronunciation:

lifecast

/ˈlīfˌkast/

Main definitions of lifecast in English

: lifecast1lifecast2

lifecast2

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’
    • ‘Watching strangers' lifecasts or reading lengthy gut-wrenching blog posts is for people who have lots of time.’
    • ‘For me this lifecast is an exciting journey and an on-going learning process: I'm hoping my readers will benefit from seeing someone just like them who is unafraid to try just about anything.’
    • ‘Had they not deported Hidalgo, it's unlikely so many people would have paid attention to his lifecast.’
    • ‘Dedicated users may even set up 24-hour lifecasts of their daily activities.’
    • ‘Wilson, who is raising a daughter, started his own lifecast in March 2007.’
    • ‘Seemingly every move he's made in recent months has been captured and archived in what has amounted to a lifecast.’
    • ‘She uses her blog as a way to share and experience parenting, as well as to maintain a lifecast of her children.’
    • ‘He is aware of the limitations of the site's current lifecast offerings.’
    • ‘Her lifecast details every minute of her daily life, mostly what she wore and to which event.’
    • ‘It's a formula not vastly different from that of American blog sensation Julia Allison, whose "lifecast" resulted in her becoming something of a real-life celebrity.’
    • ‘The truly committed could start a 24-hour lifecast of their daily activities reminiscent of television's Big Brother.’
    • ‘Two years ago, he launched Justin.tv, on which he aimed to broadcast lifecasts, unedited screenings of everyday life which could even make Big Brother appear vaguely interesting.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 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’
    • ‘Lifecasting shows life in unabridged form, programming without a thematic concept, without a casting director, without an editor, without anything in the subject’s life that is much different than the audience’s.’
    • ‘Jordan now lifecasts for NonSociety, a trio of personality-driven blogs.’
    • ‘It’s a great way for people who enjoy lifecasting to express themselves through video.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They truly believed that lifecasting would become a popular pastime, once they had proved the concept with their custom-designed portable camera.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘His ability to lifecast while simultaneously hosting the Oscars was kind of the highlight of my 2011 so far.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘On the demand side, this lifecasting stuff would never have caught on if there wasn't an audience for what it produces.’
    • ‘This is something that’s been bothering me for a while: with all the push toward lifecasting, should we worry that criminals are going to get a little smarter?’
    • ‘The idea was conceived in 2007 when Justine began lifecasting on Justin.tv.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Early 21st century: from life and broadcast.

Pronunciation:

lifecast

/ˈlīfˌkast/