For those unfamiliar with the event, it gathers 20 creatives together and tasks each of them to answer the same question in 2 minutes or less. Participants can answer the question however they like (some people do presentations, some sing songs, others read poems) – so long as they stick to the 2 minute or less requirement.
It is very immersive, and at times the video seemingly pulls you into a building only to them propel you away. Many parts are quite frenetic and fast-paced, which is actually the exact opposite of how I view Paris.
Watching this, I got a similar sensation of awe as I did when watching Michelle Erickson working with clay. With skilled creators, their movements seem almost like dance-like. I imagine them performing the same motions, again and again, year after year.
I will say though that the videos kind of do inspire me to want to say something silly or something quick. I’m not sure why that is, but from a viewer’s perspective… watching someone else’s video kind of makes you want to chime in. Even if it is a video of them just going through their fridge.
Artist Michelle Erickson recreates a very interesting piece called a “puzzle jug.” Filmed while Erickson was a Ceramics Resident: World Class Maker at the V&A (2012), this is a fascinating bit of video to watch.
As an example, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have a combined market cap of $1,306,180,000,000 (that would be 1 Trillion, in case you get lost counting the zeroes). Which is a number greater than the GDP of South Korea.
While the team is going over the massive amounts of footage they’ve accrued, they’re slowly releasing video vignettes – some of which may make it into the final film, some of which may not.
The “In Memoriam” segment came on – a portion of the awards where they remember those who worked in the movie industry who passed away, the year prior. I happened to have Twitter open during this time, and several people posted their surprise when the segment ended and there was no mention of Joan Rivers.
It’s interesting to see spots I recognize from a different point of view (the slow shot over Adler is really one of my favorites, with the vent coming out of the top). It’s amazing to me the kind of footage/views that one can get nowadays with drones, that seemed to previously be only available to people with helicopters.
This video really got me thinking about mixtapes again. Hearing some of the songs in the video brought back a very strong sense of nostalgia. Even though they weren’t necessarily songs I actively liked or listened to, they very much brought back a sense of being a teenager again.
I don’t know what it is about South America that makes it so ideal for these types of events: the narrow, labyrinthine walkways? The enthusiastic crowds that line the course, willing to risk life and limb for a glance or a photograph?
Most every camera or mobile device uses some kind of default naming convention (iPhone: IMG_1234.MOV, GoPro: GOPR1234.MP4). This site searches YouTube for those default file names, and serves up videos that have a low number of views. Because these videos still retain their default file names as titles, it’s unlikely that they’ve shown up in any searches. And it’s very likely these videos haven’t been seen by all that many people.
Curious about the overlay on this site? Hearing a lot about Net Neutrality, but not super sure what it’s all about? Check out two good overviews on Net Neutrality, from John Oliver and Vi Hart (below). You can also find out more via battleforthenet.com.
For my presentation, I answered the question of “Where Are We” by trying to track down all the different Felix Jungs out there in the world, using Facebook. My original goal was to gather as much information as I could on each Felix – and make a presentation on the similarities and differences within our lives.