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.
“I lived the boys and their comedy, but it took me 25 years to ‘enjoy’ not knowing what is going to happen on a set. My acting training is formal and I was fresh out of Hamlet-land and the Julliard School. The boys always wanted me to have more fun, but I wanted to be good and I took it all way too seriously.”
In watching the endless shapes and colors float by, I found myself wondering how someone controls where a hot air balloon goes. I get that the flame thing helps the balloon to rise, but how does one control something that just has one button? Outside of the bursts of ascension, is a hot air balloon ride essentially a very slow descent?
There are lots of other fun links in the original MeFi thread. And to mirror the thoughts of a few others: I really hope Valve makes a longer series (or movie). If this short video is any indication of the quality, I would love to see a full-fledged series or film.
Guillaume Blanchet is a French filmmaker based in Montreal, and over the course of two years recorded himself playing with his soccer ball companion as he traveled the world.
Johnny Express is an incredibly well done animation, about a space delivery man trying to get a package to its recipient. It’s hysterically funny, even though you feel bad laughing most of the time.
The video itself is a little disturbing, once the guy starts to hiccup for the first time. You see him struggle to get the sword out in time, but… it’s not pretty. The footage isn’t all that bad, once the guy recording swings the camera out of the way. But it’s the sounds that the sword swallower makes (or rather, tries to make) that are really unsettling.
While pulling in to to Grand Central Station, Adam Magyar shot high speed video of the passengers waiting to board. Slowed down, it’s amazing how clear and crisp everything is.
“The catalogue of forms is endless: until every shape has found its city, new cities will continue to born. When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart, the end of cities begins.”
Terry Gilliam, ex-Monty Pythoner and maker of awesome movies, has a new film out – The Zero Theorem. The main storyline seems to center on the nature of human existence, and the backdrop is surreal – a very Gilliam-esque trailer, if there ever was one.