Posts Tagged "repetition and variation"

Recursive Google Image Search, Starting with a Transparent Image

Sebastian Schmieg found a novel way to use Google’s Image Search: he started with a transparent .png file, asked Google to return similar images, and kept feeding the top result back into Google for another search. For those who don’t work with image files every day, a transparent .png file is comparable to a pane of glass. It is nothing more than a square of transparency… which makes the search results all the more fascinating.

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The Nicest Place on the Internet: Hugs From People You’ve Never Met

Having one of those days full of sad rainclouds, where nothing’s quite going right? Well swing on over to the nicest place on the internet, and we’ll see if we can’t make you feel a little better.

Made entirely from user submissions, the site features a rolling display of people hugging their webcams – and is surprisingly moving. Users can also create their own videos on YouTube and submit them to the site for possible inclusion.

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On the Set: Movie Clips Juxtaposed With Real Life Videos

I love that someone as crazy and as dedicated as Hervé Attia exists. Taking older, iconic films… he revisits the original filming locations, juxtaposing snippets of the film with contemporary footage. It’s hard to describe – it’s a bit like watching a movie age, before your eyes. And since he tends to favor movies from over 20 years ago… the aging effect is doubly so.

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Dead Advice: We Want Your Letters!

Last year, I launched a site called Dead Advice – a side project of mine that I loved, and still love a great deal to this day. While there was a decent amount of momentum when the site first launched… over time, submissions slowed and eventually stopped. I’d like to see if I can get a few more folks to participate, and to ask folks to help pass along the URL.

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Adams House: You Are Loved

Apparently in Cambridge, chalk is considered graffiti – so the residents have devised a post-it note campaign, with the intent to post up messages all over campus. There’s even an online component, where you can submit a message (and a photo), even if you’re not physically there.

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Mugshot Monday

Mugshot Monday is a great collection of people, with their coffee mugs. Created by Lisa Frame, it’s a fun site – and I can see the appeal (particularly for both designers and coffee geeks).

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1,500 Photographs, 500 People, 100 Seconds

This music video for Maxmaber Orkestar is a pretty fun concept – 500 people, 1,500 still photographs… and the entire thing animated, one shot at a time. I’m not sure on how they exactly pulled this off. Each person held three different photos? And maybe they didn’t shoot the held photographs in sequence, but mixed things up instead? Regardless, it’s…

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Parallel Lines: Video Contest Using Only Six Lines of Dialogue

Parallel Lines was a video contest run by electronic company Philips, requiring entrants to adhere to a very specific set of rules. All videos had to be under 3 minutes and could only contain six lines of dialogue: “What is that?,” “It’s? a unicorn,” “Never seen one up close before,” “Beautiful,” “Get away, get away,” and “I’m sorry.” The first…

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Lonely Astronauts

Hunter Freeman has a fun series of astronauts, outside of their regular context. It’s a small set, but I love how much is portrayed, even with the absence of a face. I think out of all of them, the diner scene is my favorite. [via Ektopia] Related:Yuri Gagarin: First OrbitAstronaut: A Flickr-Generated ProjectMy Pecha Kucha Talk: Repetition and VariationWriting The…

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Sonar: Numeric and Circular Music Visualization

Sonar is an absolutely beautiful animation. It syncs up with the music in a lovely way, and I’ve watched this repeatedly now for a few times. I can’t seem to find much about this, beyond the fact that it was uploaded by YouTube user techdx5 about a year ago. Tracked down the video to Renaud Hallée, who can also be…

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Symmetry

While Symmetry doesn’t hold exactly to its title, it’s still a pretty great juxtaposition of movement/images. [via MetaFilter] Related:Beaker (From The Muppets) Sings “Ode To Joy”Split Screen

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