Posts Tagged "video"

TED: Apollo Robbins on the Art of Misdirection

“They have fancy models of attention, Posner’s trinity model of attention… For me, I like to think of it very simple, like a surveillance system. It’s kind of like you have all these fancy sensors, and inside your brain is a little security guard. For me, I like to call him Frank.”

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Jii: The USB Lighter

I spotted this commercial for Jii lighters very early in the morning, and in my hazy, tired state… watched the entire thing. Having had no coffee yet, this video has snuck into my brain and messed with several switches: confusion, delight, more confusion.

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The Art of the Marbler

Though it’s dated, I found this old documentary about creating marbled paper to be really fascinating (and really soothing to boot). It’s surprising that such simple tools (colors, liquid, and rakes) can produce such interesting designs and patterns.

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Jacob Tonski: Balance from Within

But then I noticed a small cord, that seemed to be attached to the base of the sofa, extending back to a small, white box. I won’t spoil the video, but seeing how Tonski made the sofa “balance” is pretty damn impressive. And I love that he built-in a failsafe, in the event that the sofa topples over.

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The Innovation of Loneliness

In the early years of this blog, I would find myself taking photos at parties in a frantic attempt to document the event. Over time, I realized I was taking myself out of the very thing I was wanting to remember. I want to think I’ve gotten better about such things, but it’s difficult to avoid the pull of social media – wanting to tell everyone Hey, look at what a great time I’m having!.

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Blackfish: Trailer

This looks to be a really fascinating documentary, though it also looks like it would be really tough to sit through. I still haven’t gotten up the courage to watch The Cove yet, and some portions of the trailer strike me as being difficult to watch.

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Kusama: Princess of Polka Dots

About halfway through, I realized I had mentioned Kusama’s work before on here – as she was the artist behind the amazing Obliteration Room. Having just seen her most recent work in 2012, I’d be curious to know more about what she was making at the start of her career, some 50+ years ago.

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The Last of Us: Five Quick Strategy Tips

I bought my copy of The Last of Us near the end of June, and shortly thereafter… blew through the game over the extended July 4th weekend. The gameplay is fun, but the storyline kind of keeps pulling you on to the next and the next. Similar to what happened when I played Uncharted, Liz (who is someone not normally into video games) got sucked in. She was mostly working in the other room, but every time she heard the cinematics/interstitials kick in… she’d run over and watch.

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