Posts Tagged "video"

The Amazing Tape Art of Max Zorn

Max Zorn does some amazing things with some ordinary tools. He’s able to make incredibly textured and detailed images using just plexi-glass, tape and a plain razor. He then places these works high above the street, using street lamps as both a canvas and a source of illumination.

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Clay Shirky Video: Why SOPA is a Bad Idea

Shirky does a remarkable job articulating the history and the problem of copyright violation, and why measures like SOPA/PIPA are incredibly problematic. He is clear, concise, and is able to summarize a complex topic and make it digestible. More than that, he’s able to describe the inherent problems way better than anyone else I’ve read or heard.

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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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Moran Cerf: On Robbing Banks and Saying Yes

Moran Cerf had an incredibly interesting day job: breaking into banks. I don’t want to say anymore, so I strongly, strongly encourage you to watch this video and to listen to his story. Say “yes” to watching this – I promise, it’s well worth your time.

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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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Skinemax

Though not exactly Koyaanisqatsi for a generation raised on late night television and B-movie VHS tapes,” Smash TV’s Skinemax definitely triggers a lot of memories from the 1980’s and early 1990’s.

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