Posts Tagged "video"

32 Hours, 7 Minutes: Alex Roy

In my research, I ended up finding a Google Talk that Alex gave back in 2008. I think it’s really worth watching, particularly if you’ve seen the documentary. As was the case in the documentary, I found Alex to be a highly charismatic, engaging person… and also a great public speaker. In his talk, he adds a lot of details that weren’t included in the film.

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Headbangers Ball Uncensored

Oh man, I saw this documentary about Headbagers Ball mentioned on Ektopia’s site, and lost a lot of time Saturday morning. After a few minutes, I got sucked in and ended up watching this show in its entirety. In middle school and high school, I was very much into heavy metal. And I watched a fair amount of the show…

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The Obsessive and Meticulous Tape Art of Sarah DiNardo

Artist Sarah DiNardo has a very unusual and very specific approach to her pieces: she constructs small, circular patterns by meticulously and obsessively rolling bits of tape. I love when people find a particular thing they’re into, and just go nuts with it. I’m reminded of this fantastic quotation from Teller: Sometimes magic is just someone spending more time on…

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That’s a Typo

Earlier this morning, while Liz and I were out at breakfast together… we came up with the idea of running our own B&B. It was a whimsical idea, and led us down a silly path where we both would spend our days running/managing our own bed and breakfast.

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Measuring Pi Using Pies

Every year, there seems to be one new video that ends up catching the public’s attention and defining “Pi Day.” This time around, my vote goes to YouTube user Numberphile, who’s created a fun video where he attempts to measure out pi using actual pies. Many of us probably thought about doing this, but he actually went out and did it. And probably got really full as a result:

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Balloon Bowls, by Maarten De Ceulaer

De Ceulaer was interested in using plaster as “an end material,” and not just something used for making moulds. He tested out this approach by filling a balloon with plaster, and ended up with a fairly useless object that had perfectly smooth sides.

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