Posts Tagged "video"

Lilyhammer: A New York Gangster in Norway

Frank’s one demand is a strange one: he wants to be relocated to Norway. When asked why he chose Norway, he responds: “Didn’t you see the Olympics of ’94? Clean air, fresh white snow, gorgeous broads… it was beautiful.”

Frank gets his wish, and is transported to Lillehammer, Norway. The show gets its name from Frank’s mis-pronunciation: he calls the town Lilyhammer. As you can imagine, his new life doesn’t go as planned.

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Julie and Bob, En Route to Florida

Julie, shooting video and sending it via her new Android phone. Posted for posterity! Bob and Julie are currently en route to Florida in my car, which we loaned them thinking it would be more comfortable than Bob’s truck. They’re visiting family along the way, but Liz and I are headed to Florida soon to meet up with them.

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32 Hours, 7 Minutes, Revisited Eight Years Later

Phil came by my desk yesterday morning, asking if I remembered a link I had sent him many many years ago, back when we were still at the Merchandise Mart. It involved cars and a cross-country race, but neither of us could recall the actual title. Funny thing – we both remembered the website being yellow. I did a little…

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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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