In the 80s I used to “fry” my Atari (switch it on and off until it freaked out) to get cool stripes and sounds. I even used them in a college project years later. Now it’s a full fledged art form and I love every bit of it (pun intended?) I’m planning to make some more of my own once I have a spare moment.
John Cleese of Monty Python and Fawlty Towers fame delivers a talk about how/where/why the creative process happens and how to harness or squash it depending on your position within a company. 36 minutes of real talk concerning inspiration.
Located in the Changi Airport in Singapore. Simple concept and elegant execution.
The origins of Electric Vocabulary
Why are the words surrounding electricity the way they are. Who is responsible. I demand answers and here they are.
This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the Both of Us
A long-time-ago-esque animation set to a saloon piano version of the Sparks song. Nice fluid animation!
Nic Cage Losing his Shit
A super-cut of intense Nic Cage moments from his various filmography. If there’s one thing that guy does well it’s lose his shit. I especially like the part where he’s dressed in a bear suit and punches a lady from the Wicker Man.
A catchy little ditty that required a couple listens to get all the clever rhymes. I guess Sesame Street is trying for the Gabba crowd?
Skippy the rock skipping robot
Look at it, resting so peacefully by the lake skipping stones. I suddenly don’t feel so worried about the robot uprising… until someone loads this thing up with throwing stars.
Slit-scan video effects
I love this effect. See also the “time dilation” in related videos. It’s one of my favorites.
A date with a virtual girl in augmented reality
Go for a walk in the park with a girl only you can see. It can’t look any weirder than people talking on their hands-free devices. I’m not sure why the first thing this guy does is bop Hatsune Miku on the head, but I think it’d be funny if he kept it up and her virtual ass walked right out the door and ended the program.
Vertical drop of 600 meters over a total distance of 1.8km makes this the world’s steepest, tallest and one of the longest ziplines. Its also one of the fastest with top speeds of upto 140 kmph. This zipline is located on Sarangkot, about 10 km from the beautiful town of Pokhara.
Robot dancing to Cake
I want to go to there.
Robber fly dancing to Dubstep
Speaking of dancing things… even robber flies are not immune to the wubwubwub drop!
Landing on Mars
7 minutes of terror before the signal reaches earth letting us know that the Mars rover has completed a very complicated procedure to land safely on the surface. The dramatic music doesn’t help either. Maybe the scientists should turn it off.
Dungeons and Dragons cartoon if it were an actual D&D adventure
A little long but worth the watch. Pretty good interpretation of the only Dungeons and Dragons episode I actually remember. I want to play again
Look back in time to the coagulating center of our universe, or CMB and find out how you can help name all the “mountains” and “oceans” therein.
Why McDonald’s burgers look better on the menus
I’m fascinated by the are of food photography, and only slightly deterred by the fact that this is a McDonald’s product. These burgers get less touching up than your average fashion model, so there’s that.
Lead Breakfast (Pulp Fiction Remix)
A catchy remix song from Pulp Fictions produced by POGO.
The programming of Space Invaders in timelapse
Youtube user irrationalistic recorded programming Space Invaders for his Game Tech class. Captivating!
GTA R2-D2 mod
Artoo goes apeshit on the people of Liberty City. I had no idea he was so well armed!
Photo of the week:
I got a blacklight at a yard sale and messed around with some highliters. Fun!