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.
The Motion Project was a collaboration between a lot of clever creative people working together to create a machine that turns motion into music. Personally, I can’t wait for the guitar hero version of this.
Colin Mochrie plays with Star Wars action figures
Sure you may have a bunch of these packed away MIB in your closet, but crack them open! This is the sort of fun you’re missing out on!
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.