January 31, 2014 Don McCullin by Alfred Dunhill Donald McCullin, an internationally known British photojournalist, particularly recognized for his war photography and images of urban strife talks about his career.
January 27, 2014 The Mystery of Motion Sickness Although one third of the population suffers from motion sickness, scientists aren't exactly sure what causes it. Like the common cold, it's a seemingly simple problem that's still without a cure. And if you think it's bad on a long family car ride, imagine being a motion sick astronaut! Rose Eveleth explains what's happening in our bodies when we get the car sick blues.
January 23, 2014
How Cooking Can Change Your Life Can you really have your cake and eat it? According to Michael Pollan, you can. In this fun RSA Short, Pollan explains how to eat well by following one simple rule without the need for fad diets or deprivation.
January 22,2014 The Man Who Shot the Sixties Duffy together with David Bailey and Terence Donovan is recognized as one of the innovators of “documentary" fashion photography, a style which revolutionized fashion imagery and furthermore the fashion industry. So influential were their images that in 1962 the Sunday Times dubbed Duffy, Bailey & Donovan the “Terrible Trio” and Norman Parkinson further added to their notoriety by naming them "The Black Trinity". Together they dominated the London photographic scene, constantly pushing each other to new heights. Even socially they would spend many hours together talking, living and breathing photography.
January 21, 2014 Heather Hansen – Emptied Gestures Emptied Gestures is an experiment in kinetic drawing. In this series Hansen explores ways to download movement directly onto paper, emptying gestures from one form to another.
January 10, 2013 Bill Hicks Banned Appearance on Letterman Show On January 30, 2009, David Letterman invited Mary Hicks, the mother of the late great Bill Hicks, on as a guest to offer a public and formal apology for not televising Bill's performance the night it was suppose to originally broadcast.
January 9, 2013 Bruce Conner - Intro / Three Screen Ray It's been said that MTV owes Bruce Conner a paycheck. Decades before music videos pervaded popular culture, the experimental filmmaker pioneered techniques of non-narrative montage and high-speed editing by cutting thousands of images to a pop music soundtrack. Three Screen Ray (2006) is a reimagined and expanded version of his seminal Cosmic Ray (1961), a literal cinematic slot machine where three reels of images meet and diverge and meet again. Influenced as much by his methodologies of assemblage as the kineticism of abstract expressionism, Conner cuts together images of sex, war, dancing, and cinema itself before abrading and abusing the reel.
January 8, 2013 We Wander A bunch of animals hide in the darkness of the night, motivated by their very own instinct, not feeling menaced by anything or anyone. But a light disturbs their peaceful rest, they feel troubled when their land is invaded and everything becomes unexpected. The Sun rises, the animals leave, the sun light baths the land and we keep wandering around, not knowing where and when we are and nothing matters anymore.
January 7, 2013 Pencil Vs Camera: Illustrations by Ben Heine Ben's Pencil vs. Camera series perfectly blends illustrations in surprising but clever juxtapositions. The end result offers viewers a glimpse into an imaginative and surreal world.
January 3, 2013 Hexagonal Pewter Stool Inspired by a childhood spent on the beaches of Cornwall building castles, boats and tunnels in the sand, Max Lamb decided to return to his favourite beach at Caerhays on the south coast of Cornwall to produce a stool using a primitive form of sand-casting. Molten pewter was poured into a sand mould sculpted directly into the beach by hand, and once cooled the sand was dug away to reveal a pewter stool.