January 28, 2015 Lars Andersen: A New Level of Archery Lars Andersen is a self-described painter and writer from Denmark who began dabbling in ancient archery practices 10 years ago. His YouTube montage takes us through high-speed historical practices while also pulling off stunts like shooting an in-flight arrow, or catching and returning an incoming arrow.
January 27, 2015 How Electric Light Changed the Night Artificial light makes the modern world possible. But not all kinds of light are good for us. Electric light has fundamentally altered our lives, our bodies and the very nature of our sleep.
January 21, 2014 Peel, Pucker, Pinch, or Puncture? Coffee Lids, Explored Gallatin professor Louise Harpman — founding partner in the architecture and urban design firm Specht Harpman — is also, with her business partner Scott Specht, co-owner of the world's largest collection of disposable plastic coffee lids. While the individually patented treasures usually live under her bed, protected in acid-free boxes, they have also been featured in the Smithsonian's “FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000" exhibit as examples of innovation that enabled American on-the-go dining culture. In this video, Harpman outlines the practical challenges various coffee lid designers have attempted to address—and shows off her full collection, highlighting a few favorite and unusual models. Design is everywhere, she insists, even in the everyday objects we take for granted.
January 20, 2015 Get Ready for TTIP In a world full of challenges, where democracy has been fought for around the globe, some people took action to make things even worse. Get ready for TTIP, the biggest bilateral agreement ever between the US and EU, designed by corporations for corporations.
January 19, 2015 Facebook Freebooting “Freebooting” is a silly but oddly appropriate word invented by YouTubers CGP Grey and Brady Haran that means “taking online media and re-hosting it on your website without permission.” This is not the same as sharing or linking or embedding it from its original source. Freebooting means downloading it without permission from the creator or copyright holder and redistributing it for your own use, often for your own monetary gain. When it comes to video piracy in 2015, Facebook is ground zero.
January 16, 2015 Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures These are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. The placement of the appendages is determined by the same method nature uses in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotation speed is synchronized to the strobe so that one flash occurs every time the sculpture turns 137.5º—the golden angle. If you count the number of spirals on any of these sculptures you will find that they are always Fibonacci numbers.
January 15, 2015 365 — One Year, One Film, One Second a Day From the BAFTA Award winning animation studio of The Brothers McLeod. Greg animated one second of animation every day for the 365 days of the year 2013. There was no storyline, script or storyboard. The ideas come from things read, seen or experienced on the day, with a little artistic license for good measure.
January 13, 2015 Political Theory — John Rawls How do you get a society that provides basic decent services to all citizens? Political theorist John Rawls had a good idea, and it was called 'the veil of ignorance.'
January 12, 2015 Taylor Negron: California Gothic A boy thinks his dreams have finally come true when he gets an exotic pet. Taylor Negron is a standup comedian, actor, and writer, who has starred in his own HBO special and appeared on The Tonight Show, as well as in films such as Stuart Little, The Last Boy Scout, and Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
January 8, 2015 A Day Over the UK This data visualisation shows the air traffic coming into, going out of and flying across the UK on a typical Summer day. It has been created using real data comprising 7,000 flights from a day in June as recorded by our radars and air traffic management systems. The camera has been fixed in one position and activity is shown at 800 times faster than real time. The time runs from midnight to midnight and shows the arrival of early morning traffic coming across the Atlantic in the early hours, the build up through the day and then the calming of flows into the night before the pattern repeats.
January 5, 2015 Charlie Brooker’s 2014 Wipe Charlie Brooker returns for his annual round-up of the year, which as usual was depressingly devoid of good cheer. Whether it's news, film, telly or Twitter, expect the pointless absurdity of life to get the full Brooker treatment.
January 2, 2015 Pixel Pixel is a dance show for 11 dancers in a virtual and living visual environement. A work on illusion combining energy and poetry, fiction and technical achievement, hip hop and circus. A show at the crossroads of arts and at the crossroads of Adrien M / Claire B’s and Mourad Merzouki’s universes.