September 30, 2011 Sustainability | David Mitchell's Soapbox David Mitchell discusses sustainability, and whether or not there is a way of combating wastefulness and planned obsolescence. From tables to fuel, could a subscription fee perhaps be a viable solution?
September 27, 2011 The Market is Toast In a frightening and painfully frank interview a BBC interviewer is visibly shaken when market trader Alessio Rastani predicts that the "Market is Toast." Apparently there is nothing Euro governments can do.
September 23, 2011 Republican Leadership Will Marginalize Ron Paul Matt Welch of Reason explains why the Republican old guard cannot accept Tea Party or Libertarian Presidential candidates and why why those candidates will lose their support in the election.
September 22, 2011 The Alphabet 2 The Alphabet 2 is a developmental spelling video where each character visually represents the meaning of the word itself. Playing with different techniques and materials into little and big spaces, but always focusing on Helvetica font's proportions.
September 21, 2011 The McGurk Effect The McGurk effect is a compelling demonstration of how we all use visual speech information. The effect shows that we can't help but integrate visual speech into what we 'hear'.
September 19. 2011 Fly Over Planet Earth A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Los Angeles. Phoenix. Multiple cities in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, Lightning in the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and the Amazon. Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line) and the stars of our galaxy.
September 15, 2011 Tape Generations Filmmaker Johan Rijpma, spent sic months producing this video. "A single composition could take more than 12 hours to develop/breakdown," he said. Rijpma uses films to study the "unpredictable environment."
September 13, 2011 Attica Is All of Us — Cornel West On September 9, 1971, prisoners took over much of state prison in Attica, New York, to protest conditions at the maximum security prison. Then governor, Nelson Rockefeller, ordered state police to storm the facility on the morning of Sept.13. Troopers shot indiscriminately more than 2000 rounds of ammunition, killing 39 male prisoners and guards. After the shooting stopped, police beat and tortured scores of more prisoners, many of whom were seriously wounded, but were initially denied medical care. After a quarter century of legal struggles, the state of New York would eventually award the surviving prisoners of Attica $12 million in damages. This Sept. 9 commemoration at Riverside Church in New York City, "Attica Is All of Us," features Dr. Cornel West, professor of religion and African American studies at Princeton University and the author of numerous books on race.
September 12, 2011 Potters Taxidermy Museum: Stuffed Animals in Costumes
British Pathe made this video at Potters Museum in Bramber, Sussex in the 1960s. Walter Potter lived in Bramber his whole life and spent his time dressing up stuffed animals elaborately and placing them in human scenarios. The original narrations states "Potter was a genius who made fur-lined dolls into whimsical but veritable works of poetic art". Of course some people today would see his life's work as abhorrent and disgusting. He was undoubtedly a true British eccentric. Some of the tableaus took years to arrange. The museum still exists today but has moved to Devon, and there is a sign there stating that the animals died of natural causes.
September 8, 2011 Heliotropes Based on the poem by Brian Christian, this short film documents the parallel goals of man and nature, through the most primitive and sophisticated means, to simply stay in the light.
September 6, 2011 Compressed 02 Kim Pimmel combined everyday soap bubbles with exotic ferrofluid liquid to create an eerie tale, using macro lenses and time lapse techniques. Black ferrofluid and dye race through bubble structures, drawn through by the invisible forces of capillary action and magnetism.
September 2, 2011 High Wheel by Maider Lopez A video project in which a ferriswheel’s structure disappears by using chroma key, you can only see the gondolas and the people floating in space. To achieve this, the wheel’s structure was painted red and the gondolas in complementary colours.