Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Start dancing like the Beastie Boys, dammit!

(This is a live webcam stream of the Mars rover "Curiosity" being built)

If you hit the play button on the bottom left you can view the stream without having to open a pop-up.

"I'm Here" the new a short film by Spike Jonze.

Okay, new rule: no more war docos for a month. After this one.

New favourite: Vice Broadcasting System (vbs.tv)

Holy Moses this site is awesome! The associated blog is also worth looking at.

They seem to focus predominantly on publishing short form documentary-type pieces. They're all very well polished and presented. The content is usually well researched and completely engrossing.

This is a pretty good example of why I love this goddamn site.

The only problem is the trust accounting paper I have due next week.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Wikileaks: Internet Supermen.

And then there's this:

ROOKIE: Now I'd like to ask you some questions about X.

ASSANGE: I don't want to talk about X. That's not why I agreed to participate in this interview.

ROOKIE: Alright, I understand and really, there is a lot more about you and your work that I'm sure everyone wants to hear about.

ASSANGE: Great, I'm glad we can move on.

ROOKIE: So tell me more about X.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tame addendum

Saw these guys live last night at the Tivoli. It was so good.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Banksy's simpson intro.

Free speech is not a marketing plan. Free speech is only any good if you take advantage of its invitation. So I say this to you, my video game maker brethren: say something. Say it like you mean it.
by Ian Bogost

Cahill's octahedral "Butterfly Map"


Saturday, October 9, 2010

This trailer for Restrepo looks promising.

Source (official site)

[EDIT] I note that the comments for the trailer on YouTube have been disabled. Good Call.

On the effects of tilt-shift on Van Gogh.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

re: An Idiot Abroad (Holi)

Cool little stop motion advertisement.

Gaz Metro A Natural Evolution from La Moustache on Vimeo.

Although I'll be honest, I'm having a hard time drawing a connection between scribbling in chalk on a building and what appears to be the promotion of some kind of 'clean/[generic hippy buzzword]/responsible' energy agenda.


I get it now. If you your energy is provided by this company, you may notice that you can scribble chalk over the exterior of buildings at night. This is useful for those who are in the business of making quaint little adds in stop motion for power companies.

So at the end of the day, this is an ad for the company that did the ad for the power company.

I change my mind; I resent this ad.

Consequently, though once this entry was filed simply under 'ART', it now also answers to 'RANT'.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Devo " Gut Feeling " first time in live in 1977

Believe it! The Goon is commin'

re: hipsterhitler

Well, played Sir.

From this:

Wait, Santa is... what exactly?

---Speculated scene from "Rare Exports"---

Sure is quiet.

Too quiet.

Shit! What's that?

Whats what?

There, at the edge of the clearing, in the trees. See it?

It's just the wind.

No I don't think so.

[The wind abates, yet the trees continue to jostle as a great weight shifts within]

Oh God! They're here! They've come for him!

[Hundreds of MIDGETS in brightly coloured outfits descend from the trees, and swarm around the perimeter of the camp]

[SENTRY 1 fires his ASSAULT RIFLE wildly into the hoard]


--- Cut to black ---

Squid Iridescence (Also the first post of CreatureCast)

CreatureCast - Squid Iridescence from Casey Dunn on Vimeo.

I've been following CreatureCast for a while now, and I rekkon they've done an awesome job at making the topic of marine biology accessible and engaging for those without a background in science.

I love these guys.

Sadko in the Underwater Kingdom (Ilya Repin)