Weapons made of ones and zeros could be the future war tactic of feuding countries. This motion infographic breaks down the recent attacks by such a tool of destruction: a virus called Stuxnet. Able to shut down nuclear power plants and electrical grids all the while cloaked by security clearances designed to look like all operations are normal. Here, director Patrick Clair and writer Scott Mitchell take a peek into what a new virus of this magnitude means to the world community. [Read more...]
In a dismal, black and white world of number crunching, three rotund characters lead an angry depressing existence… until one day a mysterious splash of color changes everything and infects the land with fun and happiness. Stop motion animator, David Bell created this short animation ‘Crank Balls’ all the way back in 2007 but it has only recently been released to an online audience. We’re sure the bright film will put a smile on your face. [Read more...]
Hitchhiking: It’s something your parents told you never to do, right? Meet Jeremy Marie from France. To date, he has traveled 74,000 miles through 64 countries all by hitchhiking. And he’s still alive.
His purpose for all the travel is simple: “to prove that the planet Earth is mainly occupied by people with good intentions.” Through his travels, he has proved just that, having been given 1,285 rides and making friends with people all over the world. [Read more...]
Something like a modern interpretation of Marcel Duchamps ‘Nude Decending a Staircase, artist Bill Wadman has captured 9 dancers in flowing motion with long exposure photography. Wadman has recently announced on his blog that he is putting a book out and is now producing signed prints of this series titled ‘Motion.’ The seductive images have been featured worldwide in The New York Times, La Monde, Der Spiegel, Times of London, USA Today, and Corriere della Sera… to name just a few of Wadman’s fans.
From the multiple conflicts in northern Africa, the tsunami and earthquake in Japan, ongoing economic problems in the US and more… it seems strange that the media would give so much attention to the situation with Andrew Weiner. In his newest contribution to Visual News, Robbie Douglas created a piece centering on this issue and it’s alternate options, stating: “I wanted to address the focus that’s been on him and his questionable but legal behavior rather than on more important matters.” We couldn’t agree more. [Read more...]
From historic uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East to the Telecom mergers in the States, 2011 has already proven to be a pretty tumultuous year for the Internet… and we’ve still got 6 months to go.
Enter the new documentary #killswitch. The filmmakers at Akorn Entertainment aim to make the case that a free and open Internet is essential for democracy and they launched a kickstarter.com campaign to prove it. Topics of the film include: the special relationship between Internet Service Providers and the United States Government; media consolidation; Julian Assange and WikiLeaks; and the revolving door between governments and big media. [Read more...]
Italian Astronaut Paolo Nespoli has been all over the world, literally. As an Expedition 26/27 flight engineer, he went to the International Space Station last December and spent 159 days working on a variety of projects and experiments. In some of his limited free time, he was able to take some amazing photos of our planet and on his way back home, captured the first photograph of a space shuttle docked at the space station. Just before he left Paolo tweeted if anyone wanted to join him for pizza. Welcome home Paolo… and yes. [Read more...]
For anyone raised in the early 80′s, these highly realistic paintings will bring back fond memories and probably your sweet tooth. From Fisher Price people to Gummy Bears, acclaimed artist Margaret Morrison reveals a touch of blissful youth with every stroke of her brush. For more on her tasty work, see artknowledgenews.com. [Read more...]
There’s something special about the design duo of Craig Redman and Karl Maier — and its not just about how staggeringly awesome their design work is — its that they live on opposite sides of the world from each other, but collaborate daily. The advent of the internet and the ease of connecting people from across the world have helped Craig in NYC and Karl in Sydney, Australia to create “bold work that is filled with simple messages executed in a thoughtful and often humorous way.” [Read more...]