Data + Design Project

How Perfect: Rube Goldberg Explains Perpetual Motion

Wednesday 03.21.2012 , Posted by

Rube Goldberg: it’s a name so closely associated with ridiculously complex machinery, so synonymous with the image of the crazy inventor, that it’s sometimes easy to forget he was a real person. Starting at the beginning of the last century, Goldberg’s ‘Inventions’ series was syndicated nationally, quickly making him a popular, household name. By the time this film was made in 1940, he was world famous and immensely popular. [Read more...]

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Bar Mitzvahs & Breakdancing: A Coming of Age Tale

Thursday 03.15.2012 , Posted by

B-BOY is a story of a boy who is coming of age in two cultures – the culture of his religion and the culture of his passion – and the lessons he learns from each. [Read more...]

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Partying in Rio: A Tilt-Shift Carnival Film

Tuesday 02.28.2012 , Posted by

Music, costumes, masquerades, dancing, food and five days of all night partying describes Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Film director and musician Jarbas Agnelli, in partnership with photographer and filmmaker, Keith Loutit, set out to capture this amazing event on camera in a way it has never been seen before. In the five days of carnival, the pair shot 167,978 photos, then with masterful editing and a soundtrack composed by Agnelli himself, they composed a tilt-shift style video from their stills titled The City of Samba. The final product is nothing less than amazing. The original score fits perfectly with what is being seen and conveys all of the right emotions. Watching the video, you forget that they are still shots and the effect of the tilt-shift makes everything look like claymation. A genius way to change the regular perspective of a larger than life festival. [Read more...]

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Graphic Quote #6 – Saving Silverman

Thursday 02.16.2012 , Posted by

A Visual News original series for lovers of infographics and cult movies. [Read more...]

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Mr. Happy Man: 88 Year Old Shares Daily Love

Wednesday 02.15.2012 , Posted by

When people first encounter 88 year old Johnny Barnes, standing on a traffic island, waving his arms and blowing kisses at the many cars driving by, they probably wonder about his sanity. Yet, this charming and youthful fellow has more wisdom to share about life and love than almost anyone you’ll encounter. Each day, Barnes spends 6 hours, rain or shine, waving to cars, sharing love with passerby and doing his very best to better the world through his presence. In the beautiful film below, you’ll find he’s far from crazy, but rather has a beautiful and simple philosophy on life from which we can all learn. [Read more...]

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The Man Who Lived on His Bike

Tuesday 01.31.2012 , Posted by

Author James E. Starrs once said “Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling” and this catchy new video, which will make you smile ear-to-ear and itch to hop on a two wheeled contraption, proves Starrs was right. I’m sure Montreal based cyclist Guillaume Blanchet would agree too. He spent 382 days riding through the streets of the sometimes cold, sometimes hot and sometimes rather scary Canadian city filming himself from the handlebars of his bike, all the while looking like he lives on the saddle. [Read more...]

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Graphic Quote #4: Anchorman

Thursday 01.26.2012 , Posted by

A Visual News original series for lovers of infographics and cult movies. Here’s the movie clip [Read more...]

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Starwars Uncut: The Full Film Now Online!

Tuesday 01.24.2012 , Posted by

Three years ago on a computer not so far away… a plan was hatched to create a completely open source version of Star Wars: A New Hope, using the members of the internet. Envisioned by Casey Pugh, that vision became Star Wars Uncut, a crowdsourced version of the cult-classic film created by fans around the internet. Casey invited them (and you) to create 15 seconds of the original movie, to be combined with other 15 second tributes into a full length internet extravaganza. The resulting film – Star Wars Uncut: Directors Cut. [Read more...]

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Graphic Quote #3: The Big Lebowski

Thursday 01.19.2012 , Posted by

A Visual News original series for lovers of infographics and cult movies. Here’s the movie clip [Read more...]

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Graphic Quote #2: Back to the Future

Thursday 01.12.2012 , Posted by

A Visual News original series for lovers of infographics and cult movies. When possible, we’ll try to include a clip of the quote — (also, consider this your obligatory spoiler alert…though if you haven’t seen this movie , we have a bigger problem on our hands). [Read more...]

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