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Olafur Eliasson and Ai Weiwei Invite You to Make Your Mark on the Moon

Thursday 02.20.2014 , Posted by
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“The moon is interesting because it’s a not yet habitable space so it’s a fantastic place to put your dreams,” says Olafur Eliasoson of his recent collaborative project with Ai Weiwei. Utilizing the connective capabilities of the internet, they invited people all over the world to leave their marks on the “Moon” and so far over 35,000 people have participated. The duo debuted their massive scale interactive project at the Falling Walls conference in Berlin this year with the help of curator Marcello Pisu who says, “The main inspiration of the Moon is the democratization of the creative and artistic process, and the encouragement of a constructive visual dialogue.” [Read more…]

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You Won’t Be Able to Look Away: This Walking Sculpture Cycles Through Mesmerizing Forms

Thursday 02.06.2014 , Posted by
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Get ready to be hypnotized. This new animation from Universal Everything sees a stocky white figure loping before a white background… don’t let the stark beginning fool you though – your eyes will soon be glued to the slow-motion action that unfolds on the screen. [Read more…]

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THE GAP: Ira Glass’ Encouraging Words for Aspiring Creatives

Saturday 02.01.2014 , Posted by
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This. Is. So. True. Speaking to the creative person in all of us, Ira Glass, the much loved host and producer of the radio and television show This American Life, sat down with Current.tv a few years back and delivered one of the most motivating and inspiring dialogues you can hear. Now, Daniel Sax has interpreted a portion of that talk in his own fantastic visual language, using a host of props and lots of brilliantly placed typography to tell the powerful story. [Read more…]

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Bird Flights Mapped into Time-lapse Sky Performances

Monday 01.27.2014 , Posted by
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I constantly feel like birds are mocking the human race. They have the ability to do what we have been striving for since the beginning of civilization and they make it so effortless that it’s insulting – spacial freedom. Am I the only one addicted to my remote control helicopter? I mean, all I do is go up and down and back and forth… but the spacial liberation is intoxicating! In these mesmerizing videos by artist Dennis Hlynsky you see that birds in flight contain much more information than meets the eye. The time-lapse video performances show birds creating beautiful patterns as they roam the open air and even display some seemingly intentional creativity. [Read more…]

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Animated Pottery: Zoetrope-Like Motion on a Spinning Bowl

Sunday 01.05.2014 , Posted by
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Two mediums that have their roots in the ‘handmade’ converge in this creative animation strategy on spinning pottery. The UK Craft Council commissioned this clever promotional campaign which shows the potter at work in his studio with an unusual twist. In addition to seeing the potter making and glazing work in a traditional way he is accompanied by a digital animation artist. The end result of their process is an incredible zoetrope-style animation using the pottery wheel to bring still images to life. [Read more…]

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A Video of Midday Traffic Reorganized by Color (Part of Cy Kuckenbaker’s Rhythm Exploring ‘San Diego Studies’)

Wednesday 12.18.2013 , Posted by
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If it seems like there are a load of silver and white cars on the road, you are completely correct. Getting stuck in rush hour traffic, it’s just one of those things you notice as you stare around aimlessly hoping for a break in the gridlock. Cy Kuckenbaker has just given us a whole new appreciation for this colorful rhythm, using After Effects to sort out cars by color in footage of State Route 163 in San Diego. His editing is convincing, giving the highly trafficked segment of freeway a look of unusually perfect organization. [Read more…]

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No Reverb Added: This Fantastic Video Will Make You Appreciate The Space Where You Play Music

Tuesday 12.10.2013 , Posted by
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Any musician is familiar with that wonderful thing called reverb – those happy echos of sound that bounce back and hit just right when an instrument is played in a confined space. Today, many of these effects are digitally added to our music to simulate different environments, but that’s not the case with this video. Drummer Julien Audigier teamed up with Audio Zero and Wikidrummers to create one drum pattern played in multiple locations and woven together with magical effect. [Read more…]

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This is the Best Time-Lapse Street Art We’ve Ever Seen

Tuesday 11.26.2013 , Posted by

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Take 4 street artists, 1 warehouse on its way to demolition, a camera and unlimited paint, and what do you get? The most amazing time-lapse street art collaboration we’ve ever seen, hands down. Videographer Selina Miles captured the quartet of painters, Sofles, Fintan Magee, Treas and Quench, decorating every wall of this massive warehouse – it’s manic mayhem captured in beautiful high-speed motion. Their antics are not to be missed. [Read more…]

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Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola Reunite on a Brilliant Short Film for Prada

Thursday 11.14.2013 , Posted by

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We found out last month about Wes Anderson’s upcoming film The Grand Budapest Hotel, but it’s not going to be in theaters for what seems like ages. To tide over all those Wes Anderson obsessed, here’s an excellent short film from the legendary director, with production by Roman Coppola. It features long time Anderson go-to Jason Schwartzman as a fast-talking 1950s racing driver who crashes in a small italian village – just remember it’s not his fault! [Read more…]

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Watch This Heartwarming Timelapse of a Homeless Veteran Getting a Makeover

Friday 11.08.2013 , Posted by

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Putting vanity aside, looking good can be a huge boost to your ego and make a big difference in your life. That’s the chance that Degage Ministries recently gave to homeless US army veteran Jim Wolf. After decades of dealing with poverty, homelessness and alcoholism, he volunteered last September to go through this physical transformation and have it filmed as a timelapse… what a difference a few minutes can make. [Read more…]

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