Friday, February 29, 2008

inmates dancing

another hit for solja boy!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Sparklehorse - Sad and Beautiful World

This is a gorgeous song and video. The road shots here are simple and heart-breaking IMO...they really capture the spirit of the song.

See What's Possible Challenge

Adobe Photoshop, the perennial staple for graphics editing, has teamed up once again with our friends at Cut & Paste to present "See What's Possible." The challenge invites designers, photographers, animators and graphics aficionados of all stripe to submit an animation or motion graphic video no more than 15-seconds in length and based around the idea "Photoshop: See What's Possible." A panel of "prestigious judges" will pick the best five, who will all receive a licensed copy of the Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection. Of those five, one will be voted the Grand Prize Winner, receiving $20,000 and exposure in numerous Adobe corporate marketing materials and programs.

Submissions will be accepted through 15 March 2008, and the winner will be announced on 4 April 2008. See some current entries on the competition website, where you'll also find complete rules and registration information.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Cool Bookshelf Designs

These book shelf designs (there are 30 0f them if you click the link!) are pretty interesting, though not necessarily entirely practical. I really like the look of many of these. Check 'em out.

Banksy Does Paris Hilton

I just think this is hilarious.

Lego Beer Song

Next comes the Lego animation. This is pretty funny. Really well put together.

3d paper animation

I found some sweet 3d paper animation (stop time animation). Its amazing. I did a 2d construction paper stop time animation project very recently which is why it made me want to look up paper animation.
Check some of the other paper animations on youtube. they are pretty wicked. I am so hooked on Stop time animation...

Monday, February 25, 2008

Stitched film

I read about this on another blog and thought it was pretty cool.
These are some early tests for a project Audrey Penven is working on with Jake Appelbaum and Mike Estee. They sewed together pieces of 35mm black and white film into 3.25" X 4.25" sheets for use in her large format Graflex camera. To see what it would look like, she printed these on color paper.

A Skull A Day

I'm not really sure what to make of this yet. The idea itself is interesting, as is the obsessive drive behind it, but some of the mediums seem less creative then I expected.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Roundhay Garden Scene, where it all began.

Roundhay Garden Scene is believed to be the first celluoid based motion picture. It was shot in the garden of the Whitley family house in Oakwood Grange Road, Roundhay (Leeds) in the UK sometime in early October 1888 (the 14th according to Le Prince's son).

wii as midi controller?

As an electronic music geek, this is so cool...

Since the Wii is a bluetooth device, it can be used wirelessly to trigger samples/control effects/tempo/volume in any audio editing program. All you need is to download the open source program "wii to midi"

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Freaky Dancing

This is mind-blowing to watch. Human body like a snake.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Futuristic Dresses by Hussein Chalayan

These are also very inspiring, beautiful, and artistic. I want one!

Stunning Fashion Show Vids

These two videos are also tremendous. This stuff is more impressive than most art we see in any gallery. It's art, fashion, and technology combined in a very stimulating way. These two pieces are also by the British designer Alexander McQueen.

Alexander McQueen : Designer

I love this! The combination of human figure and robotic devicees, a pristine white dress and dynamic colored spray-paint...elegance and rawness combine to make a super-powered display. I like also how the lights switch to black light at the end. Wonderful.


This is a really cool idea. I like how every member of this group is affected by the actions of everybody else.

Playing video games with your mind

The future is now!

Falling off a Jesus Statue

I bet he didn't think that was going to happen.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

stop time white board

Amazing stop time video with board markers

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

white people

this is all over campus right now...

stuff white people like

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Don't always believe what you see

This is hilarious...Just remember that to always keep your eyes on the road. haha



Latte Foam Art

Surreal Music Video

Great video

Monday, February 18, 2008

High-tech graffiti

This article on new methods of graffiti is seriously fascinating. Watch the videos and read the article. I did and all I can really say about it is that technology is ridiculous. How do you program robots to paint like that? Watch the 3-d virtual painting video, its insane! Its inspiring but at the same time very humbling; do you think we could produce something this awesome in class?

Chris Crocker

With over 16 million views, I feel like most people have seen this has seen this, but for those of you who haven't....

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Japanese people wanting to learn english

Ultimate prank

A bathhouse was built on top of a ski slope with a series of traps for skiers. They built special massage chairs with timers that would count down and blow them out of the building. The last contraption is by far the funniest but really dangerous. Funny thing is my mom sent me this.

Saturday, February 16, 2008


I thought this was a funny commercial and it dealt with multiplicity, or maybe the echo effect.

animated commercial

I love this commercial. I think it is really great, and seems really simplistic once you get the hang of the programs we are working with.

Friday, February 15, 2008


This is just wonderful. Now this is art. Top notch!

Пожарные жгут

Thursday, February 14, 2008

A Marriage of image, music, and math

This site shows the auditory and visual results of John Whitney's writings in "Digital Harmony." While the math is somewhat beyond my expertise to explain here, essentially Whitney theorized that if you randomnly assigned different rates of change to different objects, colors, or sounds a pattern would inevitably develop. This post explains better:

while this link shows the visual and auditory stimulus:

Animal typography

Jeremy Pettis' senior thesis was to create typography for 26 animals (scroll sideways to view work). The diversity of letter forms is impressive, he genuinely created a new identity for each animal, and in most cases does an accurate job of depicting the creature through type. My favorites are fruit bat, snail, and wolf. Maybe tiger.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

"Fuck Planet Earth"

Ok, I love Planet Earth...and this video doesn't necessarily knock it, it's just funny...and kind of cute.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Julian Beever's Street Art

This is a good collection of street art Julian Beever has done. I like how his works inherently combine aspects of performance and plain drawing.

hot chip - boy from school

I think this video is really creative, well shot and builds nicely. Plus the song is catchy as hell.

Valentine's Secrets

I found this on It's interesting how quickly I lost track of time while on this site reading complete strangers secrets!

sexy electronica

my co-editor-in-chief just showed me these bizarre videos from europe. the europeans are better at making music videos than we are.


He goes through a bunch of genres to showoff his Kenton Midi-Wireless Keyboard. Its pretty funny.
His keytar sounds soo much like a guitar... I want one.

REACTABLE- a Table Instrument?!

This video is a lesson on how to use the reactable. There are a bunch of live performance footage on YouTube.
This table is a collaborative electronic music instrument with a tabletop tangible multi-touch interface. Several simultaneous performers share complete control over the instrument by moving and rotating physical objects on a luminous round table surface.
The instrument was developed by The "Interactive Sonic Systems" team under the direction of Dr.Sergi Jorda.

Look at this site if you want to know more.

Monday, February 11, 2008


please read all four pages of this.


Mp3 Player/Acne cure

This is a story about a bizarre little device called MPION that plays .mp3's while it beams out rays that get rid of bad skin and acne. It's being sold in Asia.

dog shows

you know it's a slow day in the news when the new york times publishes stories on dog shows right beneath the results of the presidential primaries:

“In the spring and fall, when the bitches were in season, he might have two or three bitches in a day, sometimes two or three a week.

from the nyt
from the bwe

Penguins moshing!

I saw this Penguin huddle shuffle on Planet Earth. It is so amazing I had to show it. This video is the same as the Planet Earth footage and timing that I liked. Added a decent audio track for it too. But just watch these Emperor Penguins as they constantly move around looking for the best place to sneak into the center for heat. The swarms of black and white penguin heads looking around in different directions sometimes reminds me of a Jackson Pollock drip painting.

Rubik's cube solving robot

This is an example of the robotics kit we're considering buying for the class. This is some pretty ridiculous programming, but it shows the power of the kit. For more info, go here:

New divorce party market

SO these aren't videos, but if you check these websites out you will see into the world of divorce parties and trinkets. A whole new market has been born due to the divorce rates and newly divorced people.

TImes article from Feb.,9171,1708832,00.html

site mentioned in times article from a previously married woman.

A picture of a specialty divorce cake, pretty good is you ask me.

great divorce blog...

I found this to be very interesting. What do you guys think>?

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Beatbox Flutist Inspector Gadget!

This guy plays a flute and beatboxs at the same time. Bomus: INSPECTOR GADGET THEME
Need I say more.. ?

Smiley Perfume

An interesting, catchy video about a unisex perfume that is supposed to be the "first anti-stress perfume

Saturday, February 9, 2008

a little valentine's preshow...

So I thought this little video was pretty interesting in subject as well as all the things they did to edit the video together. It really made me want to spend some more quality time with "Lynda" making sure I rememeber how to do all of these great video effects. There are also tons more postsecert videos on youtube if you are interested!

Chasing a Floating Video Camera

This is a cool stunt and video, though please don't try it with your cameras.


Sorry, this video was below my previous post. I needed to post it.
I want this table..... I saw the same table in another video but the audio in the video ruined it. This soundless video had a greater impact on me. It made each motion sound smoother, when in fact in makes a lot of loudass noises. If you want to see an ad about this table click this link

Cant get enough of this.

Amazing sound editing. Think of how complex putting together each sequence was. Every ball has an important part in the video.

Bizzarre short clip off Mighty Boosh

CRACKFOX!! I love the costume design. My housemate loves Mighty Boosh. The animated sequences are really artistic. This show did the Old Greg video (which was posted by Professor Bloch this semester).

Friday, February 8, 2008

Illustrator Tutorials

Smashing Magazine has compiled a series of Adobe Illustrator tutorials. If you feel intimidated by Photoshop, Illustrator is a great place to start. It's much more of a "drawing" app and its basic functions are much more intuitive than Photoshop. As they're both Adobe products, if you can get a handle on one, moving to another is that much easier. As I found last semester, the integration between After Effects and the other graphic apps in CS3 (like Illustrator) is seamless and very powerful. I seriously recommend checking this link out, it really should spark some ideas.

knee device generates electricity

This is an amazing idea. They have developed a device that allows the wearer to generate electricity by simply walking.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

This Will Make You Laugh

Watch This. You will laugh.

Lakai Fully Flared Intro

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This is the intro to Lakai's newest video (Lakai is a skateboard shoe company). Filmed with a high frame rate to get smooth slow motion clips. The people who make video's for Lakai and its affiliates are known for their creativity, especially with opening scenes like this.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Classic Ad (Evolution)

This is a great video. Very well made.

Slow Motion Bullet

Shooting stuff... in slow motion!

Edited Bush Speech

This is a great example of clever editing. Lets roll.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Everyday Normal Guy II

This is another truly funny video from Jon Lajoie; the sequel to the first "Everyday Normal Guy" video. Extremely well done. Youtube gold.

The appeal of Lajoie's videos has something to do, I think, with the same kind of appeal that is generated in the work of Chris Burden, Jackass, and a host of other artists (funny and serious ones) who use self-deprecation and humiliation to beget empathy.

Saturday, February 2, 2008


now i'm shamelessly plugging my own website, but i put together a nice little composite of posts people did on groundhog's day, so you should check it out if you're interested:

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Vik Muniz-art out of junk and food!

Frozen Grand Central

This is an awesome large-scale piece by Improv Everywhere, involving 207 actors freezing in mid-action in NYC's Grand Central Station for five minutes. The video captures the reaction of viewers, which range from mildly annoyed, to shocked, to amazed. Check it out.

Bubb Rubb is hilarious. I think the whistle tip is pretty funny as well. It seems like the commercialized version of Allora And Calzadilla's "Returning a sound" piece where they stuck a trumpet in the exhust pipe of a motorbike.