Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Geekhouse bicycles is part of this movement. This is a video of Geekhouse bicycle production. To me this video can be seen in many ways. First as a well made video, second as an uncanny connection between the ancient and contemporary, third as art in the form of craftsmanship and fourth as an ironic relationship between the desire to regect mass production society while still needing to make some cash (this is basically an add). How else to you see it?
Geekhouse Movie from Geekhouse Bikes on Vimeo.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
I won't comment on the actual video itself because that's not the real reason why I posted it. I think all the videos in the series (www.99dollarmusicvideos.com) offer some pretty creative ideas we might want to use for final projects in the Art 180 class. Also, the best part is they show you how the artist made the video with only $99! (Usually they spend the money on materials easily found or scrapped together and beer, I think you could probably make this previous video for $0 but hey, its still cool) Check it out:
Anyways, I enjoy these $99 music videos for their music, visuals and their accompanying quasi-tutorials. Enjoy.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
"Shutdown Day announces the Annual 2009 Campaign. Just like in years past, Shutdown Day 2009 calls on every net obsessed, computer–addicted individual to SHUT DOWN their computers for 24 hours on May 2, 2009 and do something else! Shutdown Day 2009 will be promoting several organizations that help young people suffering from computer addiction."
I think this is a great idea, largely because I think a lot of us might have at least a little trouble with it. I tried to think of the amount of time I spend on this computer when I am not doing homework or banking or other necessities, and it adds up to rather a lot. When Shutdown Day comes around I will probably be at work, and would then be stuck to a computer at least part of the time. If not, so help me I will go the day without it.
This video is one I saw roundabouts two years ago, and recently thought of it again (while having laptop troubles) and went back to see what it was all about:
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Also please note that despite the near complete dissimilarity between Avenue Q and WOW, the connection here between the two is not entirely apropos of nothing...
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
For everyone who grew up on the Legend of Zelda games for Nintendo, these guys remix all those old 8-bit Zelda songs with better-known rap songs. The result is rad, in my opinion, plus you have to appreciate the time it took to put this stuff together.
Monday, April 13, 2009
watch the video on this site, it is a great statement about people taking time from their busy get-from-a-to-b-as-fast-as-possible lives.
plus, it's a great idea for a final project--or maybe a little like the last project we did, trying to get a reaction/cooperation from the public.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
This was actually for a (supposedly banned) xbox commercial; apologies for the poor quality, I can't find a decent one, but at least you get the general idea here...there are some fantastic small moments you miss out on, though:
This is a Japanese flash mob called "The troop of the 100," pulling pranks:
(In the first two, the man is screaming "Tsunami!!!")
Friday, April 10, 2009
I would get this as an option if I were going to buy a new car...which I'm not!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
During vacation I appeased my grandparents by attending Balanchine's "Symphony in C by Bizet," a ballet at the Philharmonic in Naples, Florida. But a funny thing happened 2 minutes into the very last act, the Philharmonic lost complete power. Luckily a generator kicked on, but the generator only supplied light to the audience and barely illuminated the stage.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
1. I love stop-motion anything. It's just... really satisfying. Don't you think?
2. The song here is not all that interesting, but the concept of realizing an old-school video game in live-action world, while not new, has never been executed in such a visually interesting way. At least, I think so.
3. Wasting his time making UNBELIEVABLY INTRICATE YOUTUBE VIDEOS is more like it.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
It's amazing, I think, and though its yet another disconcerting step to our being replaced by robots (especially considering the ominous symbolism in its name), I think robot scientists could make things like medical breakthroughs much more frequent and fruitful.
What do you all think?
If anyone here is involved with the Dragfest event on Facebook, they might have seen this story about a teen boy, Justin Reynolds (below) sent home from school, almost immediately, for dressing as a girl. This very much concerns our culture's freedom of expression, especially in the younger generations and for those who diverge from the mainstream of society. This also becomes a legal issue of individual rights, and there is further discussion in the article link below.
Whitman distribution requirements involve six credits in "alternative voices"; maybe we should start trying to incorporate this in earlier, pre-college institutions.
Here is the article from Ocala.com, written by Suevon Lee.