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December 29, 2010

"train of thought" :: a short animation

a short film in paper by Leo Bridle & Ben Thomas :: click below to watch ::

and the making of ::

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December 28, 2010

a rainbow machine

artist Michael Jones McKean can make rainbows at will :: from the website: "The Rainbow Project uses a series of high-powered jet pumps and custom fountain nozzles to spray water into the air, creating the conditions needed for a rainbow to appear :: click here to check out his project :: http://inhabitat.com/solar-powered-machine-creates-rainbows-from-recycled-rainwater/

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December 27, 2010

PLZ Help me find someone awesome!

I'm looking for a great Front End Developer: (AJAX PHP CSS) to work with a small team I've put together...


Star.Me is an angel-funded social gaming startup looking for a well rounded, experienced (in-house) front-end developer that can handle a wide variety of challenges to become part of our team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, and REQUIREMENTS:

:: creating modules that interact with the user via javascript, html, css manipulation, and PHP

:: taking a design comp (psd) and turning it into a functional web page.

:: creating server side game logic and exposing that logic through a client side API:

:: able to get your hands dirty and whip up simple database structures

:: positive attitude... extremely important... and a sense of play!

:: a get-it-done mentality!

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE:

AJAX (preferably jQuery) :: PHP
:: ActionScript 3 (bonus)
:: MySQL (familiarity)
:: XML related to API
:: HTML5

IMPORTANT! READ BELOW!

To apply you must acknowledge that you are able to work in-house in Los Angeles (Culver City), have the required skills, and answer the following SPAM blocking technology question:

QUESTION: What is the name of the core mechanism used by Javascript to communicate asynchronously with a web server via HTTP?

Applications submitted without the answer will not be considered!

email me at jobs@star.me

xx Ze Frank

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"25 years of christmas"

every year, their dad taped them coming down the stair for christmas morning :: even when the stairs changed :: and new family members arrived :: click below to watch ::

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December 23, 2010

"come on eileen" for string quartet

i love how happy he looks! :: click below to watch ::

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December 22, 2010

mirror effect on driving footage makes for an awesome video

from the artist, cshimala :: "It's crazy how a simple mirror filter can transform a video into something else." :: click below to watch ::

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December 21, 2010

"movie laugh supercut"

dare you not to start laughing, too :: click below to watch ::

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December 20, 2010

"the dream of the 90s is alive in Portland" :: a music video by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein

Portland :: "where you can go to a record store and sell your CDs!" :: click below to watch ::

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December 17, 2010

"Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore..." :: a compilation

this is looong :: but so comprehensive! :: every use of Dorothy's famous line. ever :: click below to watch ::

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December 16, 2010

"Ladybug plays with sprinkles"

click below to watch ::

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"Mapping America" :: from the NYTimes

The New York Times visually mapped census data from 2005 to 2010 :: fascinating :: click here :: http://projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/explorer

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"milkcrate digest" :: a blog about milkcrates

a blog about milkcrates :: the chairs are pretty sweet :: click here :: http://milkcratedigest.com/

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December 15, 2010

mashup :: Rudolph + the Police's Roxanne

you don't have to put on the red light nose, Rudolph :: click below to watch ::

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December 14, 2010

collaborative music projects :: "inbflat" and "marker music"

came across "inbflat" :: click here to check it out :: http://www.inbflat.net/

another project by darren solomon, "marker music" :: http://www.markermusic.com/

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December 13, 2010

ferrell and reilly do bowie and crosby :: "little drummer boy"

a long time ago, david bowie sang with bing crosby :: today, will farrell and john c. reilly recreated the magic :: click below to watch the original and the recreation ::

the original ::

the recreation ::

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squirrel obstacle course

happy monday :: and thanks to brian for finding this :: click below to watch ::

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December 10, 2010

incredible new interactive music video :: “Utsushi Kagami (Mirror)” from Sour

this is awesome :: try linking your facebook account for the full effect :: click here to check it out :: http://sour-mirror.jp/index.html

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"Zeitgeist 2010" :: how we searched in 2010, from Google

what we searched for where, in 2010 :: according to google :: click here to see the map :: http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/zeitgeist2010/

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December 9, 2010

December 8, 1980 :: NYC radio scan

a much better tribute to mr. lennon :: click below to listen ::

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"Fake it!" :: a diving video

i'm not sure what this is exactly :: but it's mesmerizing :: click below to watch ::

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December 8, 2010

in memory of john lennon :: "imagine"

today marks the 30th anniversary of john lennon's death :: "imagine," in honor :: click below to watch (sorry for the cheesy intro) ::

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December 7, 2010

"doodling in math class" :: vi hart will teach you math

vi hart has made a series of videos that "accidentally" teach you math :: through these cute little doodles :: click below to watch ::


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new pogo remix :: "whisperlude"

click below to watch ::

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December 3, 2010

a crazy cute "young me, now me" stop-motion extravaganza

a picture of natalie (almost) every day for ten years :: click below to watch ::

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rolling stones' "gimme shelter" deconstructed

a pretty cool way to listen to "gimme shelter" :: the vocal track is especially incredible :: click here to listen :: http://www.dangerousminds.net/comments/deconstructing_gimme_shelter_listen/

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December 2, 2010

"wtf posters" from creative overflow

designed by minga :: click here to see them all :: http://creativeoverflow.net/22-awesome-wtf-posters/

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georgia's aquarium

incredible footage from georgia's aquarium :: click below to watch ::

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December 1, 2010

design battle

http://superior-web-solutions.com/
vs.
http://johnprice.com/

as far as i can tell... everyone wins.

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