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March 31, 2011

"everybody poops" :: Black Eyed Peas' new video

from the Bad Lip Reading folks :: click below to watch ::

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March 30, 2011

Skittles Touch Vids and BBDO Toronto

the new skittles touch campaign is a straight rip of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mS5RK0Yo6w - wow! they take a concept from a viral video - dump a marketing budget on it...and it goes viral! OMG! bbdo is publicly patting itself on the back for the concept. so lame.

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"art of the title" :: silver screen titles through the ages

timeline of title fonts + cinematic nostalgia? yes please :: click below to watch ::

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March 29, 2011

"chernokids"

an incredible, if a little disturbing, Supinfocom graduation film :: click below to watch ::

Chernokids (english subtitles) from Les Chernokids on Vimeo.

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March 28, 2011

awesome low-tech visual effects :: music video

a design team named rakudasan directed this music video for a 16-piece band called Gaka. :: fixed camera and angle :: click below to watch

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March 25, 2011

Incredible video of Aurora Borealis

happy friday :: courtesy of Terje Sorgjerd :: click below to watch ::

The Aurora from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.

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March 24, 2011

"a black box, a red button" :: magic machines in paris

the french are so colorful and whimsical and awesome :: click below to watch a real-life magic tollbooth cartoon ::

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March 23, 2011

"haunting images of detroit's decline"

an incredible slide show of fallen buildings in detroit :: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/23/detroit-decline_n_813696.html#218521

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"way out" :: roald dahl's television show

dahl's too short-lived tv show (for adults) has an archive! :: to see other episodes click here

and read all of his tales of the unexpected here

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March 22, 2011

"this one time" :: animation by nelson boles

great little story for a tuesday :: click below to watch ::

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March 21, 2011

Mario Bros as first person shooter

kinda awesome and kinda sea-sick-inducing :: click below to watch :;

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March 18, 2011

NYC Timelapse video

there may be tons of these out there, but this one is exceptionally well done :: "NYC - Mindrelic Timelapse" :: click below to watch

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March 17, 2011

photographs of Holi

these pictures of the Hindu holiday are stunning :: http://www.buzzfeed.com/tiad/the-beautiful-colors-of-holi

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March 16, 2011

"Chatroulette Love Song"

this is great and proves that chatroulette is not just, well, all bad :: click below to watch ::

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March 15, 2011

how to help in japan :: architecture for humanity

from AFH :: please consider donating today ::


Greetings,

The tragedy that has unfolded in Japan is unprecedented. We are all moved by the images and stories of those affected. Here at Architecture for Humanity we've have received an outpouring of emails, calls and donations from concerned folks who want to help. We thought we would send you an update letting you know how we are responding.

We are in contact with design professionals and Architecture for Humanity volunteers in Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo. We are working with them to identify needs and next steps in the short- and long-term. We will continue to update you on the needs as we work to develop partnerships and projects.

If you would like to aid this effort, please consider donating. If you have already made a donation, thank you. In the near term, these funds will support local Japanese professionals as they provide damage assessments during the emergency and transitional phase. Further down the road, funds will go toward aiding local agencies in providing housing and the reconstruction of social and cultural infrastructure, such as schools, clinics and cultural centers.

You can also organize a fundraiser in your community. Contact us to find out how.

Please note: at the moment we will not be sending sponsored volunteers to Japan but will focus our efforts on supporting local professionals. However, if you're interested in volunteering, there are plenty of opportunities at our headquarters in San Francisco and with our chapters.

On behalf of all those affected and our colleagues in Japan, thank you for your support.

Very best,
Architecture for Humanity

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"Emerson - Mommy's Nose is Scary!"

OMG :: so unbelievably cute ::

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animated "inception" :: in 60 seconds

not sure about the voice overs :: but the animation is beautiful :: click below to watch ::

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March 14, 2011

steampunk bugs

loving these "steampunk arthropod sculptures" :: http://www.arthrobots.com/gallery.html

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March 11, 2011

"Gareth Bale Animation. Tottenham vs Inter Milan"

awesome animation by Richard Swarbrick :: even if you don't love soccer :: click below to watch ::

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March 8, 2011

SKIN: A Mortal Work of Art, by Shelley Jackson

"A story published on the skin of 2095 volunteers." :: http://ineradicablestain.com/skin.html

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March 7, 2011

how 1910 thought of 2010

http://acidcow.com/pics/17678-futur-imagined-23-pics.html

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March 3, 2011

chilean bike race :: viewed from the bike

awesome first-person perspective on a bike race in Chile :: click below to watch

VCA 2010 RACE RUN from changoman on Vimeo.

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March 2, 2011

"if we don't remember me"

completely awesome animated gifs that turn movie stills into breathing dioramas :: http://iwdrm.tumblr.com/

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March 1, 2011

the book surgeon :: Brian Dettmer

beautiful sculptures made from books :: http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/the-book-surgeon-15-pieces

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