ze's blog :: zefrank.com

« August 2011 | Main | October 2011 »

September 30, 2011

american juggalo :: by Sean Dunne

a fascinating short documentary about "the gathering of the juggalos" :: very nsfw but couldn't stop watching :: click below to watch

Posted by zefrank at 12:20 PM | Comments (2)

September 29, 2011

Fantastic Planet :: animated movie, 1970s

incredibly bizarre and slightly terrifying animation :: in eight parts :: click below to watch the first two ::

Posted by zefrank at 11:55 AM | Comments (3)

September 28, 2011

fold.it :: games advancing science

got to http://fold.it/ and play games to help scientists advance their research :: read one success story here :: http://www.nature.com/nsmb/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nsmb.2119.html :: from the article ::

Following the failure of a wide range of attempts to solve the crystal structure of M-PMV retroviral protease by molecular replacement, we challenged players of the protein folding game Foldit to produce accurate models of the protein. Remarkably, Foldit players were able to generate models of sufficient quality for successful molecular replacement and subsequent structure determination. The refined structure provides new insights for the design of antiretroviral drugs.

Posted by zefrank at 4:37 PM | Comments (1)

"animal crossing" :: a story

"a tear jerking story about a video game" :: from http://www.duelinganalogs.com/


Posted by zefrank at 12:10 PM | Comments (2)

September 27, 2011

Tegels :: beautiful stop-motion of street tiles

"The hidden movements and melodies of street tiles." :: click below to watch ::

Tegels from johan rijpma on Vimeo.

Posted by zefrank at 12:10 PM | Comments (0)

September 26, 2011

Visualising the brain: Science watching moveis from your brain using fMRI

not sure exactly what's going on here :: but i can't stop watching :: from the description:
Summary
1) Show video to someone
2) Do lots of maths to it
3) Find youtube which meet the same maths similarities
4) composite the relevant youtubes together to form an new video/image
5) compare image to the original to see how close the composite comes

click below to watch

Posted by zefrank at 12:20 PM | Comments (0)

September 23, 2011

emotional baggage check

fantastic music project :: get or give a hand through songs :: http://emotionalbagcheck.com/

Posted by zefrank at 12:25 PM | Comments (3)

September 22, 2011

lisa hannigan music video :: covered in paint

this is lovely :: click below to watch

Posted by zefrank at 1:30 PM | Comments (6)

September 21, 2011

Faces by arturo castro :: real time "face swap"

crazy incredible technology of the future :: click below to watch

Faces from arturo castro on Vimeo.

Posted by zefrank at 1:05 PM | Comments (2)

September 20, 2011

"vinyl killers" :: record played with little toy truck

click below to watch ::

Posted by zefrank at 12:23 PM | Comments (0)

September 19, 2011

morgan freeman explains the universe :: auto-tuned

auto tuned morgan freeman :: click below to enjoy

Posted by zefrank at 1:48 PM | Comments (3)

September 15, 2011

the bleeoo project :: an oral history of modems

from the site :: "Help preserve our digital history. Join us in recording your best impression of a "modem handshake" sound." :: http://bleeoo.com/

Posted by zefrank at 12:05 PM | Comments (2)

September 14, 2011

the CTRL-V collection

go to http://www.star.me/fun/question/?pid=31902, press CTRL-V (or command V) and contribute to our collection :: don't think, just paste

some recent submissions:

947 acres in the southern boundary, the area known as Section 32

Minecraft Steve head

Reservation # 2364589
14' truck: $19.95 plus $0.79 /mile
(Due in store)

Y Ddraig Goch ddryry gychwyn.

Posted by zefrank at 3:01 PM | Comments (1)

STRANDBEEST

rewatching these and being awed all over again :: see more at http://www.strandbeest.com/ :: click below to watch

Posted by zefrank at 12:27 PM | Comments (3)

September 13, 2011

water sculptures in Osaka Station City

click below to watch ::

Posted by zefrank at 1:38 PM | Comments (2)

you are not so smart :: by David McRaney

McRaney's new book talks about why we procrastinate (and how we can stop) :: see more here :: http://youarenotsosmart.com/2011/09/07/you-are-not-so-smart-the-official-movie-trailer-for-the-book/ :: click below to watch the excellent "trailer" ::

Posted by zefrank at 12:40 PM | Comments (2)

September 12, 2011

lunch bag art

from the dad :: "I draw on my kids' lunch bags. I'm the dad. I make these during my lunch break." :: http://lunchbagart.tumblr.com/


Posted by zefrank at 12:10 PM | Comments (1)

September 9, 2011

laughs :: by everynone

a video :: of laughs :: click below to watch

LAUGHS! from Everynone on Vimeo.

Posted by zefrank at 1:00 PM | Comments (4)

September 8, 2011

stunt poetry

flips in slo-mo are really fun to watch :: click below to see ::

Stunt Poetry from Rishi Kaneria on Vimeo.

Posted by zefrank at 12:35 PM | Comments (3)

September 6, 2011

do you remember your first day of school?


(from http://dearphotograph.com/)

how did you feel?

Posted by zefrank at 12:33 PM | Comments (7)

September 2, 2011

Come answer Star.me's Mission of the Day: Killer Beats

go here http://www.star.me/fun/question/?pid=31727 and make loops! :: i'll use them to make a song :)

Posted by zefrank at 5:58 PM | Comments (0)

baby playing rock band

fake :: but really weird :: click below to watch ::

Posted by zefrank at 1:20 PM | Comments (2)

September 1, 2011

footage from an assembly line

hypnotic :: click below to watch

Posted by zefrank at 12:10 PM | Comments (4)