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March 29, 2012

wind map

hint.fm visualizes today's wind in an unbelievably beautiful map :: http://hint.fm/wind/index.html :: a few examples via visual news ::








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March 28, 2012

100 year-old lightbulb

watch a a tungsten filament lightbulb from 1912 light up :: the coolest part? it was found in a time capsule :: those things actually work :: click below to watch :: (via boing boing)

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March 27, 2012

a business presentation

with magic :: they're promoting stockholm :: click below to watch

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March 26, 2012

stretched colors

Robert Schlaug's photographs stretch the horizon into an infinite color stream :: more of his work can be seen at robertschlaug.de :: (via visual news)








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March 23, 2012

"frame of mind"

yay :: this is super clean fun :: by steven allan and ben boutwell :: via visual news :: click below to watch ::

Frame of Mind from Steven Alan on Vimeo.

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March 22, 2012

bob carney's tutu project

when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, carney took self-portraits :: he is now publishing the images and stories of his ballerina character :: all proceeds go to cancer organizations :: the best part? the photos are great :: visit his site to see more :: (via visual news)











watch a "making of" below ::

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March 21, 2012

7:38 :: a newspaper for commuter friends

from illustrator and professor steve wilkin :: "seventhirtyeight is a record of about seventy sketchbook drawings that I have made on my daily commute to Preston from Hebden Bridge and back over the past ten years. I hope you like them. I will be handing the newspaper out free next week. You can pick one up on the train I hope, and in one or two venues on my way to work." :: see more at his website: http://seventhirtyeight.blogspot.com/ :: (via boing boing)









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March 20, 2012

in honor of mr. rogers

happy birthday, neighbor :: click below to watch his stirring address to congress, 1969 ::

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March 19, 2012

flow charts from doogie horner







(via boing boing)

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March 16, 2012

"wrecking crew" dance

love this video of wrecking crew's performance :: love the reactions from the crowd even more :: click below to watch :: (via boing boing)

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March 15, 2012

literary map

(click to enlarge) :: (via mother jones)



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March 14, 2012

yarn bombs

excellent yarn bombs :: see more at my modern metropolis








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March 13, 2012

the history of the animated gif

from pbs :: a great short on "The Birth of a Medium" :: click below to watch ::

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March 12, 2012

"birth, life, and death of a soldier"

"Fine is the story of birth, life and death of a soldier, represented on a hand (mine, for instance). The movie is inspired by the concept of handpainting, very close to the works of italian artist Mariotti and the finger videos movement. Dedicated transitions created with the technique of the shuft pan has been used to create a true cinematografic editing through the hand." :: click below to watch :: (via visual news) ::

Fine by Virgilio Villoresi from Virgilio Villoresi on Vimeo.

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March 8, 2012

"fresh guacamole" :: stop-motion

an uber-clever stop-motion about the guac process :: click below to watch ::

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March 7, 2012

kickstarter countdown!

33 hours remaining! :: here is an update video for you :: kck.st/wPYTVv :: xxx

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ralph mcquarrie

mcquarrie created the original artwork for a slew of science-fiction movies, including the original star wars :: he passed away this weekend at the age of 82 :: see more at starwars.com








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March 6, 2012

"keep calm and carry on" :: a history

watch the history of the ubiquitous hipster item :: click below to watch ::

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March 5, 2012

fan-sourced music video :: graham coxon

"What'll It Take is made up of featured moves sent in by 85 fans from 22 countries all cut together by director Ninian Doff." :: click below to watch ::

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science!

can you explain how metronomes sync-up when on a rolling surface :: click below to watch the phenom ::

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March 2, 2012

inspiring video of blind surfer

wish we could hear him speak more :: but still a great story :: click below to watch :: (via what's trending)

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March 1, 2012

beirut music video :: vagabond

sunset television put this together :: found on vimeo :: more music videos! :: click below to watch

Beirut - Vagabond from Sunset Television on Vimeo.

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