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What A Wonderful World!

Wed August 17, 2011


From lohheide

Here’s using social media to get the world together. The right way.

Thank you, Paul!

via @paul_steele


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The Schwarzenegger Trilogy Video Hand-Drawn With Highlighters

Wed August 17, 2011

The Schwarzenegger Trilogy from Brainbow on Vimeo.

Brainbowinc made these 3 hand-drawn animations using 1600 frames cells and highlighters to add colors.

The first video ‘5 4 3 2…’ is a series of continuous hollywood explosions edited into a simple beat.

The second ‘Galleria’ is a cut from Terminator 2 which is one of my favorite scenes from any movie.

The third ‘come on… get down’ is a original gangsta rap with lyrics provided by Arnold himself and music created by Harry McGowan

The short films premiered at the Standard Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles as part of Cine-Shorts which is a bi-monthly series that aims to provide a platform for local directors + aspiring filmakers making their mark in the city of los angeles.

source shortlist


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Engage: Boldly Proposing Where No Star Trek Fan Has Proposed Before

Tue August 16, 2011


From zachmuhn

It’s not everyday that Captain Jean-Luc Picard of USS Enterprise gets to perform a wedding for his crew members, but his alter ego, Patrick Stewart, was at the Wizard World Chicago Comic Con and got to preside, sort of, over a trekkie fan marriage proposal to his sweetheart. After she accepted, Captain Picard got to say the famous word: “Engage(d).”

source Yahoo!


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Making of MÖBIUS, Interactive Optical Illusion

Mon August 15, 2011

MÖBIUS from ENESS on Vimeo.

MÖBIUS is a collaborative stop motion sculpture consisting of 21 large triangles that can be configured into many cyclical patterns. Depending on how you’re looking at it and how the triangles are arranged, it looks like it’s either eating itself and/or slinking into the ground. MÖBIUS was animated over two weeks Friday, Saturday & Sunday between the 6th – 20th of May 2011. When played back, the stop motion video becomes an optical illusion of people interacting with the sculpture and moving through Melbourne’s landmark location throughout the day.

source laughingsquid

And here’s the behind the scenes:

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Astronaut Ron Garan Photographs Perseids Meteor From Space

Mon August 15, 2011

Astronaut Ron Garan is on the International Space Station and photographs the Perseid meteor from space.

Read article at: Discovery.

source @Astro_Ron


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For The Die-Hard Nikon Fan

Sat August 13, 2011

If you have Nikon cameras, lenses, mugs and even cakes, what else can you have to prove your devotion to all things Nikon? Well, how about a PAA JOE’s Sculpted Nikon F2 Photomic Coffin? Who says you can’t have it all and take it with you?

PAA JOE may be convinced, I’m sure, to use other cameras as models if that is your last wish. (groan)

via photojojo


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Peoplemovin – Where In The World Are All The People Moving To?

Fri August 12, 2011

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong
– Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles

At any one time, there are people moving all over the face of this planet. We are not talking here of travel for business or pleasure, but of migration. Where do the people immigrating to the USA or Canada come from? You’d be surprised by the answer of who’s coming in from where and who’s leaving to where.

On the interactive graphic, click a country on the left side to see where people are leaving from that country to what other countries. Click on a country on the right side to see which countries are supplying the immigrants to that country.

For example, in the following graphic, I selected USA on the right side to display where people immigrating to the USA come from.

It’s lots of fun and mildly addictive. Give it a try!

Visit Peoplemovin.


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How Did the iPad Head Girl Get About Without Knocking Into Things and People?

Thu August 11, 2011


From ipadheadgirl

You’ve seen the iPad Head Girl commercial and it’s a bit strange, to say the least. It’s a promo from CFG (Cosmo For Guys) to advertise their iPad app.

The cool thing about the whole thing, in my opinion, is how the girl oriented herself without stumbling about, knocking into things and people. Did she wear an earpiece with audio instructions where to go, how many steps to the right, etc? Turns out, they used a pretty cool technology: she wore a pair of video glasses connected to a video camera hidden inside her purse! It gave her a point of view lower than she’s used to but a clear view nonetheless of what lay ahead.

Now if we can have those eyeglasses made more ordinary-looking and connected wirelessly to tiny cameras worn around, say, my collar, I could, with just the appropriate tilt of the head direct which camera feeds its view to my glasses. If you see that in some spy movie, you heard about it here first. :D

via mashable


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How To Shoot Right Through Frosted Glass Using Scotch Tape

Wed August 10, 2011


From TheFarmacyMa

I’m sure there is a good scientific explanation behind: you can get a clear view right through frosted glass using a piece of scotch tape. Yep, the very same scotch tape on your office desk. Incredible! So, I guess the frosted glass windows beside your house door won’t give much privacy anymore. Perhaps, it’s time to buy some shutters?

via wired


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A Day In California Timelapse with Neat Tilt-Shift Effect

Sat August 6, 2011

A Day in California from Ryan Killackey on Vimeo.

It took over a year and a half and 10,000+ photos (shot by Ryan and Sheri Killackey) to make this timelapse.

Equipment:
Canon Rebel XS 50mm (nifty), 18-55mm kit lens, 50-250mm

I like the tilt-shift [toy] effect.


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Play Where in the World? A Google Earth Puzzle by The Atlantic

Fri August 5, 2011

Can you recognize where on Earth these pictures were taken? They are, of course, from Google Earth, but do you know the exact place in the world? The Atlantic has a whole slew [25] of these pictures with appropriate hints ready for the earth detectives among you.

Scoot over to : the Atlantic.

via laughingsquid


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PhotoGraphy Uses Pinhole Camera To Decorate Vases

Fri August 5, 2011

PhotoGraphy from ShiKai Tseng on Vimeo.

The idea is as simple as it is brillant: coat a vase (or other three-dimensional object) with photo-sensitive solution and expose them inside a special pinhole camera (special because it has more than one pinholes). After exposure to a scene, the vases are then developed in a darkroom like a normal photograph.

“PhotoGraphy” is the creation of a process in which the environment, time and light react to each other and generate images on three-dimensional objects. The objects are coated with a “light-sensitive” layer, put in a black box with strategically placed holes, and exposed for 5 to 50 minutes depending on the brightness of the environment. It is a new way to capture a moment in time, no matter whether the image on the object is focused or losing focus – the object will carry the trace of its first moments of experience, its first exposure.

Visit ShiKai Tseng‘s website.

source dezeen

Here’s the Behind the Scenes:

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