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Blog Archive for the ‘Long Shorts’ Category

The Hourglass

by Alex Mensing on May 3rd, 02011

This video documents Australian designer Marc Newson’s (Ikepod) modern take on the hourglass in the Glaskeller factory at Basel, Switzerland. It was directed by Philip Andelman and was featured as part of our “Long Shorts” series of short films that convey long term thinking. This Long Short was screened at Tim Flannery’s “Here. . .   Read More

San Francisco to Paris in Two Minutes

by Alex Mensing on April 13th, 02011

This timelapse of a flight between San Francisco and Paris was created by Beep Show, and is composed of photographs taken roughly every two miles of the entire journey. It was featured as part of our “Long Short” series of short films that convey long term thinking. This Long Short was screened at Ian Morris. . .   Read More

Dynamic Wikihistory

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on March 24th, 02011

A History of the World in 100 Seconds from Gareth Lloyd on Vimeo.

Thanks to Long Now research fellow Stuart Candy for sending this in:
Many wikipedia articles have coordinates. Many have references to historic events. Me (@godawful) and Tom Martin (@heychinaski) cross referenced the two to create a dynamic visualization of Wikipedia’s view. . .   Read More

Mountain Light

by Alex Mensing on November 15th, 02010

This timelapse is from the film TimeScapes, by the photographer Tom Lowe. It includes shots of bristlecone pine trees, which can live for nearly 5,000 years. It was featured as part of our “Long Shorts” series of short films that convey long term thinking. This Long Short was screened at Rachel Sussman’s “The. . .   Read More

Words

by Alex Mensing on October 26th, 02010

This video, which uses words and meaning to stitch together a series of otherwise unrelated shots, was created by Everynone in collaboration with WNYC’s Radiolab and National Public Radio. It was shown as part of our “Long Short” series of short films that convey long term thinking. This Long Short was screened at Lera. . .   Read More

1945-1998

by Alex Mensing on September 21st, 02010

This video, created by Isao Hashimoto in 2003, fast forwards through the years 1945 to 1998 at the rate of one month per second, depicting each of the 2053 nuclear weapons tests that occurred during that time. It was shown as part of our “Long Shorts” series of short films that convey long term thinking. . .   Read More

The Secret Powers of Time

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on August 3rd, 02010

Philip Zimbardo’s talk on the Secret Powers of Time wonderfully illustrated in pseudo-realtime by RSA animate. (found via caterina.net. . .   Read More

PIXELS

by Alex Mensing on July 27th, 02010

PIXELS was written and directed by Patrick Jean and produced by One More Production, It was featured as part of our “Long Short” series of short films that convey long term thinking. This Long Short was screened at Jesse Schell’s “Visions of the Gamepocalypse” SALT.

PIXELS by Patrick Jean from ONE MORE PRODUCTION on. . .   Read More

Blu’s Stop-Motion History of Life

by Austin Brown on July 19th, 02010

“Long Shorts” – short films that exemplify long-term thinking.  Please submit yours in the comments section…

Not only does this amazing stop-motion film document a huge swath of history (all of it, really) – it looks like it took a huge swath of history to make.  Thousands of photographs of graffiti evolving and interacting with. . .   Read More

The woman that programmed the first computer

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on June 17th, 02010

“Long Shorts” – short films that exemplify long-term thinking.  Please submit yours in the comments section…

Information Pioneers: Ada Lovelace from Information Pioneers on Vimeo.

This is a nice intro to Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer who wrote programs for Babbage’s mechanical computer. While this computer is similar to the binary mechanical computer. . .   Read More