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Blog Archive for the ‘Long Shorts’ Category

City Builder

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on March 6th, 02009

The beautifully crafted short above by Bruce Banit (via Kevin Kelly’s blog) depicts a fantastical yet believable world building interface, in a future that does not feel too far off from where Google Sketch Up is now.  As if to prove that point, Stewart Brand sent over the below reference:

 This virtual “Telematics City. . .   Read More

History of Life in 60 seconds

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on March 5th, 02009

Video by Claire Evans
As part of SEED Magazine’s Darwin anniversary articles here is “a video experiment in scale, condensing 4.6 billion years of history into a minute.” I thought it a worthy entry into our “Long Shorts” category.
The Evolution of Life in 60 Seconds is an experiment in scale: By condensing. . .   Read More

Everything is amazing and nobody is happy…

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on February 23rd, 02009

This has to be one of the best, if not most humorous, perspectives on the progress of technology in our lifetimes that I have seen. Louis CK on Conan Obrien. . .   Read More

Timelapse compilation

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on January 2nd, 02009

túrána hott kurdís by hasta la otra méxico! from Till Credner on Vimeo. An excellent compilation of timelapse photography sent in by Stewart Brand.  It is part of the many great works at The Sky in

Against the clock

by Stuart Candy on September 24th, 02008

It is 02019.

A multi petabyte-scale simulation of global processes, called the Global Extinction Awareness System (GEAS), has just determined that, without immediate action, humanity will survive only another 23 years before the deadly synergy of five catastrophic Superthreats does us in.

The Superthreats are:
1. Quarantine — declining health and pandemic disease, including the. . .   Read More

Art that’s slow, organic, and… nutritious

by Stuart Candy on August 5th, 02008

Each year, Japanese farmers in the town of Inakadate in Aomori prefecture, some 350 miles north of Tokyo, create “crop art” in the local rice paddies…

From Pink Tentacle:

This stop-motion video of the 2008 Inakadate rice crop art is composed of still images captured daily from June 1 to July 3, 2008 via. . .   Read More

Drawing out time’s layers

by Stuart Candy on May 29th, 02008

Here’s an amazing video by Italian street artist Blu: Muto, “An ambiguous animation painted on public walls”, painstakingly produced in Baden (02007) and Buenos Aires (02008), and full of astonishing transformations and lovely interplays between 2D drawn space and 3D, physical elements… Animation plays with how we experience time by constructing an illusory continuity. However, […]

Clock of the Wrong Now

by Stuart Candy on April 28th, 02008

I want to build a clock that ticks once a year. The century hand advances once every one hundred years, and the cuckoo comes out on the millennium. I want the cuckoo to come out every millennium for the next 10,000 years. If I hurry I should finish the clock in time to see the […]

Slowing down

by Stuart Candy on February 4th, 02008

This wonderful video posted online last week by New York-based performance art collective Improv Everywhere showcases their latest project, “Frozen Grand Central”, which mischievously targeted victims of the Big Apple’s notoriously short now.

At first I wondered whether this had anything to do with the campaign by Adbusters Media Foundation, a Vancouver-based. . .   Read More

Instant island

by Stuart Candy on January 7th, 02008

Stills from Feed (blog) at Stash (DVD Magazine) online. Herewith, an elegant “long short” featuring the formation of an island from scratch, from the stirring of an underwater volcano to lush tropical paradise in less than sixty seconds. Okay, so it’s a beer ad — we’ll rip off long shorts wherever we find ’em. Click […]