"MindCandy Volume 1: PC Demos." The movie explores the definition and roots of an artistic computer sub-culture known as the demoscene, a community that's given me endless inspiration since the 1980s.
Today, you are an Astronaut. You are floating in inner space 100 miles above the surface of Earth. You peer through your window and this is what you see. You are people watching. These are fleeting moments.
These videos come from YouTube. They were uploaded in the last week and have titles like DSC 1234 and IMG 4321. They have almost zero previous views. They are unnamed, unedited, and unseen (by anyone but you).
Astronaut starts when you press GO. The video switches periodically. Click the button below the video to prevent the video from switching.
Astronaut was created by Andrew Wong and James Thompson on a sunny day in San Francisco in 2011.
Beautiful footage of our earth is provided by the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center.
Soundtrack provided by Claude Debussy's Claire de Lune performed by Caela Harrison (cc).
Try pressing spacebar.
A collection of specifications and tools for 360° video and spatial audio, including:
Spatial Audio metadata specification Spherical Video metadata specification Spherical Video V2 metadata specification VR180 Video Format VR180 video format Spatial Media tools for injecting spatial media metadata in media files
Christmas Eve 1951. Werner and Mylène are looking forward to a cosy evening with turkey and presents when the doorbell rings. It's Sam, Werner's colleague. He has discovered that Werner has been falsifying the books for several months and wants the money back. This is the beginning of a night full of surprises with unexpected plots and where nothing is what is seems.
In 1973, Orson Welles narrated this animated short, which features somewhat surreal artwork by Dick Oden. You can see more of Oden's work here.
The Allegory of the Cave illustrates Plato's view of knowledge as presented in Book VII of The Republic: in ordinary experience, we see only shadows of the true world, which we can only behold by pursuing rigorous philosophical analysis.
This is not the only time "The Cave" has been set to film in some form. Open Culture readers may recall this brilliant version done with claymation. Gluttons for punishment may wish to peruse this collection of 20 YouTube versions at PartiallyExaminedLife.com, many of them frightfully amateurish and some of them presenting a warped and/or incomprehensible version of the story.
An oscilloscope can be made to display shapes by playing sounds into it. Making music from these sounds while simultaneously drawing images with those sounds takes things to another level.
In the video I fix up and put an old oscilloscope to a new use, and show how you can watch these audio-visual demos even if you don't have a oscilloscope by using a computer.
If you want to skip the preamble and repair section and jump straight to the demo - it starts at 05:00
Jerobeam Fenderson’s Oscilloscope Music
Jerobeam Fenderson’s Youtube Page
If you have any technical queries - the FAQs here should answer them
Oscilloscope Emulator for Windows, Mac & Linux
Reddit Oscilloscope Music Page
Here’s a link to a Free Oscilloscope Demo called Youscope
If you like seeing oscilloscopes put to unconventional uses - perhaps you'll be interested to see Quake played on one. https://youtu.be/GIdiHh6mW58
You may also be interested to know that the 'first video game' "Tennis for Two" was played on a scope display in 1958
If you have an old X/Y capable oscilloscope you'll probably need a pair of BNC male to RCA female converters like these http://amzn.to/2f67Qsk if you want to connect audio devices to it.
The X27 is the highest performing true gen 4 color night vision low light sensor imaging system. The low noise real time 60hz HD detector is the first of its kind breakthrough technology that offers day like imagery in the darkest of environments. The X27 color low light camera images from 390 to 1.2 Um and sees IR military spot lasers. The Sensitivity outperforms the latest image intensified tube night vision technology and does so in full color.
My good friend Tony Duggan-Smith built this musical (?) instrument for me, with the intention of using it in horror film score.
It consists of metal rulers which are bowed, a hurdy gurdy like mechanism, a string played with an attached Ebow, a spring reverb (also played with an ebow) some long metal rods, magnets, trash, anything at all to get unnerving sounds.
It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion—and only 200 years to reach 7 billion. But growth has begun slowing, as women have fewer babies on average. When will our global population peak? And how can we minimize our impact on Earth’s resources, even as we approach 11 billion?
Out now for iOS [http://4dtoys.com/ios] and Steam (Vive VR or Mouse+Keyboard) [http://4dtoys.com/steam]
Showing 4D Toys and an explanation of how 4D objects would look like and bounce around from the perspective of a 3D being.
Daniel Crooks’ Phantom Ride alludes to cinema history to create a seamless journey through a composite reality. By manipulating digital footage as though it were a physical material, the artist has constructed a collaged landscape that takes us through multiple worlds and shifts our perception of space and time.
The employees at Factum Arte are world-class art forgers. But this Madrid-based company is no criminal enterprise. Each piece they create is intended to preserve and protect our cultural heritage. The company has even developed advanced technologies to scan, document and recreate a vast array of objects. From priceless Renaissance paintings to a life-size replica of Tutankhamun’s tomb, founder Adam Lowe says that creating these facsimiles is one of the best ways to protect the originals.
Our memory is dissipating. Hard drives only last five years, a webpage is forever changing and there’s no machine left that reads 15-year old floppy disks. Digital data is vulnerable. Yet entire libraries are shredded and lost to budget cuts, because we assume everything can be found online. But is that really true? For the first time in history, we have the technological means to save our entire past, yet it seems to be going up in smoke. Will we suffer from collective amnesia? This VPRO Backlight documentary tracks down the amnesiac zeitgeist starting at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, whose world-famous 250-year old library was lost to budget cuts. The 400.000 Books were saved from the shredder by Ismail Serageldin, director of the world-famous Library of Alexandria, who is turning the legendary library of classical antiquity into a new knowledge hub for the digital world. Images as well as texts risk being lost in this ‘Digital Dark Age’. In an old McDonald’s restaurant in Mountain View, CA, retired NASA engineer Dennis Wingo is trying to retrieve the very first images of the moon. Upstate New York, Jason Scott has founded The Archive Team, a network of young activists that saves websites that are at risk of disappearing forever. In San Francisco, we visit Brewster Kahle’s Internet Archive that’s going against the trend to destroy archives, and the Long Now Foundation, which has put the long-term back on the agenda by building a clock that only ticks once a year and should last 10,000 years, in an attempt to reconnect with generations thousands of years from now. Directed by Bregtje van der Haak / produced by VPRO Backlight, The Netherlands You can watch the Dutch episode here: http://tegenlicht.vpro.nl/afleveringe... For broadcast rights: www.nposales.com / firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Reverse Perspective the expected visual rules are inverted, so close objects are small and far objects are big. This is not only true for whole objects, but their structure as well. So the near points of an object are closer together, relative to its far points, which gives the flared-out look of the buildings, and the scene as a whole.
All of the English dialogue in "Star Wars", split into words, and sorted alphabetically.
The word "lightsaber" only appears once in this film.
There are 43m5s of spoken English, 81m39s of other.
The most common word is "the", of course, said 368 times.
The word with most screen time is "you", at 52.56 seconds.
There are 1695 different words, and 11684 total words.
The longest words are "responsibility," "malfunctioning", "worshipfulness", and "identification", all 14 letters.
I labeled the words manually (!) using some software I wrote specifically for the purpose.
This is the Special Edition to troll Han-shot-first purists. Everyone knows the orig is the most legit.
A bit more information: http://radar.spacebar.org/f/a/weblog/...
« Claude Levi-Strauss : les artistes bricoleurs se retrouvent face à ensemble d’objets hétéroclites qu’ils interrogent pour comprendre et imaginer ce que chacun d’eux pourrait signifier. Chaque élément représente un ensemble de relations à la fois concrètes et virtuelles, ce sont des opérateurs. La particularité de ces objets est qu’ils ont déjà servis et les possibilités de leur ré-emploi demeurent toujours limitées par ce qui subsiste en eux de cette histoire passée. Leur usage originel fait d’eux des éléments pré-contraints et ouvrés ; ils ont donc été travaillés par un précédent auteur qui leur a attribué une signification précise et soumise à l’œuvre qu’il réalisait. Le second auteur s’affairera ainsi à démonter cet ensemble de signification afin d’en créer de nouvelles. Yann Beauvais et J-M Bouhour confirment, les deux lois fondamentales de détournement sont : - la perte d’importance allant jusqu’à la déperdition du sens premier de chaque élément autonome détourné, et en même temps - l’organisation d’un nouvel ensemble signifiant qui confère à chaque élément sa nouvelle portée. »
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! is an American sketch comedy television series, created by and starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, which premiered February 11, 2007 on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim comedy block and ran until May 2010. The program features surrealistic and often satirical humor (at points anti-humor), public-access television–style musical acts, bizarre faux-commercials, and editing and special effects chosen to make the show appear camp.
N.Y., N.Y. is a 1957 film by director New York City recorded through special kaleidoscope lenses (it is rumored that their development took over 20 years). Despite a similar name, it is unrelated to the 1977 film New York, New York.
A troupe of 16 quadrotors (flying robots) dance to and manipulate sound and light at the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase 2012.
Event concept created by
Jonathan Santana & Xander Smith, Saatchi & Saatchi
Marshmallow Laser Feast
Memo Akten, Robin McNicholas, Barney Steel
"Flag as inapproriate". This unconspicuous button with a flag icon appears underneath every single YouTube video we watch marking the limits of our freedom in the Internet. Once flagged by anonymous users, after being checked by the also anonymous YouTube team, a video quickly disappears forever. In exactly this process, Dominic Gagnon intervenes. He 'saves' the flagged videos before they are deleted and adds them to a dark and mythological collage of American survivalism. People have their say, who deeply mistrust the government, who warn their fellow citizens, and who arm themselves visibly. An unclear image emerges. While the protagonists are scared of the almighty American government, the viewer is irritated what to find the most threatening in this "hell": the United States of America, the critics armed to the teeth with conspiracy theories, or the anonymous censorship power of the companies which control the web. The protagonists of Pieces and Love All to Hell are mostly female, whereas in Gagnon's earlier work RIP in Pieces America (transmediale.10, see the video below on this page) they were mainly male.
THE WILHELM SCREAM
is a popular stock scream used in countless films, tv shows, and video games. It was recorded in 1951 for Distant Drums, but found it's infamy when sound magician Ben Burtt snuck it into the films he was working on, especially Star Wars and Indiana Jones.
This video is a (pretty) complete collection of the films that The Wilhelm Scream has been in.
Note: There are different takes of the Wilhelm Scream from the original recording. The most popular version is take 4, but you will hear other versions as well.
The video accompanying our SIGGRAPH 2012 paper "Eulerian Video Magnification for Revealing Subtle Changes in the World". Read more about it here: http://people.csail.mit.edu/mrub/vidmag/
One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from?
With Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson pairs the insight of his bestselling Everything Bad Is Good for You and the dazzling erudition of The Ghost Map and The Invention of Air to address an urgent and universal question: What sparks the flash of brilliance? How does groundbreaking innovation happen? Answering in his infectious, culturally omnivorous style, using his fluency in fields from neurobiology to popular culture, Johnson provides the complete, exciting, and encouraging story of how we generate the ideas that push our careers, our lives, our society, and our culture forward.
Beginning with Charles Darwin's first encounter with the teeming ecosystem of the coral reef and drawing connections to the intellectual hyperproductivity of modern megacities and to the instant success of YouTube, Johnson shows us that the question we need to ask is, What kind of environment fosters the development of good ideas? His answers are never less than revelatory, convincing, and inspiring as Johnson identifies the seven key principles to the genesis of such ideas, and traces them across time and disciplines.
Most exhilarating is Johnson's conclusion that with today's tools and environment, radical innovation is extraordinarily accessible to those who know how to cultivate it. Where Good Ideas Come From is essential reading for anyone who wants to know how to come up with tomorrow's great idea
A supercut of inhalations and exhalations from (in order) Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenberg, Kenneth Noland, Jasper Johns & Larry Poons.
From "Painters Painting", the original 1972 film by Emile de Antonio, and inspired by the current exhibition at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, "Paintings Panting".
Touché proposes a novel Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing technique that can not only detect a touch event, but also recognize complex configurations of the human hands and body. Such contextual information significantly enhances touch interaction in a broad range of applications, from conventional touchscreens to unique contexts and materials. For example, in our explorations we add touch and gesture sensitivity to the human body and liquids. We demonstrate the rich capabilities of Touché with five example setups from different application domains and conduct experimental studies that show gesture classification accuracies of 99% are achievable with our technology.
Retouches features a series of repeated visual cycles, an animation painted on celluloid that examines transformation in the world around us.
As with 78 tours and Jeu, Georges Schwizgebel tries to grasp the ungraspable -- movement itself -- by playing with notions of perception and representation, changing the balance of shapes for amazing metamorphoses. He turns someone going upstairs into a hurdler and hair being brushed into a windswept forest; as for a tennis game, the ball remains motionless and the court whirls spectacularly around it.
Finally the film calms down into an image of a sleeping woman perhaps dreaming of the very images we ourselves have just observed. Retouches is the virtuoso dream of a visual acrobat.
We have built an imaging solution that allows us to visualize propagation of light at an effective rate of one trillion frames per second. Direct recording of light at such a frame rate with sufficient brightness is nearly impossible. We use an indirect 'stroboscopic' method that combines millions of repeated measurements by careful scanning in time and viewpoints.
The device has been developed by the MIT Media Lab's Camera Culture group in collaboration with Bawendi Lab in the Department of Chemistry at MIT. A laser pulse that lasts less than one trillionth of a second is used as a flash and the light returning from the scene is collected by a camera at a rate equivalent to roughly 1 trillion frames per second. However, due to very short exposure times (roughly one trillionth of a second) and a narrow field of view of the camera, the video is captured over several minutes by repeated and periodic sampling.
For more info visit http://raskar.info/trillionfps