2005 - 2017

Reference 105 Reference


  1. Visual Futurist Syd Mead ("Blade Runner," "Aliens," "Tron") reflects upon the nature of creativity and how it drives the future.

    2 years ago / / /
  2. 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 / info@nposales.com.

    2 years ago / / / /
  3. The documentary chronicling the filmmaker's failed attempt to bring the science fiction novel to the big screen.

    2 years ago / / / /
  4. Build beautiful interactive books using GitHub/Git and Markdown.

  5. An openframeworks manual on github.

    openFrameworks is guided by a number of goals: it should be collaborative, usable and simple, consistent and intuitive, cross-platform, powerful, and extensible. openFrameworks is also driven by a "do it with others" (DIWO) philosophy.

  6. “Crate Diggers” profiles people with extraordinary vinyl record collections, with owners displaying and telling the stories behind their collections.

    3 years ago /
  7. Amongst the many freely available pieces of art released by Getty are a number of quite famous images, including work by Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt, and Leonardo da Vinci.  The 4,600 pieces of artwork available are just the beginning, as well. Getty says that it's actively exploring the possibility of releasing much more art into the public domain, both from the museum's collection as well as materials from the Getty Research Institute's special collections. While Getty isn't the first museum to push forward with an open artwork initiative (the museum cited a number of institutions like the Walters Art Museum as inspirations for the movement), it's the latest example of how the internet is making classic, famous works more accessible.

    3 years ago / / /
  8. Happy Safari - Pie Brown
    cedric Bernadotte : musique et montage,
    Fred : Strentz

    http://soundcloud.com/pie-brown/sets/lanpebre/

    3 years ago / / /
  9. Gizmo is a documentary about oddball inventions and inventors from the 20th century.Howard Smith`s 1977 documentary about improbable inventions compiles old newsreel footage of wacky inventions in action, (or inaction as the case may be), as well as some inventors` physical quirks and others` daring deeds in "bringing their invention to market," all for your enjoyment. Gizmo! is an irresistible collection of newsreel footage chronicling the inventive spirit in America. We are treated to some of the strangest inventions ever concocted by man, as well as a few forgotten contraptions that seem to make a great deal of sense. Naturally, filmmaker Howard Smith does not let slip the opportunity of showing the inventors at their most foolish, so once again those ubiquitous shots of collapsing one-man airplanes and malfunctioning jet-powered backpacks are trotted out.

  10. History of Art, browse By Movement.

    4 years ago / / /
  11. All news is local news. Local perspectives on global news. In your language.

    We have indexed all newspapers and plotted their correct locations, in 39 countries. Might have missed some. And most newspapers in another 199 countries, a bunch of them not in their correct locations.

  12. The site started life as an illustrated reference book of weird and wonderful Gods. But when the first draft was put online, the concept exploded in all directions and demanded a site of its very own. Thus Godchecker.com was born.

    4 years ago /
  13. Cinquante ans d'archives retracent l'évolution du divertissement : comment la mise en scène de l'intime, dans les années 80, a ouvert un nouveau champ, comment la privatisation des plus grandes chaînes a modifié le rapport au téléspectateur. A l'aide de spécialistes, dont le philosophe Bernard Stiegler, ce documentaire démontre comment l'émotion a fait place à l'exacerbation des pulsions les plus destructrices.
    (Diffusé sur France2 en 2010)

  14. The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities.

    But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out? This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world's most influential creators of the digital era. presspauseplay.com @presspauseplay Facebook: on.fb.me/y4gEK1

    5 years ago / / / / /
  15. Explore l'Histoire de France à travers les collections des musées et les documents d'archives

    5 years ago / / /
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