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  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. 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.

    2 years ago / / /
  4. All of the English dialogue in "Star Wars", split into words, and sorted alphabetically.

    Fun facts:
    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/...

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

    2 years ago / / / /
  6. « 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. »

    3 years ago / / / /
  7. 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[1] 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.

    3 years ago / / /
  8. N.Y., N.Y. is a 1957 film by director Francis Thompson. The film is a collection of scenes from 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.

    4 years ago / /
  9. A troupe of 16 quadrotors (flying robots) dance to and manipulate sound and light at the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase 2012.

    Credits:
    Event concept created by
    Jonathan Santana & Xander Smith, Saatchi & Saatchi

    Show Directors
    Marshmallow Laser Feast
    Memo Akten, Robin McNicholas, Barney Steel
    http://www.marshmallowlaserfeast.com

  10. "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.

    4 years ago / / /
  11. Pentel brush pen on paper

    4 years ago / / /
  12. This video shows the line for Comiket, a doujin convention that occurs twice a year in Japan. The usual size is approximately 500 thousand people in a convention center. An organized system like this is absolutely necessary to keep people in order.

    4 years ago / / /
  13. This is a classic Political Remix Video made by Cliff Roth in 1988 using two VCRs

    4 years ago / / /
  14. Are you more honest than a banker? Under what circumstances would you lie, or cheat, and what effect does your deception have on society at large? Dan Ariely, one of the world's leading voices on human motivation and behaviour is the latest big thinker to get the RSA Animate treatment

    4 years ago / / /
  15. The latest update to the asteroid discovery video, now at UHDTV resolutions and with a voiceover explaining what's going on.

    4 years ago / / /
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