Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Head Over Heels // Animated Short

Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin's Head Over Heals was nominated for Best Animated Short at the 85th Academy Awards (2013). It poignantly uses gravity to represent the emotional disconnect between a husband and wife who have grown old together. They've become so weary and accustomed to each other's mannerisms that it takes a literal grounding on new earth for them to see there's still a desire and a way back to the feelings they assumed were lost to youth. The choice to use music and movement in place of the spoken word gives the short a universal feel anyone can relate to.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mac Miller

The kid's got a nice flow. It feels like a joke, but sans image, it holds.

And some of the ideas are bananas.

Read more on Pittsburgh's City Paper.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Invisible Energetic Micro-movements Captured on Video

Programmers at M.I.T have released code which will allow for the digital image capturing of energy flow through the human body and environmental movements on a micro-scale.  This will allow us to see and study far beyond what is undetectable by the human eye.  I'm especially eager to see how this new technology may help aid and legitimize the field of energy therapy, which is still largely considered "alternative" in the world of medicine.  

Monday, March 18, 2013

Rjd2 - Work it Out Video

Lovely song, inspiring story: Not an act, but a way of life..

This is the video for Rjd2's "Work It Out" from 'The Third Hand' (XL Recordings).  The vid features Bill Shannon who was born with a degenerative hip condition.  His legs cannot carry his own weight and so he was lived a life on crutches.  He has developed a new way of moving through life on his skateboard and crutches.  Though this may look like a recreational hobby or debilitation, it is simply how Bill maneuvers throughout the day.  In time to RJD2's song "Work It Out" we follow Bill as he makes his way around.  At the slow start, Bill is descending the courthouse steps in downtown Brooklyn.  It's difficult, but he makes it down and the rest you'll have to watch to understand.  Rjd2 plays several extras which you can try to spot as well.  The video, directed by Joey Garfield, is one continuous single shot for the length of the song.
(from YouTube)

More on Bill Shannon.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Carbon Buckyball Solar Panels Absorb More Light, MIT Says

Love me some buckyballs.  Apparently they resemble ufo sightings.  I wonder if it's another case of infinite scalability.  Buckyballs (tiny) can attract light, ufos (massive) are made out of light.

Reminds me of the brain coral I saw snorkeling.

 Two hemispheres all coiled like brain intestines.  Under the water.  Looks like what's in our heads, what contains our main muscle of control and power - the mind.  And we're dumping toxins in the ocean and destroying them. --> Scale up: Do you know what's in what you just ate?

Read more about the solar panels at Bloomberg.com