We can never predict the types of things we’ll find irresistible. Okay, that’s not entirely true. Massively long domino runs, things exploding in slow motion, machines that have us question the nature of our existence, and any music video by OK Go…
Also gold slime fed into an industrial grinder…
Okay, that last one was a surprise to us.
It’s likely to be a big year for new robots. The range of shapes and uses is increasing rapidly.
One form of robot is the type that can talk on the phone for you. This one from Jolly Roger Telephone Company is absolutely our favorite!
We love this next one…
Continue reading Robot of the Year
When you’re interviewing with BBC, AND you want to be known as a thought leader on geopolitics in Asia, it’s incredibly difficult to maintain your composure when toddlers invade.
We might not be unveiling a spoiler when we tell you that we watched this well over a dozen times, and it might have gotten funnier each time.
Continue reading Pay No Attention…
Sometimes we do things because we think it’s a better way. Sometimes we do things because there’s a chance that it will make a difference, or solve a long-standing problem, or improve a condition we see around us.
And sometimes we do something just because of the sound!
There’s just something about that sound that stirs the blood for certain people. We confess to being in that group!
Continue reading Small Block, Big Lawn
We haven’t had a lot of chances to watch Louis CK work a crowd, but this seemed like a good time. Nerdwriter1 decided to illustrate the anatomy of both a Louis CK joke, and his masterful delivery.
We thought it wise to watch some of his work before studying this analysis, and were delighted by both experiences.
Now take a look if you will, at the magic that can be rendered with just 207 words.
We’re usually predisposed to let the comedy happen how it will and not dig too deep to see the gears turning. But this time it turned out to be both instructive and hilarious.
Continue reading Just 207 Words
We’ve all probably seen some animation about how an internal combustion engine works. Usually it’s when we don’t care and we just want permission to take the car keys.
But somehow, seeing the real thing happen in slow motion, and right in front of your eyes — it’s a different thing.
We were afraid that this video would be a little bit too long, but we definitely felt that it was worth the time. We probably ran the view count up by a few, watching it over and over.
We’re always drawn to Maker Videos, and we expect to get something like that out of the next San Jose 48 Hour Film Project. It looks like the competition will run in April and the movies will be screened for audiences in late April and May.
Learn more about it and keep up with the latest news by visiting their website, or checking in to their Facebook page.
We found this mesmerizing little video to be addictive.
Your challenge here (if you choose to accept it,) is to watch this video without looking at the time shuttle. Also, find yourself if you can, in this societal morality play.
Short filmmakers around the world use the opportunity of the 48 Hour Film Project to focus and showcase their talents. The City Winners from over 120 cities worldwide gather for Filmapalooza to screen their work and to meet other filmmakers and the event producers.
This year it happens in Seattle between Mar 1 and 4. You can register to be a part of it at this page.