Archive for the ‘art’ Category

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Death by 8-bit

by Warren

Haven’t had a chance to post anything for the last little bit, so to make up for it here’s some pixelated destruction.

Uploaded by onemoreprod. – Independent web videos.

Friday, July 24th, 2009

The mystery of Lego Chessboxin’

by Warren

Lego + Wu-Tang = AWESOME!

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

More bon mots from Bruce Sterling

by Warren

This time from the Reboot conference.

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Why summer blockbusters generally suck

by Warren

Hollywood insiders spill the beans to the Guardian.

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Hollywood doesn’t get web video

by Warren

The LA Times is reporting that a lot of studio funded companies dedicated to creating web video are shutting down. Why this comes as a surprise to anyone is beyond me. It reminds me of the abortive attempts in the 90’s to merge Hollywood and video games, with predictably disastrous results.

Studios don’t like the short-form format prevalent on the web, and they’re used to pouring money at a problem, with webisodes costing anywhere from $5,000 to $25,000 per episode. That sort of thinking is patent madness, of course, and is currently being shown up by any number of people making shows in their basement for no money…and succeeding at it. Since I’ve got some skin in this game, I’m hoping Hollywood continues to stumble forward. THey should stick to what they do best, which is huge, effects-laden spectacles that no indie web creator could ever hope to mach.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Clay Shirky on why the Internet is as important as the printing press

by Warren

Which basically boils down to “everyone, anywhere, is now a publisher.” That sounds simple, but it’s actually a radical reconfiguration of our culture, as well as a widening of the funnel that allows ideas, memes and progress to propagate. Of course, you’ve got to choke down some idiocy while you’re at it, but that’s small potatoes considering the printing press split the Catholic Church down the middle and probably caused its fair share of wars.

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Claytronics, from the people who brought you Shamwow!

by Warren

I dunno what’s better about this video, the cool factor of molding robotic pixels in your hands in real time, or the cheesy corporate canned music and the shots of the boss going “hmm, well, that’s something alright!”

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Clowns vs. cops!

by Warren

All in a weird still picture tableau. Dunno what in the hell it’s saying, but whatever it is, it’s mighty cool.

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Neat video about living in exponential times

by Warren

Did You Know? from Amybeth on Vimeo.

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Art film created from solar wind imagery

by Warren

Black Rain from Semiconductor on Vimeo.

Coronal mass ejections and solar wind make for a film reminiscent of something from the deepest depths of the NFB circa 1965.