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Plot Device on Vimeo: A young filmmaker obtains a mysterious device that unleashes the full force of cinema on his front lawn.
The math of the Rubik’s cube - MIT News Office: New research establishes the relationship between the number of squares in a Rubik’s-cube-type puzzle and the maximum number of moves required to solve it.
nathaniel mellors at venice art biennale 2011: british-born, amsterdam-based artist nathaniel mellors displays 'hippy dialectics (ourhouse)' in 'illuminations,' the international exhibition curated by bice curiger at the venice art biennale 2011. a double-headed animatronic sculpture, the work delivers a short schizophrenic dialogue which is both humorous and disturbing. the parenthetical 'ourhouse' in the title refers to a video work by mellors, a surrealist sitcom about an eccentric family featuring two central figures, ‘daddy’ and ‘the object.’ 'hippy dialectics' features two versions of the 'daddy' character - one blue, one yellow - connected by a ribbon of hair. cast from the face of the actor in the film, the latex heads are brought to life by means of electronics and software. they deliver a looped kind of pep talk, including a range of compliments ('god, you're looking buff. no seriously, you look great!' and 'cool, you are cool!') before reaching an absurdist conclusion of rebutting 'yes' with 'no'.
The Shocking True Tale Of The Mad Genius Who Invented Sea-Monkeys | The Awl: As anyone sold by the Sea-Monkey ads could tell you, it was hard to say exactly where von Braunhut was walking on the terrain between truth, embellishment and con. That was his gift. He convinced us to look at the jazz hands and lose sight of the footwork. Von Braunhut’s inventions were not quite what they seemed to be. Neither was he.