Bookmarks for 30th June: Plot Device, Rubiks Cube Mathematics, Sea Monkeys

Plot Device on Vimeo: A young filmmaker obtains a mysterious device that unleashes the full force of cinema on his front lawn.

Vinyl Has Become Too Mainstream So Hipsters Now Making Records On Chocolate | Badass Digest

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.

Shaun Of The Dead In 60 Seconds with Clay

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'. 

555 Chip Footstool

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.

Neil Blomkamp does experimental SciFi-Shortfilm-Series on Youtube

Nachdem sein Alien-Film wohl endültig auf Eis liegt und die Blockbuster-Karriere nach District 9, Elysium und Chappie nicht ganz so…

History of the entire world, I guess

Bill Wurtz, „History of the entire world, I guess“. (via Waxy)

Neural Network dreams of riding a Train

Tolle Arbeit von Damien Henry: Ein Neural Network, ein sogenannter „prediction algorithm“, der Frames eines Videos „errät“, ausgehend vom jeweils…

Tarantulas calculate Distance with their 3 billion eyes

Spinnen berechnen ihre Wege mit ihren gegenüberliegenden Augenpaaren und konstruieren spinnensinnmäßig ein rechtwinkliges Dreieck, auf dessen Hypotenuse sie sich dann…

David Bowies Space Oddity data-visualized on 12-Inch-Records

Ganz großartiges Projekt von Info-Designerin Valentina D’Efilipp und der Daten-Journalistin Miriam Quick, eine „visuelle Dekonstruktion“ von David Bowies Space Oddity…

Voyage into RGB-Space

Lovely animation-short by Rocco Pezzella, great use of color: „An astronaut travels through a black hole reaches an unknown planet.…

Digital-Uhr in Conways Game of Life

Großartig: Eine Digital-Uhr in John Horton Conways zweidimensionalen zellulären Automaten: Get the design from this gist. Copy the whole file…

Peter Burrs Descent: A Noise-Triumph of Death

Großartige experimentelle Animation von Peter Burr (vorher auf NC: Debate, glitched und T̲̘̜͎͇̲̪͐ͧͭ̎̃̓ḧ̵́̊e̩̲̞̼̹̜̠̎ M̞̖͈̮̻ͦ̔̉̀̔͋̀͡e̎͒s̙̠̅̿̅ͯ̃ͭ̅s̖̻̥͖̱), die als Executable File (.exe) auf'm…

Reverse Splatterfest

Hübsches Splatterfest mit jeder Menge Chaos in Rückwärts. Ist ein Musikvideo für die russische Band Leningrad, den Sound sollte man…

Stopmotion Pre-Loaders

Schöne Stopmotion-Spielerei von Raphael Vangelis mit gestopmotionten Pre-Loader-Animationen inklusive Apples Gay-Ball-Of-Death: This short film is my animated autobiography. I spend…

The Thing-Soundtrack remastered auf „Eis“-Vinyl

Ich bin bei Horror-Soundtracks auf Vinyl ein bisschen raus, aber der hier wäre eine Überlegung wert (wenn er nicht bereits…