A Ton of Links: Ryan McGinleys Tokyo Diary, Burning Man, GIF Control, Economics of Videogames and the Simpsons Drawing Club

07.10.2012 Misc #Linkdump

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ADELAIDE by Liliana Greenfield-Sanders on Vimeo: Award winning short "Adelaide" screened at over 50 film festivals, winning Grand Jury Prizes and Audience Awards at Woodstock, Gen Art, Austin and more. The protagonist - Adelaide - seeks attention by faking illnesses. When she meets Brad, an aspiring paramedic, at the pharmacy counter, she believes she may have found the perfect man. So what happens next for these two?

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NEVERCREW - Making of video of outdoor painting MAGENTA on Vimeo: The never ending game between the Astronaut and the Plastiline Rabbit. (240 square meters outdoor painting at the elementary school of Bozzoreda, Lugano - Switzerland)

THE FIRE – THE ASH / BURNING MAN 2012 on Vimeo: A cinematic documentary passage through the annual Burning Man Festival.

Gloam on Vimeo: Wandering a dark forest, a solitary creature encounters something unknown with only curiosity to lead the way.

The Event on Vimeo: Love and a severed foot at the end of the world. Hand drawn pencil animation motion tracked to live action footage shot in Montauk.

ghettopimps (kassel 2012) on Vimeo: Per Mail: „ich habe damals eine crew mitbegründet namens "lichtfaktor" und habe mich immer darüber aufgeregt, dass lichtmalerei als "lichtgraffiti" bezeichnet wurde... deswegen hier meine version von 'lightwriting'“

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Simpsons Drawing Club: A place where a group of close friends in the UK have come together to draw simpsons characters.

GIFCTRL: Next Level Gif Control

How To Steal The Space Shuttle: A Step-By-Step Guide: Yesterday morning I was at the California Science Center's press conference outlining their plan to drag a massive spaceship across Los Angeles. It was one of those times where logistics can make even the most outlandish plans seem boring, as they went over schedules and road closures and the like. While they were describing the locations where Endeavour would be stopped for viewing or technical reasons, I realized that this was the most exposed this priceless spaceship will ever be. Which, of course, got me thinking. Could someone steal the Space Shuttle?

Lost as 1980s point-and-click computer game: how TV's LOST might look as a late '80s point-and-click computer game, merging the interface of 'Monkey Island' (they're both set on an island after all) with the earlier graphic style of titles like 'Maniac Mansion'.

The economics of video games: Inflation can be a headache for any central banker. But it takes a certain type of economist to know what to do when a belligerent spaceship fleet attacks an interstellar trading post, causing mineral prices to surge across the galaxy.
Eyjólfur Guðmundsson is just that economist. Working for the Icelandic company CCP Games, he oversees the virtual economy of the massively multiplayer video game Eve Online. Within this world, players build their own spaceships and traverse a galaxy of 7,500 star systems. They buy and sell raw materials, creating their own fluctuating markets. They speculate on commodities. They form trade coalitions and banks.

A BOY'S OWN BROADMOOR | More Intelligent Life: Not far from London is a high-security psychiatric hospital that has held some of Britain's most violent criminals. The novelist Patrick McGrath grew up there – and loved it…