Bryans Aufnahmen, unentwickelt und unzensiert in die USA geschickt und später teilweise für den Film „Inside Nazi Germany“ der US-amerikanischen Wochenschau verwendet, zeigen eine ganz eigene Form von Alltag, einen Alltag, über dem eine drückende Last zu liegen scheint. Hier gibt es keine „Huhu“-Menschen, die neugierig in die – bei der damaligen Technik unübersehbare – Kamera winken. Die meisten Gesichter wenden sich ab oder gucken unbeteiligt vorbei. Nicht auffallen, das wird auch ohne den Kommentar klar, war die Devise.
In a time where the world is ever more connected and unbordered, Marc Silver considers whether crowds are a force for oppression, or a potential for resistance. ‘There are no others, there is only us’ is a powerful visual metaphor illustrating the nature of collaboration and the power of crowds, with music composed by producer Ben Frost.
“This project has started from a search for a 3d-objects optimal packing algorithm over a surface, but evolved in something rather different. I love the work by Richard Long, from which this project takes its cue. The way he fills lonely landscapes with arcaic stones patterns and its eroic artistic practice, in his monumental vision, is in strong contrast with this computational approach that – ironically – allows virtual stones creation and sorting in a non phisical, mental way, a ‘lazy’ version, so to speak. The virtual stones created by several fractal subdivision strategies, find their proper position within the circle, with a trial and error hierarchical algorythm. A mix of attractors and scalar fields (some with Perlin noise) drives the density and size of the stones. The code is a C++ console application that outputs a OBJ 3d file.”
Perpetual Energy Wasting Machine is a rope and pulley mechanism, installed in the staircase of the WRO Art Center in Wroclaw, Poland. The mechanism connects the sliding doors of the elevator in one floor with the elevator call button on another floor. Operating in two directions on the first and on the second floor, the contraption automatically moves the elevator cabin in an infinite loop between those two levels.
„Appropriate Luigi Galvani’s experiment on frog leg nerve reflection to form an underwater ballet dance troupe using the lower halves of freshly dead frog bodies. When the dance troupe is connected to a music box, a Zombie Music Box with strong visual effect is thereby created. Inside the music box, a metal comb is played by metal prongs on the cylinder as the player turns the handle. The metal prongs trigger corresponding comb teeth to generate pleasant music. At the same time, vibrations generated by the comb teeth are converted to electronic signals, which are transmitted to electronic sensors.
The signals received by these sensors are then converted to kinetic energy which drives the corresponding frog legs,different notes will trigger different legs, causing them to twitch and shake. All the player or the performer needs to do is to turn the handle, and a unique underwater frog leg ballet dance driven by mechanical devices and bioelectricity will be performed.“
“Many people know the basic rules of chess, but few can play really well. This programme offers some essential tips on how to raise our game.
British grandmasters Dan King and Ray Keene go through a special demonstration game from opening gambit to checkmate, revealing the key moves that can lead to victory. They explain the opening, middle and end games, and how to outwit an opponent with techniques such as forks, pins and skewers.”
Greg Borenstein ran 681 photos from the Hello Little Fella Flickr group through Jason Saradigh’s FaceTracker. FaceTracker detected faces in about 8% of the photos. Sometimes the faces it detected are the same a person would see, sometimes they differ.
Viewer’s movement and expressions are mimicked by an animal’s head which is overlaid on the viewer’s reflection. The resulting effect invites inquiry into issues of self-awareness, empathy and non-verbal communication.
A different animal appears every time a person walks in front of the mirror. The animals represent species from across the spectrum of domestication, from wild predators to domesticated species to animals who have evolved to coexist with human settlements, while remaining ‘wild’.
The animal mimics the viewer’s facial expressions, interspersing them with its own independent ones. One feels compelled to in turn enact those animal expressions, lip licking and snarling, fully inhabiting the role, following while being followed.
Cooking crystal meth is just “basic chemistry” for Walter White, the fictional chemistry teacher and anti-hero of the TV drama “Breaking Bad.” Organic chemist Donna Nelson serves as science adviser to the show; she explains how the series’ writers work to get the science right.
Imagine that you are French. You are walking along a busy pavement in Paris and another pedestrian is approaching from the opposite direction. A collision will occur unless you each move out of the other’s way. Which way do you step?
Schon lange nicht mehr gehabt, daher völlig vergessen doch nun wieder dran erinnert worden. Die Schlaf Paralyse.
The Authority on sleep paralysis David J Hufford speaks openly about sleep paralysis, the raw footage is from the documentary Your Worst Nightmare – Supernatural Assault.
One in five will experience the terrifying phenomenon of sleep paralysis. Victims wake to find that they are paralyzed and unable to move or speak. Many experience frightening visions of demons, shadows, or an old woman known as “The Hag.” For others there is simply the unmistakable presence of evil. In extreme cases, these potentially supernatural attacks can occur for decades. Overwhelmed, exhausted, and entirely alone, victims can lead shattered lives dominated by the fear of social stigma. Those who seek medical advice are often misdiagnosed and labeled psychotic or schizophrenic.
In “Your Worst Nightmare ~ Supernatural Assault” Soul Smack explores the surprisingly common and greatly misunderstood phenomenon of sleep paralysis. In this ground breaking documentary, Soul Smack interviews actual victims, consults with experts, and offers advice on how to live with what might be your worst nightmare.