1. Man-eater

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    from Daniel Disselkoen / Added

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    For four years, each day I took the same tram to art academy. Why would you then look out the window with curiosity when there is no reason to expect anything new. I decided to change the daily journey for my fellow passengers and myself. I wouldn't move the tramway track, but maybe I could add something. Make something so that what already exists would look very different now. Man-eater is part of my graduation project "Remake Reality" for the Royal Academy of Art, The Netherlands. For my portfolio, please visit http://www.danieldisselkoen.nl Music: "Contemporary Individual" by Superhumanoids (http://www.superhumanoids.com)

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    • Thursday

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      from Matthias Hoegg / Added

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      An everyday love story set in the not so distant future sees blackbirds battling with technology, automatic palm readers and power cuts. Directed by Matthias Hoegg at the Royal College of Art, London, 2010 Nominated for a BAFTA for Short Animation For more info go to www.matthiashoegg.co.uk

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      • M. Robin - Cake Design

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        from Cineastas / Added

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        Marcella Robin is a cake baker and designer in Portland, OR who makes entremet style cakes. Primarily designed for weddings, her cakes have decorative outer layers covered with unique designs. Her modern aesthetic coupled with the traditional European style of cake results in a dessert that is both visually intriguing and delicious. To see more of Marcella's work, visit mrobincakes.com.

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        • Video Tutorial: Iconic Poster design in Illustrator and Photoshop

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          Jeff Finley of Go Media demonstrates how to create a professional looking poster design in less than 30 minutes using Vector Set 18 and Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Check out set 18 at http://arsenal.gomedia.us

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          • Spin (by Max Hattler)

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            "Utilising a Busby Berkeley-style song and dance routine, with CGI toy soldiers as the players, Hattler succeeds brilliantly in blurring the lines between conflict and entertainment in a piece laced with satire. One foot wrong, and a film like this can quickly take the wrong turn into mawkish territory. But Hattler’s Spin triumphs were so many fail; engaging an audience and hitting them with the knock-out blow of a wake-up call." The Double Negative (2012) "Max Hattler's fantastically bizarre, deliciously satirical Spin, a madcap cross between Singin' in the Rain (1952), Full Metal Jacket (1987) and A Town Called Panic (2009) the film portrays a synchronized group of dancing toy soldiers as they melt, maim and gun each other down." Cine Vue (2011) "Animator Max Hattler, based in London and Germany, has been busy over the last couple of years creating his characteristically precise and geometric works that in some ways recall the kaleidoscopic choreography of Busby Berkley. Some of his best works unite the visual precision with military themes for a deft critique of totalizing control. His 2005 short, Collision, for example, brings together the visual iconography of Islam and the US, while Spin, from 2010, flips small military figures into spinning dervishes that again, create patterns that underscore the violence implicit in the images." Blur and Sharpen (2012) "Spin is synchronised swimming for toy soldiers. Aficionados of plastic infantrymen will recognise them almost instantly, and while they've here been rendered such that they can move their limbs, some positional changes see them swapped for another. Here, they are green and black, the living-room invading menace of the tan toy soldiers perhaps being left for a sequel. The sometimes jaunty music from Eclectic works well with Max Hattler's visuals, all creating an entertaining spectacle. It's dark in places, intentionally so, and that's also to the credit of those involved. Perhaps the only note is that among the various GIs and Wehrmacht are some soldiers that appear in fact to be a police SWAT team - what one suspects is actually a battering ram is treated as if it were a giant Roman candle. That may be an artifact of childhood imagination, however, and given how many bricks substituted for firearms before Lego, if you will, bit the bullet, it's totally forgiveable. Watching Spin does in some ways recall the pageantry of fascism, the Nuhremberg rallies and North Korean stadium displays, though again that's an important element - divorced of ideology such efforts still glorify something, and the very notion of a toy soldier raises all sorts of questions. Spin doesn't attempt to answer any of them, nor should it - sometimes the mere act of asking questions is enough, and Spin manages that amply." Eye For Film (2010) "The development of Spin has led to Hattler researching political parades and mass rallies, alongside kaleidoscopic Hollywood dance routines: ‘I’ve been looking at work by Leni Riefenstahl, and the escapist vision of Busby Berkeley. I’ve also been considering Fordism and the division of labour, where individuals create a bigger pattern. I’m interested in the human as ornament. What happens when you replicate a figure a million times?’ With this correlation of dance troupes and military troops, Spin presents a constantly self-replenishing supply of plastic toy soldiers, whose uniform movements shift from dizzying eye-candy patterns into increasingly threatening displays, all to a soundtrack of 1940s big band music." Electric Sheep, 2009 Full info and credits: http://www.maxhattler.com/spin

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            • To understand is to perceive patterns

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              by @notthisbody and @jason_silva http://notthisbody.com INSPIRATION: Albert-László Barabási, author of LINKED, wants you to think about NETWORKS: “Networks are everywhere. The brain is a network of nerve cells connected by axons, and cells themselves are networks of molecules connected by biochemical reactions. Societies, too, are networks of people linked by friendships, familial relationships and professional ties. On a larger scale, food webs and ecosystems can be represented as networks of species. And networks pervade technology: the Internet, power grids and transportation systems are but a few examples. Even the language we are using to convey these thoughts to you is a network, made up of words connected by syntactic relationships.” 'For decades, we assumed that the components of such complex systems as the cell, the society, or the Internet are randomly wired together. In the past decade, an avalanche of research has shown that many real networks, independent of their age, function, and scope, converge to similar architectures, a universality that allowed researchers from different disciplines to embrace network theory as a common paradigm.' Steven Johnson, author of Where Good Ideas Come From, writes about recurring patterns and liquid networks: “Coral reefs are sometimes called “the cities of the sea”, and part of the argument is that we need to take the metaphor seriously: the reef ecosystem is so innovative because it shares some defining characteristics with actual cities. These patterns of innovation and creativity are fractal: they reappear in recognizable form as you zoom in and out, from molecule to neuron to pixel to sidewalk. Whether you’re looking at original innovations of carbon-based life, or the explosion of news tools on the web, the same shapes keep turning up... when life gets creative, it has a tendency to gravitate toward certain recurring patterns, whether those patterns are self-organizing, or whether they are deliberately crafted by human agents” Patrick Pittman from Dumbo Feather adds: “Put simply: cities are like ant colonies are like software is like slime molds are like evolution is like disease is like sewage systems are like poetry is like the neural pathways in our brain. Everything is connected. "...Johnson uses ‘The Long Zoom’ to define the way he looks at the world—if you concentrate on any one level, there are patterns that you miss. When you step back and simultaneously consider, say, the sentience of a slime mold, the cultural life of downtown Manhattan and the behavior of artificially intelligent computer code, new patterns emerge.” James Gleick, author of THE INFORMATION, has written how the cells of an organism are nodes in a richly interwoven communications network, transmitting and receiving, coding and decoding and how Evolution itself embodies an ongoing exchange of information between organism and environment.. (Its an ECO-SYSTEM, an EVOLVING NETWORK) “If you want to understand life,” Wrote Richard Dawkins, “don’t think about vibrant, throbbing gels and oozes, think about information technology." (AND THINK ABOUT NETWORKS!! Geoffrey West, from The Santa Fe Institute, also believes in the pivotal role of NETWORKS: "...Network systems can sustain life at all scales, whether intracellularly or within you and me or in ecosystems or within a city.... If you have a million citizens in a city or if you have 1014 cells in your body, they have to be networked together in some optimal way for that system to function, to adapt, to grow, to mitigate, and to be long term resilient." Author Paul Stammetts writes about The Mycelial Archetype: He compares the mushroom mycelium with the overlapping information-sharing systems that comprise the Internet, with the networked neurons in the brain, and with a computer model of dark matter in the universe. All share this densely intertwingled filamental structure. An article in Reality Sandwich called Google a psychedelically informed superpowered network, a manifestation of the mycelial archetype: “Recognizing this super-connectivity and conductivity is often accompanied by blissful mindbody states and the cognitive ecstasy of multiple "aha's!" when the patterns in the mycelium are revealed. That Googling that has become a prime noetic technology (How can we recognize a pattern and connect more and more, faster and faster?: superconnectivity and superconductivity) mirrors the increased speed of connection of thought-forms from cannabis highs on up. The whole process is driven by desire not only for these blissful states in and of themselves, but also as the cognitive resource they represent.The devices of desire are those that connect,” because as Johnson says “CHANCE FAVORS THE CONNECTED MIND”. Geoffrey WEST on The sameness of organisms, cities, and corporations: blog.ted.com/2011/07/26/qa-with-geoffrey-west/ Stephen Johnson’s LONG VIEW nytimes.com/2006/10/08/magazine/08games.html?pagewanted=all dumbofeather.com/blog/post/on-slime-molds-and-sewage-steven-johnson-s-origin-of-the-idea/ guardian.co.uk/science/2010/oct/19/steven-johnson-good-ideas?cat=science&type=article BARABASI’s Scale Free Networks: scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=scale-free-networks Manuel Lima’s Visual Complexity: visualcomplexity.com Paul Stammets Myceilum is everywhere: realitysandwich.com/google_and_myceliation_consciousness *********** A collaboration of /Jason Silva and /Notthisbody incorporating: /Aaron Koblin /Andrea Tseng /Genki Ito /ItoWorld /Dominic /Cheryl Colan /TheNightElfik /Paulskiart /Grant Kayl /blyon /resonance /gtAlumniMag /Katie Armstrong /Page Stephenson /Jesse Kanda /Jared Raab /Angela Palmer /elliottsellers /flight404 /Pedro Miguel Cruz /Takuya Hosogane /kimpimmel /Rob Whitwort **and some original animations from Tiffany Shlain's film CONNECTED: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology // music is Clint Mansell's "We're going home" from Moon Soundtrack. 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              • Solace I [2011] [installation]

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                from Nicky Assmann / Added

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                Solace a soap film apparatus Solace is a cinematic installation that investigates the mental process and physical activity of seeing. At regular intervals a handcrafted apparatus creates a monumental soap film as a spatial intervention. Through precise lighting the inner movement of the soap film is revealed, showing a turbulent choreography of iridescent color and fluid motion. As gravity slowly gets a hold of the membrane the viewer can be fascinated with the phenomenon, until inevitably the fragile film bursts. (the installation was altered and improved in recipe mechanics, software and space set-up in 2013, resulting in a more immersive space and longer lasting soap films. Fractal like imagery now starts appearing in the screen, see https://vimeo.com/94943877 for footage and my website for more info and pictures) http://nickyassmann.net/work/solace http://nickyassmann.net Footage & editing: Przemek Siemion

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                • INKKAS - "The Story" - (learn about Inkkas shoes)

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                  from The Base Studio / Added

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                  Learn more about Inkkas shoes by watching "The Story" today! INKKAS Authentic. Original. Ethical. Inkkas.com is a socially conscious shoe company founded in 2012. The brand seeks to promote beautiful handmade shoes using traditional South American textiles. From the beginning, Inkkas set out to be a company that would have a beneficial impact on the world, not an exploitative one. The company was founded on the principles of fair trade, philanthropy and authenticity. Our Promise: The Inkkas company maintains its roots in South America, where it conducts all production, sourcing and manufacturing by hand. As part of its dedication to helping the company makes the following promises to all consumers: Only use authentic South American textiles Made in South America by South Americans Donate a portion of all proceeds to help protect the Amazon rainforest. --------------------------------- Credits: Agency: The Base Studio Director: Jordan Freda Director of Photography: Fernando Cisternas Art/Creative Director: Ben Lam Editor: The Base Studio

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                  • The Black and White Years - Cold

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                    Finding the perfect parts for your new body is a challenge all robots must face. Animated music video for The Black and White Years song 'Cold' off their latest album Patterns. Animated/Directed by Eric Power www.facebook.com/theblackandwhiteyears www.ericpowerup.net

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                    • The Hidden Secrets behind Adobe Illustrator's Pattern Brush

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                      Graphic Designer Barton Damer did this tutorial for Go Media. Follow a step by step process on our blog here: http://www.gomediazine.com/tutorials/badass-bling-effect-in-photoshop/

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