-Winner of the 2013 National Magazine Awards for best Multimedia piece of the year-
Cheetahs are the fastest runners on the planet. Combining the resources of National Geographic Magazine and the Cincinnati Zoo, and drawing on the skills of an incredible crew, we documented these amazing cats in a way that’s never been done before.
Using a Phantom camera filming at 1200 frames per second while zooming beside a sprinting cheetah, the team captured every nuance of the cat’s movement as it reached top speeds of 60+ miles per hour.
The extraordinary footage that follows is a compilation of multiple runs by five cheetahs during three days of filming.
The installation version of Hashima, by CM Von Hausswolff and Thomas Nordanstad.
(For best sound experience, use headphones or stereo equipment)
This version was made initially for exhibitions in large rooms, and has been shown in museums, galleries, concert-halls etc. However, it seems as people enjoy watching these images, without explanation, voice over or narrative.
(Eng) For almost 2 years, Naoto Matsumura has been living alone. Alone in the evacuation zone of Fukushima, about 15 km from the nuclear power plant. He's one of the very few residents who don't want to evacuate.
« At first, I asked people around if they thought I should flee or not. But my mother could barely walk, and her body was weak. Life in a shelter would have been too tough on her. I called my family and told them we would stay put at first. After about a month, my siblings came to take us. They said it was dangerous here and we should leave. When they came they wanted to take me as well, but I was taking care of animals. I had to feed my dogs. So my sister took my parents to Shizuoka and I remained here by myself. "
Since then, Naoto Matsumura is the watchman of animals in the evacuation zone. He wakes up when the sun rises, eats sausage cans. « I am not afraid of radioactivity, because we can't see it and we can't feel it. Also the effects of radioactivity appear usually 30 years after being irradiated. By then, I will be more than 80 ! »
But if Naoto Matsumura's health is not affected, he is already victim of discrimination, as were the victims of the bombing in Hiroshima and Nagasaki : he was told by his sister that he shouldn't come at the wedding ceremony of his nephew.
But Naoto Matsumura is not sinking into loneliness and has the project of creating a decontamination factory using the cows living in the evacuation zone.
Interview: Antoine Bouthier.
(Fr) Depuis près de 2 ans, Naoto Matsumura vit seul. Seul dans la zone interdite de Fukushima, a une quinzaine de kilomètres de la centrale accidentée. Il fait parti des quelques irréductibles résidents de la zone qui ne veulent pas la quitter.
« Au début, j'ai demandé aux voisins si ils pensaient que je devais fuir ou pas. Mais ma mère ne pouvait a peine marcher et elle était très faible. La vie en foyer aurait été très dure pour elle. J'ai appelé ma famille et leur ai dit que l'on allait rester ici. Apres environ un mois, mes frères et soeurs sont venus nous chercher. Ils nous ont dit que c'était trop dangereux ici et que nous devions partir. Ils voulaient m'emmener aussi, mais je m'occupais des animaux. Je devais nourrir mes chiens. Donc ma soeur a emmené mes parents a Shizuoka et je suis resté seul ici. »
Depuis ce temps la, Naoto Matsumura est le gardien des animaux de la zone interdite. Il vit au rythme du soleil, mange des saucisses en canettes. "Je n'ai pas peur de la radioactivité, on ne la voit pas, on ne la sent pas et les effets n'apparaissent qu'au bout de 30 ans. D'ici la, j'aurai 82 ans!" Mais si sa santé n'est pas affectée, il est déjà victime de discrimination, comme les irradiés de Hiroshima et Nagasaki : sa soeur lui a conseillé de ne pas venir au mariage de son neveu, par précaution.
Naoto Matsumura ne sombre pas dans la solitude et a le projet de création d' une usine de décontamination utilisant les vaches de la zone interdite.
ITW : Antoine Bouthier.
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Desigining a Legacy Game
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