In a not too distant future, societies of all countries come to rely on an intricate network of artificial intelligence devices designed to bring efficacy to man's life. Yet, man continues to devour himself in useless wars. A strong political hierarchy now divides all powers into three factions, and A. I. devices rapidly gain ground as efficiency becomes a priority.
As social revolts grow worse everyday, authorities seek ways to control their citizens. They decide to carry out a series of tests that will determine not only whether some crucial powers can be transferred to non human entities, but also whether man is ready to yield those powers.
The world has become a cell for all man and women, who withstand and endure their lives, rather than living them. Machines might have found a solution.
From now on, you are set free. ..
Keloid is not about robots, it is about men. Big Lazy Robot created this spec film -- more than two years in the making -- with the purpose of giving free reign to the creative aspects of production that many times are so much missed during profit work. And yes, we enjoyed the ride!
Desert Breath is a collaborative site specific project created by D.A.ST. arteam, (Danae Stratou, Alexandra Stratou, Stella Constantinides). It is an Earth Work that covers 100.000 m2, in the eastern Sahara desert bordering the Red Sea in Egypt. Its construction consists of the displacement of 8.000 m3 of sand formed so as to create precise positive and negative conical volumes. The conical volumes form two interlocking spirals that move out from a common centre with a phase difference of 180 degrees in the same direction of rotation. The centre is a 30-metre diameter vessel formed in a W-shaped section and filled with water to its rim.
The construction of Desert Breath began in June 1995 and was completed in March 1997.
The project is rooted in our common desire to work in the desert. In our mind’s eye the desert was a place where one experiences infinity. We were addressing the desert as a state of mind, a landscape of the mind. The point of departure was the conical form, the natural formation of the sand as a material. It is a site-specific work that grows out of our perception of the site its self. Located between the sea and a body of mountains at the point where the immensity of the sea meets the immensity of the desert. The work functions on two different levels in terms of view point: from above as a visual image; from the ground a physical experience while walking the spiral pathway. Desert Breath still exists becoming through its slow disintegration, an instrument to measure the passage of time.
For more info go to: danaestratou.com
To view Desert Breath on Google Earth: 27o22'48.48"N 33o37'57.02"E eye alt 653m
A post-script journey through Philip Seymour Hoffman's lifetime in cinema.
200 hours of work went into breaking down 47 of Hoffman's films. Compiling his legacy has been one of the most challenging experiences I've faced as an editor, but indescribably rewarding. After 22 years on screen and nearly 50 films, we now look at the oeuvre of an actor whose work can be characterized by his allergy to dishonesty and unflinching spirit of compassion. Please take a breather and raise your glasses to one of our finest.
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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY http://bit.ly/NSRaSM
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LAUGHING SQUID http://bit.ly/1g5NhAL
THE DISSOLVE http://bit.ly/1dpii5r
DAILY LIFE http://bit.ly/1gWTHDP
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES UK
CIGARETTES & RED VINES http://bit.ly/1gZyYPR
THE EPOCH TIMES http://bit.ly/1f8a56M
BROADWAY WORLD http://bit.ly/1ngQyGF
ZEE NEWS http://bit.ly/1cRhLpq
IRISH MIRROR http://bit.ly/1gWZFVv
Joaquin Phoenix, Jude Law, Helen Hunt, Ben Stiller, Jeff Bridges, Robert De Niro, Ricky Gervais, Louis CK, Tom Hanks, Cathrine Keener, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ryan Gosling, Tom Cruise, Michelle Monaghan, Ethan Hawke, Adam Sandler (voice), Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Laura Linney, Barry Pepper, Paul Newman, Marisa Tomei, Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Philip Baker Hall, Julianne Moore, Clifton Collins Jr., Chris O'Donnel, Michell Williams, Samantha Morton, Emily Watson, Andy Garcia, Mark Wahlberg, John C. Reily, Bill Paxton
2012 A Late Quartet
2012 The Master
2011 The Ides of March
2010 Jack Goes Boating
2009 The Invention of Lying
2009 Pirate Radio
2009 Mary and Max
2008 Synecdoche, New York
2007 Charlie Wilson's War
2007 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
2007 The Savages
2006 Mission: Impossible III
2005 Empire Falls (TV Movie)
2004 Along Came Polly
2003 Cold Mountain
2003 Mattress Man Commercial (Video short)
2003 Owning Mahowny
2002 25th Hour
2002 Punch-Drunk Love
2002 Love Liza
2000 Almost Famous
2000 State and Main
1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley
1998 Patch Adams
1998 The Big Lebowski
1998 Next Stop Wonderland
1997 Boogie Nights
1996 Hard Eight
1994 Nobody's Fool
1994 When a Man Loves a Woman
1993 Money for Nothing
1993 My Boyfriend's Back
1992 Scent of a Woman
1992 Leap of Faith
1991 Law & Order
Protected bike lanes are the latest approach US cities are taking to help their residents get around by bike. But these protected lanes lose their buffer separation at intersections, reducing the comfort and safety for people riding.
What the protected bike lane needs is the protected intersection.
This proposal presents a vision for a safe, clear intersection design that improves conditions for all users. Proper design of refuge islands, crossing position and signal timing can create a intersection that people of all ages and abilities would feel safe in.