Nobody Beats the Drum — Natural Thing (by nobodybeatsthedrum)
Been neglecting the animal theme a bit. Was reminded to keep paying attention by Iskander (thanks!) This clip is like an alternate take on Pig Chase. I particularly like how the animals escape from their box at the end of the video.
I should mention these guys have a reputation for going a bit crazy on their videos. Have a look at this making of, for example.
Copenhagers: RETRO BOBBY (by Copenhagers)
Exchange your old toys for a haircut from your childhood. It’s nostalgia on steroids, baby.
(via stfj 3.0)
This attempt to build in more non-verbal cues into text chat reminds me of Matt Webb’s Glancing.
(via Paleofuture — Paleofuture Blog — 1999 A.D. (1967))
What’s jarring about this clip is not how they got the tech wrong: “Most food will be stored frozen in individual portions. […] The various portions are fed automatically into the microwave oven for a few seconds of deep thawing or warming.” Sounds about right.
No, what irks me is the extrapolation of a Mad Men like culture of female servitude to men doing absolutely nothing. I guess that’s where future visions go wrong mostly. Tech almost seems more predictable than the culture surrounding it.
Nice restrained interaction design project by Sebastiaan Pijnappel. Some comments on the design from a Co.Design article:
He [Pijnappel] says he took special inspiration from laying amidst high grass in a park.
“As you lift your head up slightly you can just about see a few people walk by. You see them, but they don’t see you, or at least that’s the sense of security and privacy you have,” he says, “You lower your head back down and everyone and everything is blocked from your sight again. Just as easily, swiping the grass halms aside exposes you, putting you in the same space as them and allowing you to say hi.”
Odd bit of video which apparently records the first encounter between Belgian film-maker Jean-Pierre Dutilleux and a Papuan tribe which had never come into contact with “the white man”.
What disturbs me is the fact that, except for the bit at the end, the soundtrack is replaced with some type of world music. It’s also impossible to tell to what extent this is staged.
But it did make me try to imagine never having seen yourself in a mirror. And the bit at the end, where tribesmen play with a tape recorder does have sound, and is therefore by far the most interesting.
Jean-Pierre Dutilleaux (via The tribe of Toulambis comes first into contact with white | VideoMan)
I’m a sucker for cooperative boardgames. This one — Flash Point: Fire Rescue — was pointed out to me by Tijn, the proprietor of my favorite local game store Subcultures. Need to play it soon.
Mechanically, the ability to carry over action points to subsequent turns is interesting.
And of course, you’ve got to love the montage of stock firefighting photos set to music here. To hell with objective reviews.
(via indieboardsandcards — Flash Point: Fire Rescue)