Archive for September, 2015
As I’ve mentioned multiple times before, I’m a sucker for good editing. This video, cut together from 100 films’ dance scenes, is a stunning example of both the outrageous amounts of work that goes into an edit like this and also why it’s all worthwhile. Cracking:
As pointed out by one of the Youtube commenters, there is one glaring omission; Oscar Isaac and Sonoya Mizuno’s disco masterclass from Ex Machina (which is also a great film):
British plugs are great; three prongs that securely attach to the wall and are coated in insulation, making it near impossible to shock yourself, and a built-in fuse. But these safety features also mean that they’re very bulky.
At this year’s Royal College of Art’s graduate show has opened, and this year, the show-stopper was a Min-Kyu Choi’s neat, (and apparently market-ready), plug that folds down to the width of an MacBook Air:
The design also allowed him to reinvent the extension socket, powering three devices in the space normally required
for one plug:
This is a brilliant piece of thinking that reinvents something we have taken for granted since it was first designed in 1947, (though it does seem to have sacrificed the integrated fuse in the effort to reduce the size).
For his ongoing series The Fourth Wall, Hamburg-based photographer Klaus Frahm takes us behind-the-scenes of several European theatres, by reversing the perspective and shooting from backstage out toward the audience.
If you think about the logistical work that goes in to putting on a large performance, it shouldn’t be surprising that the backstage is such a large area, but even so it’s amazing to see the theatres where backstage is as big, if not bigger, than the auditorium:
La Bamba… having drunkenly shouted a horrible approximation of the lyrics for years, it never occurred to me that they might actually tell a story (because I am a horrendous anglophone). I mean, they don’t, but at least I know for sure now.
This demo video Google’s for Google’s incredible looking translation app is prime Google – incredible technology made by amazingly uncool people: