After documenting his first Burning Man experience in 2014, filmmaker and photographer Ari Fararooy returned to the playa in 2015 and collected more of the surreal moments that make the festival what it is. He then created second video, “Burning Moments II”, an extension of his first video using digitally animated photos that he shot at the festival. Fararooy also provided the soundtrack on his keyboard – a cover of Frédéric Chopin’s “Nocturne in E Flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2“.
This past year was my second Burning Man in a row, and once again my mind was fucking blown. For my video project, I decided to use all of my 2015 photos, as well as some of my 2014 photos, and bring them to life through the experimental technique of digital animation. My photographs illustrate my surreal experiences at the festival, often using my imagination to alter reality.
photos by Ari Fararooy
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Five funny, charming young bugs have adventures and learn life lessons in their overgrown backyard, in new stories inspired by the songs of The Beatles.
In advance of their new Explorer special Eyes Wide Open, science journalist Michael Stevens of Vsauce and National Geographic spoke with Dr. Marty Banks and Dr. William Sprague of UC Berkeley about why prey animals such as goats, have eyes on the side of their heads with rotating horizontal pupils.
Marty noticed something that no one else had ever noticed before. The animals with horizontal elongated pupils, there were two things that they were exceedingly likely to have – one was eyes on the side of the head and the other is that they were prey animals that grazed, typically, that is worried about other animals approaching them on the ground to possibly attack them. Our idea about the horizontal pupils is that it should remain parallel to the ground. That way they can see predators and where they can also see in front of them if they have to run from predator.