video via Timor Barshtman
Tarantino & Friends, An Animated Motion Graphic Following Reused Actors in Quentin Tarantino’s Films
Students and faculty of the Digital Video program at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Arizona have created a Star Wars music video parody of the hit song “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. It was “performed by the Star Wars cosplayers of the Arizona geek community.”
Here is the original “Bohemian Rhapsody” music video for comparison:
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What better way to show someone you love them than with a snow globe that shakes blue crystals onto a Winnebago in the Albuquerque desert? This glass diorama recalls the all too familiar Breaking Bad scene depicting Walt and Jesse’s very humble beginnings. The Blue Sky Snow Globe is available for purchase at Firebox.
images via Firebox
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Aroha Silhouettes, known for their Molecular Addictions necklaces have taken it one step further with their “Designer Drug Collection” wherein each piece of jewelry mimics the molecular combination of well known designer drugs.
From the delicate simplicity of Spliff, to Candy Flipping and Coffee and Cigarettes’ understated intricacy, to the strikingly exquisite Overdose statement necklace, each of these unapologetically bold pieces create such a delicious piece of eye-catching neck candy, you’re guaranteed to turn every head you pass. This fantastical new collection lets you enjoy a spectacular trip in a way that leaves a lasting impression without the icky flashbacks.
images via Aroha Silhouettes
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Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), Anti-Apartheid Revolutionary, Humanitarian and Former President of South Africa
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela the anti-Apartheid revolutionary, humanitarian and former President of South Africa, has died today at the age of 95. As an activist in the early sixties, Mr. Mandela was charged with inciting riots and spent over 28 years in prison before he was released in 1990. His release coincided with the fall of apartheid. Following his time in jail, Mr. Mandela became the first non-white President of South Africa in 1994, serving only one term. Since that time, Mr. Mandela was involved with various charities, including the eponymous Nelson Mandela Foundation who issued the following statement regarding his death.
It is with the deepest regret that we have learned of the passing of our founder, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela – Madiba. The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa will shortly make further official announcements.
We want to express our sadness at this time. No words can adequately describe this enormous loss to our nation and to the world.We give thanks for his life, his leadership, his devotion to humanity and humanitarian causes.
We salute our friend, colleague and comrade and thank him for his sacrifices for our freedom. The three charitable organisations that he created dedicate ourselves to continue promoting his extraordinary legacy.
Rest in Piece Mr. Mandela.
In the interactive audiovisual installation “Isotopes,” participants are surrounded by mesmerizing patterns of light. The patterns are projected on to suspended sections of translucent fabric that form a square wall around the installation. Created by art duo NONOTAK (Noemi Schipfer & Takami Nakamoto), the installation is inspired by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster and the dangers of nuclear power. For more, see this making-of video. “Isotope” was displayed at Mapping Festival in Geneva back in May.
“Isotopes” is an open space which can also be perceived as a prison. At first, the slow and hypnotizing moving lights attracts the visitor into the heart of it. Then, the rhythm and the intensity become continually more aggressive until it generates immaterial barriers: it’s easy to get in but neigh impossible to get out. This echoes the way humans approach nuclear power. First seduced, then addicted by its comfortable energy, humans have become trapped in an unstable situation.
photos and videos via NONOTAK