Archive for the ‘video’ tag
I dare you to watch this entire video. It’s neat, I promise:
Charming little video about a old man who’s living a nice simple life as the most recognized face on San Diego’s Pacific Beach.
Based on a little bit of satire from Kendra Eash, the stock video company Dissolve put together a video that could plausibly be sold to any company on the planet.
Part of its interest and appeal to me is that it’s possible to read it as both an example of the banality of branding, but also (and I admit this requires more of a mental stretch) the universality of values that people aspire to embody or see embodied in the world.
The Weight of Mountains
A short video explaining the basic geology of mountains with some beautiful photography. Watch it with HD on:
Jerry Seinfeld’s internet conversation/interview show kicked-off recently with a long episode with Louis CK. It was good “television”. You should watch it.
(via @waxpancake, whose describing it as “SO GOOD.” made me give it a shot)
Also: Jerry Seinfeld just did an AMA on Reddit.
Really good piece about the secret world of high volume internet backbone operators and how their small political squabbles redound on the average person’s ability to have the internet work in the way they want.
“Right now, YouTube doesn’t work too bad on Free,” Felten said earlier this month. “Three weeks ago it was horrendous. A 30-second video, like an Angry Birds solution video, would take 12 minutes before the first frame moved. Right now, you get some lags but it’s acceptable. I suspect whatever they’re doing, they’re constantly shifting it so it doesn’t look like it’s constantly horrible.”
As always when the topic of internet comes up in a US context, it’s worth noticing how much worse the problem is made by the near monopolies most television and high-speed internet providers enjoy in the areas they serve.
A simple beautiful illustration of life by Ze Frank and company.
I got this from Kottke, who also gives the best possible description:
NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, who has spent almost a year in space, gives us a 25-minute tour of the International Space Station. AKA the nerdiest episode of MTV Cribs.
I have to add: space does crazy things to long hair, and being able to effortlessly move in three dimensions seems to make navigation a bit harder.
Ever since I watched this episode of “the show” over three years ago (wow) it’s stayed in the back of my mind. And since Firefox (or user error) busted my cycle of having 40+ tabs open persistently — some were from September — it’s been at the forefront. So whether you’ve seen it before or you haven’t go watch zefrank explain something that could change your life.