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This is a great white board animation of ‘The Powers Of Time”, a lecture given by Professor Philip Zimbardo, author of ‘The Time Paradox’.

One of the big mysteries of life…TIME. Where does it go…what does it mean…how is it spent…how does it affect our lives and our perspectives?
We all have different perspectives of time. – what is yours?

Watch it. A great way to spend some time.

2 months…that’s how long it has been since I have posted to this blog.  I try not to use this blog as a personal voice, but I will this time. My world has been taken over by cancer, in these recent months and my focus has moved from searching for the obscure and interesting to watching the end of my 67 year old Father’s brave 4 year battle with stage 4 cancer.

As I sit in his room in the Palliative care wing at his hospital, I decided that maybe I should just get back at it….and so I will start with a few infographics of the mysterious and rampant disease, one that is estimated [by WHO] to take 84 million people between 2005-2015. A staggering figure.

EHM

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“This is the PEN Story in stop motion. We shot 60.000 pictures, developed 9.600 prints and shot over 1.800 pictures again. No post production!”

Wow…it is so well done…I love a really good stop motion video!
It was shot using the Olympus Pen camera. Read more about the Pen Camera here.

Love this music video, ’70 Million’ by Hold Your Horses.

A creative look at art through the ages, re-created by Logreproduction.

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An inspirational call for entries video…to launch the 2nd Annual Rethink Communications $18,000 Scholarship for Langara College, and the Communication and Ideation program. Sounds like a really interesting program.

“To enter the contest, submit a black hard cover sketchbook containing interesting ideas showcasing your creativity. Winner will be selected by Rethink according to the following criteria: clarity, relevance, fresh thinking, as well as quality of ideas, craft, and execution.

Would love to hear from anyone who enters!

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This says it all…

kinda makes me happy to be Canadian 

Will Ferrell slams health insurance execs via sarcastic video

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This new video, is a collaboration between Banksy and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, directed by Raymond Salvatore Harmon. The video is for his new solo song ‘The Hollow Earth’,is available today on 12′ Vinyl LP as the flip side to FeelingPulledApartbyHorses, [Visit radiohead.com for more info]. 

The video, comprised of rapidly [understatement!] moving visuals, with subliminal Banksy graffiti images mixed in, is pretty crazy, and not easy to watch [headache/seizure inducing this early in the morning!], has an almost painterly quality. Very interesting…the more you watch – the more you see.

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Every year, around this time, my little street in a great Toronto neighbourhood [South Riverdale/Leslieville ],  holds ‘The Tiverton Avenue Film Festival’. While this annual event occurs during the Toronto International Film Festival, you will never see George Clooney [:-(], Sean Penn or Angelina Jolie. You will see neighbours. and lots of them. Kids – lots of them – run free in the park til way past bedtime, loving the temporary independence while the parents chat, drink wine and eat roasted corn.

Dave and Lynn organize this yearly pot luck event. They make the posters, they prepare the video that will entertain the crowd after dark, they roast the corn. This year – the 12th – was the biggest. What once was a white sheet tied to the chain link fence is now an actual screen. The equipment may be fancier, but the mood is the same.

This year I thought I would share my favourite, one man’s adventure. “November 9th 2007 – November 13th 2008 one year on foot – 4646km through China unlimited beard & hair growth http://www.thelongestway.com musical score by the kingpins.”

Oh…and thanks Lynn and Dave for making this event part of our neighbourhood tradition. Happy to be part of such a great community.

via: Dave and Lynn, Tiverton Avenue

Working in an Architectural firm for 10 years, I have seen a lot of renderings, many of them quite good.  In fact, many of the CG renderings were at first glance difficult to tell if they were actual spaces/buildings or an designer’s/architect’s vision.  

Tonight I came across a film by Alex Roman. This is ‘digital architecture’ like no other. I couldn’t quite believe this wasn’t an actual video tour through Louis Khan’s Phillips Exeter Academy Library. “The Third & The Seventh” project, for the Mundos Digitales 2009 [digital architecture] conference, is a stunning example of how real CG can be, with the right tools…and of course the right digital artist.  Not just beautiful to look at, the soundtrack is perfect, The Divine Comedy’s “Laika’s Theme” from “Absent Friends” album. 

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Neurosonics

Neurosonics Audiomenical is a new film created by Partizan Lab’s Chris Cairns. 

The film was made in collaboration with The Scratch Perverts, Foreign Beggars, Shlomo and Will Clarke with sound design by Will Cohen. Post production by The Mill London.”  View all the credits on the site.

Love it! Here’s what Chris Cairns says about it….

“This one’s for my Dad…Kingdom of the unreal but also a higher state of being, ultimately free of the limitations of the material world through the agency of science, technology, and imagination.”

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