To continue with the them of destruction we’ve got this awesome video which is a part of 30 minute short called The Way Things Go. It was created by a pair of Swiss artists, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, who’ve been creating kinetic sculptures since 1979. This is just a clip of the larger video but it totally puts to shame that OK Go video. Why do I say that? Because this one has a ton of explosions!
I think it’s amazing that people can do these kinds of things, that they have the creativity, to make all of these pieces come together and interact. I’m really tempted to get the DVD of this to see how they do an entire 30 minutes of interactions like this, I’m sure it’d be amazing.
I got an email from Mike Barzman who sent me this sweet video he did called Pink Terror which features all kinds of destruction and mayhem. You’ve got a guy lighting off firecrackers, another making a DIY flamethrower out of a can of hairspray and a lighter, one guy with a crowbar smashing bottles, a fellow being pelted by water balloons and finally a dude going all Gallagher on a watermelon.
What makes it kind of rad is that it’s all shot on a Phantom camera at 1800 frames per second, so you can see all the little bits and details. They’re also color coordinated with their activities, so it’s kind of artsy at the same time. Then you add in Stephen Hawking talking over the whole thing, and bam!, awesome video.
I’m a sucker for futuristic devices that could make our day-to-day a little bit easier, and these Curious Display definitely seem like a great idea. Created by Julia Yu Tsao, these tiny robots feature vibrant displays on their backs, and cluster together like ants or bees, helping each other out to create messages, locate items or even transform into a display to watch movies (I don’t use the word “television” anymore, it’s really not very true anymore, especially in this case).
I love the idea of having these little robotic helpers basically giving me status updates in real life. It’s the idea of bridging the digital and physical world that I find so interesting. And if they’re adaptable, say being able to climb up walls or transform to complete a particular task, then that makes them all the more valuable. A really great idea which I’d love to start seeing more of.
I think continuing the weird vibe of Wednesday into Thursday would definitely be appropriate, so here’s a little video for the Norwegian band Casiokids and their song En Vill Hest. First off the song is really great, it’s very much like an 80′s gem with kind of a Caribbean (?) kind of feel to it, the whole thing being sung in Norwegian and sounds awesome.
The video itself is pretty funny and weird, which was directed by Kristoffer Borgli. I always love watching other people dance, and this video doesn’t fail me. The whole vibe is kind of this creepy Knife/Fever Ray kind of thing, but with an 80′s teen flick vibe to it. Is the statue possessed? Did he destroy the demon that came to his house? Is he just on drugs?! Totally fun little video for a great track.
Hey-o it’s Wednesday so I’ve got a brand new wallpaper and this week’s is really great. It comes all the way from Warsaw, Poland was created by a lovely lady named Agata Nowicka. Ms. Nowicka has this really amazing kind of pixelated style that’s very realistic but still very playful at the same time. She basically creates the kind of stuff you wish you could have made when you were using Paint as a 6th grader, she’s on another level.
For her wallpaper she went totally weird, and I think it fits in with some of today’s posts quite well. Your guess is as good as mine as to what it means, but basically you’ve got a woman trying to get dressed but her dresser is filled with all kinds of slimy sea creatures! And just to get the joke out of the way, there appears to not be any crabs…