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8,000 Floating Lanterns

June 27, 2011

Christopher Jobson

To celebrate the recent summer solstice, residents of Poznań, Poland gathered to break the country’s record for releasing paper lanterns by setting 8,000 of the glowing lights aloft. Many more videos here. (via the awesomer)

 

 



Amazing

Cats in Tanks

May 13, 2011

Christopher Jobson

This is why you never, ever give tanks to cats. This will probably become required internet viewing over the next couple days or probably hours. A project by The Whitehouse Post.

 

 



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Crowdsourced Sunset

April 21, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A one-minute sunset comprised of hundreds of photos found via Google image search by Jasper Elings. (via i like this art)

 

 



Amazing Design

Symmetry

April 19, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A wonderful new video from LA production company The Mercadantes that explores symmetry and juxtapositions of everyday events and things. These guys are going to get nominated for an Oscar one of these days. (previously here and here).

Update: The video was based on the Radiolab episode “Desperately Seeking Symmetry”.

 

 



Amazing

Experience Human Flight

April 16, 2011

Christopher Jobson

For the first 10-15 seconds I almost thought this was digital. Shot by the Melbourne Skydive Centre.

 

 



Amazing

Museum Water Gun Fight

April 12, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Jason Eppink was recently invited to the Museum of Arts and Design in New York to speak about his involvement with Improv Everywhere. Instead, he instigated a spontaneous water gun fight between over a hundred participants. The world would be a much better place if this happened at every meeting. Read a quick interview about the incident over on Hyperallergic.

 

 



Amazing Documentary

The Parking Lot

March 7, 2011

Christopher Jobson

After getting several recommendations from friends I finally caught The Parking Lot this weekend via Netflix streaming. This absurd documentary follows a couple of philosophers, poets, musicians and other social outcasts who man a small, seemingly inconsequential parking lot in Charlottesville, Virginia. Tension rises, deep introspection begins and hilarity ensues. Do yourself a favor and give it a watch.