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Quantum Levitation

October 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A representative from the Superconductivity Group at Tel Aviv University conducts a demo of quantum superconductors locked in a magnetic field for the ASTC. Excuse me while I clean fragments of my brain off my monitor. If somebody had shown me this in grade school I would be a physicist now. (via stellar)

 

 



Science

Fire Sweeps Across Bastrop State Park in Seconds

September 6, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Incredible video shot yesterday on the north edge of Bastrop State Park in Texas, a place I visited several times each year as a kid. All but about 100 acres of the 6,000-acre park have been blackened by fire.

 

 



Science

Compressed 2: Pulsating Magnetic Ferro Fluids and Soap Bubbles

August 29, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Filmmaker Kim Pimmel (previously) has just posted another one of his magnetic short films that he calls “analog generative experiments”. In this new video he combined dish soap bubbles with exotic ferrofluid liquid and filmed it with a macro lens to create some astonishing, pulsating effects. I can hardly believe this isn’t digital. Wow. (thnx, kim!)

 

 



Design Science

WWF: The World is Where We Live

July 26, 2011

Christopher Jobson

This is a fantastic new promotional short from the WWF. I can’t imagine how much thought and planning went into each one of these shots, from the use of color, to the choreography, and camera work. What a wonderfully executed vision. (via lustik)

 

 



Design Science

Evolution Erasers

July 22, 2011

Christopher Jobson

These evolution erasers were designed by Hiroyuki Shiratori for Japanese product design label h concept. Shaped like a person on one side and an ape on the other, the eraser gradually changes form (evolves!) with regular usage. Although not for sale yet, according to Johnny at Spoon and Tamago, you can request to purchase one here.

 

 



Science

Animals

June 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Perhaps a counterbalance to yesterday’s extinction calendar, this wonderful animal video shot on location in Costa Rica by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Douglas Burgdorff. I giggled to read “you just out Malicked Malick with this” in the comments on Vimeo, as I was thinking this is what an episode of National Geographic would look like if directed by Terrence Malick. Visual poetry. Set to Time Lapse by Michael Nyman, and beware bug eating.

 

 



Design Science

Anatomical Nesting Dolls

April 28, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I’m enjoying the these beautifully painted anatomical nesting dolls from Stuntkid illustrator Jason Levesque. (via drawn!)

 

 

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