Sunday, September 7, 2014

Laniakea: Our Home Supercluster

I think scientific visualizations are among the most beautiful designs out there; they literally are works of art.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

How We Found the Giant Squid

Advertisements Are Generic Canned Stock Footage

I haven't owned a television set for twenty years and here's why. Something about advertisements upsets me at a core level. This video is a parody of the generic crap commercials you tend to see, but the irony here is that it's made by a company who licenses the generic crap stock footage you see in those commercials.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Edward Snowden: Here's how we take back the Internet

For some time now I've wanted to see Edward Snowden speak to see what he had to say about his actions and why he released the documents. I have to say that I was impressed with the discussion. He is a very articulate champion of a free and open internet.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Most Amazing Rock Climbing Training Video Ever... No Really...Ever...

If he's not completely defying the laws of gravity, he is at least laughing at them...

Jan Hojer Training from Jan Hojer on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

La Dura Complete: The Hardest Rock Climb In The World

Chris Sharma and Adam Ondra, the world's two top climbers attempt what is currently the world's hardest route (5.15c).

Saturday, March 15, 2014


I saw this animation today on Dangerous Minds. I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like it. It's got a very unsettling plot line and the soundtrack is equally so, but what really interested me is the style of the animation. Created in 1974, it's an interesting example of early computer animation. It looks like very crude hand-drawn line drawings, but then the way the lines move is where the computer generation comes into play. All of the lines seem to explode and then reassemble into a different object or scene.

Hunger from National Film Board of Canada on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

My Sketchbook- Purse Series

I was looking through my old sketchbooks today and came across this really intimate little series of pen and ink drawings that I that I did sometime around the mid 2000's. Some are more straightforward imaginings of coin purses, and others get downright bizarre. I thought they were interesting enough to scan and post here.
Sketchbook: Purse Series #1

Sketchbook: Purse Series #2

Sketchbook: Purse Series #3

Sketchbook: Purse Series #4

Sketchbook: Purse Series #5

Sketchbook: Purse Series #6

Sketchbook: Purse Series #7

Sketchbook: Purse Series #8

Sketchbook: Purse Series #9

Sketchbook: Purse Series #10

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Loving Vincent: A Feature-Length Painted Animation

 From Kickstarter:

What is truly groundbreaking about "Loving Vincent" is that every frame of the film is an oil painting on canvas, using the very same technique in which Vincent himself painted. And what makes it a great story to experience is the intriguing, tragic, and inspiring story of Vincent Van Gogh himself.