This artist / group creates large-room sound installations using a large number of small DC motors attached to some form of percussive point that strikes or manipulates an object to cause a room-sized audio environment.
The videos here don’t really get across what this probably sounds like in person, in terms of scale and room size, but they’re super interesting, and meticulously crafted.
“Jirí, who likes to decorate Easter Eggs in an engineering way including EggBot drawn stroboscopic patterns (Eggstatic) or a laser created temporal patterns in photochromic paint (Eggstatic 2), decided to move from eggs to balls this year.”
So basically: Zeotrope Xmas tree balls created using EggBot. (And a lot of careful design decisions.)
Ex-NASA engineer and maker Mark Rober was sick of having packages stolen from his front porch, so he over-engineered an absolutely incredible device that exacts some pretty fantastic revenge against the package thieves.
I hate that this has become such an epidemic. I hope these morons spend months cleaning up the glitter from their cars and homes. So good.
It’s making the rounds, but it definitely deserves the views. Repeatedly entertaining.
Travel back in time to a basement color TV with a “clicker” remote and vintage xmas tv with ads.
Fun fact, I have created a raspberry pi device for my local bar that I fill with vintage tv shows and ad breaks that plays on a genuine 1970s 13” B&W TV. People are into it! This is the easier online version of that.
YouTuber actionkid105 has posted several well paced, stabilized walks around New York for several weeks now. I find them kind of fascinating. They can be a good resource for seeing how the city looks season to season.
It’s a weird channel but I like it, and I’m definitely not alone.
“I brought my living room to a street corner to share Christmas morning with strangers. We opened presents and shared their favorite Christmas memories. The holidays are not about presents, it’s about family!”
Or in this case, presents and family and a YouTube… stunt… thing.
“In central Arizona there exists an experimental town called Arcosanti. It’s built on the principles of arcology, which combines architecture and ecology to envision a city that works in tandem with the Earth’s resources. In this short documentary, The Atlantic goes inside this distinctive urban space to understand how Arcosanti plans to reconstruct how humans envision cities.”
“While you’re chowing down on pecan waffles and grits, you might be treated to a sweet sweet serenade all about waffles, eggs or even raisin toast. The beloved restaurant chain has its own record label that creates songs unique to the Waffle House experience. Waffle Records has been releasing jams like “Cooking Up Your Order” and “Special Lady at the Waffle House” available at Waffle House jukeboxes across the U.S.”
I mean… they have their own line of merch as well.
“Everyone knows the black and white photo of the Amsterdam canal with red bicycle from the IKEA ‘Vilshult’ series. The documentary ‘Vilshult’ tells the exceptional story behind IKEA’s famous Amsterdam poster.”
Make sure to use the closed captioning. It’s well translated.
Despite the weird title (which is explained in the video) this is an acerbic, funny, insightful video about how to prepare for time travel for the express purpose of being treated as a god. It’s dark, but also did I mention funny?
Created by YouTuber exurb1a, whose other videos are worth a look also. Well done.
The Guardian Of The Temple is the latest show put together by an art troupe known as “La Machine” This is an operatic interpretation of the myth of Ariadne and is highlighted by a functional robotic Minotaur.
It’s really something. Beautifully conceived, epic in scale, lots of fire. Everything!
“Kubrick took care to fashion every detail––the cast, sets, costumes, special effects, cinematography, lighting, opticals, miniatures, mimes in ape-suits––to produce visuals and sounds the viewer had never experienced before. And with such bold experiments come mixed reactions.”