“With some guidance from Dr. Lewis Dartnell, I collected sand, limestone, and hardwood ashes to melt down into the glass. Then I figured out how to grind the lenses down to the correct curvature to match my prescription. I also made the frames for them out of a tree.”
Not surprisingly, this is an extremely complicated thing to do properly.
“This track and video are about emergence from the combination of polar opposites. Fragments of self from very different places, but part of the same whole. Soft vs jagged, quiet vs loud, beautiful vs horrible, smooth vs abrasive, natural vs unnatural….you get the idea.”
This is part of a larger art collection named “Emergence” from these two visual artists. All of them are great. This is just my favorite one.
“Mimus is a giant industrial robot that’s curious about the world around her. Mimus sees the world differently than us – she uses sensors embedded in the ceiling above to see everyone around her simultaneously. Mimus can react and move quickly around her space to follow your actions and try to decipher your body language.”
“Arborio is a little village outside of Milan, approximately 60 km. The best ‘arborio and Carnaroli rice is produced in this village of 500 souls. Enjoy this ‘corto’ about Arborio rice and the paniscia, recipe for risotto with nduja (salame cover with lard)”
There’s unfortunately not much detail about where this is, or how it was shot. Gab707is an avid drone photographer and has several other very well made mountain-ascending videos. (Like this one, for example.)
“China is a vast country with a seemingly endless variety of landscapes. From the modern skylines of Shanghai and Hong Kong to the ancient city walls of Xi’an, the former capital of the ‘Middle Kingdom’. Imposing rice terraces contrast with stark desert scenery, massive coal factories rub shoulders with newly built cities.”