Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

the pale blue dot

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”
Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan’s famous ‘The Pale Blue Dot’ speech. Featured in the 2014 show ‘Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey’ – Episode 13 ‘Unafraid of the Dark’

Never Stop. Never Settle

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Malcolm Campbell: devoting his life to the pursuit of speed.

“When they told him he had reached the limit, he just had one thought – Faster.” ~Rick Johnson

Hennessy

Eartha Kitt.. love vs compromise

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Eartha Kitt
1927- 2008 Eartha Mae Keith (Eartha Kitt)
An American actress, singer, and cabaret star, Kitt is known for her role as Catwoman in the 1960s TV series Batman, and for her 1953 Christmas song Santa Baby. Orson Welles once called her “the most exciting woman in the world.”

Journalist: “can anyone live with Eartha Kitt?”
Eartha Kitt: “That’s not for me to decide. That for someone who decides to live with me to decide. Not for me.”
Journalist: “But are you willing to compromise? Within a relationship?”
Eartha Kitt: “To compromise? What is compromising? Compromising for what? Compromising for what reason? To compromise? For what? To compromise. What is compromise.”
Journalist: “If a man came into your life… wouldn’t you want to compromise?”
Eartha Kitt: *laughs loudly* “stupid…” *laughs more* “A man comes into my life and I have to compromise? …You must think about that one again.” *laughs again* “A man comes into my life and you have to compromise, for what? For what? For what? A relationship is a relationship that has to be earned! Not to compromise for. And that love relationships, I think they’re fantastic, they’re wonderful, I think they’re great, nothing in the world more beautiful than falling in love. But falling in love for the right reasons, falling in love… for the right purpose. Falling in love. Falling in love. When you fall in love… what is there to compromise about?”
Journalist: “Isn’t love… a union between two people? Or does Eartha fall in love with herself?”
Eartha Kitt: “I think, if you were to think about it in terms of analysing… yes. I fall in love with myself. And I want someone to share it with me. I want someone to share me with me. ”
Journalist: “Has that happened?”
Eartha Kitt: *shouts and waves goodbye to someone off screen* “Many, many times, in many ways.”

Interesting Women..

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

“There were too many interesting women I have not had the experience to know in this life because I was brainwashed” -Dustin Hoffman

what most schools dont teach: Coding

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

It’s true — if I didn’t take that one class on how to code in C++ my first year in College, I wouldn’t have been able to pretty much do anything on this website. I wouldn’t have been able to teach myself how to program, and read other computer languages. Yes I was taught the basics, and I feel as though I’m still on the basic level, TheNext2Shine would have died in it’s first few months due to lack of funding and structure.

I don’t remember the first program I ever made. I don’t remember how to even code in C++ anymore.. regardless, it was definitely one of the most beneficial courses I ever took.

Firewall

Friday, February 8th, 2013

An interactive media installation created in collaboration with Mike Allison. A stretched sheet of spandex acts as a membrane interface sensitive to depth that people can push into and create fire-like visuals and expressively play music. More information available at: aaron-sherwood.com/works/firewall Will be used in the performance piece Mizaru: purringt.com/mizaru

Child of the 90s – Internet Explorer

Friday, January 25th, 2013

awesome video concept!.. but I still hate IE and will probably never use it. At least they know it.. Microsoft even went as far as developing a website just for the launch. the browser I loved to hate.

I Plan to Succeed

Monday, December 17th, 2012

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot — and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

Michael Jordon

INFLUENCERS

Friday, October 26th, 2012

INFLUENCERS is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion and entertainment.

The film attempts to understand the essence of influence, what makes a person influential without taking a statistical or metric approach.

Written and Directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson, the film is a Polaroid snapshot of New York influential creatives (advertising, design, fashion and entertainment) who are shaping today’s pop culture.
“Influencers” belongs to the new generation of short films, webdocs, which combine the documentary style and the online experience.

Dos Equis Beer – The Most Interesting Man in the World

Friday, September 14th, 2012

What is there not to love about this campaign? via adweek

OXY – Man Sized Problems

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Man sized problems need man sized solutions.

Oxy face wash gets graphic with a web film that’s sure to get all pre-pubescent acne-ridden boys, and anyone who watches it, for that matter, to gleefully shout out “Gross!” and promptly forward this to everyone they know. Zit-prodding — and eventually zit-popping — abound in this spot by Naked Communications.

Smoking Kid

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Thai Health Promotion Foundation. Created by Ogilvy Thailand

Domestic Violence – It happens when nobody is watching

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

It happens when nobody is watching. To indicate and show, that domestic violence is often hidden from view, we created the first ever poster that responds to people looking at it.

-Amnesty International

Pro Infirmis Get Closer

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

simple and effective! Stick around ’til the end for the punchline.

Pro Infirmis conducts an experiment: there are only a few people who don`t have empathy with disabled people. Nevertheless, the passenger seat in the public bus next to Fabian often stays empty. Handicapped people are a regular part of our society.

Kareoke Man – Brad Prowly aka “Super Bad Brad”

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

a love for music.. In the video Brad Prowly travels through the city making observations on his way to work.

How Bad Do You Want It (Success)

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Probably one of the most profound videos/quotes I’ve ever ran into: “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful” -Eric Thomas