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Answering To The (Rivet) Guns Of Brixton

by on January 31, 2013

Robots of Brixton

Robots of Brixton from Kibwe Tavares on Vimeo.

Brixton has degenerated into a disregarded area inhabited by London’s new robot workforce – robots built and designed to carry out all of the tasks which humans are no longer inclined to do. The mechanical population of Brixton has rocketed, resulting in unplanned, cheap and quick additions to the skyline.

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1000 Words, 1000 Days: Day 307 – Of Lucas And Disney

by on November 4, 2012

There are several ways one could react to this week’s news regarding the sale of the Star Wars franchise to Disney for $4.5 billion, stock options and free Splash Mountain ride photos for life for George Lucas and his family. Some devotees are hailing this as a miracle of child-dream proportions, anticipating the seventh movie (the Clone Wars cartoon doesn’t count), a possible re-issue of the original, untouched trilogy on …
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1000 Words, 1000 Days: Day 244 – Blockheads Of The World, Unite!

by on September 2, 2012

It was the summer of 1989. Tone Loc was doing his Wild Thing on the radio, western civilization was somehow finding its way forward after the series finale of Moonlighting, and a 14-year-old me wandered into an arcade on the University of  British Columbia campus in Vancouver. I remember the room, it was like an abyss of studious concentration, except the studies here involved Italian plumbers, Formula-1 racers, and pinball. …
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A Short History Of The Physics Of Nearly Everything

by on August 31, 2012

Michio Kaku delivers the Universe in a Nutshell and provides an entertaining thumbnail sketch of the history of physics, from Aristotle to the sparticles. And while you are enjoying the lecture, you might as well contemplate this recently released image of the transit of Titan across Saturn as captured by the Cassini probe.

As the seasons have changed in the Saturnian system, and spring has come to the north and


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Dept Of Zilla

by on August 25, 2012

Recorded live in Boston, 1969 with a mic apparently tucked inside Lou Reed’s amp, this version of What Goes On is frankly awesome. Stick with it, there is a cumulative effect.

Untitled from Django's Ghost on Vimeo.

And if you’ve got time for the drift and a penchant for parties with the likes of Ratzo and Joe Buck, there are also Heroin and Sister Ray paired with some …
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Cat Fractals And Acid Fingers

by on June 28, 2012

Welcome to Kitty City

Four fractal reality doodles* from Cyriak, freelance animator of Brighton, UK.

Hello, I am Cyriak from 100 years into the future, where I have been exhumed and sent backwards in time via cyberspace in order to welcome you to the unabridged contents of my brain-damaged imagination.

Hand Fingers


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Prometheus (trailer)

by on March 18, 2012


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Lego Space Shuttle Sent Into Orbit

by on March 4, 2012

To commemorate the end of the Shuttle program, a LEGO shuttle was lifted from central Germany into Earth orbit. The craft reached a height of 35,000 metres using a 1600g weather balloon.


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Amazing Time Lapse Featuring Original Score by Battlestar Galactica Composer

by on February 13, 2012

‘Temporal Distortion’: Another amazing time lapse video from Randy Halverson, this time featuring a beautiful original score by Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, Eureka).

Temporal Distortion from Randy Halverson on Vimeo.

A 23 minute extended version can be downloaded, here.…
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Iron Sky Full Trailer Released: Video

by on February 9, 2012

This looks like the best film ever made:

The year is 2018, and a Palin-esque President must battle NAZIs invading America from the ‘dark side’ of the Moon. In theatres, April 4th, 2012.

Details after the break!…
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Jim Henson’s ObnoxoBot, 1963

by on January 23, 2012

When, at last, our robot creations do indeed rise up, overthrow and destroy us, we really will have no one else to blame; those ungrateful contraptions have been telegraphing their cruel and soulless intentions for a very long time. This little farting fellow may be a far cry from HAL, but their attitudes fit plug in socket.

Jim Henson made this film in 1963 for The Bell System. Specifically,


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The Definitive Director’s Cut of ‘Star Wars’

by on January 20, 2012

Check out this crowdsourced re-cut of ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’…

The entire film was cut into 15 second films, and offered to the creative public to re-film each segment. Enjoy this brilliant project:

Via Laughing Squid
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