Monday, February 28, 2011

Oscar Winners 2011

Oscar 2011 Academy Awards Winners


   Ann Hathaway and James Franco Opening
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Slow Motion Videos by Modernist Cuisine

Slow motion, high speed videos from the Modernist Cuisine photo team.


Slow motion video of a large water balloon being popped.
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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Cityscapes

Cityscapes by 35-year-old, Budapest-based (Hungary) photographer Akos Major





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Friday, February 25, 2011

The World’s Smallest Aquarium and Other Microminiatures by Anatoly Konenko

The smallest ever printed book measures 0.9 x 0.9 mm
 and is an edition of 'Chameleon' by the Russian author Anton Chekhov
Image via wiki


Anatoly Ivanovich Konenko (RussianАнато́лий Ива́нович Коне́нко; 23 February 1954, Orsk) — is a microminiature painter from the Russian city of Omsk, in 1996 he was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for creating the worlds smallest book. Konenko began his career in 1981, becoming the first microminiature artist in Siberia






The World’s Smallest Aquarium - video




Microminiatures by Anatoly Konenko - video



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Thursday, February 24, 2011

The World Is Obsessed With Facebook



An informational motion graphics piece by Alex Trimpe
Music by RJD2
Info provided by onlineschools.org
Created in Adobe After Effects at The Columbus College
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

BagTheWeb

BagTheWeb helps users curate Web content. For any topic, you can create a "bag" to collect, publish, and share any content from the Web.
Beyond most curation tools' capability, BagTheWeb enables users to build networks of bags. This way bags can be linked together to provide rich and complete information about any topic.

Embed bag demo



Source: bagtheweb.com
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Storify, new real-time curation tool

Storify

Storify is a way to tell stories using social media such as Tweets, photos and videos. You search multiple social networks from one place, and then drag individual elements into your story. You can re-order the elements and also add text to give context to your readers.
          storify.com


Video Introduction

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Amazing Watermelon Carving




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Carving fruit can be an intricate art and watermelon carving is one of the most popular choices among food designers.





Timelapse video showing the watermelon carving process


Watermelon carving photos (60 pictures)


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Monday, February 7, 2011

Planets Scale


What if other planetary bodies orbited our world at the same distance as the moon? How large would they appear on the sky?



Here's an animation Brad Goodspeed did to make you feel small.
The basic idea is, each planet you see is the size it would appear in the sky if it shared an orbit with the moon, 380,000 kms from earth. This video is created in After Effects.

Music: 'Where We're Calling From' from the album 'The Last Broadcast' by 'Doves'

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Friday, February 4, 2011

The Biggest Winter Storm Moves Across the U.S.



In a winter marked by several crippling storms, the storm of February 1–2, 2011, stands out. Heavy snow, ice, freezing rain, and frigid wind battered about two thirds of the United States, making it “a winter storm of historic proportions,” said the National Weather Service. This animation—made with images from the NOAA-NASA GOES 13 satellite—shows the giant storm developing and moving across the country between January 31 and February 2.

NASA GOES-13 USA Eastern View January 11, 2011Image by NASA Goddard Photo and Video via Flickr
This image, a still taken from the animation, shows the storm at 4:31 p.m. Eastern Time on February 1. In the image, the storm measures about 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles) from west to east. The storm formed when cold Arctic air pushed south from Canada while moist air streamed north from the Gulf of the Mexico. The animation shows clouds building over New Mexico and Texas early in the day. As the system develops and moves northeast, the storm grows and becomes more organized. By the end of February 1, the storm was a sprawling comma that extended from the Midwest to New England.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Google Art Project - explore museums from around the world street view style

Google art project is a new tool which puts more than 1,000 works of art at your fingertips, in extraordinary detail.
You’ll find a selection of super high-resolution images of famous works of art as well as more than a thousand other images, by more than 400 artists—all in one place. And with Street View technology, you can take a virtual tour inside 17 of the world’s most acclaimed art museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA in New York, The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Tate Britain & The National Gallery in London, Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
You can also create your own collection: With the “Create an Artwork Collection” feature, you can save specific views of any of the artworks and build your own personalized collection. Comments can be added to each painting and the whole collection can then be shared with friends, family or on the web using the integrated goo.gl URL shortener.




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