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July, 2007

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I hardly ever post two things in a day. However, I'm sick today and officially my last post was Sunday night. Plus, I've run into some great video recently. I don't know why or what's going on, but I'm starting to think this whole video revolution might have some teeth . . . Consider this channel NoahBrier.com

First up is a beautiful 2 minute introduction to typography "created by Vancouver Film School students Ryan Uhrich and Marcos Ceravolo through the VFS 3D Animation & Visual Effects program." (via swissmiss)

Next up is another beautiful animation, this one is a trailer for the film I Met the Walrus. A brief intro from the website (as transcribed by Flagged For Follow Up): "In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck, snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto and convinced John to do an interview."

Next up is some environmental messaging. I guess this was part of Live Earth (though I didn't see it in New York) and it's titled "A Beginner's Guide to Giving a Damn" (via ian tait). I can't quite decide what I think of it, though it's cute and it makes me laugh that they admit that part of being green is making other people feel bad for not caring.

Last up are two Ted videos. The first is slightly old (and I'm pretty sure I've linked to it before), anyway it's pretty much the most amazing demo I've ever seen for a technology Microsoft recently purchased called Photosynth. I've watched this thing at least 10 times and it gets no less amazing.

Finally, here's someone I find incredibly inspiring, designer Jonathan Harris. He's the guy behind some of the coolest information visualizations on the planet including WordCount, 10x10, We Feel Fine and his latest project, Universe. One of the things Harris mentions in the 18-minute presentation (which can get a little boring at times, I will admit), is the power of collecting passive information. Since that's something I've written about in the past it was especially exciting to hear him talk about it.

That's it. Back to being sick.

July 30, 2007
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