Tower worker’s helmet cam

January 16th, 2013

I’m not afraid of heights particularly, but this is quite unsettling.

Free climbing tower worker’s helmet cam:

Fireworks Backwards

January 11th, 2013

via: Iain Tate

How big is a billion?

May 29th, 2012

mi = 1, bi =2, tri =3, quad = 4….

Great video about the differences between the “long” (old British, and arguably more logical) number system and the “short” (US) system, which was adopted officially in Britain in 1974. RIP the milliard…

A few of us at Pirata recently went to see Chris Cunningham’s live audio and video show at the Roundhouse. For the most part it was predictably challenging and entertainingly unsettling, and all in all a brilliant show.

However the highlight for me was the above video / remix of the late Gil Scott Heron’s New York Is Killing Me which was (like the rest of the show) projected across three screens and formed the intro to the show. Don’t watch it here, pop over to YouTube and watch it full screen in HD.

Amon Tobin’s ISAM show

June 24th, 2011

I friend of mine recently went to see this live. I gather it was pretty amazing.

Topologies

January 7th, 2011

This is nice:

Topologies (Excerpt) – Velazquez from Quayola on Vimeo.

Via www.quayola.com/index.php?/topologies/

Oh yeah, happy new year, and that.

Go for launch

May 27th, 2010

Impressive time-lapse footage of Space Shuttle Discovery being prepared for launch (after pre-roll advert)