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A prime slab of 1980’s nostalgia spliced and diced over the top of an excellent electro-house-disco style mix that The Magician does so well. (Or as the Vimeo blurb puts it: “Koyaanisqatsi for a generation raised on late night television and B-movie VHS tapes” Well worth a watch, and well worth a listen. Lots and lots of cool visuals here, they really bought the pain in the 1980’s…

(Via Coops)

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Photo via F/28

While looking through the excellent kox.tumblr (SFW), I stumbled upon the image above that really rather confused me. is it real? is it a diorama? Or just tilt-shift on acid? Upon further investigation, it turned out to be part of an excellent collection of similar diorama’s by the Flickr member F/28, or Florian Tremp – ‘Small World Photographer’. This collection of fantastic odd, and uneasy snapshots of small town, dustbowl America, aptly titled “No Country For Small Men”, are made all the more remarkable by the attention to detail and effort that has gone into photograph/diorama. All made by hand, they truly are a sight to behold.

The entire collection, (here on Flickr) is well worth a look.

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Don’t like a website? Well, you could take the hackers approach, or, if this isn’t really your scene, then well, download this little javascript applet and you can give the finger to your most hated website(s).

Pretty easy choice for mine…

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Say no more in times our seemingly endless times of trouble…

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Nice simple execution here from Mike Bodge at LOLZ LLC.

N SKY C that tracks the sky every 5 minutes over New York City. This might sound as interesting as watching paint dry, but the tones of colour, when combined with scrolling through previous days, make for a different and cute way of looking at the weather. It is also making me jealous of the great weather they’ve been having over there.

I also like the sentiment of ‘Why The Fuck Not’ about it.

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Crazy simple, yet somehow mind-blowing at the same time. This is an Openzoom of space. Wow.

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This blew me away. A 3D Sound experiment in the barbers chair. To get the full effect, put your headphones on and close your eyes… It has touches of the 1960’s Phase4 Stereo Records about it, but it shows how sound can become so familiar and elicit very physical reactions out of you. Especially in the digital world, (which this book has a great chapter on) sound is underused, lets hope that this experiment encourages more cool usages…

(Via The-uMe)

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