In the ultraviolet, you need to see how the Sun sees you

Friday, 22 August, 2014

Let’s just say that the Sun sees you in a light that may not always be flattering. Be sure to take the appropriate precautions if spending any amount of time exposed to solar rays.

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Pyongyang, North Koera, in stop motion

Wednesday, 20 August, 2014

Enter Pyongyang… the capital of North Korea is certainly an impressive looking town, but how much of what we see here is off-the-cuff spontaneous, and how much is staged?

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See you Monday week…

Friday, 1 August, 2014

I’ll be taking a week’s break from posting here, but will back on Monday, 11 August, 2014.

There’s quite a lot of back office work that I need to catch up on, tax stuff and the like, so I’m afraid I won’t exactly be taking it easy.

I’ll leave you with Silverchair’s grinding guitar anthem… the aptly named Anthem For The Year 2000, since I’ll be in, or at least near, Silverchair country next week.

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The birds of the future are birds of a feather indeed

Thursday, 31 July, 2014

The Silva Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future… one day, in the distant future perhaps, some birds may fly in a formation that creates the illusion they are one, giant, avian creature, among other possibilities that is.

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Missed your favourite band play live? You could try the Music Vault

Tuesday, 29 July, 2014

If you can’t get to the gig, it could be the gig can come to you… the Music Vault contains more than thirteen thousand video clips of live performances, including concerts in their entirety. So, where to start?

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Filming the aerobatic maneuvers of the USAF Thunderbirds

Monday, 21 July, 2014

Sergeant Larry Reid Jr is a photojournalist tasked with recording the aerobatic maneuvers of the USAF Thunderbirds air demonstration squadron. It’s not a job for any photographer though considering you’re moving at speeds of 800 kilometres an hour, at altitude, and your subjects may only be but a mere metre away.

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To see what lies within anything, grab an industrial sander

Monday, 14 July, 2014

Fascinating, Laurin Döpfner takes day-to-day objects, logs, walnuts, electrical fittings, and cameras, and slowly grinds away at them, layer by layer, with an industrial sander, until they end up as a pile of fine particles.

Via Colossal.

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Slowing down the dance moves of the Washington Ballet

Friday, 6 June, 2014

On the off chance you thought ballet moves were a matter of learning a few steps… dancers from the Washington Ballet, whose routines are greatly slowed down, talk about their work.

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Take some time to see how watches are made

Wednesday, 7 May, 2014

I’ve been using my phone as a timepiece for years now, but am I any less interested in how watches are manufactured? No, not at all.

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Tiny Sydney, long disassociated

Thursday, 17 April, 2014

Tiny Sydney, by Filippo Rivetti, not a bad old town really, is it?

If you’re reading this right now, disassociated has just ticked through a rather pivotal milestone – well I think so anyway – and given the… significance of the moment I’m taking the next four days off. Actually that’s more on account of the Easter long weekend, but regardless, I’ll be back on Tuesday to say more about it.

Have a great Easter break.

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