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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Great Barrier Reef life may be slow, but it’s colourful and vibrant

Friday, 11 April, 2014

Slow Life… time lapse photogaphy of the corals and sponges of the Great Barrier Reef. What to say, except go into full-screen mode, and be prepared to be dazzled.

Via Kottke.

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You won’t be here when I get back… that’s living forever for you

Tuesday, 8 April, 2014

As a job, searching for habitable planets to live on, has its ups and downs. The travel is a killer though, the commute takes fifteen years. You spend the transit time in hibernation of course, so from that point of view it’s not so bad. But if you’re going to live forever, what’s a fifteen year commute anyway?

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Today’s weather forecast, paint rain developing later in the day

Tuesday, 1 April, 2014

Los Angeles based animator Miguel Jiron stitched together photos of dripping paint to produce Paint Showers, a paint-rain storm animation.

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I can’t wait to see what Superman sees when he looks at the world

Tuesday, 25 March, 2014

I don’t think the Superman films have, so far anyway, quite shown us the man of steel’s perspective while he is flying.

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