This is mainly on account of the occasions it breaks down, or more to point, the times it “chooses” to not work, or even go to unplanned destinations.
Wednesday, 26 April, 2017
Monday, 24 April, 2017
Being a Monday morning, you might be desirous of a little more caffeine than is on offer here, but watching what is possibly the world’s smallest cup of coffee being prepared, should nonetheless lift your spirits.
Nice work by Helsinki based designer and animator Lucas Zanotto.
Friday, 21 April, 2017
The Star Wars saga reimagined as an old school Samurai film, by Portland Penrose.
Looks good, doesn’t it?
Thursday, 20 April, 2017
Further to my earlier piece.
Wednesday, 19 April, 2017
Ikea Heights was a melodrama web series made in 2009. As the name suggests, the show – which is reminiscent of something like Melrose Place – played out in an Ikea store.
While each episode is only minutes long, and the series was short lived, Ikea Heights was notable for the clandestine way it was filmed. During normal trading hours, and without the knowledge of customers, or the store’s management.
Seemingly IKEA don’t mind people filming things like this in their stores, so long as they know about it beforehand.
Tuesday, 18 April, 2017
Do you enjoy watching paint dry?
If so, you’re going to love this animation, depicting the movements of stars in the night sky, or our view of the Milk Way, over the next five million years. Except, it’s not like watching paint dry, with five million years uncoiling over about four minutes, it is quite absorbing.
Unlike several thousand years, five million years is a little more than a blip in terms of cosmic timescales, and it’s interesting to see how the appearance of the Milky Way, or what we can see of it, alters significantly.
I wonder if there’ll be people around in five million years to see how things actually turn out?
Via Bad Astronomy.
Wednesday, 12 April, 2017
The Fate of the Furious, or Fast & Furious 8, opens in Australian cinemas today. It took me a while to get into the franchise, fast car films aren’t usually my thing, but it has an appeal. Maybe the same sort of appeal that the James Bond films used to have.
And on that note, I’m outta here for the next few days, being (almost) the long Easter weekend. Back next week.
Friday, 7 April, 2017
The life and work of late Australian actor and director Heath Ledger, titled I Am Heath Ledger, is the subject of a new documentary directed by Adrian Buitenhuis, and Derik Murray.
I’m not sure if a theatrical release is being planned, but the documentary will premiere on 17 May 2017, on US cable and satellite channel, Spike.
Here’s the trailer. One to look out for if you ask me.
Friday, 7 April, 2017
Before diving into Saturn’s atmosphere, and disintegrating in the process, Cassini is scheduled to make twenty-two plunges into the region between the planet and its rings, an area that has been little explored to date.
I wouldn’t mind being on board for one or two of those passes, though obviously not the final one. Much as I like Saturn, I have no desire to become part of it.
And in honour of its work, a selection of Cassini’s best Saturn photos, compiled by Gizmodo.
Thursday, 6 April, 2017
I hear the call of the open road. How about you?