Wonderful short film documenting the making of a flamenco guitar, created by Greek artist group DeepGreenSea. Portrayed are guitar maker Vassilis Lazarides and flamenco guitarist Edsart Udo De Haes.
Via Marco Köppel.
Brazilian film director Ian Ruschel created this atmospheric homage to the Argentinian poet Jorge Luis Borges.
Poets, like the blind, can see in the dark
Jorge Luis Borges
The underlying music was composed by the grandiose Gustavo Santaolalla for the film The Motorcycle Diaries. His music sends shivers down my spine – every time!
Via Daniel Lichtmeß
From bed to bathing suit, spend a day with Megan Fox in this short film shot exclusively for Esquire by Greg Williams.
Music: “Climbing Up the Walls,” by Chris Cornell from the album Scream.
Takayuki Akachi from Tokyo collected ‘steps’ from all over the world and compiled them into a beautiful symphony of rhythm and life. As he emphasizes:
All of us breathe in the same air and step on the same ground
The data visualization “Conductor” by Alexander Chen turns the New York subway system into an interactive string instrument. Using the MTA’s actual subway schedule, the piece begins in realtime by spawning trains which departed in the last minute, then continues accelerating through a 24 hour loop. Each time a train crossed the line of another train, you hear a cello pizzicato sound pitched according to the length of the line. You can find the interactive version (where you can also pluck the strings at will) at www.mta.me or watch the video below.
Special Tip: Open www.mta.me in 2 or 3 tabs simultaneously to get a great sound experience.
If you are interested in the technical implementation of “Conductor”, read the project description at Chen’s Blog.