Tag: tech

Jun 27, 2014

The Most Important Person You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

The Most Important Person You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

It was the change that no-one saw coming: the idea that we could take a book, a painting or a song and send it through cables and wires and even thin air to the other end of the world – and it would be identical on the other side. But this idea underpins everything…

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May 14, 2014

The Evolution of Visual Effects (1878 – 2014)

The Evolution of Visual Effects (1878 – 2014)

Video editor Jim Casey compiled this fantastic homage to visual effects in this amazing 3 minute montage. The chronological showcase captures defining moments in visual effects history starting from 1878. The progression is fascinating to see and it’s exciting to think what lies ahead. For those curious, the music is “Liberi Fatali” from Final…

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May 6, 2014

Look Up From Your Phone

Look Up From Your Phone

‘Look Up‘ is a spoken word film for an online generation. It’s a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone. Written, Performed and Directed…

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Apr 16, 2014

These Kids Were Handed a Walkman and Asked to Explain What It Is

These Kids Were Handed a Walkman and Asked to Explain What It Is

A group of kids are given a Sony Walkman and asked to explain what it is. The reactions are priceless and some of their insights may even surprise you. This is the latest video in TheFineBros React Series. TheFineBros are a wildly popular YouTube channel with almost 8 million subscribers and over 1.5 billion…

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Apr 13, 2014

Steve Jobs and the Bicycle of the Mind

Steve Jobs and the Bicycle of the Mind

A young Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011) marvels at humankind’s ability to build tools as a way of amplifying our natural capabilities. Recounting a story he read as a child about the efficiency of locomotion amongst various species on Earth, a human on a bicycle ‘blew away the competition’. For Jobs, the computer is…

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Feb 22, 2014

I Can’t Stop Watching This High-Speed Wire Bending Machine

I Can’t Stop Watching This High-Speed Wire Bending Machine

The video description purports that this machine is the fastest wire bender in the world. I can’t verify this claim and the video was uploaded in 2009, so it’s quite possible the ‘CNC wire bending machines’ industry has progressed in the last few years… either way it’s impressive—and slightly mesmerizing. If you’re interested in…

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Feb 12, 2014

Just Wait Until the End of this Eye-Catching Video

Just Wait Until the End of this Eye-Catching Video

This unbelievable video is a work in progress by Australian artist Chris Jones, using Lightwave, Sculptris and Krita. The multi-talented artist also composed the music. As technology and computing power improve, the lines between ‘real’ and ‘cgi’ continue to blur.

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