Jul 30, 2009

INSANE: yellowBird 3D Video Technology With Full 360 Viewing

INSANE: yellowBird 3D Video Technology With Full 360 Viewing

Netherlands-based YellowBird (longest corporate URL ever?) has just put out a demo video that shows off their glorious 3D video technology. Sure we’ve seen image technology that lets you pan around, but video? This is next-level. Now DO NOT press play, sit back and enjoy. Hunch forward, grab your mouse and interact. Pretty impressive huh?…

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Jul 28, 2009

Stunning Sand Animation by Kseniya Simonova

Stunning Sand Animation by Kseniya Simonova

This is an absolutely breathtaking performance by Kseniya Simonova on the popular show Ukraine’s Got Talent. The 24-year old artist specializes in sand animation, a style of live performance art. Using a simple light table, Kseniya uses sand to tell her story. The canvas is in a constant state of change as she moves seamlessly…

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Jul 27, 2009

Waterfront Viewing – America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents’ | Valencia, Spain

Waterfront Viewing – America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents’ | Valencia, Spain

The America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents’ (Sails and Winds) and accompanying park were the social focal point for the 2007 America’s Cup – the most famous and prestigious regatta and match race in the sport of sailing. Staged in Europe for the first time in over 150 years, Veles e Vents was the centerpiece…

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Jul 25, 2009

Wu-Tang Clan – Da Mystery of Chessboxin’ Lego Music Video

Wu-Tang Clan – Da Mystery of Chessboxin’ Lego Music Video

Thanks to Tonewise for sending me this link yesterday. It’s a Lego remake of the classic rap video Da Mystery of Chessboxin’ by the Wu-Tang Clan. Released in November of 1993, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) was one of the seminal albums of 90s east coast hip hop. Definitely one of the first groups that…

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Jul 24, 2009

The Friday Shirk Report – July 24, 2009 | Volume 15

The Friday Shirk Report – July 24, 2009 | Volume 15

Welcome to the Friday Shirk Report where you will find 20 images, 10 articles and 5 videos from the previous week of sifting. Enjoy! 20 IMAGES – Getting ready for the World Cup – Homeless wit – That’s why people love bubble-tea so much! – Man-made vs nature – The Strongest Man in the World…

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Jul 23, 2009

The Day The Story Died

The Day The Story Died

I don’t know when it happened but it did. I’m not completely sure why, but I have an idea. What am I rambling about? The current state of news coverage. Way back when, it used to be about the actual event, the…

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Jul 21, 2009

The World’s Second Largest Aquarium Tank – Kuroshio (Black Current) Sea; Okinawa, Japan

The World’s Second Largest Aquarium Tank – Kuroshio (Black Current) Sea; Okinawa, Japan

The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan is home to the world’s second largest aquarium tank, the Kuroshio (Black Current) Sea. It holds 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water and features the world’s second largest acrylic glass panel, measuring 8.2 meters (26.9…

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