Best g’damn action scene ever!

February 13th, 2010

This is a clip from the Indian 1994 movie Alluda Majaka, titled on Youtube “Best action scene of all time”. What sets this action scene apart from its Hollywood counterparts?

The use of horses in stunts! The protagonist is a fugitive on the run. His preferred mode of transportation is of course horses and during the course of the scene he manages to make a car jump 10 meters into the air by throwing a pipe into the grille, stop two running horses using his crotch, make four horses fall to the ground using a rope and, and this is the real kicker, slide under a truck while riding a horse!
I don’t think I’ve laughed so much at an action scene ever. The sequence ends appropriately with our hero escaping from an explosion, on a horse of course.

Zero G Fluid Dynamics + a 500 kV electrical arc

April 25th, 2009

Two cool clips to compete with the Fluid Sculpture.

Shows how water behaves in zero gravity. (Recorded on the International Space Station) As is apparent, surface tension is still going strong even without gravity. The first two experiments investigate how the sphere (!) of water behaves when subjected to air. In experiment 1 by blowing a puff of air onto the sphere. In experiment 2 by injecting a bubble of air into the sphere. Experiment 3 investigates what happens if you dissolve an Alka-Seltzer in the sphere.
Fluid dynamics in zero G rocks. Yep, those are some Massive Dynamics indeed.
My only little complaint is that they didn’t use a high FPS camera, like this one.

Not much to say except that that’s a huge arc!

Fluid Sculpture

April 10th, 2009

Fluid Sculpture from Charlie Bucket on Vimeo.

This sculpture, which is made out of medical tubing, reminds me of a braided basket more than anything else. Before the fluid is inserted, that is. Because that’s the briliant part, by inserting well controlled pulses of fluid in different colours you create a beautiful moving patterns. (Because of the way the tubes are arranged, repeating the same sequence of pulses will create interesting patterns in the sculpture)
Longer pulses of coloured fluid will look like drawing a line, whereas shorter pulses will look like little ants crawling along the tube.

Little-scale, I have a feeling you’ll like this one. ;)

Through GammaGoblin.

Different Colors

March 29th, 2009

An awesome exlposion of colours.
Music by Fantastic Plastic Machine (FPM)
Visuals by Takashi Murakami
Through Jon Siegel.

Watch in HQ (<- Do it!)

Be Amazing - Destroy Civlization With Nanotechnology

March 21st, 2009

This is just awesome! :D
Even better, watch this in HD.

As a side note, the music is done by Michael Picton. If anyone knows where to find his early electroacoustic work Bagatelles which was featured on Tornado Electracoustic Compositions (As download or physical medium) I’d be happy to know.

Keep it looping - Gail Trimble

March 8th, 2009

This started off as a joke, and still is. Gamma Goblin, who has a secret crush on Gail Trimble, University Challenge mastermind, took a picture of her when the show was airing. That picture ended up on a Facebook Gail Trimble hater group. BBC picked it up and broadcasted it on the news. Gmma Goblin took a screenshot. I took a photo of his screenshot. He made a video zooming out from pixels up to the view of his screen.
All while Corpus Christi, Gail’s team in the contest, got disqualified. The circle is closed. And it just keeps looping.

Ewa Nomnemagama

February 5th, 2009

Awesome abstract audiovisual art. Moar available at fividtelefuzzerator’s Youtube profile.


agamemnon counterpart

Oomper Oomper (forward version)t

Tim Exile mashing Obama inauguration speech live

January 21st, 2009

…with his own setup made in Reaktor. Awesome, but short. Tim Exile has worked on his instrument for a couple of years now and it has finally reached a state where he can really and play it live in a truly intuitive way.

Felix’s Machines composition 02-2007 - Mechanical automaton

January 16th, 2009

Wonderful little composition performed using solenoids.

MTVE fined for airing uncensored version of “Windowlicker”

November 24th, 2008

MTV Networks Europe was fined £255,000 (US$484,500 = €385,000 = 18,411,000,000 Zimbabwe Dollars) for playing the uncensored version of the 1999 video “Windowlicker” before the 9PM timeslot. It’s unknown how it happened, but I bet someone has or will get fired for it.
The video is a parody of pimped out hiphop videos and contains a high amount of profanity and possibly disturbing imagery. The video was directed by the genius Chris Cunningham and was nominated for the “Best Video” award at the BRIT Awards 2000. If you haven’t watched it before, do it right now!

Through watmm

If you’re completely unfamiliar with Aphex Twin, the cover art for the single should give you an idea about his twisted (and beautiful) mind:

J'aime faire de croquettes aux chiens

Oh, and if anyone knows where the phrase “J’aime faire de croquettes aux chiens” comes from originally, please tell me!