In this hand drawn animation a line is being extrapolated through a grid. When the line surpasses the boundaries of the grid, the process spreads to and reflects on its surroundings. Beyond each boundary the extrapolation of movement is causing deformation in a systematic but speculative way.

This work was created with support from ”Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2016” part of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan (Bunka-cho) ”Project to invite overseas creators of media arts 2016”, the Mondriaan Fund and The Netherlands Film Fund.

More info: http://www.johanrijpma.nl/notes/notes-extrapolate/
Directors Notes: http://directorsnotes.com/2017/04/25/johan-rijpma-extrapolate/

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Deep (and not so deep) thoughts

A Flamingo in Italy

I thought I’d share a few of words of wisdom I’ve seen on the walls around town the past couple of months. I’m not one for meaningful/inspirational quotes, but I do like when occasionally at least one will make me stop in my tracks and ponder it for a moment.

As a person of a certain age and a fan of The Princess Bride, this may be my favorite:

Andre the giant has a posse

Wonder Uterus has been showing up all over town:
Wonder Uterus

Political/social thoughts:
Wall Art Words of Wisdom

Rambo is quack in town!
Wall Art Words of Wisdom

And finally this bit of deep thought about our place in time.
“Time does not pass; time begins.”
Time doesn't pass; time begins

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An Aerial Tour of an Abandoned Chinese Fishing Village by Joe Nafis

The small fishing village of Houtouwan on the Chinese island of Shengshan has been abandoned since the 1990’s. Due to increased competition with nearby Shanghai and a depleted fishing supply, residents were forced to find work in other towns, leaving their own coastal village to the whim of Mother Nature.

Today the ghost town is only visited by tourists curious to see the vine-wrapped homes and other buildings swallowed by untamed greenery. Shanghai-based photographer and videographer Joe Nafis visited the area last year with fellow photographer Dave Tacon. It took them nearly 36 hours to reach the village due to lack of ferries or connection with other towns in the area. Once in town, Nafis explored the area on foot, as well as from above with his drone.

Source: An Aerial Tour of an Abandoned Chinese Fishing Village by Joe Nafis

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Earth Day 2018 Google Doodle

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A little #perspective along #Manchester #Airport’s #travelator at 05:15 in the morning. #blue #lights #travel #tourism #tourist #leisure #life #ManchesterAirport #journey #IgersManchester #ManchesterPhoto #IgersUK

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Carnaval do Rio de Janeiro – Documentário com legendas em inglês

Vídeos para aprender PLE

Esse vídeo é ideal para turmas iniciais, pois o documentário conta com legendas (se os alunos souberem inglês, é claro). É um documentário de longa duração, disponível no Youtube. A atividade de compreensão tem os minutos exatos para cada pergunta, e o professor pode escolher quanto tempo de vídeo utilizar em aula. Como as legendas não são removíveis, é preciso estar atento e tapar as legendas quando os alunos tiverem de responder as questões.


Carnaval do Rio Documentário 2014

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A Rare Glimpse at a Deserted Great Wall of China Captured by Andres Gallardo Albajar

This past February architectural photographer Andres Gallardo Albajar traveled to the Great Wall of China where he was able to take in a rare sight—one of the seven wonders of the world without a single soul to be seen.

Albajar had expected to create the same tourist-filled images as others who visited the architectural feat, however when he arrived he found a thick fog encapsulating the structure. The dense cover may have been a deterrent for tourists, but this particular weather added further mystery to the deserted landscape Albajar captured in this recent series.

“I was expecting big amounts of people, even lines to access or things like that, but for my surprise there was very few people, which allowed me to capture the wall with no people, which in my opinion helps to create a more surreal and magic feeling,” Albajar tells Colossal.

Source: A Rare Glimpse at a Deserted Great Wall of China Captured by Andres Gallardo Albajar

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Two Nineteen Forty Four

On a cold, misty morning in late October 2017, after 11 previous attempts, Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds broke the standing speed record on The Nose (formerly held by Alex Honnold and Hans Florine) with an unbelievable new time of 2 hours, 19 minutes, and 44 seconds. Watching this as it happened was one of the more incredible spectacles I’ve ever witnessed; an amazing display of superhuman mastery unlike anything I’ve seen before…

Harold Budd — Boy About 10
ODESZA — It’s Only (feat. Zyra)

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Colorful Light Sculptures by James Clar Interpret Technology’s Effects on Our Perceived Reality – Colossal

Thermal Energy (2013), 160 x 120 x 90 cm

Artist James Clar creates sculptural light systems that interpret the ways modern technology has altered our perception of reality and time. His multi-colored works often imitate society’s relationship to the screen, such as in his work Increasing Resolution, which shows the rapid incline of digital resolution on our TVs, computers, and phones, or his 2015 sculpture Wheeeeeeeeeeeee! which expresses the loosening of language structures due to an increasing dependence on communicating through technological devices.

Increasing Resolution (2012), fluorescent lights, filters, 120 x 190 cm

“The majority of our daily experience and information comes from the artificial light sources of our screens and phones, shifting our habitat from the physical space around us to the non-physical space of online digital systems” explains Clar in an artist statement.

James Clar, Wheeeeeeeeeeeee! (2015), neon, 125 x 155 cm

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The Emperor of Time

The strange and sordid tale of Eadweard Muybridge, the man who accidentally invented motion pictures. The film is told from the point of view of Muybridge’s abandoned son and viewed completely through a nineteenth century early cinema contraption called a mutoscope.

Written & Directed by: Drew Christie
Narrated by: Hugh Ross
Starring: Richard Evans
Music by: Spencer Thun
Sound by: Eli Moore
Photographed by: Drew Christie & Dane Herforth
Mutoscope contraption by: FlipBooKit

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