I could watch Bobby Fingers‘ videos all day. This time, he made a diorama of when Michael Jackson’s hair caught on fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial.
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Roblox Car Crash Videos
I just found out that Roblox Car Crash Videos are a thing: “also known as BeamNG Roblox, refers to videos of car crashes taken in the video game Roblox, edited to replicate real-life dashcam car crashes by downgrading the quality and adding audio from car crash videos”. This trend is insanely weird (and good).
Never let yourself feel bad
A good description of this video by Jack Stauber can be found in the comments: “This man litterally take his nightmares and turn them into awsome songs”.
The Shape of All Stories
In this amazing lecture writer Kurt Vonnegut diagrams the shape of all stories: from Kafka’s “Metamorphosis” to “Cinderella”.
The Seventh Seal Zoomer Edition
Piper Page uploaded a full version of The Seventh Seal (1957) by Ingmar Bergman onto Youtube with oddly satisfying videos on the left and Subway Surfers on the right. My head hurts but my heart is happy. Watch it here.
The Salt and the Women
A film assembling music produced by mushrooms. Text from GPT3 and images from Stable Diffusion. By Eryk Salvaggio. Read more about it here.
A single-episode analog horror video, Cornerfolk concerns a man who believes strange entities to be using his home as a sort of nexus when passing through dimensions. Fascinating.
Something called the internet
“Kate Bellingham reports that an exciting new interconnected world – a world where every word ever written, every picture ever painted and ever film ever shot will be at our fingertips – is tantalisingly close. The information superhighway will be a high-capacity digital communication network, which in time could revolutionise the way we shop, socialise and work”.
Everyone lives out a fairytale as a template script
Artist Ian Cheng looks at the way that the work of psychiatrist Eric Berne changed the way that he thought about human personality when it came to creating the AI simulations that people his work. On Elephant:
“Obviously we take different paths, but Berne believed that everyone lives out a fairytale as a template script that they’ve cast themselves into with the help of their parents. Most people aren’t satisfied with the script that they’re unconsciously barreling down. It might be a mismatch: maybe your parents had old fashioned values; maybe the culture you grew up in radically shifted in your teens, which alters the relevance of your life script.”
Passage a l’acte
I don’t know how it’s possible that I didn’t come across this masterpiece before.
Passage a l’acte, by Martin Arnold (1993) “makes a simple breakfast scene from To Kill a Mockingbird look like a surrealist nightmare“.
Life On The Internet
“A 13-part television series covering aspects of the Internet in 1996 to introduce to a general audience. Called “Life on the Internet”, the series was hosted by Scott Simon, sponsored by Sun Microsystems, and covers the state of online life at the time”.
Drunk Mel Gibson Arrest Diorama
Amazing sculpture, amazing performance, great video.
VR and psychedelics
According to this research, in David Glowacki‘s VR experience, Isness-D “participants can partake in an experience called energetic coalescence: they gather in the same spot in the virtual-reality landscape to overlap their diffuse bodies, making it impossible to tell where each person begins and ends. The resulting sense of deep connectedness and ego attenuation mirrors feelings commonly brought about by a psychedelic experience.”
The study, involving 75 subjects, showed that Isness-D offers an experience near indistinguishable from 20 milligrams of psilocybin or 200 micrograms of LSD.
Wonka Wonka’s Snowpiercer
My new favourite fan theory is the one that says that Snowpiercer is a sequel to Willy Wonka.
The Art of the Gag
A very interesting and entertaining video on his Majesty mr. Buster Keaton.
September 5th, 2006
“Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman traces the significance of Facebook’s Newsfeed launch, from the initial rage it engendered to its precipitation of the algorithm-dominated status quo of current-day digital media. Prior to Newsfeed, early internet users had static profiles and had to consciously click and search for things on the site. Upon its launch, the blueprint for media inexorably changed: we were no longer explorers, searchers, discoverers—our very experience of time collapsed into an ever-shifting present; we became passive consumers of a digital feed algorithmically curated to our every trivial fancy. “
[streaming on DIS]
The Subject Changes
“The Subject Changes is a poetic live simulation of a capricious character, endlessly shape-shifting while negotiating his/her ambiguous world. The character sets out on an indefinite dérive – a frantic exploration – where fragile relationships with the world-cum-stage and its occupants are established or broken down. His/her state is ornately reflected in a constantly mutating attire, a fluctuating embodied masquerade — the virtual body as an encoded aesthetic artefact.”
Created by Vienna based Depart (Leonhard Lass and Gregor Ladenhauf).
Essai d’ouverture is a 1988 short French film by Luc Moullet. It’s about a man and his many bizarre approaches to opening a Coca-Cola bottle.