Kevin Kelly's 1 second/day video of Asia

Kevin Kelly, author of What Technology Wants, spent two months in Asia and took a one-second video clip each day. He says, "On a few days, I just had to an extra second… This is all the video I took."


  1. It is not really whole of Asia is it… Like I when visit North American. Can only see Taiwan, Thailand, Bali.  Feels a bit cheated.

    1. Writing in a language that most BB readers don´t understand doesn´t make your post more interesting.

      1. Being rude in a language most bb readers read doesn’t make your post less petty.

        P.S. This is so wonderful I think I could have watched three minutes of it no problem.

        1. After giving the matter some serious thought I have to admit you´re right, it is quite wonderful.

  2. I think thats’s great — it’s a great way to be able to re-live the experiences you had, more so than stills.

    When I went to Bali (I recognize a lot of it in that video) I filmed a lot of video on my digital camera. I never watch it. When flipping through a hundred or more photos, who stops to watch 4 minutes of rice paddies? But cut up so that a video is just a slightly-extended still, you get a lot of the atmosphere and sounds of the place without feeling like you’re sitting through something.

    Of course, this could just be the ADD generation. But I don’t remember my parents or friends’ parents ever sitting down to watch extended videos of their vacations either.

    (It all makes me wish for a Harry Potter photo system and digital album, where all the “photos” are continuously moving just slightly. It still bugs me out that the best Apple minds couldn’t work that video should play in situ in iPhoto, instead of QuickTime firing up…)

  3. That’s a perfect travel video format. Just enough from each scene to let you construct your own imagined story of what came before and after.

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