Immersive computer-controlled spotlight array installation


Cocolab created this cool music-synched array of spotlights that visitors can walk through, sit in, and lose themselves in. It is part of this summer's TagCDMX event in Mexico, the theme of which was #BeMoreNerd. Read the rest

Hayley Ashburn balances on a tightrope buffeted by winter winds


Hayley Ashburn narrates this short but intense film on fear, overlaid on heart-stopping footage of her highlining on a line 2800 meters up, between Italy's snow-dusted Torri del Vajolet in winter, the first person ever to do so. Recognize the quote? Read the rest

Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard shows how they make clear vinyl albums


This delightful tour of how the United Record Pressing plant in Nashville makes clear vinyl albums is narrated by Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes. Read the rest

HOWTO make incredibly resilient DIY liquid glass putty


If you enjoyed our previous post on Liquid Glass Putty, a fun and amazing material with all kinds of interesting uses, you'll love this update.

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Can you sing a song from a Marvel film score?


Marvel soundtracks don't stand out with memorable risk-taking music for several reasons, but Every Frame A Painting names the key culprit: temp music, also called scratch tracks or needle drop. Read the rest

Gwendoline Christie of 'Game of Thrones' in a fluid, morphing garment


Barnaby Roper filmed this otherworldly video of Gwendoline Christie (Brienne from Game of Thrones, Captain Phasma from Star Wars: The Force Awakens). Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen supplied the clothes, and Roper ran with the themes in the designs.

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Cool video of sound waves pulsing in gallium and water

Peter Clark collaborated on this cool cymatics video for Thump, but the even cooler stuff is the camera test and the behind the scenes footage:

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Cops hassle filmmakers flying drone near cattle feedlot


Animal-rights group SHARK thought they'd launch their drone on public property in July to get some footage of Harris Feeding Company, a massive and apparently pungent cattle feedlot near Coalinga, California. Each day, local cops got called out every time they tried to film. Read the rest

Gorgeous triple spiral of 15K dominoes comes tumbling down


Professional domino artist Hevesh5 does a lot of great domino builds, but this colorful triple spiral is both beautiful and relaxing to watch. Read the rest

Terrific profile on comedian Marty Feldman


Gene Wilder's death reminded me of the lovely 2008 interview Wilder did for the Legends series about Marty Feldman. Most Americans associate Feldman with his film roles, but he had a long career in UK radio and later in television before moving on to Hollywood. Read the rest

Tame Impala's "Eventually" cut to Kubrick's '2001'


You'll either love or hate this cut of 2001: A Space Odyssey set to Tame Impala's song "Eventually." No middle ground. Read the rest

HOWTO wrap cables like a pro: Roadie Wrap


Todd Hobin demonstrates the technique every roadie, gaffer, and electrician will teach you the first day of the job: how to wrap cables. If you deal with long cords, ropes, or cables, this will change your life! Read the rest

Gorgeous original composition made in Super Mario Paint


There's something hauntingly beautiful in the deceptively simple Please Come To Me, composed in Super Mario Paint. Read the rest

Treat yourself to this 1997 Jon Stewart-George Carlin interview


If you're looking for a little creative inspiration, this clip from George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy has some great lines about how Carlin approached his craft. It also feels like a living link in the history of American comedy. Read the rest

Drowning Pool's "Bodies" covered by angry animals


Insane Cherry was good enough to create what is undoubtedly the most metal cover of "Bodies" ever recorded. Birds, goats, camels, seals, cats, and dogs all come together for this historic collaboration. Read the rest

Travel through a breathtaking ice cave in Iceland


Martin Critchley shot this lovely ice cave footage, which proved so popular he released an extended cut. Read the rest

Artisan turns old tin cans into beautiful candle holders


ev Kaestner shows how to turn an old tin can into a lovely and functional candle holder. The secret is a pencil-thin torch for fine work. Read the rest

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