@BBVBOX: guest-tweeted web video picks on boingboingvideo.com

(Ed. Note: We just gave the Boing Boing Video website a makeover that includes a new, guest-curated microblog: the "BBVBOX." Here, folks whose taste in web video we admire tweet the latest clips they find. I'll be posting periodic roundups here on the motherBoing.)

Xeni Jardin: (shown above) Hard Times. Ze Frank sez: "I humped your finger and now it's all pregnant." Link Richard Metzger: Early Pink Floyd interview 1967 Link Richard Metzger: Kung Fu Hillbilly on Jerry Springer Link Andrea James: My favorite computer-animated-cardboard music video: Point of View by DB Boulevard Link Jesse Thorn: This baseball swing blew my mind, as was promised to me by @yingling: Link Richard Metzger: The Murry Wilson Show by Peter Bagge. The Beach Boys psychotic dad gets his own show Link Xeni Jardin: Great VBS.tv ep w/artist Stelarc, his work involves extending human body through tech Link (via laughingsquid) Susannah Breslin: Take a funky, red-infused trip with Dead Soul Brothers in "Over Time" for seizure-inducing good time: Link Andrea James (shown below): Classic live reference animation from 1981: "Commuter" by Mike Patterson Link

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Omega Recoil, Mad Electro-Makers Who Craft Giant Tesla coils (Download MP4 / YouTube) We peek inside the electrified world of Omega Recoil, a group of engineers and "makers" who craft giant Tesla Coils, and stage humorous and thrilling performances with those large electrical devices.

Miles O'Brien: Space + Aviation Update (Download MP4 / YouTube).

Boing Boing Video guest correspondent Miles O'Brien updates on the Space Shuttle, new information about the recent Air France crash, and confirmation that geese were responsible for the emergency conditions that led to the "miracle on the Hudson" emergency plane landing.

Where to Find Boing Boing Video: RSS feed for new episodes here, YouTube channel here, subscribe on iTunes here. Get Twitter updates every time there's a new ep by following @boingboingvideo, and here are blog post archives for Boing Boing Video. (Special thanks to Boing Boing's video hosting partner Episodic).

Sponsor shout-out: This week's Boing Boing Video episodes are brought to you in part by WEPC.com, in partnership with Intel and Asus. WePC.com is a site where users come together to "share ideas, images and inspiration about the ideal PC." Participants' designs, feature ideas and community feedback will be evaluated by ASUS and "will influence the blueprint for an actual notebook PC built by ASUS with Intel inside." Read the rest

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Open Video Conference in NYC June 19-20: Discount for BB Readers, Xeni Speaking

The Open Video Conference takes place June 19-20 in New York, and the event promises ample awesomeness.

Speakers include, NYU's Clay Shirky, Harvard's Yochai Benkler, DVD Jon, Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman, EFF's Corynne McSherry, and many many more. I'll be delivering a keynote on Saturday afternoon.

Check out the full agenda here.

The organizers have kindly granted a discount for friends of Boing Boing: 15% off for regular/corporate attendees (you have to sign up before Monday 15th). Use this link. Entry includes access to the two-day event, lunch on both days, and a video remix dance party on Friday night! W00t.

About the Open Video Conference:

At this very moment, in 2009, we have a chance to ensure that internet video retains key characteristics of the internet at large. It's still early and things are looking good, but we need devices that play nice with each other, networks that aren't totally neutered, and playback and production tools that are low-cost (ideally free/open source) and easy to use. Developments like Hulu are interesting for the user, because they can watch what they want, when they want. But we don't want internet video to be a glorified TV on demand service. We want video to be a dynamic medium that invites clipping, archival, remix, collage, repurposing, and many other uses that are currently inhibited by law or by lack of tools.

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BB Video: Recent Episodes, For Your Viewing Pleasure.

Recently on Boing Boing Video...

* "TO." An ambient animated short by filmmaker Bob Jaroc and the band Plaid (Warp Records). Best enjoyed with stereophonic supersonic headphones, so you can appreciate the shift from one channel to another, while you watch thousands of starlings take flight in a burnt sunset sky. (DOWNLOAD / YOUTUBE)

* "SEBASTIAN'S VOODOO." We revisit a beautiful animated work by UCLA student Joaquin Baldwin, which we first featured on our daily video program about a year ago. It's up for an award at Cannes! Vote for it! (DOWNLOAD)

"$5 COVER." Director Craig Brewer (Hustle and Flow , Black Snake Moan) talks to us about his latest project: the MTV online series $5 Cover, which chronicles the internet-age lives and dreams of struggling musicians in Memphis, Tennessee. (DOWNLOAD / YOUTUBE)

RSS feed for new episodes here, YouTube channel here, subscribe on iTunes here. Get Twitter updates every time there's a new ep by following @boingboingvideo, and here are blog post archives for Boing Boing Video. (Special thanks to Boing Boing's video hosting partner Episodic). Read the rest

Boing Boing Video: recent episodes, in case you missed 'em.

BB Video: Recent Episodes, For Your Viewing Pleasure.

Boing Boing Video: recent episodes, in case you missed.

Boing Boing Video: recent episodes, in case you missed 'em.

YouTube channel here, subscribe on iTunes here. Get Twitter updates every time there's a new ep by following @boingboingvideo, and here are blog post archives for Boing Boing Video.

Here's a recap of recent Boing Boing Video episodes over the past week -- check 'em out!

* "Super Ed," by Subatomic Nixons (dir. Bill Barminski and Walter Robot / music video). A new work from our favorite director and animator Bill Barminski, and Walter Robot. The song is a reimagining of Ed Sullivan with robots and superheroes. The band, Subatomic Nixons, is Barminski's music side project. Download an MP4 here.

* Peter Kirn of Create Digital Music and Matt Ganucheau of Expression College joined us for Boing Boing Video's marathon live coverage of the 2009 Game Developers Conference. Above, part one, below, part two of an interview we did about the future of music in games -- how will the tech tools change? Are developers thinking about sound and scores as a more fundamental building block of the gaming experience? What about iterative/automatically generated music tools?

Blog posts: Music in Video Games, pt. 2, with Peter Kirn and Matt Ganucheau (MP4 download) Music in Video Games, pt. 1, with Peter Kirn and Matt Ganucheau (MP4 download here)

* And below, finally -- GDC Out-take - Radiohead Fan-Dance-Off with Giant Katamari Damacy Heads. Peter, Matt, and Xeni don Katamari Damacy head, crank up a favorite song ("Bodysnatchers" by Radiohead), and rock out in front of a webcam. Read the rest

Boing Boing Video: In Case You Missed...

I'm back in the US after a few weeks on the road in Africa, just now personally catching up on all of daily Boing Boing Video episodes I missed -- internet was too thin where I was to stream or download video. You may have missed some BBV, too! So below, a recap of recent episodes blogged by my BBV colleague Derek Bledsoe (big round of applause -- thanks, Derek, for keeping the blog warm while I was gone!). Our YouTube channel is here, you can subscribe to our daily video podcast on iTunes here.

* The Mae Shi are "Professionals" A music feature with our UK-based correspondent Russell Porter about a cool, experimental punk band who recently hit SXSW. download the MP4 here.

* Gödel ????? Film School," excerpt from the PSST! 3 Animation Project. Brilliant, surreal short from a collaborative animation project. One of the contributors on this one is the lovely and talented David O'Reilly, about whom we are admittedly apeshit. You can download the MP4 here.

* United Nations Drug Policy- Skeptics Chime In. You can download the MP4 here. Working with Witness and the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, we cut together excerpts from "Dare to Question? Using Video to Take on UN Drug Policies" and other testimonials appealing to the United Nations to reconsider its hardline policies combating the cultivation and use of illicit drugs.

* Cyberpipe's Mecca of Vintage Computers. You can download the MP4 here. Mononchrom's Johannes Grenzfurthner takes us backwards through time to Cyberpipe's Computer Museum, a huge collection of functioning vintage computers located in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Read the rest

Boing Boing Video: In case you missed...

Here's a recap of the most recent editions of our daily Boing Boing Video episodes, in case you missed any of 'em. Our YouTube channel is here, you can subscribe to our daily video podcast on iTunes here.

* Concrete TV, Vintage '80s Video Mashup Art. Vintage '80s video art. Pop culture footage is edited into a blinding pace, set to music, producing a hypnotic, non-narrative, dreamy flow of imagery. download the MP4 here.

* Return of Superbarrio ("La Vuelta de Superbarrio"), an animated short by Bob Jaroc and Andy Ward. A masked superhero in Mexico fights injustice and violence -- something Mexico could use right now, given the awful string of news around narco-crimes and government corruption. You can download the MP4 here.

* David O'Reilly, "Please Say Something" preview (animation) You can download the MP4 here. Excerpt from a longer, new work by the avant-garde animator David O'Reilly -- a tale of love and domestic abuse involving a digital cat and mouse, set in the near future. We have featured David's work on Boing Boing before.

* Soviet Unterzoegersdorf, pt. 4 of 6 / Cheetos Boredom Busters. (This is an ad). download the MP4 here. Analysis of the "containings" of the mysterious, cheesy-crunchy snackstuffs are in, and our military science heroes discover they have been duped into participating into a viral marketing campaign.

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Boing Boing Video: In Case You Missed...

Here's a recap of the most recent editions of our daily Boing Boing Video episodes, in case you missed any of 'em. Our YouTube channel is here, you can subscribe to our daily video podcast on iTunes here.

* ROBOEXOTICA: Booze, babes, and 'bots. download the MP4 here. A festival in Vienna that celebrates the art of designing robots that serve delicious cocktails.

* WATCHMEN preview. Xeni interviews the film's director, Zack Snyder, and VFX head "DJ" Des Jardin about the CGI tech wizardry that created the characters in this motion picture adaptation of the hallowed comic. download the MP4 here.

* SOVIET UNTERZOEGENSDORF, pt. 3 of 6 / Cheetos Boredom Busters (This is an ad). Agents attempt to isolate the secret ingredient inside that morphs cheese, corn, and boredom-killing antimatter. You can download the MP4 here.

* THE PEOPLE TREE: David Byrne feat. Chali 2Na, Z-Trip, Gift of Gab, from "N.A.S.A." You can download the MP4 here. The world-premiere of a new video with David Byrne from the forthcoming music documentary N.A.S.A. (Myspace Link), with art by Marcel Dzama, direction and animation by Syd Garon and Johannes Gamble. Buy the "NASA: Spirit of Apollo" album here.

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Boing Boing Video: In case you missed...

The Boing Boing Video crew is taking President's Day offline, but I thought I'd recap some of our most recent episodes. If you're in the US and having a slow holiday day, or, heck, wherever you are -- perhaps now is a good time to kick back and watch what you've missed...

* Our Networked Report from the 2009 Global Game Jam (Direct MP4 Link)

* Soviet Unterzoegersdorf, pt. 2 of 6 / Cheetos Boredom Busters. (This is an ad) (Direct MP4 Link)

* Jeremy from "How's Your News?" Schools Us on The Art of Interviewing. (Direct MP4 Link)

* How's Your News? Comedy/News by Disabled People, Produced by South Park's Matt + Trey. (Direct MP4 Link)

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Boing Boing Gadgets at CES: Video Report Recap

At long last, Joel, Rob, Brownlee, and the Boing Boing Video team (myself included) have departed CES and arrived at our respective homes. While we bathe in espresso this morning, and shake off the accumulated Vegas cruft, here's a recap of our video coverage produced from the floor of the annual electronics show last week. I hope you enjoy watching our "work" as much as we enjoyed all that "hard work" together producing them. Do also check out this blog post from Q-Burns Abstract Message, whose work we used in those episodes. He runs a label called Eighth Dimension Records, and we featured other artists from that label, too. - XJ

CES Videos on Boing Boing Gadgets: * CES Video: Asus Netbookstravaganza, with Bamboo, Gold Lamé, and Lamborghini (MP4) * CES Video: Palm Pre Hands-On with Joel and Brownlee, post-review huddle with Ars Technica (MP4) * Boing Boing Gadgets at CES: Video Report, Day Two (MP4) * Boing Boing Gadgets at CES: Video Report, Day One (MP4)

Or, watch them on YouTube with goofy annotations for maximum lulz: * BB Gadgets @CES: Asus Netbooks, with Bamboo, Gold Lamé, and Lamborghini.* CES: Palm Pre Hands-On with Boing Boing Gadgets, post-review huddle with Ars Technica* Boing Boing Gadgets at CES: Day 2 Report* Boing Boing Gadgets at CES: Day 1 Report

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