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Friday Night Flicks: Rube Goldberg Soap Challenge

I have always loved Rube Goldberg machines (and marble runs and Heath Robinson illustrations) so I was delighted when a Canadian family won the 2020 Rube Goldberg Bar of Soap Video Challenge. Here is their winning entry.     Perhaps … Continue reading

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Memory Bank Completed

I began this week by finishing the folding of all the outer locking panels. The image above shows the set of panels for Memory Bank V.

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Friday Night Flicks: Mechanical Pi — In memory of William Shanks

Tomorrow is Pi Day, and in celebration here’s a flick about a machine that produces the number π. The machine was created by Florian Born and David Friedrich for the Digitale Klasse – University of the Arts Berlin 2014, and … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Wisdom of Pessimism

Given the State of The World currently, you might want to consider becoming a pessimist. Philosopher Alain de Botton , with the assistance of Claudio Salas and a team of animators, describes the advantages of pessimism in tonight’s flick.   … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Delicate Work of Restoring Mechanical Antiques

Whether you follow the tradition of celebrating the holiday season until Twelfth Night, or  follow the Julian Calendar and are still working up to Christmas, it is still the holiday season so I thought a video about someone who repairs … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2019: Day Sixteen and some Luminaria

The winter solstice is fast approaching —December 21 at 10:19 p.m. where I live. (This website lets you check the exact time for your location.) If you are planning a celebration, you might want to make some luminaria. This waterlily … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Theatre Book — Macbeth

With a bit of witchery lingering from Hallowe’en, tonight’s flick is a pop-up book with a difference. The video features Macbeth by Davy and Kristin McGuire, and demonstrates the book’s built-in miniature projection mapping that operates automatically as the ‘reader’ … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Stephen Fry Kinetic Typography – Language

Tonight’s flick by Matthew Rogers is longer than the usual kinetic typography videos I post, but worth it. The text, being by Stephen Fry, is clear and eloquent. Since the narration is also by Fry it is, of course, excellent. … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Redness of Red

Today’s flick was directed and animated by Emily Downe. From the accompanying text on Vimeo: What does it mean to be conscious in a world that is becoming increasingly artificially intelligent? Can machines really see? Based on an interview with … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: If You Can

Tonight’s flick is a simple animated short. It was made as a graduation film by Hanna Rybak, and the text is an up-dated version of a quotation from Winston Churchill.     Perhaps we should all try being more like … Continue reading

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