August 31, 2015

Shigir Idol

"A mysterious wooden idol found in a Russian peat bog has been dated to 11,000 years ago - and contains a code no one can decipher. The Shigir Idol is twice as old as the Pyramids and Stonehenge - and is by far the oldest wooden structure in the world. Even more mysteriously, it is covered in what experts describe as ‘encrypted code’ - a message from a lost civilization."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:44 AM

Ira Levitskaya - Vova dance

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August 27, 2015

Sky Rift Films - DJI Inspire 1 Demo 2015

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:14 AM

NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel

Switzerland has completed construction on the world's longest tunnel.

Europe’s most densely populated belt, historically known as the "blue banana," stretches from northern England south through the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, and Germany into northern Italy.

Most of this area — inhabited by approximately 111 million people — is relatively flat, except for Switzerland’s notorious Alps. The Gotthard Pass has proven itself a vital link between Switzerland and northern Italy for hundreds of years.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:13 AM

Dear David - I've Been Waiting

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August 26, 2015

Nine Kings in one photo

"In May 1910, European royalty gathered in London for the funeral of King Edward VII. Among the mourners were nine reigning kings, who were photographed together in what very well may be the only photograph of nine reigning kings ever taken."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 02:19 PM

Grimes - Dream Fortress

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August 25, 2015

Luca Turin - Why Does Consciousness Dissolve in Chloroform?

Luca Turin: Why Does Consciousness Dissolve in Chloroform? from EMPAC @ Rensselaer on Vimeo.

"Biophysicist Luca Turin explores the mysterious connection between time and human consciousness with this presentation of the many unusual discoveries from his research with general anesthesia and its effects on an internal sense of duration. With a rich combination of wit and scientific rigor, Turin explores one of the most enduring questions of human philosophy sprung from an investigation into one of our most common medical practices."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 09:29 AM

alt-J - Hunger Of The Pine

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August 24, 2015

Art of Science Fiction 004: Stephan Martiniere

"Stephan Martiniere is a busy man. But then, that would not come as any surprise considering the body of work this artist has done. Stephan is an acclaimed multi-award winning science fiction and fantasy artist and 25-year industry veteran who has worked on numerous projects across many mediums that include: feature films, animation, video games, theme parks, and book covers."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 10:58 AM

Sia - Fire Meet Gasoline

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August 23, 2015

Men Who Would Be Kings - Part #1 (Chess in Washington Square Park)

"Miro Reverby documented this chess history of the Washington Square Park giving a rare inside look into personalities and the life inside the small family of chess players. The park has been characters in "Searching for Bobby Fischer" and "Fresh" and have hosted American greats such as Bobby Fischer, Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana. The video contains a number of legendary characters in the "hustling" realm, some have long passed away. Vincent Livermore, Sammy, Po, Theo, Russian Paul are a few of the characters seen in the two-part segment."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 11:14 AM

Lisa LeBlanc - You Look Like Trouble (But I Guess I Do Too)

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 11:12 AM

August 22, 2015

Abstract Artists in Their Own Words (2014)

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Tei Shi - Nevermind The End

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