August 10, 2014 will be 4 years that I've been collecting and sharing things of interest online. Connecting with all of you has been the greatest gift, working with some amazingly talented people, and being introduced to some of the most beautiful, fascinating and interesting creators in the world has made every day worth it.
Some things to point your attention to. First, if you can't tell, I am super excited for the start of the World Cup this month in Brazil, and I for one have already ordered my favorite jerseys. Also, we've recently launched our Calendar of Events, realizing that some of the most amazing things we learn are through in-person experiences, we wanted to add that to our coverage. If you have an event you want included, Submit it here.
In addition to this blog, we have some other projects we are so excited to be working on.
And beyond just the 5 things I learned today blog, there is 5 Thing TV — from the very first episode, through interviewing Bill Paxton, to inviting readers to share poems they love.
If you haven't browsed around before, take a look through our stuff.
So many good things. What a good year it's been. Thank you so much for coming along with me.
I hope you have a great 2014, and would, as always, love to hear from you!
FULL LIST OF MOVIES AVAILABLE HERE:http://sleepyskunk.tumblr.com/
1. 'Brooklyn Go Hard (Instrumental)' - Performed by Jay-Z (Roc-A-Fella Records)
2. 'Save The World (Knife Party Remix)' - Performed by Swedish House Mafia (EMI Records)
3. 'The Opening' - Composed by François Paul Aïche (from The Fifth Estate trailer / DreamWorks SKG)
A collaboration between Molotow Markers and Fierce Frog Films, brings us the calligraphy of Russian Pokras Lampas. Using script size and lettering density in response to the curves and contours of the models leads to some gorgeous patterns and gorgeous images.
Showing cross-sections of popular food, Beth Galton's Cut Food uses gelatin in place of liquid to get this great, surprising and interesting point of view.
John William Keedy‘s artist statement:
“It’s Hardly Noticeable explores the world of a character who navigates living with an unspecified anxiety-based mental illness. He negotiates situations constructed to highlight the impacts and implications of his differences on his thoughts and behaviors, and by doing so raises question of normalcy. Through constructed tableaus and metaphorical still lifes, the series reveals the relationship between reality and perception, and highlights issues of pathology while questioning stereotypes of normalcy.
Sometimes it's enough just to take a look around and see what there is.
Not in any particular order, the 5 most beautiful posts we've made this year.
Harvard PhD student Alex Parker use the top 100 images from the Hubble telescope and a mosaic-making program to make this stunning version of Van Gogh’s masterpiece.
Director and cinematographer Ron Ficke (Koyaanisqatsi, Baraka) has been hard at work on Samsara for 5 years. The entire film is shot in stunning 70mm. It is a film that relies completely on its visual impact and cinematographic juxtaposition, as there isn't any dialogue.
Beautifully shot short film on the letterpress.
via The Atlantic Master Feed:
"In Ascendance, nature photographer Henry Jun Wah Lee documents the Perseid meteor shower at its peak in August, before a backdrop of Joshua Tree National Park and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. It's worth watching the video full screen to appreciate the crisp cinematography and magical details -- rainbows, stars, and more. "
For the past five years, film student Kees van Dijkhuizen Jr. has made a supercut of the year in film. This is lovely and moving. Better in fact that a lot of the films he includes.