This sculptural ribbon winds through the Nature Research Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, and attempts to distill the infinite complexity of the natural world into 20 pixelated patterns. Using 3,600 tiles of LCD glass and a mere 75 watts of power, the piece is as technologically innovative as it is emotionally impactful.
Last Days of 1984’s music video for “River’s Edge” uses colorful pulses, swirls, and brushstrokes to illustrate the connections between man and nature. The effect is mesmerizing, and the morphing effects are a perfect match for this shape-shifting synth-pop ditty.
Filmmaker Ryan Bush takes us behind the scenes at Tanner Goods to see all the history and technique that goes into making one of the company’s leather belts. “Mass-produced products have their own spot,” says Sam Huff, Tanner’s Creative Director, “but for what we’re trying to accomplish it has to be done in smaller batches.”
The Politics of Competitive Board Gaming Amongst Friends by Jay Cheel
Nothing brings out dysfunctional group dynamics quite like a rousing game of Settlers of Catan. There’s the friend who takes forever to play their move, the sore loser, the one who talks too much, and of course, the trash talker. It’s enough to make you walk away from the game forever, if it wasn’t so addictive.
Delta Spirit - California by Abteen Bagheri
Do you ever find yourself feeling nostalgic for things that never happened to you? Even if your teen years didn’t involve seedy billiard bars or battle wounds from punk shows, Delta Spirit’s new video for “California” is about to take you somewhere eerily familiar, and you’re gonna like it.