46 years after the song’s initial release, Elton John sanctions director Max Weiland – one of three winners of a YouTube competition – to make a video for ‘Tiny Dancer’, shot, appropriately on the streets and highways of LA.
The song is one of three such videos that debuted at Cannes this month: Iranian filmmaker and refugee Majid Adin’s animated take on ‘Rocket Man’ and ‘Benny And The Jets’ directed as an origin story by Jack Whiteley and Laura Brownhill
Open Pose: a new form of machine learning that allows computers to detect and follow human body language.
This test footage by cretaor/coder Samim mines information from (among other things) Bruce Lee fight scenes, Monty Python’s Ministry of Silly Walks and David Lewandowsky’s WTF classic ‘Going To The Store’
An excellent and all-too-short medley of Ennio Moricone western themes For A Few Dollars More and The Good The Bad & The Ugly (including choral and trumpet breaks) performed on guitar by a talented geezer in a hair salon, recorded by Redditor Tipex.
…8 architectural video projectors… split into 630 sub-projectors using an apparatus of concave mirrors designed by artificial nature. Each mirror and its backing structure are computationally generated to create a group that collaborates to form the single image in the air. By measuring the path of each of the 16,000,000 pixel beams individually, light beams can be calibrated to merge in the haze to draw in the air. 40 channels of audio are then used to build a field of sound which solidifies the projected phenomena in the audience’s senses.
Dan Adams investigates the historical origin of the word ‘goth’, to wit:
What do fans of atmospheric post-punk music have in common with ancient barbarians? Not much … so why are both known as “goths”? Is it a weird coincidence – or is there a deeper connection stretching across the centuries?