infovore + parkour   6

Mirror's Edge 2D
Full version, no out! The beta was lovely, so I'm looking forward to this a lot.
flash  games  parkour  2d  platforming  mirrosedge 
february 2009 by infovore
Jump London
In its entirety, on Google Video.
london  video  space  cities  parkour  documentary  urban 
january 2009 by infovore
Oldschool parkour...
Fascinating to watch some of the body shapes - the hunched run, and in particular the the saut du chat - carry through to modern Parkour; that which is practical has always been so. As with all parkour: parts of it are beautiful, parts of it entertaining, and parts of it superhuman.
video  retro  parkour  blackandwhite  movement  1930s 
december 2008 by infovore
GirlParkour - Parkour: Issues of gender.
"The media would have us believe that those with the best ability in Parkour require and condition to bodies of hypermasculine levels, and the first notions of this concept seem quite logical. However, it is known to any traceur that the spectacle of the masculinized body is not in necessary relation to one’s ability of movement. Mass media tries to paint another picture with a careful selection of handsome, muscular men as traceurs... At its simplest, the hypermasculine spectacle is an easier sell to masses. However, our problem does not end at the body. It is not only the body that is masculinized, though, as we see the same pattern occurring to the discipline itself." Interesting article on Parkour and gender; specifically, the hyper-masculinisation of the art by the media.
parkour  gender  spectacle  media  masculinity 
december 2008 by infovore
Simple Truths - Parkour on Vimeo
"I feel sometimes it is as important for us to see our mistakes as it is for us to see ourselves at our best, it gives us direction and allows us to progress looking backward as well as forward. So these are my simple truths." Lovely UK parkour video.
uk  parkour  mistakes  play  urban  cities  movement 
june 2008 by infovore
Freerunning goes to war as marines take tips from EZ, Livewire and Sticky | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
"For years we have done our training in a certain way... it might be better to replace some of those generic exercises with others which will be better in an urban environment because of the work we are doing in Iraq and Afghanistan."
freerunning  parkour  army  military  marines  british  urban  warfare 
january 2008 by infovore

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