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Awesome Universe of Creative Coding, Explained in Five Minutes [Video]
“What’s creative coding?”

At last, we have a five-minute video that, in rapid-cut wonder, explains the answer to lay people – and can be a serious dose of inspirational adrenaline to people doing it. (If designers and artists had locker rooms, watching this before tackling that next Processing tutorial might be in order.) Cover the big three of open-source, free-software toolkits for artists – Processing, OpenFrameworks, and Cinder – and showing everything you can do with them (from big-screen video walls to generative fashion), the video has nearly all the bases covered.

In fact, the only thing missing is you: as Dan Shiffman points out, it’s the contributions from the community that make these things work, and the incalculable number of students and artists learning now who will be the stars of this video in short order.

Lisa Romagnoli, Associate Producer of PBS’ Off Book, sends in the video to CDM.

(Those of you who aren’t from the USA, PBS is public broadcasting in the United States. Unlike most public media in the world, it receives only a sliver of its funding from the state; in a unique arrangement long before the age of Kickstarter, it has been funded largely by viewers, which gives it a uniquely-independent focus that I find inspiring as a Web publisher. It’s a non-profit, non-governmental network collectively owned by stations.)

Lisa describes the segment:

Programming plays a huge role in the world that surrounds us, and though its uses are often purely functional, there is a growing community of artists who use the language of code as their medium. Their work includes everything from computer generated art to elaborate interactive installations, all with the goal of expanding our sense of what is possible with digital tools. To simplify the coding process, several platforms and libraries have been assembled to allow coders to cut through the nitty-gritty of programming and focus on the creative aspects of the project. These platforms all share a strong open source philosophy that encourages growth and experimentation, creating a rich community of artists that share their strategies and work with unprecedented openness.

As for the series, “Off Book is a web series from PBS that explores cutting edge art, the artists that make it and the people that share it online.”

Side note: we need more people using Cinder, so it doesn’t auto-complete to Cinderella. (Why grow up to be a bland princess or Prince Charming when you can grow up to be a coding queen or emperor of data? And yes, you can still go to the ball – you’ll just use generative tech to produce both the visuals and your outfit.)

Now, send this to your family, friends, and anyone else who doesn’t know what the heck it is we mean when we say creative coding.
News  C++  cinder  code  computer-vision  creative-coding  dan-shiffman  free-software  generative  java  open-frameworks  open-source  pbs  processing  programming  united-states  usa  videos  vision  from google
january 2013 by nluken
All the videos from the inaugural XOXO Festival
A big diverse group of folks talking about creative stuff.
xoxo  videos  from google
november 2012 by nluken
The Waiting Room
The Waiting Room is a feature length documentary film exploring the daily struggle of patients and caregivers as they pass through the waiting room of Highland Hospital, a public hospital serving in Oakland, CA.


(via FastCo)
made_me_look  made_me_think  videos  from google
september 2012 by nluken
Burning Down the House: Palmer & Byrne
Here is a video in which Amanda Fucking Palmer and David Byrne and a very large, very good band perform "Burning Down the House."

My life is complete.

That is all.

David Byrne & Amanda Palmer - "Burning Down the House"

Updated with better video, courtesy of Martin Borus

(Thanks, Michael!)
Post  happy_mutants  music  videos  youtube  from google
june 2012 by nluken
10 Bullets. By Tom Sachs
“Working to Code” is a movie series designed for members of the Tom Sachs studio team. Required viewing for all employees and studio visitors.

(Thank you Bekka)
made_me_smile  videos  from google
june 2012 by nluken
Real-life Portal adventure
Jason Craft is very good at special effects. As proof, I offer this homebrew Portal video, in which Craft and friends animate an excellent (and rather comical) Portal adventure. I was amazed to discover that the gun itself is also animated.

My interpretation of what a real POrtal gun would be like if one existed. Based on the video game, POrtal. I tried to match the game as close as possible. This was the most challenging project I have ever undertaken, consisting of 3D tracking, seamless camera cuts and 3D camera projection. This started out as an experiment since I didn't think I could even pull it off, if I knew it would've turned out as good as it did I would've put more of a story behind it. O well, it makes up for in Visual Effects, ENJOY!

Breakdowns are coming.

For those of you that think the gun is a physical prop you can buy, well.....sorry to break the news to you, but it's entirely CG. The 3D Portal gun was replacing/covering up a painted up coffee can with tracking markers.

POrtal: Terminal Velocity

(Thanks, Fipi Lele!)
Post  Copyfight  fanac  Games  happy_mutants  makers  portal  sfx  videos  youtube  from google
june 2012 by nluken
The Ice Ball
Ever heard of hand carved ice balls? Gardner Dunn gave The Cool Hunting folks the run down on the traditional production, purpose and use of the ice ball in Japanese whisky culture.

(via Tim)
videos  from google
june 2012 by nluken
The Victorian Kitchen Garden & a metric butt-ton of historical reconstruction series
The Victorian Kitchen Garden is a 13-part TV series that aired in 1987 on BBC2. It follows the month-by-month restoration of the Victorian walled kitchen garden at the Chilton Foliat estate in Wiltshire, England. Almost all the episodes are available to watch online. (via hark, a vagrant) It had three sequels - The Victorian Kitchen, The Victorian Flower Garden, and The Wartime Kitchen and Garden - and inspired more recent historical reconstruction programs: Tales From the Green Valley, A Tudor Feast at Christmas, Victorian Farm, Victorian Farm Christmas, Victorian Pharmacy, and Edwardian Farm. (Victorian Farm and Edwardian Farm previously.) Beekman 1802 has collected what episodes of Victorian Kitchen Garden that are available online into one webpage. Out of 13 episodes, the first 10 are complete online; the last 3 have only the first part available for each.

Of the sequels, Victorian Kitchen is available in full; Victorian Flower Garden has the first 6 of its 8 episodes available; but unfortunately, of Wartime Kitchen and Garden's 8 episodes, only the first two and the last one are available.

Tales From the Green Valley, A Tudor Feast at Christmas, Victorian Farm, Victorian Farm Christmas, Victorian Pharmacy, and Edwardian Farm are all available in full online (YouTube & TVO here; other links available in the post of and the comments of the previous MeFi thread).

Victorian Kitchen (1989)
Episode 1: Introduction
Episode 2: Breakfast
Episode 3: Luncheon
Episode 4: Afternoon Tea
Episode 5: Dinner
Episode 6: Supper
Episode 7: The Dinner Party
Episode 8: Picnics
Interview with Peter Thoday about the "Victorian Kitchen" series

Victorian Flower Garden (1991)
Episode 1: Introduction
Episode 2: Exotic Plants
Episode 3: Cut Flowers
Episode 4: Wedding Flowers
Episode 5: Victorian Technology
Episode 6: Flower Arranging
Episode 7: Autumn Colour (could not find online)
Episode 8: A Grand Musical Evening (could not find online)
Interview with Peter Thoday about the "Victorian Flower Garden" series

The Wartime Kitchen and Garden (1993)
(8 episodes, but could not find most of them online)
Episodes 1 & 2 in one video
Episode 8 in three parts: 1, 2, 3

Tales From The Green Valley (2005)
"The series recreates everyday life on a small farm in Wales in the 1620s, using authentic replica equipment and clothing, original recipes and reconstructed building techniques." (wikipedia)

All twelve parts of the series (with each episodes split into two parts, for a total of 24 videos), can be viewed on YouTube: playlist here.

Episode 1: parts one & two
Episode 2: parts one & two
Episode 3: parts one & two
Episode 4: parts one & two
Episode 5: parts one & two
Episode 6: parts one & two
Episode 7: parts one & two
Episode 8: parts one & two
Episode 9: parts one & two
Episode 10: parts one & two
Episode 11: parts one & two
Episode 12: parts one & two

A Tudor Feast at Christmas (2006)
An hour-long special "spin-off" of Tales From The Green Valley.
"A group of historians and archaeologists prepare a Tudor feast as it would have been over 400 years ago, including the use of period clothes, recipes from the era, food sourced from the land and the absence of modern conveniences. " (imdb)

YouTube: part one, two, three, and four

Victorian Farm (2009)
"The series recreated everyday life on a small farm in Shropshire in the mid-19th century, using authentic replica equipment and clothing, original recipes and reconstructed building techniques." (wikipedia)

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6

Victorian Farm Christmas (2009)
"A three-part follow-up series, Victorian Farm Christmas, was produced in 2009, in which Goodman, Langlands and Ginn return to the Acton Scott Estate after a year away to re-create preparations for a Victorian Christmas." (wikipedia)

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3

Victorian Pharmacy (2010)
"...a four-part series in a similar style to Victorian Farm, also made by Lion and shown on BBC Two... Filmed almost exclusively at Blists Hill Victorian Town, it revolved around a recreation of a Victorian chemist's shop..." (wikipedia)

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4

Edwardian Farm (2010-2011)
"Edwardian Farm is an historical documentary TV series in twelve parts, first shown on BBC Two from November 2010 to January 2011. It was made for the BBC by independent production company Lion Television and filmed at Morwellham Quay, an historic quay in Devon." (wikipedia)

All twelve parts of the series (with each episodes split into four parts, for a total of 48 videos), can be viewed on YouTube: playlist here.
edwardianfarm  farm  garden  historical  historicalreconstruction  history  kitchen  pharmacy  talesfromthegreenvalley  television  tudor  tudorfeast  tudorfeastatchristmas  tv  tvo  tvseries  uk  victorian  victorianfarm  victorianfarmchristmas  victorianflowergarden  victoriankitchen  victoriankitchengarden  victorianpharmacy  video  videos  wartime  wartimeflowerkitchenandgarden  youtube  from google
february 2012 by nluken
Lighting Techniques for Video Interviews
Now that was interesting! A video tutorial teaching you Lighting Techniques for Video Interviews.

(via Cameron Moll)
learn  resources/tools  videos  from google
january 2012 by nluken
Frank Chimero | The Shape of Design
Wonderful talk by my studiomate Frank Chimero from last year’s Build Conference.
conferences/talks  videos  from google
january 2012 by nluken
This Animated LED Matrix Will Put Your Christmas Lights to Shame [Video]
From certain angles Jim Campbell's Exploded Views installation just looks like a giant 3D matrix of LED lights suspended from the ceiling. But when viewed from the side, the random blinking lights form animations of silhouetted dancers and crowds of people moving about. More »
Art  Exploded_Views  Jim_Campbell  LEDs  Video  Videos  from google
november 2011 by nluken
Uberhood Bike Umbrella Protects You From Rain, Sun and Unobstructed Visibility [Video]
There's a good reason this is probably the first bike mounted hands-free umbrella you've ever seen. Previous attempts to bring such a product to fruition fizzled out once their creators realized what a terrible idea it would be. But not the makers of the Uberhood. More »
Video  Gadgets  Rain  Uberhood  Umbrellas  Videos  from google
november 2011 by nluken
GameChanger Turns Your iPad into a Closet's Worth of Board Games [Video]
You can tweak the rules to keep it interesting, but that copy of Monopoly sitting in your closet is always going to be Monopoly. The GameChanger, however, incorporates swappable skins and an iPad running accompanying apps so every game night it can be something completely different. More »
Video  Apple  Boardgames  gamechanger  Gaming  ipad  Videos  from google
november 2011 by nluken
Conan Worries Batman's Best Days Might Be Behind Him [Video]
In the comic book world Batman has been saving the citizens of Gotham City for over seventy years now. But Conan O'Brien worries that in his latest video game outing, Batman: Arkham City, the caped crusader might be showing his age. More »
Videos  batman_arkham_city  Conan_O'brien  Funny  Gaming  Video  from google
october 2011 by nluken
CUBE Dieter Rams
A little over a year ago three German students tested the design viability of a shiny black cube. They asked established designers and design critics to assess the cube. Above is the video with design legend Dieter Rams.

I agree with Steve Heller, you’ll never look at a cube the same way again (or will you?).

Read more: Daily Heller: In CUBE We Trust

UPDATE: They just launched their site:
designers_i_like  made_me_look  made_me_think  videos  from google
september 2011 by nluken
The Bicycle City | Trailer
What happens to an impoverished developing nation town when you flood it with 20,000 bicycles? You lift three times that number of people out of poverty. Pedals for Progress and founder David Schweidenback have been shipping used American bicycles to Rivas, Nicaragua for the last two decades and the transformation has been incredible.

The Bicycle City. Trailer from Greg Sucharew on Vimeo.

(thank you stewart)
made_me_look  videos  from google
march 2011 by nluken
RSS5000 is a new RSS feed reader for iPad that made me look. I think this could be it, the first RSS reader I will stick with! Why? I don’t like not to see content in its original environment and RSS5000 seems to solve that problem. RSS5000 connects to your Google Reader account and allows you to swipe through your feeds as a stack of whole web pages. It feels sort of like flipping through your favorite websites on magic internet paper.

RSS5000 Demo from daniellestrle on Vimeo.

(via minimalmac)
gadgets  iPhone/iPad  videos  from google
january 2011 by nluken
7 Skills students need for their future
Tony Wagner is currently speaking at The Feast Conference. He is killing it. What a smart and fascinating man. I just found the above Youtube Video in which he talks about the 7 Skills students need for their future.

More on Tony Wagner.
made_me_think  videos  from google
october 2010 by nluken
The Future of the Book
Meet Nelson, Coupland, and Alice — the faces of tomorrow’s book. Watch IDEO’s vision for the future of the book. What new experiences might be created by linking diverse discussions, what additional value could be created by connected readers to one another, and what innovative ways we might use to tell our favorite stories and build community around books?

(thank you daniel)
books  made_me_look  videos  from google
september 2010 by nluken
Top 10 Tools for Managing and Automating Your Media Downloads [Lifehacker Top 10]
You're handy with BitTorrent, you've learned your way around Usenet, and you have all kinds of files streaming onto your hard drive. Learn how to automatically unpack, rename, convert, and otherwise make your media ready for viewing with these 10 helper apps. More »
Lifehacker_Top_10  Automation  BitTorrent  Conversion  Download_Manager  Download_managers  Feature  Handbrake  iTunes  Media  Media_Center  Movies  Music  Organization  Television  Top  TV  Usenet  Videos  from google
august 2010 by nluken
DIY Book Binding
More over at

(via IamCuriousAbout)
crafty  learn  videos  from google
august 2010 by nluken
CreativeMornings Video: Paola Antonelli
Our speaker at the June 2010 CreativeMornings was fabulous Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The event was generously hosted by the MoMA. Watch Paola’s talk below:

2010/06 Paola Antonelli from CreativeMornings on Vimeo.

A big giant thank you to Sy Abudu for offering her video and editing skills.
CreativeMornings  conferences/talks  videos  from google
july 2010 by nluken
Watch Mountain Goats play Isaiah 45:23
John Darnielle and his crew perform 3 songs on "Dinner with the Band."
Links  Videos  IFC  Mountain_Goats  from google
july 2010 by nluken
Nintendo DS "Sings" Daft Punk With a Little Help From Korg DS-10 [Nintendo DS]
The Internet is pretty ripe with cool Korg DS-10 videos, but this is the first one I've seen where the "game" got the venerable DS humming a tune alongside the duo from Daft Punk.
Sorry if that makes me sheltered or whatnot, but impressed I am, nevertheless.
Credit is due to Denkitribe, who used the musically inclined gray matter in his noggin to tweak the analog sound waveforms available in DS-10 to sound like words from Daft Punk's Harder Better Faster Stronger. Is it perfect? No. But it's a stellar effort I watched all the way through, so there.
Not bad for a $20 cartridge, and in any event it sounds better than an autotuned Kanye West. [technabob]
_Nintendo_DS_  daft_punk  Denkitribe  ds-10  korg_ds-10  Music  Videos  from google
september 2009 by nluken

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