As I kid I loved to go to furniture stores and act out a new scene in each new room. In that tradition, my buddy Jorge finds his dream office. Click here to see the dream.
A re-mix of “Despotism” – an educational film from the year 1946.
Click here for Despotism 2005
Click here for the original film on Archive.org
Chick here for another re-mix posted to Archive.org
Human skin serves as a metaphor for the surface of the earth. Just as the ultraviolet rays of a tanning booth sear the skin and sows the seeds of cancer, relentless development threatens to kill the earth.
The video also comments on the persistence of vision effect (i.e., a series of still images flashed on a screen simulate motion in the mind of the viewer). During most of the video it appears that multiple video clips share the screen, however the clips are alternating or flickering. Thus, the separate clips are melded in the mind of the viewer, not on the screen. This illusion is thematically connected to the illusions presented in the video —- first, the tanning booth illusion (ill-health and damage masquerading as vitality). And second, the illusion that bigger houses and more things bring fulfillment while they are in fact destroying what sustains us. Click here to see the movie.
It’s pomegranate season. Enjoy. Click here to see video.
My niece Sara lived with us this summer because she had two cool internships here in D.C. Here she is tossing her hair. Click here to see Sara’s Hair.
Vloging is a great motivator. This movie is simple, but it was conceived, shot, and cut in a day. Fun! Click here to watch the movie.
Pell-Mell is my experimental talk show. The unifying theme is that randomness plays a role in each show’s content. Here is the intro for show 6, to be followed by three more parts. Enjoy. Click here to play video.