Because soon our backpacks won’t carry anything but video messages, this is a clip from Yihong Technology demonstrating their persistence of vision backpack, that uses a spinning 4-rotor fan with 510 rapidly blinking LEDs to display video. In this case, everyone’s favorite plumber, Mario. WHY he’s everyone’s favorite plumber is
These are several video examples of artist Damien Beneteau’s Spherical Variations, chrome and matte black balls on a pendulum that pass through a lit portal, producing some pretty trippy visuals in the process. And you know how I feel about trippy visuals! “They scare you.” They’re absolutely terrifying. Isn’t life
Because this is why the internet was invented (“It’s true.” — Al Gore), here’s a video of pet otters Kotaro and Hana (previously) reacting to a machine that makes water drops appear to drip backwards. I think it’s safe to say their little minds were blown. Honestly, my big mind
Both the top and bottom half of the image have the same number of dots, but the ones on top appear to disappear unless you’re looking at them. This is an example of a Hermann grid illusion, an optical illusion first documented by Ludimar Hermann in 1870. According to SharpBrains,
This is a timelapse video of yesterday’s total lunar eclipse (aka blood moon) as captured by astrophotographers Astrofalls and Clanger_Mcbanger (great name) from Ironwood National Forest in Arizona. Total lunar eclipses are called blood moons because of their red hue, due to the only sunlight reaching the moon having passed
In a piece of art certainly not imitating my life, this is a worthwhile video of French artist and dancer Yoann Bourgeois repeatedly falling off a set of stairs and bouncing right back up again. The whole performance is incredibly well orchestrated with such fluidity. And how towards the he
Note: If you’re looking for some bitchin’ desktop backgrounds you can get super high-res versions of the Hubble’s 1995 image HERE, 2004 image HERE, and James Webb’s most recent shot HERE. Now let’s play space rangers! The Pillars of Creation, made famous by the Hubble Space Telescope’s 1995 and 2004
Art: it’s everywhere. Except at my friend’s recent gallery show. I’m not sure what that was, but it wasn’t art. This is a video of musician and artist Yohei Kisanuki creating some trippy zoetropic art using a whiteboard and marker atop a spinning potter’s wheel. It was fun to watch.