A short film celebrating the centennial of Einstein’s theory of General Relativity.
Sex and death. Assassination. And through it all, a hope for enlightenment. Welcome to the American dream. What must this say about our psychology? What must this say about our collective consciousness?
Marcell Jankovics’ “Sisyphus” was nominated for Best Animated Short at the 48th Academy Awards. The film presents the story in “a single, unbroken shot, consisting of a dynamic line drawing of Sisyphus, the stone, and the mountainside.”
h/t Open Culture.
Robert Jones’ video essay, “A Look Back At The Future In Film,” explores cinema’s depictions of the future.
This short documentary tells the story of Marie Wilcox, the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language and the dictionary she created in an effort to keep her language alive.
h/t Good Magazine.
BODYMOD: The Future of Fashion and Transhumanism
Short film by Hinny Tran
In March of 2011 a massive earthquake rocked Japan. The prefecture of Fukushima saw heavy damage from the quake which was immediately followed by a tsunami. The tsunami caused massive damage to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant causing radioactive clouds and spillage.
Radiation swept over the area forcing evacuations. To this day many of the areas remained closed and many residents have given up on the hope of returning home.
Tim Pool takes an inside look into the devastation of the region and learned what life is like following a disastrous event, in this case radioactive fallout rendering a region uninhabitable.
The McCoubrey Brothers have once again made a hauntingly atmospheric short worthy of seven minutes of your time. Attempting to capitalize on the successes of the macabre “The Grey Matter,” which I showcased here, the McCoubreys quickly worked to release another short. The product is “Therefore I Am,” a seven minute thriller about the many-worlds interpretation of time travel.
According to Director Peter McCoubrey:
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Traditionally, the way time travel is depicted in popular films like Back to the Future, The Terminator, and Looper (all films we love) the is that if you go back and alter the past in any way, it will create a butterfly effect that directly impacts a character’s future/present. That’s of course an endlessly fun hook that creates high stakes and allows for really dynamic sci-fi storytelling. We thought what if you took that paradox out of the equation? Could there still a captivating aspect to time travel that doesn’t involve a Grandfather Paradox?
A documentary by Steven Eastwood profiling three people who, in the aftermath of profound visionary experiences, came to believe that they are gods.
A short animation by Mr. Emanuele Kabu.
yeah, he’s looking for a job.