Haiku Elevator

1 07 2010

“A haiku is a non-rhymed verse genre. There are 5 syllables in the first sentence, 7 in the second and 5 again in the last sentence.”

Watch this video, 5
It is very amazing, 7
I hope you enjoy! 5

– Made by John Doe (aka Blairtoo on youtube.com)

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Lightning strikes three of the tallest buildings in Chicago at the same time!

1 07 2010

“For the third time in the last 6 days, another line of nasty storms rolled through Chicago on Wednesday evening. In this clip you will see three of the tallest buildings in Chicago get struck by lightning at the same time. Willis Tower (Tallest), Trump International Hotel and Tower (2nd Tallest) and the John Hancock Building(4th tallest).

HD Video was shot on a Canon EOS 7D. Video was edited with Sony Vegas Movie Studio.

“Wed’s storms towered up to 63,000 ft, unleashed 80 mph gusts, local 3″+ rains and 15,000 cloud to ground lightning strikes in a single hour.””

[Vimeo http://vimeo.com/12816548%5D

– Video by Craig Shimala
– Music: Sufjan Stevens – To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament

Bonus video from Craig Shimala! A sequel to the nasty storms that he captured on camera:

[Vimeo http://vimeo.com/12905965%5D

– Music by The xx





Aldebaran Robotics Nao Robot Show

1 07 2010

“Aldebaran Robotics Nao Robot Show in France Pavilion Shanghai Expo 2010”.

– Made by Aldebaran Robotics





Lego NXT Pinball

1 07 2010

Joshua tests out the pinball machine

Automatic Ball Return

Lego NXT Pinball Machine – Gameplay test

Lego NXT Pinball Machine – Gameplay test #3

– Made by Mark Gryn and Michael





EARTH: The Pale Blue Dot

1 07 2010

“This piece contains readings from Carl Sagan’s “Pale Blue Dot”. I have edited his words to tell this short narrative.

The Time lapse images were taken in Mexico and Utah.

The piano is self-composed.

I hope you enjoy this piece, it has given me hope once again.”

[Vimeo http://vimeo.com/2822787%5D

– Video and piano composition made by Michael Marantz