Been meaning to post about this for a while now. Google put together a presentation of loads of different Internet related projects that people have done. Next time you see some piece of media highlighting how bad the Internet is, pick one of these at random and redress the balance a little.
Some personal favourites of mine include:
- In B Flat
- The YouTube Radio
- Sour’s Webcam fan-based video
- Stop-motion animation by PES
- Graffiti Animation
- User Generated Content version of Star Wars
- Mapping from geo-tagged photos
- We Feel Fine (naturally – I’ve mentioned this before!)
- Keiichi Matsuda (and the domestic robocop)
- Street View art reproductions
- Japanese Water Fountain (not really Internet, but .. wow!)
- Building Projections (again, and old favourite)
- The Google Pacman (blogged, here)
- Internet of Things
Fantastic stuff. Tech at its best.
I’ve seen one or two musical items inspired by video games. There was Andrea Vadrucci who drums along to Mario Bros. Just found a violinist who plays the mario game music and sound effects in real time along to a game as its being played. I’ve seen opera in virtual worlds.
But I think the animation I’ve just found is quite excellent. It’s 80’s video games animated out of everyday objects. I particularly like the pacman near the end. Very well done. Its called Game Over and you can see it here on YouTube.
For some reason, The Corpse Bride is one of those films that just managed to pass me by, until this weekend. We picked it up on DVD and just watched it, and I have to say, what a weirdly, wonderful tale it is, and very expertly done. Tim Burton‘s bizare tale apparently has its roots in folklore (according to wikipedia). It’s certainly quite an odd story. I do like the gothic nature of the heroine, in contrast to the shy Victorian gentleman hero.
If you haven’t seen it before, its well worth watching. If you have, why not pull it out and again revel in the craftmanship of the animation and quirkiness of the story. It is superb.
There is a charming childrens TV programme on Five on Sat and Sun mornings, around 7 am (don’t ask me how I know), called Mio Mao. Its an Italian, claymation animation about two kittens, called Mio and Mao. To them, everything is a surprise, and in every episode they discover something in their garden.
The animation is very slick and very humourous. Its a great show.
There are loads of episodes on YouTube.