The Creative Internet

February 9, 2011 at 10:50 pm (art, computers, interesting, internet) (, , , , , , , )

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.

See:

Some personal favourites of mine include:

Fantastic stuff.  Tech at its best.

Kevin.

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Video games inspire art

June 20, 2010 at 7:42 pm (art, computers, interesting, music) (, , , , , , )

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.

Kevin.

Kevin.

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The Corpse Bride

September 29, 2009 at 8:47 pm (art, kids) (, , , , , , , )

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.

Kevin.

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Mio Mao

April 23, 2009 at 8:11 pm (kids) (, , , , , )

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.

Kevin.

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SheepFilms

January 21, 2008 at 9:54 pm (interesting, odds) (, , , )

Stumbled across this site the other day – http://www.sheepfilms.co.uk/.  This chaps sense of humour and work is just great.  You’ve got to have a look.  Also check out his YouTube page.  Fantastic stuff.

Some favourites of mine – all the IT related ones, work socks, overclocked, hill manipulation.

Kevin.

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