Tag Archives: japan

Expo 1967 and 1970 videos

21 Jan

As Donald Drumpf enters the white house and we enter deeper into the historical abyss of late-capitalism it might be worth to remember just how cheerful things seemed some 50 years ago, the 1967 Montreal World Expo and in the Osaka 1970 Expo.

World exhibitions are a genre that has kind of passed on from the world, which is a shame. In the past they were used to offer a vision of the future, and though those futures seem kind of naive today, I kind of miss those people who tried giving us a universalisitc and hopeful vision for the planet and mankind. This might be a time to revive the world Expo (there’s one scheduled to happen in Dubai in 2020).

Watch the last two minutes of the clip from the Osaka 1970 expo and you are in for a treat with all those Japanese dancers waving the flags of all the nations of the earth. Oh the camaraderie!

 

Social Near-death Sensations (S.N.S.) / Omodaka + Teppei Maki

29 Jun

This is a visualization of the societal near-death experience that was triggered in Japan by the 2011 earthquake.

Aihara Nobuhiro: Black Fish (2006)

1 Mar

Not your run-of-the-mill Japanese animation. From the late A. Nobuhiro (1944–2011).

EZ3kiel – L’Œil du Cyclone (dir. Masanobu Hiraoka)

19 Jan

Hiraoka-san bestows his liquid wisdom upon us once again.

Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider

29 Dec

The ending credits for a new anime series are a glorious mashup of Conway’s Game of Life, Debian Linux, Common Lisp and Motif Window Manager.

0x4015 – Optical Circuit

31 Mar

This 4 kilobyte intro won 1st place in the TokyoDemoFest 2015
Download original executable.

Tatsuo Shimamura: Fantasy City (1967)

10 Mar

Really nice execution of op art / Escher-style ideas.

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