Tag Archives: time

“Monument” by Röyksopp & Robyn

17 Aug

stretching moments of time into space…

There is this beautiful word in the (not always pretty) german language: Augenblick. It means something similar to proverbial “blink of an eye”. But while “blinking” is the ephemeral moment that interrupts the view, “Blick” is more like “glance”, an ephemeral mode of seeing. Now dear old Mr. Goethe has phrased “Der Augenblick ist Ewigkeit”. This sentence simply asserts that the “Augenblick”, the ephemeral moment is eternity. While this might look like a contradiction at first, it actually describes the most common experience: every single Augenblick passes instantly — and this one thing will never change.

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Night Scapes

28 Nov

Not exactly visually psychedelic, but this video has a special quality in it’s atmosphere of mystery, experimentation, a different consciousness.

time/space extrusion experiments

4 Sep

Strata cut is an animation technique invented by David Daniels. He explains:

“Stratacut is the revealed technique in a way but what you are really doing is sculpting time. You are creating these blobby-spaghetti extrusions with a lot of distortions in them. You are calculating how they will be revealed in time. The potential energy that has been sculpted into them is revealed as kinetic energy once it is cut apart. So I tried to figure out all the possible geometric principals on which the twisting of the shapes would yield the ideal result; the blinking eyes, rotating faces, walking, etc.”

the whole interview in “The Art Of the Title Sequence” is highly recommended.

The next clip is from his cult student film “Buzz Box”, I think it’s brilliant, but might freak you out:

Imagining the Tenth Dimension

28 Aug

Quantum physics challenges our normal daily perception of the world. scientist Rob Bryanton has a mind blowing video blog that tries to visualize these concepts, along with commentary on conciseness, language, human history and so on . Every video this genius posts turns me onto a dozen different directions, and of course, several other videos. so make sure you have enough time (althogh it seems that the flow of time is just an illusion: our way of sensing of the fourth spatial dimension. apparently we all have A LOT of time) and dive into his wonderful mind expanding blog:

imaginingthetenthdimension.blogspot.com

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