film

22Nov

Hello World

In a close future, a private company developed a technology aimed at boosting our brain capacity. But it requires from its clients to store their memory data on one single server. In this highly controlled world, a young woman has the power to change things.

A short French language film (with English subtitles, which automatically makes it clever).

16Nov

Gentrification ‘Without the Negative’

Nearly a quarter of the homes in the Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio are vacant. In 2011, an arts group moved into an abandoned factory in the area to create 400 West Rich Street, a community that now leases space to woodworkers, performance artists, a coffee shop, painters, sculptors, and others.

Hipsterisation is really a more accurate term, but it’s still nice to see.

7Nov

The Diatomist

“Diatoms are single cell algae that create jewel-like glass shells around themselves. Microscopists of the Victorian era would arrange them into complex patterns, invisible to the naked eye but spectacular when viewed under magnification.The best of these arrangements are stunning technical feats that reveal the hidden grandeur of some of the smallest organisms on Earth.”

I remember studying diatoms at university. They’re pretty fascinating things, and the different types of diatoms taken from, say, lake sediment can give an indicator as to what was happening to the land over time. They’re also rather pretty.

3Nov

We The Economy

We the Economy is a pretty interesting concept. It’s a series of 20 short videos, and spells out difficult economic ideas and theories in very basic terms. They kind of reminds me of my old A-Level Economics course, in their elegant simplicity, but they’re certainly filmed very well.