The Sydney Museum of Words’ first exhibition is on now

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 21 November 2013

Taking ‘words out of their normal context’, the Sydney Museum of Words is holding their first exhibition this month and you’re invited. This Grammar Nerd’s dream brings words together by mounting them around the rooms of a museum gallery and setting up an audio tour, where each word’s etymology, along with its significance to Australia, […]

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Cool projection mapping on moving surfaces

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By Alexander Hotz in New Trends on Thursday 17 October 2013

Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping on moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely on camera. The team behind it said it believes the technology ‘has tremendous potential to radically transform theatrical presentations and define new genres of expression’. After watching this video, it’s impossible not […]

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The history of typography in 5 minutes

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 11 October 2013

Being a self-confessed “word nerd,” I’ve got a fascination with typography and the different ways you can make a word look on paper. And in Ben Barrett-Forrest’s animated short, he delves into a (very) condensed version on the history of typography, tracing all the way back to Johannes Gutenberg and his invention of the first […]

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Is this the greatest coffee shop prank video ever?

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By Darwin Cosico in Video on Thursday 10 October 2013

Do you want telekinesis with your coffee? Some of the customers in the video have received more than what they asked for. The marketing team of Carrie, an upcoming 2013 supernatural horror film, has released a video on YouTube titled ‘Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise’ to promote the film. The video captures the reactions of unsuspecting […]

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Miranda Kerr buys too much detergent, suddenly speaks Japanese

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Sunday 22 September 2013

Did you know: When Miranda Kerr is not strutting her stuff on the Victoria’s Secret catwalk, she spends her day hoarding pink detergent and speaking Japanese? While the video does not contain any lingerie, it’s good to know that if at any point in the future you share an intimate moment with Miranda Kerr, both of you can converse in the language of samurais and ninjas.

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Unleash retro heaven via The ’90s Button

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By Erin Emocling in Cool Websites on Thursday 22 August 2013

Yes, the ’90s was so last, last decade, but to some, it is still the greatest era of all time. The world was rad and we revolved around Lisa Frank, stick-on earrings, Beverly Hills 90210, Trapper Keepers, and Tamagotchis. Desperate to experience the ’90s again? Just hit The ’90s Button, a David Hasselhoff-inspired website that will […]

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Passenger Side: written and directed by Matthew Bissonnette

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By Xavier Toby in New Film on Friday 2 August 2013

As a species, our attention spans are supposedly shrinking, and most mainstream films pander to this assumption. Images, action, strands of story and scene changes are ceaselessly thrown at us in an effort to keep our attention, and distract from the lack of meaningful plot and characters worth caring about. Passable movies keep you awake […]

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A Celebration of the Computer Cusor by Moniker

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By Jessica Chow in Cool Websites on Thursday 20 June 2013

Amsterdam-based studio Moniker have created an interesting way to celebrate what they believe is where the cursors can be seen for one last time. Using a music video by the band Light Light, viewers of this website are told that their cursor movements are being recorded and are told to follow certain instructions in rather […]

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Where The Whales Sleep: music video for Zen Death Squad

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By Contributions in New Music on Wednesday 19 June 2013

Zen Death Squad are a trio of young producers and multi-instrumentalists creating dark widescreen textures and cinematic atmospheres. Their new single, Where The Whales Sleep, is part of an upcoming trilogy released over the coming months, each with an accompanying video and artwork, and is available for free download from their website. The video was […]

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Alone and surrounded with reason: a video by Brian Jerome

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By Brian Jerome in Video on Friday 31 May 2013

Television provides a lot of the American populous with filler in their day-to-day work lives. However, the entertainment TV is meant to provide has been in a stark decline. People now enjoy watching vicarious living: people failing, mundane jobs they do not work, spoiled disrespecting infants, and lackluster competition. The news in America now provides […]

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Epic music video combines watercolour with digital effects

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By Calvin in Video on Thursday 23 May 2013

In this music video, the artist combined traditional watercolor techniques with digital effects. Every texture, illustration or letter was painted and scanned several times to achieve this beautiful effect. It took weeks to produce because of the high level of details and the painting effect the artist wanted to achieve. It’s a brilliant combination of […]

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Members of 90s Teenbeat bands cover the Bumblebee Tuna song

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By Erik Kraft in Video on Saturday 30 March 2013

In the 90s, if it said Teenbeat on it, I would buy it (and usually did). So take two members of great 90s Teenbeat bands (Unrest and Blast Off Country Style) and get them covering jingles? I’m listening. After all, what is a jingle if not just a really short pop song? The Bumblebee Tuna […]

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Chasing the Storm: a time lapse video

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By Cormack O'Connor in Video on Wednesday 20 March 2013

Sometimes I like to gaze up at the sky and slowly watch the clouds swirl around overhead, or look at the different ways that light hits portions of a vast valley. I think that’s what I like about nature: the fact that nothing is ever the same, nor will it ever be again. Therefore, I’m […]

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Video Sassoon: a new media installation by Minhae Shim

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By Minhae Shim in Video on Thursday 14 March 2013

Video Sassoon is a phantasmagorical meditation on media, remediation, and the editing process. Discarded strips of videotape are repurposed to create a screen through which a digital video is projected. In the video, newly severed pieces of hair float across the screen to the tune of a familiar funeral ballad that has been rendered unrecognizable […]

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Instant Cosby: click anywhere for a fresh Bill Cosby image

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By dAVE inden in Cool Websites on Thursday 21 February 2013

I have a folder in my bookmarks called Time Wasters. It is the first place I go when I have been on my computer for a while and just want to zone out on silliness for a bit, rather get any actual ‘work’ done. The first in this list is Instant Cosby, a full screen […]

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