Saturday, 27. September 2008
The Genius Parrot'Extraordinary Animals' is a lighthearted documentary series profiles remarkable animals across the globe.
This programme explores the case of Griffin – a parrot whose extraordinary cognitive skills have altered the scientific perception of avian intelligence.
Griffin is an amazing 12-year-old African grey parrot whose abilities are changing the way scientists think about birds. Dr Irene Pepperberg, a noted expert on avian communication, works closely with Griffin and other grey parrots at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has been teaching the birds to perform complex tasks of the kind previously thought to be exclusive to humans, great apes and monkeys. As well as being able to mimic human speech, Griffin can label objects, identify colours and shapes, and combine the words he has learned to form simple phrases.
Duration: 20 minutes
U Le ChangU Le Chang was a journey that stemmed from the simple definition of curiosity and where it led us, to the farthest regions of our imagination.
Explore this beautifully illustrated piece, that comes alive by using very creative animations: U Le Chang, an experimental website by Kilo Studio.
The DoghouseComplete each level by moving the tiles to get the puppy to the kitchen:
If you need help check out the video walkthroughs on YouTube.
I Had a Dream I was a Jellyfish Floating Through SpaceI don't know about anyone else, but I could watch macro footage of jellyfish all day long... seriously. Something about it that makes me feel tiny and in awe. I took all this when I went to the Long Beach Aquarium ... -- by mike ambs
I agree. I also could watch all day long. The colours are amazing ...
LAPP - Light Art Performance PhotographyThe light art performance photography (briefly LAPP) is a new technique in the lightart scene. It's a one-short long time bulb exposure Photography, performed additionally with movement of light.
Jan Leonardo Wöllert has been developing this new technique for about two years. No one is as proficient in this new art form as Jan and his partner Jörg Miedza. Here you can view a small selection of their most beautiful work:
LAPP - Light Art Performance Photography.
Coca-Cola Light - Tastes of the WorldTo discover eateries around the world is secondary - it's just a very cool website!
Coca-Cola Light - Tastes of the World. Magic is created by Gringo.
Monday, 22. September 2008
Another New InterviewWhat a great pleasure, what a great honor!
Today, this interview - entitled "Was macht eigentlich ... (Actually, what about ...) - appears in the popular Swiss magazine "Schweizer Illustrierte", Nr. 39.
Click the picture for a larger view and a readable version.
Saturday, 20. September 2008
Soothing Glimpses of TokyoI love Japan, this was my 5th time there. It was cold and raining at the start of April and it improved later on. So annoying filming in the rain with an umbrella but the camera survived.(so did I)
Tokyo is amazing and I find new places to explore every time I'm there. There are lovely places to relax and other places that excite the senses!
Enjoy this video by Sugoi!
Grand Palais Virtual TourTo mark the 25th European Heritage Days (September 20-21), the spotlight will be on heritage and creativity. From September 19, the Grand Palais will invite you to enjoy a very special computer animation.
Grand Palais Virtual Tour - Fantastic!
Pearls: Discover Nature's perfect gemMagical, mysterious, and radiant, pearls are the only gems born of a living organism. They come from the bottom of the world’s oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams. And they emerge from their watery origins perfectly luminous, not needing to be cut and polished.
Pearls: Discover Nature's perfect gem - organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, in collaboration with The Field Museum, Chicago.
Penguin DinerIn this fun, time-management game you have to help Penny make enough money to get back home to her family. Move through 3 locations and serve customers quickly, making them happy and keep them coming back for more: Penguin Diner.
Kelley Ryden Photography
Kelley Ryden is a baby & child photographer. She specializes in newborns, babies, children, and family photography using natural light only:
Kelley Ryden Photography.
Without a doubt, newborns are my favorite age to photograph. My best days with my camera, are the days that I get to photograph a fresh newborn. This age can be the most difficult to photograph, but as a Mommy, the newborn images of my own give me the most joy. Remembering their tiny features, fuzzy hair, and all that is new about them, brings back those amazing memories of when we first met. These days should be captured and always remembered.
Beautiful, just beautiful!
(via Le Web et le reste)
MetamorphosisMetamorphosis is programmed entirely in Processing, it’s the follow up to my Music is Math video. I developed my ‘zeno’ animation system a bit more to allow for nebulous additive blending as well as a few other things. The music is by Boards of Canada again - the track ‘Corsair’ from the Geogaddi album.
Amazing processing work by Glenn Marshall.
Louis Vuitton Soundwalk
Louis Vuitton presents its first digital mp3 audio guide: The Louis Vuitton Soundwalk.
Tthe French luxury giant has created MP3 audio guides in six languages for three Chinese cities, with walking tours narrated by famous actresses: Gong Li for Beijing, Joan Chen for Shanghai and Shu Qi for Hong Kong. The audio guides were produced in collaboration with Soundwalk and launched in tandem with the Olympic Games in Beijing this summer.
Each adventure is divided into chapters at different points of the city, tied to a map and a slideshow of beautiful images.
Saturday, 13. September 2008
Ursi @ Radio ArgoviaLast week I was guest in the radio show "De Sirio trifft Mänsche wo beweged" (Sirio meets people of interest) at Radio Argovia, Switzerland. The broadcast was aired on September 6th, 2008. Sirio Flückiger and I talked about my life, the early times at Radio 24 and the Swiss television, as well as some esoteric aspects and the internet.
Well, it's more for my German readers, because the show is in Swiss German only.
Click the Play button on the player below if you'd like to listen. The interview runs just 45 minutes, incl. music.