It’s really incredible! When I watch this clip, I can’t believe this little robot was built in the late 1770s. This small barefoot boy called “the writer” that was crammed 6,000 custom made components to create a automaton programmable writing machine. It was designed and built by Swiss-born watchmaker Pierre Jaquet-Droz with help from his son Henri-Louis, and Jean-Frédéric Leschot. If you like it, see more information on BBC Four’s documentary Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams, hosted by professor Simon Schaffer.
Online performance artist Ze Frank use these colorful jelly beans to show you how most people spend the majority of their life. Frank set 28,835 beans that representing days of the average human lifespan, then he subtracts the sleeping, working, eating… finally, only a small square of jelly beans are represent “free” time.
In 1980 Shanghai had no skyscrapers, but now has at least 4,000 — more than twice as many as New York. Photographer Rob Whitworth who spends long time at a time filming immersive time-lapse videos in some of Asia’s largest cities. This is Shangai in conjunction with JT Singh, watch it below:-)
Youtube user Brusspup post this video that named “Amazing Resonance Experiment!” on Youtube. First, sand is poured on a black metal plate which is attached to a tone generator. Then the speaker is cycled through various frequencies make the sand emerge geometric patterns.
This animation called Oscillate, it’s Daniel Sierra‘s thesis animation for his MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Sierra try to imitate a “visualize waveform patterns that evolve from the fundamental sine wave to more complex patterns, creating a mesmerizing audio-visual experience in which sight and sound work in unison.”
Artist Kevin Champeny recently show us this video about how he make these super gummy bears chandelier. It’s the same chandelier seen on the iCarly show, designed and built exclusively for Jellio.com. Even though built this candelier need over 156 hours, but that’s really is a cool thing when it’s shown in a kids party or kids room. Please enjoy the video below:-)
This is a short tilt-shift time-lapse film about the city of Melbourne’s feature, Australia. Photographer Nathan Kaso spent 10 months to making and features the different events and festivals throughout the year.
Music: “Reflections” by Tom Day.
Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 17-40mm f/4L, 24-105mm f/4L and 70-300mm f/4-5.6 USM