The oil rig Transocean Winner was swept ashore in heavy storms off the west coast of Scotland. Surreal.
Fantastic digitally-stabilized drone video of Venice Beach at sunrise. The Brian Eno soundtrack pulls it all together nicely.
It’s something that would be done digitally today, but the original HBO intro was shot with a model city. The production techniques are fascinating, and I can’t even believe the big brass letters.
- Can you beat a computer at Rock Paper Scissors? It’s not exactly chess, but a computer that has learned from thousands of games has a distinct advantage, and it really gets into my head.
- A photographic collection of the governor’s mansions in each of the 50 states.
- This is a rally car crash. This is nifty, digitally-stabilized footage of the rally car crash. (He was okay.)
Bryce Wilner, designer at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, has a blog post about the poetry that appears when an exhibition is on its way down.
An eagle flies around Mer de Glace — the glacier off Mont Blanc in Chamonix, France.
Tennessee Williams: “Have you ever see the skeleton of a bird? If you have you will know how completely they are still flying.”
Amazing footage. There’s a documentary coming out soon called Leviathan that I’d really like to see.
Video footage of blues musicians is spotty before the ’60s folk revival dug a lot of them up. That’s part of what makes this clip of Big Bill Broonzy special. For even more captivating footage, see Howlin’ Wolf in 1951.