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Apr 2013

Title Track from M83’s Score for “Oblivion”

In what is good news for literally the whole entire world, M83‘s Anthony Gonzalez provided the score for the Tom Cruise-starring sci-fi film Oblivion. The track “Oblivion”, features Norwegian singer Susanne Sundfør. Anythony himself has confirmed via Twitter that it’s from the films End Credits.

According to Rolling Stone, Gonzalez collaborated with Joseph Trapanese on the soundtrack; Trapanese previously collaborated with Daft Punk on the soundtrack to Tron: Legacy. The soundtrack arrives April 9 via Back Lot Records. The film, directed by Joseph Kosinski, apparently pays homage to the science fiction films of the 1970s, which is just peachy. It will be released on April 19.

 

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  • Apr 01, 2013
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Jan 2013

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Filed under Too-Good-to-Be-True, artist Denis Medri has regularly shared with us alternate visions of my two favourite universes, Batman and Star Wars. I’m not kidding when I say, apart from the Buffy-verse, nothing compels me more than these mythologies. The only two video games for X-Box I play regularly are Arkham City (third or fourth time around at this point) and The Force Unleashed Series (twice through each). Here he’s shown us Batman if it took place in Grease territory (Greasers!) and Star Wars (original trilogy) if they were in an ’80s teen movie. FYI, he’s also introduced us to Western/Samurai Epic Star Wars, also worth a lookie-loo.

 

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  • Jan 20, 2013

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Apr 2012

Fictional Travel Poster Art

Here’s a great collection of Fictional Travel Poster Art from a new show that Planet Pulp is currently running. Artists have been inspired from some classic movies and TV shows.

via Geek Tyrant

 

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  • Apr 08, 2012
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Mar 2012

The Feynman Series – Part 1

I recently split from my boyfriend of nearly 21 months. This was easily the longest and most meaningful relationship of my life. For someone whose longest relationship was 2 months, this really went to show what could happen when you meet the right person, but also that nothing lasts forever. During this time, my closest friend shared with me this video as an inspiration for beauty, science and embracing the unknown and I think it’s important to share that outlook with the world.

Part One of The Feynman Series, a companion project of The Sagan Series, works in the hopes of promoting scientific literacy in the general population. This video by @reidgower is something I hope you enjoy too, and if you’re going through a questioning time in your life perhaps it will also inspire you to seek the solace and comfort of the truth.

 

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  • Mar 11, 2012
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Nov 2011

Echo Lake – Buried at Sea

The music video for Buried at Sea’s song “Echo Lake” directed by Natalia Stuyk. The video was shot off the coast of Granada, Southern Spain.

 

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  • Nov 24, 2011
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Oct 2011

Aurora Timelapse from Michigan

The Aurora Borealis as seen east of Martin, Michigan on October 24 2011. The timelapse spans 2h 20m from just after dusk to around 10:30 pm EDT.

The YouTube video also come with tech details, which is something I like to nerd out about: ~280 15MP images taken with a Canon T1i. Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 set @11mm f4.0 ISO 400. 25 second exposures every 30 seconds.

Taken from Wikipedia: Auroras result from emissions of photons in the Earth’s upper atmosphere, above 80 km (50 mi), from ionized nitrogen atoms regaining an electron, and oxygen and nitrogen atoms returning from an excited state to ground state. They are ionized or excited by the collision of solar wind and magnetospheric particles being funneled down and accelerated along the Earth’s magnetic field lines; excitation energy is lost by the emission of a photon of light, or by collision with another atom or molecule:

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Green or brownish-red, depending on the amount of energy absorbed.

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Blue or red. Blue if the atom regains an electron after it has been ionized. Red if returning to ground state from an excited state.

 

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  • Oct 25, 2011
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Aug 2011

The Largest Star Ever Discovered

Our Sun — approximately 1 million miles in diameter — is generally considered by the Universe to be one of the smaller stars.

via Discovery Channel

 

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  • Aug 09, 2011
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Jul 2011

Cutting Edges

I’m happy to see Cutting Edges, curating these contemporary takes on vintage (found) imagery, featuring a new take on old design. Incidentally, I’ve come across some of these pieces on fffound before, I would love to get my hands on a copy of this tome for myself. With work by Jelle Martens, Anthony Zinonos, Eduardo Recife and more, the book is pure eye candy.

 

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  • Jul 25, 2011
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Jun 2011

Mark Ronson & The Business Intl.

I’ve been listening to this record on repeat for the last few months, so tight. Last night was the first time I really explored the iTunes LP of it that I got and watched the three music videos attached. JEALOUSY.

 

  • by Brandon William Fletcher
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  • Jun 11, 2011
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Jun 2011

Parodies and Prequels

I know I haven’t been around for a bit, I’ve been incredibly busy with projects and going to Sasquatch, I promise to post again soon, but it may not be until after a week or two. Until then, here’s some Star Wars love. The first video was shared by my friend Ryan and is hilarious.

The second was shared by City of Films

 

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  • Jun 02, 2011
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