kurze und sehr sehenswerte doku von resident advisor ueber berlins technovergangenheit und bestandaufnahme zur aktuellen situation:
For the third edition of Real Scenes, RA and Bench go to one of the most special places for electronic music in the world: Berlin. When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, techno became the underground soundtrack to the reunion between East and West. In recent years, it’s become an international destination for ravers—a cheap place to party with clubs that are renowned throughout the world.
Techno has become a business in the meantime. Yet Berlin still maintains a credibility that other cities lack. To understand why, RA and Bench went to the German capital eager to find out about its unique history and the reasons behind its continued relevance.
50 jahre verpackt in 3 minuten. das kann natuerlich nicht zur vollstaendigen zufriedenheit fuehren. dennoch, einige wichtige stationen der entwicklung elektronischer musik werden in dem 3 minuten clip zusammengefasst.
auf jeden fall bemueht und ist ja anscheinend auch erstmal nur ein teaser – deswegen – reinhoeren!
Internet: The Movie
is a video made in 1997 to explain the then-fairly-young internet to individuals looking to get in on the action. However, what’s really funny to see in this movie is the ridiculous ‘plot’ in between the educational parts, and to try to make sense of most of the included segments’ relevance to the explanation of the internet itself. But then 40 minutes of content would be lost. The beginning is really some of the best parts (in that they are the worst parts) of how the movie sought to relate the internet to people. It trails off at the end as eventually they just start explaining how to do things in… Netscape. It’s worth it to watch just because somewhere in the middle, the video suggests that using the internet is too hard and tells you that you should go make a sandwich instead.
Tesla – Master of Lightning:
Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) is probably the first cross-over scientist. He is known and respected in scientific and engineering circles, but he also appeals to a youthful and general audience with no formal background in science. Today there is considerable and growing interest in Tesla, but there is lacking a comprehensive and accurate picture of his life and accomplishments. A major documentary has never been made about him. Much of the available information has been highly speculative, not based on the historical documentary evidence. It was our objective to make an in-depth documentary that is both entertaining and scientifically and historically accurate. A great deal of the story is told in Tesla’s own words, drawing from his autobiographical and scientific writings.
This is the final piece for my AS art course, a flipbook made entirely out of biro pens. It’s something like 2100 pages long, and about 50 jotter books. I’d say I worked on and off it for roughly 3 weeks.
Song is French Cancan by Jaques Offenbach.
Additional sounds credited to Valve, specifically from their game Team Fortress 2.
Other stuff is from the 300 trailer and O Little Town of Bethlehem.
All other content copyright Jamie Bell (aka DispleasedEskimo) 2010, I guess
Robots have fascinated to the human race as soon as they started to think about machines or simulacrums. This narrative will display a timeline on robotics. Future attachments will explain more in depth the workings of robots and developments in robotics: hardware, software and artificial intelligence.
The status of this page is to give you a first impression of the history of robotics and will be extended regularly.
The Machine That Changed the World is the longest, most comprehensive documentary about the history of computing ever produced, but since its release in 1992, it’s become virtually extinct. Out of print and never released online, the only remaining copies are VHS tapes floating around school libraries or in the homes of fans who dubbed the original shows when they aired.