Tag Archives: New York Times

May 31, 2009 updated at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., midnight

(last update) THIS is very cool. Move your cursor! Thanks to Megan B!

The New York Times reports that a Wichita, KS, abortion doctor was shot and killed while attending his church Sunday morning.

(2d UPDATE) I found some “conservative” reactions to the above at Andrew Sullivan, and they are really shocking in their calloused view of this event, in my opinion.
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February 20, 2009

Friday night blogger

Friday night blogger

I happened to run across some amazing videos and thought I’d share.
The first is a five minute video that is composed of 6,000 painted images by a graduate student named Reza Dolatabadi . If you follow the link, you’ll see a lot more info about how the film was put together and about the artist. The video is cool all by itself, but it has the added bonus of being a complete work of art at any point at which you pause the video.
The second video is about technique and not the video and not the soundtrack. It’s a technique called “datamoshing”, and I’ve linked to that term below so you can see some before you decide to follow up. It somehow reminds me of my friend The Oz’s paintings, a sort of dreamlike quality of reality. About a year before this so-called “music video” (you may enjoy the artwork better if you just turn off the speakers and I’m not the only one of that opinion), there was another artist, Takeshi Murata (link on page 2) who used the technique in a more contemporary art/experimental kind of way and used what I can only call a disturbing soundtrack.
I’ve put both after the “jump” so you don’t have to go there if you aren’t interested in video.
Also at the bottom of this post is the Google Earth “discovery” of Atlantis and a Proverb for my daughter.

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News that interested me

Tiny Diamonds linked to Mammoth Extinction

This is a New York Times science story about how meteors may have hit North America 13,000 years ago and caused big changes, including the extinction of Mammoths and Sabre Tooth Tigers.

In Iraq, What Comes Next?

This is a Washington Post feature by Oklahoma City’s own Anthony Shadid about Christmas in Baghdad.

Hollywood Trimming its Sails in Economic Windstorm

The Los Angeles Times is freaked out over layoffs at the movie studios and the looming SAG strike.

Cold Front to Push Through Town

This is The Daily Oklahoman’s upcoming weather story.