what in the word

Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 in Consider, Inspire

This video was made entirely by John Koenig. sonder – n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. From “The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows”.

pin map to hold top corners and travel there

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Consider, Inspire, Science

Amy Robinson presenting an innovative game to map the brain. The game is called EyeWire and it was created by Sebastian Seung. Video by TedxTalks.

Many Rivers to Cross: The African Americans Preview

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Consider, Culture, Inspire

Here’s a preview of Many Rivers to Cross: The African Americans on PBS. The first episode of the series airs October 22nd.

Many Rivers to Cross: The African Americans

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in Consider, News, Studio

Jedidiah’s poster design for PBS Many Rivers to Cross: The African Americans. The first episode of The African Americans with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. airs October 22nd.

seeing is hearing

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in Consider, Music, Process, Science

Looking into cymatics in relation to a project and having fun with Chladni patterns. Video shows a basic Chladni Plate and frequency generator, although I prefer the original violin bow method. Note the increased frequency changes the pattern to greater complexity.

fitzcardboardaldo

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Cinema, Consider, Inspire

This is an amazing animation by Robin Frohardt. I mentioned this a while back as it was part of a Puppet Festival I made drawings of in Brooklyn. Robin’s animation is a three minute trailer for an imagined film inspired by the great stories and difficulties of the production of Werner Herzog’s original Fitzcarraldo. The […]

Beco’s McLaren MP4/5

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in Consider, Inspire

“On a given day, a given circumstance, you think you have a limit. And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit, and you think, ‘Okay, this is the limit’. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your […]

tangibility

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Consider, Inspire, Music

“Getting out of your chair at home to experience something in the real world has started to become a rare occurrence, and to a lot of people, an unnecessary one… There’s no romance in a mouse click.”- Jack White. Here’s more from his commentary: Years ago someone told me that 1,200 high school kids were […]

keepsake

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in Consider, Music

Making music is always fun. Making a record is even better. And by record, I mean a beautifully packaged and warm toned music recording on vinyl. I’m headin’ over to Third Man Records in Nashville to try out their refurbished 1947 voice-o-graph machine. It’s “the only working vinyl record recording booth open to the public […]

one-trick pony

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in Consider, Inspire, Process

Good stuff from actress and Neuroscientist Mayim Bialik talking about being multifaceted. “You can be as passionate and in love with science as you can be about literature or art.” “I don’t think there’s anything particularly spectacular about me that I have both acting interest and science interest. To me that’s just who I am.”

single take?

Posted by on Mar 20, 2013 in Consider, Inspire

Advice

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Consider

“Most inventors and engineers I’ve met are like me — they’re shy and they live in their heads. They’re almost like artists. In fact, the very best of them are artists. And artists work best alone — best outside of corporate environments, best where they can control an invention’s design without a lot of other […]

Get Real

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Consider, Process