Happy last Friday before Thanksgiving, dear friends, and welcome to the Open Mic!
I have two fascinating and quite different videos to share with you today. I could make all kinds of analyses about why I’ve paired them — they show humanity on two scales, they both make statements about developed urban living and its opposite — but I think I’ll just let them speak for themselves.
I urge you to watch these at the site, instead of embedded here, so you can see them bigger.
The first is a Motion Poem (wonderful, wonderful idea!) animated by one of my Playing Big classmates.
When at a Certain Party in NYC, poem by Erin Belieu, animation by Amy Schmitt
The second video (as different as possible from the first and yet as much a product of our times) is a time-lapse view of Earth from space, edited together using some of NASA’s most recent photos.
Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over, photos by NASA ISS, editing by Michael König
The Motioin Poem is great. Nice work by whoever. Odd that a man reads it ?
The Earth looks amazing doesn’t it. I love the electrical storms that flash indiscriminately on the screen. It looks so beautiful from space…..and down below there’s a world of emotions.
Interesting and entertaining…and complimentary.
The male voice threw me, too, the first time I watched it. I don’t know why they didn’t choose a woman.
Glad you think the two videos go together. 😀 They felt that way to me!
Wow, I absolutely loved the poem, and that illustration style is fantastic! I don’t know if my hearing’s starting to go ;), but I did find it a little hard to understand the reader’s monotone, hurried voice. Is it just me?
And WOW, that NASA video is astounding. Really puts things into a different perspective, doesn’t it? I might have already recommended this to you (because I love it so much), but I recently watched Brian Cox’s series, Wonders of the Universe. You should check it out!
I love the poem too. 🙂 Yeah, not sure about the reader’s voice either… I feel like it ought to have been a woman.
Wonders of the Universe sounds really interesting. I’ll have to look for it when I have time! (Which alas, when it comes to DVDs, seems to be never. 😦 )