Filed under: advertising, art, feedback, information, narrative | Tags: animation, camera, compression, fundraising, kickstarter, life, lifecast, stopmotion, timelapse
I carried a small timelapse camera that looks like a shampoo bottle around for a little more than 18 months. Each day became a ~3minute timelapse movie. About 300x normal speed. Five minutes of life becomes about 1 second of movie.
Each month is about 90 minutes of footage. I put together six months into a single film that has six panels laid out like this.
[ JUL AUG SEP
OCT NOV DEC ]
Here’s a sample from the first six month movie:
So I have now made 3 compilation movies. Each movie is about 90 minutes long and covers six months of my timelapse movies. From Mid 2009 to Jan 2011. To me, they are something like fishbowl or fireplace movies. A texture or pattern of life. Is there a narrative?
And here is timelapse version of the third episode compressed into 3 1/2 minutes.
All the individual movies and the compilation movies are public domain so you are free to reuse as you please.
But maybe you want a copy of the full lengths on DVD? I am happy to put them together for you with some custom art and mail it to you.
What did i take away from all these movies? I think mostly it made me think about plants and slowness. After all this time filming myself I figured it was time to spend some time filming something shared like our food supply so I am working with a couple small Boston area (Concord) farms to create a public domain movie about the 6 month growing season. Roughly late April to late September. $99 and you will get some timelapse movies, some handdrawn art and the bonus of helping fund a public domain movie about food.
Filed under: information | Tags: business, dinosaurs, emergency room, er, hospital, medicine
For most of the last 5 years, I have had no insurance or catastrophic coverage only ($10,000 deductible) so I haven’t been to the hospital in a while. In November, I started getting real insurance from my part time employment with HStar Technologies.
Woke up with a wicked fever about 4 in the morning sometime last December and decided to give the hospital a try. Took a cab (Thanks e.w.) to the nearby Mt. Auburn Hospital. The staff was really nice. Got an IV of some fluids, some ibuprofen and nice words. They ran some tests, nothing major. Sent me home. On my way out I asked the desk person how much it would be. They had no idea what the cost was and told me I would get a bill. I was required to pay the $100 copay before I left.
A series of documents began to arrive over the next month or so. Multiple non-bills and multiple bills. All said and done, the trip cost ~$1400, of which I paid ~$460.
My monthly insurance premium is about $350 (of which I pay half being a part time employee.)
I’ll leave the rest of the math to you. Insurance in Massachusetts is required by law.
You can click on any of the documents to get a higher res version through the flickr page.
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Filed under: art, feedback, information, narrative | Tags: consumption, imwutieat, narrative, storytelling
all of these pieces of media i consume, they all have a story associated. a narrative. they contain information about how a series of events leads to a particular conclusion. depending on what type of stories i consume, then my mind is likely to interpret my own options and choices in the world differently.
for food, i can understand that i am what i eat. imw uti eat. imwutieet. when choosing what food to consume i might be guided by the food pyramid (or 40-30-30, local food, etc). basic carbohydrates at the bottom, fruit and veggies just above, meat and dairy after that and finally fats and oils. if i eat too much of the stuff at the top i will become unbalanced, unstable. a lopsided pyramid.
so what about the media i consume? how would i categorize or break down the different common narratives? what is the carbs? what is protein, fiber, fat? my first guess would be that hero narratives are fatty and i(and the rest of the west) have consumed a few too many of these. what should be the basic narrative, the bottom of the pyramid? something like “hard work pays off” or “clear goals and small steps”? or “just be”?
some of what i eat passes through me. some becomes fuel, some becomes muscle, bone, etc. what do the stories become? and how do i feel about my current diet?
Filed under: art, information, narrative, randomness, Uncategorized | Tags: narrative, randomness, scalable, service
i backdated this post because the publication was a few months ago and i just got around to the post…
Filed under: advertising, art, feedback, information, opensource, plebiandesign
some recent movies for brooklyn mobile.
new people productions
a 14m compilation of Episode 4 of the brooklyners:
http://brooklynmobile.blip.tv has several longer compilations that make it easy to watch a bunch of videos in a row.
Filed under: information, software | Tags: audio, compression, ffmpeg, imagemagick, script, sox, video
So much information, how can you get through it all?
Try SNIPS and LAYERS!
And 3-5 friends hanging out and talking with each other.
Other links to check for more info on scripts and other necessary installs: