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…It’s Movie Monday: Sorry I’m Late?

Sorry I'm Late

Sorry I’m Late is a fantastic stop motion from Tomas Mankovsky that tells the tale of one man’s journey home and his harrowing adventures along the way.

After watching the movie, be sure to check out the ‘Making Of’ area for some fantastic behind the scenes info as well.

[Sorry I’m Late]

…You are not worthy of TGIMBOEJ?

Great Internet Migratory Box of Electronics Junk

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories’ Great Internet Migratory Box of Electronics Junk is a fascinating project in which a progressive lending library of electronic components becomes an internet meme in physical form halfway between P2P zip-archive sharing and a flea market.

Recipients of the box must:

  1. Take out and add as much electronics junk as you like (but keep it small enough to fit in a USPS flat-rate Priority Mail box).
  2. Write up, photograph, document or otherwise publish in some way online at least one thing you took out (suggested flickr tag: TGIMBOEJ).
  3. There is a little book in the box. Add a checkmark by your name to show that the box has been to you. Also propose a future recipient by adding their name and e-mail address to the book.
  4. Within two weeks pass the box along to one of the people whose name is in the book. Before mailing it to them, send them this list and make sure that they want to participate.

The goal is not necessarily to get anything of value from the box, but instead, to appreciate the box’s journey, and find some way to contribute to the overall story that the box represents.

Want to participate? Check out to find out more.

[Via: Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories]

…Parcels can make pinhole art?

Pinhole Parcel Project

Originally the Pinhole Parcel Project was designed to show the journey that a parcel goes through from the sender to its final destination.

Pinhole cameras were sent through the regular postal service, and along the way they recorded their journey on the photographic negative, “creating highly unpredictable, abstract imagery”.

Pinhole Parcel Project Art

Now though, Mike Thompson and Jamie House want you to help them create the next round of Pinhole art with the Pinhole Litter Project.

To take part:

  1. Pick up a can.
  2. Document the place you found it, (as a digital jpeg file 72dpi and e-mail it to them) Include details of Date, Location and Country.
  3. Send the can in the post with return postage and your address to:
    Pinhole Litter Project
    1 Oxford Villas
    St Stephens
    PL12 4AP
  4. They will convert the can into a pinhole camera, and send it back to you.
  5. When you receive the camera, place the can in the original spot you found it.
  6. Open the black tape shutter, (don’t touch camera whilst exposing) and expose for 40 secsonds in direct sunlight or 4 minutes on an overcast day or in the shade.
  7. Place the shutter back on, and send the camera back to them for processing of image.

It sounds like something that will definitely create a bunch of unique images, so be sure to check back with them along the way to see what the project turns into.

[Pinhole Litter Project]

[Via: Yewknee]

…It’s Movie Monday: The Seed?

The Seed

Johnny Kelly’s ‘The Seed’ uses a combination of stop motion, papercraft and 2D animation to create a short that shows the fantastic journey a seed goes through from birth to death to birth again.

You can watch the movie HERE, but also be sure to check out the making of video below, as well as the Flickr Photo Set of Johnny’s work.

[Nexus Productions]

[Via: Like Cool]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Lotus Concept Ice Vehicle?

Lotus Concept Ice Vehicle

The Moon-Regan Trans Antarctic Expedition plans to cross the icy continent using state-of-the-art bio-fuelled vehicles and cutting-edge communications equipment to raise awareness of how Antarctica’s fate affects the whole environment.

One of those bio-fuelled vehicles is this Lotus Concept Ice Vehicle, or CIV, which will act as a pilot for the two heavier Science Support Vehicles that will also be making the journey.

With a bio-fueled, supercharged BMW 1150 engine driving the propeller to a top speed of 84 mph, trike skids that bring the overall size to a rather svelte 4.5 meters long and 4.5 meters wide, as well as independent suspension all around, it’s got plenty of go to get them there. Plus, with ice penetrating radar to detect any crevasses, a spiked foot for emergency stops on the edge of any detected crevasse, and weight so low (360kg) that a single person can pull it across the ice, it’s got plenty to get them back as well.

Now if only they rented this thing out at the local skating rink…

[Moon-Regan Trans Antarctic Expedition – Lotus Concept Ice Vehicle]

[Via: Autoblog]