The Illumiroom is a new project from Microsoft Research that expands the television experience to your living room. Working as a projector as well as a television, the Illumiroom scans your surroundings and projects images outside of the television frame resulting in a truly immersive experience.
Find out more here.
Girl Walk // All Day is a feature-length music video that follows three dancers throughout New York City. It serves as a music video for the album All Day by American mash up musician Girl Talk AKA Greg Gillis. Divided into twelve segments as per the twelve tracks in the album, the film follows an unnamed girl, a creep and a gentleman spread their infectious joy throughout the city. Directed by Jacob Krupnick.
You can watch the entire movie for free at their official website.
The legendary Daido Moriyama plunges into the dark corners and bright lights of Hong Kong. The acclaimed Japanese photographer’s immersive and sensual approach to the urban landscape is revealed in this edifying short by the Hong Kong-based filmmaker Ringo Tang.
From The Nowness: http://www.nowness.com/day/2012/12/11?ecid=soc1268
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011) is a documentary directed by David Gelb. It follows Jiro Ono, an 85-year old sushi master. He is the owner of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 3-Michelin Star sushi restaurant tucked away at an unassuming Tokyo subway station. It follows his endless quest to perfect the art of sushi. Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain says he had the best sushi experience of his life in Jiro’s restaurant as well as Joel Robuchon who says the restaurant taught him that sushi is an art.
It is one of the best-reviewed movies of the year.
Theo Jansen is a Dutch sculptor. He became famous in 1990 for creating mechanical animals out of PVC that are able to move freely on their own. He calls them Strandbeests, an incredible fusion of art and engineering.
Learn more here: http://www.strandbeest.com/
Torre David is a an abandoned skyscraper in Venezuela. It’s the third tallest building in Venezuela. It has since become the world’s tallest squat. It has become the home of over 750 families who have turned the failed development project into a living space.
"A giant human and architectural performance realized by NOTsoNOISY Guillaume Reymond and Trivial Mass Production. The 11 floors tower of the HESAV (Health High School Vaud) has been animated as a rudimentary screen whose pixels are, in fact, all the windows and shutters that students, staff and friends shake for hours.”