30 May 2013

29 May 2013

Best Of Criggo

I'd know that look anywhere.


26 May 2013

Short Film | Mama


The movie Mama, which opened earlier this year, was based on a short film of the same name by Andy and Barbara Muschietti. Acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) introduces the short and produced the feature.

10 May 2013

TMN* | Giant Snails Invade Texas

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A Houston woman discovered a giant African land snail in her garden—a slimy horror of a creature that is as disgusting as it is deadly. Jokes about killer snails aside, the reason the snails can be lethal to humans is that one of the snails' favorite foods is rat feces, and one of the things you find in rat feces is a form of meningitis called "rat lungworm." So, if you are someone like local resident Jack Fendrick,who told local news KPRC, "I think most people, kids especially, will see a big snail and want to touch it," don't do that!

Autumn Smith-Herron, director of the Institute for the Study of Invasive Species at Sam Houston State University, is worried that too many Houston residents will find the 8-inch gastropods irresistable. "Unfortunately, humans are picking the snails up," she told KPRC. "They carry a parasitic disease that can cause a lot of harm to humans and sometimes even death. ... Perhaps just as disconcerting ... is that they're an invasive species, meaning they are ecological threats."
*Too Much Nature

Atlantic Wire

02 May 2013

Janelle Monae | Q.U.E.E.N.

YouTube | Via Jezebel

Love her and still love Tightrope.

A Neatly Compiled List Of Design Jargon Bullshit

More real design jargon here.

01 May 2013

Nathan Kaso | Miniature Melbourne

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A short tilt-shift time-lapse film featuring the city of Melbourne, Australia. This piece is 10 months in the making and features a range of different events and festivals held in the city throughout the year. 

Music: "Reflections" by Tom Day. Big thanks to Tom for his sound effects and audio mix soundcloud.com/tomday
Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 17-40mm f/4L, 24-105mm f/4L and 70-300mm f/4-5.6 USM 

The tilt-shift effect and grading was applied in Photoshop, and the film was edited in After Effects and Premiere Pro CS6. 

Most of the shots were captured from the Eureka Skydeck, which is a lookout at the top of Melbourne's tallest building. Other locations were the Shrine of Remembrance memorial, car parks and bridges around the city.
More wonderful photography and videography at Nathan Kaso.

IBM | A Boy And His Atom

The ability to move single atoms — the smallest particles of any element in the universe — is crucial to IBM's research in the field of atomic memory. But even nanophysicists need to have a little fun. In that spirit, IBM researchers used a scanning tunneling microscope to move thousands of carbon monoxide molecules (two atoms stacked on top of each other), all in pursuit of making a movie so small it can be seen only when you magnify it 100 million times.
Via Laughing Squid