HALF/FILES

The clip could do without the sound, but still:

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/20465929 w=575&h=300]

From the creator‘s description:

The video captures an episode of the popular TV show in the act of being shared by thousands of users on bittorent. The video simultaneously acts as a visualisation of bittorrent traffic and the practice of filesharing and is an aesthetically beautiful by product of the bittorrent process as the pieces of the original file are rearranged and reconfigured into a new transitory in-between state.

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QUOTE FOR THE DAY

I am working on an article that takes contemporary remixes of early cinema (examples here, here, and here) as a starting point for rethinking early film historiography.  The exergue:

“I hope history can realize that its significance is not in universal ideas, like some sort of blossom or fruit, but that its value comes directly from reworking a well-known, perhaps habitual theme, a daily melody, in a stimulating way, elevating it, intensifying it to an inclusive symbol, and thus allowing one to make out in the original theme an entire world of profundity, power, and beauty.”

Friedrich Nietzsche, “On the Use and Abuse of History for Life”