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The Known Universe by AMNH

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Ethereal underwater photo series by Kanoa Zimmerman.

The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world's most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History.......read more

The Perennial Plate: An American Food Trip

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Daniel Klein sets out across the States on a sustainable food adventure

For "An American Food Trip," another instalment in the excellent Perennial Plate series about sustainable eating, filmmaker Daniel Klein and his team travelled 23,000 miles across 42 states to tell the stories of "Real Food in America." The resulting clip, cobbled together from seven terrabytes of footage, offers a fast-moving and fascinating glimpse at food culture all over the States. As......read more

"Cumbia de Piedra" Animated Music Video by Tomas Pichardo

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Watch a stunning visual celebration of Latin American music

Here's an excellent animated video created for "Cumbia de Piedra" by Colombian artist Jhon William Castaño Montoya. The clip, cobbled together by Dominican animator Tomás Pichardo, is a visual celebration of the culture, colors and textures of cumbia--the mother of all Latin American music. The track is taken from MOHS, Castaño Montoya's second album, which was inspired by......read more

A Life Well Lived

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Meet Jim Whittaker, the first American to climb Everest and one inspiring dude

A big thank you to Seattle's Eric Becker for introducing the Internet to Jim Whittaker, who fifty years ago became the first American to climb the tallest mountain in the world. The clip features some incredible footage from the first American Mount Everest Expedition, which reached the summit on May 1, 1963. It's a beautiful portrait of a seriously awesome and inspiring guy, with plenty of great......read more

The Big SHFT: Van Jones, Green Jobs Pioneer

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The nation's leading green jobs advocate aims to renew the American dream

Van Jones is a lawyer and activist who is America's leading advocate for green jobs. He is a co-founder of three successful non-profit organizations: the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change and Green For All. Van's first book, The Green Collar Economy, is a clear-headed and optimistic discussion of the need for clean energy solutions to......read more

The Big SHFT: Alice Waters, Food Revolutionary

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Meet the the woman who transformed American fine dining

Today, Alice Waters is the queen bee of sustainable food movement. But it was flavor, not sustainability, that led the owner of Chez Panisse to local, organic food. Since founding the Berkeley eatery 40 years ago, Alice has helped inspire nothing short of a culinary revolution. These days, you won't find her in the restaurant's kitchen because she is too busy heading up the Chez Panisse......read more

Embryo

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Desolate depictions of the American landscape.

From award-winning studio Banana Films, this riveting blend of found animation and live footage—expertly spliced together by Vladek Zankovsky—tells the tumultuous story of life on earth. Using the human embryo as metaphor, the film locates common narratives of evolution, expansion, consumption, and destruction. This provocative short has been around for a year or so. But we......read more

Doug Aitken: Song 1

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A mesmerizing video of the recent outdoor installation at Hirshhorn Museum

With Song 1, New York artist Doug Aitken transformed the drab concrete exterior of Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C. into a panoramic canvas for a mesmerizing audio-visual spectacle. The site-specific installation, which ran until May 20, featured 11 high-def video projectors working in tandem to blanket the building’s entire surface with video. The song in question is the 1934 standard......read more

The Waters of Greenstone

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Revel in the exceptional natural beauty that is New Zealand

Not that any of us need it, but for more proof that New Zealand is one of the most spectacularly scenic places on earth, have a look at this vid. Shot by Melbourne-based photographer Nathan Kaso, "The Waters of Greenstone" documents a three-week adventure through New Zealand’s South Island. Complete with video segments, timelapse sequences, and aerial footage, the video leisurely......read more

Crystal Fighters "Love Natural"

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Boy falls for pair of wild-hearted girls, throws eggs at cars, feels empty afterward

Fellas, in case you've forgotten about the dangers of falling for wild-hearted girls, allow yourself four minutes to be reminded with the official video for "Love Natural" by Crystal Fighters. London directing duo Duncan Christie and Ben Perry (aka Monotami) follow the story of a young boy who finds himself parentless for the day and is taken under the wing of a pair of beautiful older girls.......read more

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