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Carbon Nation

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A film that celebrates solutions and inspires action. SHFT friend Peter Byck's new film premieres in New York.

Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth introduced a lot of people to the problems presented by climate change. Now, Carbon Nation looks to open people's eyes to the possibilities of a low carbon economy. Directed by Peter Byck, the long awaited movie visits with a cast of creative characters -- including West Texas wind farmer Cliff Etheridge, green jobs innovator Van Jones, and Virgin CEO Richard......read more

The Big SHFT: Harrison Dillon, Algae Baron

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Solazyme takes algae-based biofuel applications beyond renewable energy and into cosmetics, plastics, lubricants, and... ice cream?

Ten years ago, when Harrison Dillon and his partners founded Solazyme in a garage in Palo Alto, CA, their goal was to create clean, renewable diesel fuel from algae. And so they did. But it was clear after a couple of years that they needed to find other applications for algae-based biofuel to make their business fly. Today, the San Francisco-based company's technology is being used to......read more

Obama Announces Solar Power Support

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The President declares federal loan guarantees for solar energy projects.

Good news for clean energy advocates, as Obama used his Saturday address to announce almost $2 billion in conditional loan guarantees to two solar energy companies. The beneficiaries are Abengoa Solar, whose planned Arizona solar plant will be one of the largest in the world, and solar panel manufacturer Abound Solar, which will build advanced panels at two new plants in Colorado and Indiana. Not......read more

Powers of Ten

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Riveting short film from Charles and Ray Eames.

In 1977, the Eameses took a break from designing iconic furniture to produce this mind-expanding video exploring the relative size of things, from the microscopic to the cosmic. Superb. Bonus images: Charles Eames (in lift) filming early version of film, chart plotting film sequences ...read more

Shaped by Time

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Awe-inspiring time-lapse shows the power and beauty of erosion

Filmmaker Enrique Pacheco adds to his impressive time-lapse portfolio with "Shaped by Time," a hypnotic exploration of the effects of erosion on earth: "Shaped by Time" is a time-lapse film that explore the power of nature trough the erosion of the different landscapes shown on the film. During thousands of years, the wind, the eruptions, the rain, the frost and the water of the rivers, have......read more

Cat Power "Manhattan"

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With co-director Greg Hunt, Chan Marshall creates a wonderful video portrait of Manhattan

In an age when directors often use the music video medium as carte blanche for creative experimentation, it's refreshing to see a simple, literal clip every once in a while. Earlier in the year, Cat Power (Chan Marshall) and Greg Hunt delivered just that with the video for "Manhattan," which finds the enigmatic songwriter chanting and dancing all over the borough. From underground on the subway......read more

Anthony Howe's Otherworldly Kinetic Sculptures

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A studio visit reveals more about Howe's hypnotic, wind-powered works

The Creators Project recently paid a visit to Anthony Howe's Washington state studio to learn more about how he makes his awe-inspiring kinetic sculptures. In the video, Howe, who started his art career as a painter, explains his decision to pursue a new medium: "I just was bored with everything being static in my visual world. I wanted to see stuff flow." And flow his stuff does, often in a way......read more

Northern Bells "Animal Kingdom"

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Director Eric Power returns with another superb paper animation

It's been a while since we checked in with Eric Power, one of our favorite animators whose work we've featured multiple times here on SHFT. What better way to mark his return than with another truly awesome animation, this time for the Northern Bells track, "Animal Kingdom." Eric applies his signature paper animation style to the video, telling the tale of three strange creatures caught headed......read more

15,000 Volts

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Artist Melanie Hoff uses power to make electric patterns on plywood

In what she calls "high voltage wood erosion," NYC artist Melanie Hoff uses electrical currents to create seemingly supernatural patterns in pieces of plywood. Hoff, a 23-year-old sculpture major at Pratt Institute, documented her electrified art experiments in "15,000 Volts," a short video that shows the process in stunning time-lapse. Made as part of her senior thesis project, the clip was shot......read more

Brooklyn Informed: Barcade

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In Williamsburg, a trifecta of awesomeness: craft beer, classic video games, and wind power.

We know Brooklynites are getting tired of everybody invading their home, but with all the place has to offer, you can't really blame people for wanting to move there. Take Barcade for example. The Williamsburg hangout features not only a huge selection of micro brews, but also a bunch of old school arcade games to fulfill all your 8-bit desires. Not only that, but the whole joint is powered......read more

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