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The Future Is Ours

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If this video doesn't give you goosebumps, best check your pulse

Feeling a little down about the state of the planet? Here's a two-minute slice of techno-optimism for you. Filmmaker Michael Marantz assembled "The Future Is Ours" from a bunch of clips he found on the net, and the result is this stirring tribute to the people pushing humanity ahead into the future. According to Marantz, "We need to be inspired by the immense possibilities of the future and......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

Nightingale and Canary

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Bird sounds visualized by Andy Thomas

Australian artist Andy Thomas created this wondrous short animation using abstract shapes that respond to the songs of a nightingale and a canary. The recorded bird sounds are from the archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum. A specialist in "audio life forms," Thomas experiments with nature and technology by taking photos of plants, insects, and machines and......read more

To Scale: The Solar System

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From Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh

On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe. A film by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh...read more

We met Mike Hart, entrepreneur, railroad owner, clean energy explorer, at a conference and wound up making this short film for him.  Its a fascinating story of a businessman who teamed up with the US military to create a technology that incinerates trash and turns it into fuel. There's a lot to learn from this short film, not least of which that the US military is one of the biggest......read more

The Dumplings "Technicolor Yawn" Video

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Polish electropop duo release surreal clip for upbeat new single

One of the infinite reasons to love the internet is the way it can expose us to awesome stuff we would otherwise never know about. Like this video from upstart Polish band The Dumplings, which we discovered via Vimeo Staff Picks, and which would have never hit any American eyeballs were it not for the wonders of the web. The "Technicolor Yawn" clip was crafted by fellow Pole director and motion......read more

Musical Laser Forests

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A high-tech, interactive experience created by Marshmallow Laser Feast

There is only a handful of things that literally every human on earth loves, and they include lasers, forests, and music. Creative studio Marshmallow Laser Feast combined all three of those wonderful things with "Laser Forest," a real-time interactive experience created for STRP Biennale in Eindhoven, Netherlands earlier this year. Using drones, laser beams, projection mapping, and custom tools,......read more

SHFT Roadtrip to Austin

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Tech meets tunes meets amazing food at SHFT's SXSW showcase, presented with The Weather Channel and Ford

For SHFT's maiden voyage to SXSW, we packed in a lot of great stuff into one SHFT-y day in Austin. The Weather Channel, a new SHFT partner, produced a panel, "Climate Change and the Individual," with us and we announced our first app, Food Tripping, which we built with Ford.   We had our cameras in tow to capture an amazing farm-to-plate meal by chef Sonya Cote on Springdale Farm, with......read more

Husbands, "Dreams"

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Old school techniques shine in this amazing typographic video for France's Husbands

Ever since Kanye's great "Good Life" video from a few years back, animated typographic lyrics have become sort of a "thing" in music videos. We're not mad. When it's done well, it's a wonderful thing. French production outfit Cauboyz build on the movement with this superb piece for "Dreams" by their countrymen, Husbands. Mixing various fonts and graphical treatments all over the screen, Cauboyz......read more

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