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Henry Fox Talbot, the First Photographs, and the Pioneers of Photography

The invention of the photograph, in 1839, would forever change the way people looked at the world. But this extraordinary breakthrough cannot be credited to a single individual—while William Henry Fox Talbot labored q...

La mécanique de l’Histoire, an acrobatic performance by Yoann Bourgeois

A trampoline sits at the center of a turning wooden staircase. Four figures climb, fall, and somehow float back into their places on the stairs as if in slow motion. They climb again until only one figure is left to d...

Greetings Around the World

When you see friends or acquaintances, do you hug or kiss on the cheek? Do you shake hands or say 'hey' and wave hello before starting a conversation? What greetings are most common where you live? The Cut travels...

Relighting “Circus Sideshow (Parade de cirque)” by Georges Seurat

French post-Impressionist painter Georges Seurat is well-known for his pointillism technique and for his depictions of life in the late 1800s. In observing his painting Circus Sideshow (Parade de cirque), we see these...

Matthias Dandois: The Flat Side of Things

French cyclist Matthias Dandois is a five time BMX flatlander champion. This Nov 2015 video, The Flat Side of Things 2, demonstrates the skills he's developed since he began practicing at age 12. What's flatland BMX? ...

How a mathematician dissects an astonishing coincidence

True story about an adventure that befell Anne Parrish one June day in Paris. She was wandering through the old book stalls along the Seine with her husband who had been there before. He sat down at a table on the qua...

27 kids rock a club track for L’institut Imagine

Watch 27 kiddos rock a Boston Bun club track in this awesome and adorable video to promote France's L'institut Imagine and their research, care, and teaching efforts around genetic disorders. Titled Heroes for Imagine...

My Mum is an Airplane

Oh, the adventures that you'll have flying through the sky — across all kinds of cities, through storms, over mountains, delivering mail and dropping off skiers — all of those things can happen when your m...

Tape Paris: Crawl through suspended tunnels of translucent tape

Translucent, cocoon-like tunnels made from 42,672 meters (140,000 feet) of packing tape are stretched and suspended 6 meters (20 feet) up above the great entrance hall of Paris' Palais de Tokyo. Just a few at a time, ...

Matt W. Moore: Walls Are Dancing (2010)

From the Let’s Colour Project and street artist Matt W. Moore, this is Walls Are Dancing (2010). Follow it up with this behind the scenes video (with some subtitles) of how the murals and film were put together:...

Matt W. Moore paints in Paris (2010)

From early 2010 in Paris, Matt W. Moore paints a mural across the street from his SINCE Gallery “Crystals & Lasers” exhibition. More street art videos in the archives. 

Shaggy Lawn Mowers – Paris’ Eco-Friendly Park Lawn Maintenance

Shaggy Lawn Mowers - Paris Tries an Eco-Friendly Way of Maintaining Park Lawns… the New York Times reports on a sustainable idea: Mayor Bertrand Delanoë has made the environment a priority since his election ...

The intricate, temporary chalk animals of Philippe Baudelocque

Philippe Baudelocque is a street artist in France. His work in chalk on dark walls around Paris, Marseille and other cities will stop you in the street to regard the intricate cosmic patterns that make up his animals...

Path of Beauty – Exploring Paris’ empty Musée du Louvre alone

A women walks in the Musée du Louvre, alone. The museum is completely empty. We follow this young woman in her dreamlike journey through the different rooms of the museum, between amazement and beauty, art and poetr...

The life and evolution of the Woolly Mammoth

An almost-complete skeleton of a Mammoth has been found in an ancient Roman excavation site about 19 miles outside of Paris. It’s thought to be between 100,000 to 200,000 years old.  ...

Allo Allo {Deux Américains à Paris}

NYC film makers Robert Kolodny and Bennett Elliott (of Land of Nod) made this ode to Paris during a week-long visit with friends: Allo Allo {Deux Américains à Paris}. via Vimeo.

La Mer de Pianos: A film about the oldest piano shop in Paris

La Mer de Pianos: A lovely short film (in French with subtitles) about Marc Manceaux, the owner of the oldest piano shop in Paris. Merveilleux!

Protéigon: A shape-shifting papercraft stop-motion animation

Protéigon (perhaps polygon + protean?), a short film by Steven Briand. via This Is Colossal.

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