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Amish Barn Raising: Building a barn in one day

Compressing 10 hours of Amish barn-raising construction into 3 minutes and 30 seconds of time lapse footage, Ohio resident Scott Miller created this video from 1600 images that were taken from 7:00am until 5:00pm. Yes...

Two Triple Lightning Strikes in Chicago

On June 30, 2014, videographer Craig Shimala set up his cameras to capture a derecho, "a widespread, long-lived, straight-line wind storm," as it passed through Chicago. In the speedy time-lapse footage above, you can...

Burj Khalifa: The tech behind the world’s tallest building

The tallest man-made structure in the world (in 2014) is Dubai's Burj Khalifa. It stands 2,716 feet tall, cost $1.5 billion, and could not exist without its (very expensive) advanced technologies. Above, CNN Money exp...

FlippyCat’s Spectacular Domino Rally Stunt Screenlink

Domino enthusiast Flippycat uses a huge collection of Domino Rally sets to screen link this longer chain reaction together -- 35 scenes total (all listed here in the notes). Screenlinks are separate tricks that are ed...

PIXELS

PIXELS (2010), in which New York City is invaded by some old school 8-bit characters from an earlier generation of video games. Written and directed by Patrick Jean. In the archives: Wind Up Bots take over Buenos A...

Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge

Jeremy Meek walks across the Brooklyn Bridge, taking one photo for every step or so. Step, snap, step, snap, step, snap. The Manhattan skyline grows larger in front of him, and people stroll,...

New World by Oliver Sin

New World, a short animation about all kinds of creations, by Oliver Sin. Watch more animation, including Five More Minutes, The Solar System - Our Home in Space, World of Motion, and Ode t...

Puzzle Facade: a building-sized Rubik’s Cube-style puzzle

Larger than your average Rubik’s Cube, Puzzle Facade is a project by Spanish artist and designer Javier Lloret that transforms this building in Linz, Austria into an interactive puzzle fo...

It’s Paper, a looping, computer-rendered landscape

This animation project by Pingo van der Brinkloev is titled It’s Paper, despite not being paper at all. From the artist:  I wanted to make some infinite loops for istockphoto and I wanted...

Scott Weaver’s Rolling through the Bay: 35 years + 100k toothpicks

Scott Weaver’s Rolling through the Bay, an homage to the city of San Francisco, is made of over 100,000 toothpicks and Elmer’s glue, and was built over 35 years time. This structure was temporarily feature...

Weaver Birds design and build intricate nests

Narrated by David Attenborough, watch these Weaver Birds, or Ploceidae, design and build intricate nests to woo mates. They start with a simple knot, and then it’s all about experience, c...

275,000 dominoes: a 2013 world record

275,000 dominoes toppled toward a new Guinness World Record with the help of German company Sinners Domino Entertainment: Last Friday we successfully toppled 272,297 out of 277,275 dominoes under the theme “E...

Paper City

The fragility, the intricate detail, and “the charming rise and fold” of a Paper City. Animation by Maciek Janicki. via Kartooner.

open.edu: Six key movements in design history

From open.edu, learn about six key movements in design history: Gothic Revival, Arts and Crafts (below), Bauhaus, Modernism (above), American Industrial Design and Postmodernism. You can watch them all here...

16mm Kodachrome film of New York City from 1939

File under the 1930s, 16mm Kodachrome film from 1939 in New York City by French tourist Jean Vivier. 

The Perennial Plate: Coconut Nose to Tail

To know how food is grown — and how to grow it — to know who grows it, how it’s processed and shipped, and how far it might be coming from to get to our plates… we like finding videos that ch...

High Rise by Sarah Lippett

Who lives behind all of those different windows? Sarah Lippett's first animation, High Rise, explores… via The Curious Brain.

Human tower-building competition: 2012 Concurs de Castells

From the 2012 Concurs de Castells, a human tower-building competition in Tarragona, Spain, watch this video by photographer David Oliete. David also took photos. A long tradition in the ...

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