Watch 100 people answer the question, “How old are you?” in Dutch(!), arranged from 0 to 100 by filmmaker Jeroen Wolf:
In October 2011 I started documenting people in the city of Amsterdam, approaching them in the street and asking them to say their age in front of the camera. My aim was to ‘collect’ a group of 100 people, from age 0 to 100. At first my collection grew fast but slowed down when it got down to the very young and very old. The young because of sensivity around filming or photographing children and the very old because they don’t get out of the house much. I found my very old ‘models’ in care homes and it was a privilege to document these -often vulnerable- people for this project. I had particular problems finding a 99 year-old. (Apparently 100 year-olds enjoy notoriety, but a 99 year-old is a rare species…) And when I finally did find one, she refused to state her age. She simply denied being 99 years old! But finally, some 4 months after I recorded my first ‘age’, I was able to capture the ‘missing link’ and conclude this project. Enjoy.
(By the way: together these people have lived 5050 years…)
via Show Us Your Clips.
Previously from Amsterdam: Ice skating on the frozen canals.
Melvin the Traveling Mini Machine is two suitcases filled with a wonderfully detailed Rube Goldberg Machine, all to put a stamp on a postcard.
Besides doing what Rube Goldbergs do best – performing a simple task as inefficiently as possible, often in the form of a chain reaction – Melvin has an online identity as well, which he uses to connect to and interact with his audience. Melvin the Mini Machine uses a smartphone and bespoke code and software to determine its location, write messages and recognize the people around him…
Once a picture is uploaded after it’s been processed, the data and the picture are published to Facebook and Twitter… Melvin’s travels page runs the Google Maps API with a custom layout… In short, this new Melvin is a Rube Goldberg machine specifically built to travel the world… Information on how the new Melvin works, its different parts and how to contact us can be found here.
My guess is that after it’s traveled for a while, we’ll have a whole map of photos taken by the machine that show happy audiences watching Melvin as intensely as this.
via This Is Colossal.
The canals of Amsterdam have completely frozen solid for the first time in 15 years, turning the city into one huge skating rink for all to enjoy.
And one more video for a taste of the sounds on the
streets icy canals.
Two years ago, Dutch artists Lernert & Sander filmed a short for MTV Europe by building and playing music on a rainbow-colored glass harp. It makes for a great audio and visual combo. (Also, who knew we’d have more than one glass harp video to watch?!)
via minieco.co.uk. Thanks, Larissa.