Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

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IT’S THE LAST WEEK OF HALF TERM, which to many of us all over the world means: absolutely nothing!  but for those of you who have enjoyed a couple of weeks off, we know returning to work/school can be like being yanked from the womb, so here’s our list of distractions (to help take the edge off).

Neon Luminance
Californian photographers Sean Lenz and Kristoffer Abildgaard achieved these psychedelic images by dropping glow sticks into waterfalls.  The pictures were then exposed for a number of minutes, in order to follow the journey of the light as it flowed through the current.  The more elaborate patterns were created by bonding multiple glow sticks together.

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Hyperlapse
Anyone who uses Google Chrome should definitely give this a go.  Teehan + Lax have developed this super addictive film tool, allowing users to create time-lapse style videos with Google Street View.  By dropping pins into Google maps you can create your own miniature movies. Click here to give it a go.

The Place Beyond The Pines
Director Derek Cianfrance spent almost 12 years making Blue Valentine.  With The Place Beyond The Pines he returns with what promises to be an equally beautiful but altogether different drama.  As a child, Cianfrance was terrified of his parents divorcing, this is something he tackled head on with Blue Valentine, along with the notion of time and the effects it can have on true love.  Beyond The Pines draws from a similar well, with time playing a major character in the narrative.  In this instance, the focus is on family and the changing of generations, illustrated by the film being broken up into three acts.  Laid out in chronological order, Cianfrance pays homage to Hitchcock’s Psycho with one lead ‘passing the baton’ to the next.“I was thinking about how the choices you make now have an impact on your children years down the line,” Cianfrance explains. “That’s what this film is about.”  Here’s a clip featuring Ryan Gosling and the equally brilliant Ben Mendelsohn of ‘Animal Kingdom‘.

Twit Pic
Anyone who’s afraid of flying should check out Aaron Koblin’s use of flight data to create beautiful abstract images and simulatenosuly illustrate just how much goes on in our skies.  Now Twitter Tongues offers something similar, although perhaps this serves to induce fear, rather than alleviate it… still, looks pretty.
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How Animals Eat
Lastly, for those of you currently on the dating scene – here’s something to avoid doing.

Matthew Grindon
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