Based on Kubrick’s pictorial for Look Magazine (January 18, 1949) entitled “Prizefighter,” “Day Of The Fight” tells of a day in the life of a middleweight Irish boxer named Walter Cartier, particularly the day of his bout with black middleweight Bobby James. This 16-minute short opens with a short (about 4 minutes) study of boxing’s history, narrated by veteran newscaster Douglas Edwards in a no-nonsense, noir tone of voice. After this, we follow Walter (and his twin brother Vincent) through his day as he prepares for his 10:00 P.M. bout. After eating breakfast, going to early mass and eating lunch, he starts arranging his things for the fight at 4:00 P.M. By 8:00 …
Audio Landscape is a fascinating web app that visualizes music as a 3D landscape. The app works by converting an MP3 into a 3D-rendered landscape, which is depicted in sync to the music as a flyover animation. There are three modes: green hills, volcano, and vapor. Audio Landscape was created by UK-based designer and developer Dan Neame. Chrome or Firefox are recommended.
A collection of Cold War-era films explaining how to survive nuclear attack and fallout.
Duck and Cover (1951)
The House in the Middle (1954)
Rural Civil Defense Films (1965)
To promote their water-resistant camera, Sony recently teamed up with the Sea Life Aquarium in New Zealand to teach an octopus named Rambo to take pictures of visitors from inside her tank. The camera was mounted on her tank “When we first tried to get her to take a photo, it only took three attempts for her to understand the process,” said one of the trainers. “That’s faster than a dog. Actually it’s faster than a human in some instances.”