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Denis Dutton on TED: A Darwinian theory of beauty

This is a interesting TED talk, in which TED collaborated with animator Andrew Park to illustrate Denis Dutton’s provocative theory on beauty — that art, music and other beautiful things, far from being simply “in the eye of the beholder,” are a core part of human nature with deep evolutionary origins. Also interesting to see the conversation this talk sparked on YouTube….check it out HERE!

A short history of the colorwheel, via IMPRINT!

Imprint, which is a wonderful online community for graphic designers, recently posted an awesome short history of the color wheel, moving from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Theory of Colours to Richard Waller’s “Table of Physiological Colors Both Mixt and Simple” and Moses Harris’ 1766 model from the Natural Systems of Colors…most fascinating are the beautiful images showing the evolution of the color wheel…head on over to Imprint to read the whole story, here!

Battle for Hearts and Minds

Check out the amazing trailer for Battle for Hearts and Minds…In 2009, filmmaker Danfung Dennis was embedded with a  company of Marines in Afghanistan and was able to catch some intense and beautiful footage. Shooting on the Canon 5d (with about a $5000 worth of gear) he was able to get a shallow depth of field and give a true film look to this run-and-gun footage. It’s a good sign when technology gets inexpensive enough for anyone to create beautiful and deeply moving works of art/commerce.

I Say Eh Man

It’s not often that one of your favorite reggae songs is featured on a hit TV show. And it’s not often that twenty-some odd years later you can find the clip that you remember so well. But thanks to YouTube and the pervasive power of the internet, we can enjoy so much that was once forgotten. A big thank you to all the appreciators out there who find stuff like this and give it to the world. Black Uhuru + The Cosby Show = good for so many reasons…

Album Cover Homages

Very cool site from The Knockoff*Project, where they have compiled album cover copy-cats over the years. They are always looking for updates and undiscovered knockoffs, so drop them a line if you can think of one they’ve forgotten. Some of our favorites are below including Atmosphere, T-Rex, Ween, Marvin Gaye, Camp-lo, Elvis, The Clash, Depeche Mode and Black Sabbath…

Paris 1975

Claude Lelouch filmed this high speed drive through Paris with a film camera mounted on the front of a Ferrari 275 GTB. At the wheel was a Formula 1 driver, who was a friend. And no, he did not have any permits for this. It gets pretty gnarly about 3/4 of the way through and the ending is lovely…

C’était un Rendez-Vous from Thom Graves on Vimeo.