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Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus

This is a fascinating story and another great Vimeo moment here discussing the Stuxnet computer virus.

Using kinetic typography this video offers;

an infographic dissecting the nature and ramifications of Stuxnet, the first weapon made entirely out of code. This was produced for Australian TV program HungryBeast on Australia’s ABC1

Direction and Motion Graphics: Patrick Clair
Written by: Scott Mitchell

Developing the story further Ralph Langner discusses “Cracking Stuxnet, a 21st-century cyber weapon” at Ted.com

When first discovered in 2010, the Stuxnet computer worm posed a baffling puzzle. Beyond its unusually high level of sophistication loomed a more troubling mystery: its purpose. Ralph Langner and team helped crack the code that revealed this digital warhead’s final target — and its covert origins. In a fascinating look inside cyber-forensics, he explains how.

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Graphic Design Can Change Your Life: Vimeo

There are many many people who I have utter respect for. Beyond that there are others who I am more than a little in awe of. Erik Spiekermann is someone in this latter group. I guess though, that this page was exactly what I exactly what I expected and merely serves to reinforce my respect.

It is easy to overlook typeface design, this video (more of a mini-documentary really) gives a great insight into the process.

Erik Spiekermann talking with Gestalten TV about the process of designing typefaces. Listen to him finding handy analogies to music, the rhythm of spaces and the silence between characters.

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The World Is Obsessed With Facebook: Vimeo

Thanks to onlineschools.org for serving as inspiration and providing the data through “Obsessed With Facebook

An informational motion graphics piece by Alex Trimpe
Music by RJD2

KLUGE by Northern Lights – Vimeo: Just Because

KLUGE from Northern Lights on Vimeo.

Another great Vimeo moment here this one celebrating letterpress printing on a Kluge

Meet Nick Sambrato. He runs a print shop in Orlando, Florida called Mama’s Sauce.

Nick isn’t a very smart guy. At a time in history when the print industry is pouncing from one space-age technological advancement to the next, Nick has decided to take a giant leap backwards into the industrial revolution.

Meet the Kluge letterpress. An 2,000 pound, cast iron, electric powered monstrosity of vacillating rods, giant spinning wheels and pneumatic hoses. The Kluge is Nick’s weapon of choice in his battle against the future.
So why does Nick use the Kluge? A clearly outdated, cumbersome and obsolete machine? The same reason any craftsman uses any tool: for the quality of the finished product. A letterpress offers a tangible, three-dimensional look and feel to the printed image that no other technology can replicate.

Let Nick take you on a trip back in time as he runs through the process of turning an ordinary piece of paper stock into work of art.

produced by: Fiction

The Art of Drowning: Vimeo

Directed by Diego Maclean. Poem by Billy Collins.

Those who know me know how important to me swimming is to me. I guess I will have got off to a good start as a toddler by spending a few years in Singapore, lots of time at the beach. They say you can’t, but I forgot how to swim. We subsequently lived back in my country of birth, Northern Ireland and, from what I remember the beach at Magilligan Point wasn’t a great place to swim.

When I did re-enter water it was Coleraine Swimming Baths aged seven or so: I leapt in the pool and realised that I no longer knew how to swim. For what seemed an eternity I sunk to the bottom of the deep end, repeatedly bouncing up, unable to shout I gasped for air and returned to the bottom. Eventually the two lifeguards who were engrossed in conversation a few feet away realised I wasn’t arseing around and pulled me out.

At seven there wasn’t too much to flash before my eyes.

I now swim lengths without breath, I swim well, very well. Sometimes though I worry that there still isn’t enough to flash before my eyes and more disturbingly I worry that I have spent a life bouncing off the bottom. The truth is that there is a very fine line between swimming and drowning, a mistimed gulp of water can catch even the most experienced swimmer out. You don’t need me to drag the metaphor out I’m sure.

Fallingwater: Frank Lloyd Wright


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A CG movie featuring the Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, by Cristóbal Vila. Go to www.etereaestudios.com for more info. (you can view in HD too)

We all like a bit of time to mull over designs and sometimes need a bit of pressure. The story was that Frank, who was not doing to well at the time and was viewed as “washed up” by some, took the brief, surveyed the land and then mulled it over, for 9 months. Kaufmann (the commissioner of the work) announced that he was popping by to see how things were going so Frank set too and designed it.

There is a tremendous amount of material here and if you can ignore the rather cheesy delivery there is a surprising amount of material here