The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia
This is the trailer for a documentary that I watched a couple of weeks ago about likely the most stereotypical “white trash” family that anyone could imagine. The film follows the adventures of the White family of West Virginia, including: run-ins with the law, drug use, birth and death. The trailer plays up the insanity of this family, but the documentary itself is actually very sentimental in parts.
Google Maps Mini-Doc & 3D Maps Demo
I am absolutely fascinated with Google Maps. Google produced a short documentary about the history of Google Maps, how people use the service, mobile maps, mobile maps and the new 3D rendered view. The second video is a demonstration of the 3D view.
TED Talk – Tan Le: A Headset That Reads Your Brainwaves
This is a TED Talk from a few years ago about a headset that reads the brainwaves of the user and allows them to interact with a PC program by thinking. You put on and set up the headset, then select an action to perform. The first try does nothing, but the headset reads and analyzes the user’s brainwaves. On the second try, the headset uses the data previously collected to perform the action. Also interesting is the $300 price tag.
Check out the Emotiv site
Kid on Crutches Skates Better Than You
I stumbled across a GIF of this, and found it inspiring. This is a quick video of a kid with crutches skateboarding.
The Thing and Commando: The Musicals
The Thing & Commando reimagined as musicals.
Speed of Light
“The tiniest police chase ever seen”. All the images seen are projected from an iPhone.