Archiv für die Kategorie ‘We are all fucked’

Freitags-Eyecandy: A Twirling Day

geschrieben am 3. February 2023 um 11:43 Uhr

Nu, geht noch etwas Dystopie heute oder langts euch auch grad so?
Falls doch, haette ich hier einen wahnwitzigen Experimental-Short von Jon Uriate & Iker Elorrieta fuer euch:


‘A twirling day’ is conceived as a modern tale about the absurdity of the decisions we can not control, about a fate that plays with us and against which we are predestined to lose. The city is depicted as a character devouring a man, unable to escape from it. The project intends to build a bridge between contemporary computer techniques and past movements such as expressionism and surrealism. Reality, with its trans mutational properties, becomes a distorted mirror through which we rediscover our identity.

Watch A Twirling Day

Freitags-Eyecandy: Wrought

geschrieben am 20. January 2023 um 11:43 Uhr

Nu, mal Lust auf 22 Minuten Decay vom Allerfeinsten?
Joel Penner und Anna Sigrithur haben sich daran versucht und das ist ganz schoen maechtig auf der Metaebene was da rausgekommen ist, ich ziehe meinen Hut:


A stunning visual exploration of matter in various states of microbial transformation begs fundamental questions about our complicated relationships with other species.

Wrought begins with that universal moment of disappointment: despite all best efforts, our food has gone bad. But instead of turning away in disgust, Wrought zooms in, approaching the usually hidden world of decay with curiosity and stunning time lapse photography. Spoiling dinner leftovers bloom with successions of geometric bacterial colonies. Yeasts churn and froth in the torrential flood of juice leaking from a decaying melon. Cheese is slowly engulfed by carpets of furry, green mould. But, the film asks, would rot by any other name still reek?

In answering this question, Wrought unfolds a larger story about the ways we humans construct categories for the world around us that can be limiting. It explores (and challenges) terms like spoil, ferment, compost and rot as it coaxes audiences to decompose these categories and their associated binaries: self and other, human and non-human, and nature and culture. As the film title implies, we are all forged out of the relationships that transgress such binaries; we are all, indeed, wrought.

Watch Wrought, Fullscreen lohnt.

Freitags-Eyecandy: The Recycling Man

geschrieben am 13. January 2023 um 11:51 Uhr

Mal einen heftigen Science Fiction Short auf die Aeuglein?
Da haette ich was von Carlo Ballauri mit bei, sehr dystopisch bitter, superknackige Kameraarbeit, fein gemachter Sound:


A boy immobilized on a wheelchair spies other residents in the windows across the courtyard. He convinces himself of spotting an attempted assault on a little girl. Is he preventing a murder? Or is he just not capable of seeing the whole picture?

Watch The Recycling Man

Daddeldienstag: Fumble

geschrieben am 3. January 2023 um 11:41 Uhr

Namida Sai arbeitet eigentlich als Unity-Entwicklerin und hat ein Faible fuer 2D Stoff und Game Jams.
Und dieses wirklich aussergewoehnliche Dings hat sie fuer den Global Game Jam – May Day Mental Health Jam rausgecoded und das ist ganz fein frustierend geworden und damit gleich den dritten Preis belegt, so soll das:


“Why can’t I just… talk?
Does it really matter what I say?”

A puzzle game about talking
& struggling with social anxiety.

Fumble is a puzzle game about how it feels to struggle to talk. It tells the story of someone suffering from social anxiety without realising it.
This game was made in 21 days for the Mental Health Game Jam 2022 organised by Deepwell DTx and Global Game Jam. One of the main goals of the jam was to demonstrate how video game themes and mechanics can be utilized as treatment mechanisms.

The gameplay acts as a playable metaphor of social anxiety and offers what we believe is one possible representation of what it feels like to have the condition.
By projecting themselves on the main character, we hope that players might be able to identify their own struggles and seek help if undiagnosed.

Play Fumble

Freitags-Eyecandy: Night Of The Living Dread

geschrieben am 16. December 2022 um 11:41 Uhr

Ida Melum praesentiert uns hier einen wunderbaren StopMo mit sehr viel Meta, nicht zu Unrecht hat sie damit 7,8 Punkte bei IMDb abgeraeumt und das muss man erst mal koennen:


When a power outage interrupts a bedtime routine, a young woman is confronted by the ghosts of her past, in Ida Melum’s animation “Night of the Living Dread.”

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Freitags-Eyecandy: Oh Deer!

geschrieben am 9. December 2022 um 11:30 Uhr

Richard C. Jones liefert hier in knapp 5 Minuten heftig ab, das zieht, das sticht und ich wuerde das nicht wirklich als Comedy bezeichnen moegen:


A dark comedy about parenting and teachable moments

Sry, buddy

Neues Mittwochs-Wasn-Dasn (Aufloesung)

geschrieben am 8. December 2022 um 16:19 Uhr

Ich war entsetzt.
Vielleicht seid ihr es jetzt auch gleich weil es…


Neues Mittwochs-Wasn-Dasn

geschrieben am 7. December 2022 um 11:49 Uhr

Nuja, ein wenig Lust auf ein neues Dingsi?
Kriegt ihr:


Schaaftipp: Es benoetigt Batterien.

Daddeldienstag: Handulum+

geschrieben am 29. November 2022 um 11:40 Uhr

Heute habe ich euch einen Physik-basierten Plattformer von StuffedWombat rausgesucht, und nein es wundert mich nicht dass dieser unter “Hard Control Games” gefiled wird, denn das ist schon sehr knackig und fuehrt durchaus zu Verzweiflungsschreien in den hoeheren Levels:


Click and hold to swing the ball around your mouse. When ready, release to let go of the ball. Safely get the ball to the blue line.

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Freitags-Eyecandy: DERE∀LISATION

geschrieben am 25. November 2022 um 11:40 Uhr

Panoply aus London hat da ein wirklich beeindruckendes Eyecandy rausgehauen, ich mag alles an dem Ding, von der Idee bis zur Umsetzung, perfekt und glatt, so is fein:


The psychological condition Derealisation is best described as a subjective episode relating specifically to a person’s perception of the world around them.

It often causes those suffering from the condition to regard their surroundings as unreal, distant and distorted or in some way falsified.

It is theorised that Derealisation may affect everyone at least once in their lifetime, with a low percentage of the population possibly experiencing symptoms on a more serious and sustained level.