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newsweek:

“Enter Pyongyang” is another stunning collaboration between city-­branding pioneer JT Singh and flow-motion videographer Rob Whitworth. Blending time-lapse photography, acceleration and slow motion, HD and digital animation, they have produced a cutting‐edge panorama of a city hardly known, but one emerging on the visitor’s landscape as North Korea’s opening unfolds.

North Korea was the last country seemingly immune to change—but no longer. Recent years have witnessed mobile phone penetration, a surge in tourists, and even a marathon. Numerous special economic zones have been launched in cooperation with China, Russia, and South Korea, with railways planned linking all countries in the region. “Enter Pyongyang” captures not just the city, but this dynamism and sense of potential.

This video is the single most significant multi-­media contribution to transcending clichés about North Korea as a society defined by reclusiveness and destitution. To travel there is to witness a proud civilization, though one caught in a Cold War time-warp. Korean cultural traditions are meticulously preserved and displayed in authentic richness. Anyone who has witnessed the awe-inspiring Mass Games knows that, with great sacrifice, North Koreans can pull off a performance unparalleled in its precision.

(Source: vimeo.com)

One woman, 17 British accents

jkottke:

Watch actress Siobhan Thompson do 17 different British and Irish accents:

Much better done and more entertaining than this tour of British accents I featured back in April. (via @Atul_Gawande)

newsweek:

The Fermi Paradox - Wait But Why
There may be billions of civilizations across the universe - there almost have to be. Why can’t we find any of them?

A timely article for me seeing as I just finished watching Battlestar Galactica earlier this week.  

newsweek:

The Fermi Paradox - Wait But Why

There may be billions of civilizations across the universe - there almost have to be. Why can’t we find any of them?

A timely article for me seeing as I just finished watching Battlestar Galactica earlier this week.  

thisistheverge:

The year’s best drone photography, from eagles to fireworks Aerial photo site Dronestagram picks its 2014 winners

thisistheverge:

The year’s best drone photography, from eagles to fireworks
Aerial photo site Dronestagram picks its 2014 winners

newyorker:

With exposure lengths ranging from ten minutes to four hours, the Los Angeles-based photographer and video artist Kevin Cooley captures the takeoff and landings of commercial airplane flights: http://nyr.kr/1euvrwL
Above: Takeoffs, LaGuardia Airport, Runway 4 (2009). Photograph by Kevin Cooley/Kopeikin Gallery.

newyorker:

With exposure lengths ranging from ten minutes to four hours, the Los Angeles-based photographer and video artist Kevin Cooley captures the takeoff and landings of commercial airplane flights: http://nyr.kr/1euvrwL

Above: Takeoffs, LaGuardia Airport, Runway 4 (2009). Photograph by Kevin Cooley/Kopeikin Gallery.

(Source: newyorker.com, via newsweek)

birdsonly:

Mandarin Duck ~ Mandarinente ~ Aix galericulata
Displaying!
2014 © Jesse Alveo 

A lot prettier than the [evil] ducks we have in Washington, DC.  

birdsonly:

Mandarin Duck ~ Mandarinente ~ Aix galericulata

Displaying!

2014 © Jesse Alveo 

A lot prettier than the [evil] ducks we have in Washington, DC.  

(via newsweek)

magicalnaturetour:

The sun sets on the savannah after six days of constant rain - creating a radiant pink cloud above a small herd of giraffe in the Okavango Delta, BotswanaPicture: Michael Poliza/Barcroft India

magicalnaturetour:

The sun sets on the savannah after six days of constant rain - creating a radiant pink cloud above a small herd of giraffe in the Okavango Delta, BotswanaPicture: Michael Poliza/Barcroft India

(via newsweek)

The Egg Painter

(another h/t to kottke.org)

(Source: vimeo.com)