I’m trying to get to a post on Conan, but I’m not re-reading as fast as I’d like.
So, while that percolates, I’m offering something on entertainment consumption and supply. I think I’ll make this a regular contribution, although starting next week I’ll probably only put one thing on here.
Hm, can we have a sidebar on Mindless Diversions? Must remember to ask Erik.
Also, the blog width mucks with widescreen YouTube embedding. Must remember to bug Erik about that too.
Many moons ago, it took an entire production company to produce visual media. While it still takes a while to make certain types of content, we are seeing absolutely brilliant stuff produced by individuals and smaller organizations.
Of course, technology has cut way down on production costs and distribution costs with the home PC, HD camcorders, and the Internet… but there still is no marketing arm for this stuff, except the network effect via social media.
So I’m going to do a small part for the collective and share some things that I think are stupendous, that were made by small contributors to the world. If you have ones to share, add them in the comments.
For this first post, I’m sticking with no underlying content that relies upon Big Media. This takes out mashups and the like.
Danny Macaskill doing unbelievable things on a bike:
Vi Hart letting fly with a fire hose of music and science and mathematics:
By the way, I love all of Vi’s stuff. I’m a Vifanboy.
John Green hates pennies
A fan film that led to a job at Lucasfilms
Close Encounter with an octopus
Making crazy gears out of wood
Stop-motion T-shirt war (my daughter’s favorite)