Nikon Small World Contest Expands the World of Microscopic Art


Behold a world of microscopic excellence with the 2014 Nikon Small World contest.  40 years running, the competition highlights the amazing world of photography taken under the microscope.  Winners are set to be announced October 30th and the competition has received over 1,200 entries from over 79 different countries around the world.

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SPARKED: A Live Interaction Between Humans and Quadcopters

Cirque du Soleil, ETH Zurich, and Verity Studios have teamed up to develop a short film featuring 10 quadcopters in a flying dance performance.  Merging the world of technology with artistic flare, the collaboration resulted in an amazing interactive performance where humans and robotic drones move in synchronization of each other.  The precision accuracy of the drones mixed with performance art makes a mesmerizing video you have to see to believe.  With no CGI or animation involved, the film sets out to bend the future with even more performance pieces coming soon.  

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Slugabed "Sex" Displays Amazing Stop Motion mixed with Electronica

Take a trip back in time with old school electronica mixed with some creative displays of stop-motion animation in this one of a kind video from Slugabed. Entitled "Sex," the official music video is taken from Slugabed's debut album 'Time Team', which released 7 May 2012 on Ninja Tune. The clip goes through a fairly lengthy process involving orange juice, but with some amazing twists.

Stop-Motion Animation: Fresh Guacamole by PES

If you're a fan of old fashioned stop-motion animation, then PES is definitely someone you should peek at. This particular treat was actually nominated for the 2013 Academy Awards, which makes it the shortest film to ever be nominated for an Oscar...Intrigued yet? As the title notes, Fresh Guacamole is a take on your popular Mexican dish made with avocados, but without the actual avocados. Every frame is rendered masterfully as he treats everything from chess pieces to monopoly houses as ingredients in his animated version of the dish.