this guy is incredible. it is not cgi. this is real. a truly dedicated artist.
you have to listen to this amazing speech from this year’s TED (a really cool conference with presentations from the world’s foremost experts on a wide variety of things).
in it, this woman recounts the experience of her stroke, talks about the nature of the brain and nirvana. it is truly awe-inspiring.
seriously. i almost cried. at work.
watch it now: http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/229
update: now on youtube:
for those who have still not yet been initiated:
heath ledger looks amazing as the joker and as far as i’m concerned maggie gyllenhaal is a welcome replacement for katie holmes-cruise-tologist.
this is an inspiring story about this ostensibly great guy who is going to die soon. he’s in great shape, has a great sense of humor, and appears to be a wonderful professor, but pancreatic cancer is going to take him out in his prime.
phil hansen is an artist who has received some internet fame by posting stop-motion videos of himself making his pieces onto youtube…
some of his stuff is just okay, but some of it is really amazing.in this piece, he had a giant, spinning, circular piece of wood as his canvas, on which he wrote down moments that had changed people’s lives to create a bigger picture:
and in this piece (which i had seen before, but only just now realized was done by the same guy), a pretty cool portrait of jimmi hendrix made out of matches… and then lit on fire:
he was featured as one of yahoo’s “People of the Web,” you can check out their report and interview with him here.
and check out his personal site: philinthecircle.com
or just browse his youtube videos.