Watch how a squid’s chromatophores membrane cells respond to Cypriss Hill’s 1993 hit ‘Insane in the Brain’. Neuroscientist Greg Gage sparked ethical debates and viral sensation when he unveiled this video earlier this month.
You can read all the scientific nitty-gritty here, or, if you’re like me, just click play and enjoy the pretty images in the video.
We love polar bears, especially when they’re doing their polar bear thing in their natural arctic habitat. Jude Law and Radiohead feel similarly, and have teamed up with Greenpeace to create this melancholic video about a displaced polar bear, a long way from home. The video aims to create awareness around the need to conserve and protect the arctic region by bringing the issue close to home.
Indie rock and idiosyncratic tees – plus you get the warm fuzzies brought on by assisting a good cause. Yellow Bird Project sells shirts designed by all our favourite indie musicians, using their profits to help worthy charities. Good on them!
The music video reads more as a short film, following the romantic exploits of Yolandi (much to the irritation of her “brother” Ninja) with male characters from Fietas, a poorer multiracial community near Brixton in Johannesburg. Expect bleach blonde hair, neon EVERYTHING, weapons, a dog called Satan, oil wrestling, as well as epic car and motorbike tricks. Love or hate them, you’ve got to admit that they make very impressive music videos.
Directed: NINJA and Terence Neale
Director Of Photography: Alexis Zabe
Edited: Saki Bergh at Left
Produced by Zef Filmz in association with Egg Films
Post production by Blade (Frazer is a fuckin pervert)
Titles and special touches by Pushbak Next Level
Gear supplied by Panavision and Media Film Service
Jónófón is an acoustic vinyl-record-player designed by Icelandic designer Jón Helgi Hólmgeirsson that uses a paper cup and a horn made out of paper to amplify the music from the vinyl record. The record player comes in a flat-pack which can be easily put together from scratch using an instruction booklet.
The Shins latest music video is a fantastical stop-frame animation directed by Jamie Caliri that features three sinister gentlemen, a magician and an enormous rabbit.
“Caliri had free rein to let his imagination run wild, resulting in a surreal stop-motion animation. “I have always loved Edward Gorey’s illustration work and his influence is apparent throughout the video,” says Caliri. “Also, seeing Martin Scorsese’s Hugo three times subconsciously veered my thoughts onto the magic theme.”
Keaton Henson is known for his thoughtful and meticulous music videos. Keaton’s latest video “Small Hands” is no different. Directed by Joseph Mann and produced by Blink, “Small Hands” features animated puppets of woodland creatures, lovingly created by Jonny & Will. It’s well worth a watch.