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‘Internet machine’, A Multi-Screen Film About the Infrastructure of the Internet That Often Remains Hidden

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Internet machine is a multi-screen film by filmmaker Timo Arnall about the infrastructure of the Internet that often remains hidden from all but a few. Specifically, Arnall shot footage within a large data center operated by by telecommunications company Telefónica in Alcalá, Spain to give a better understanding of the reality behind cloud computing.

The film is part of Big Bang Data, an exhibition open from May 9th to October 26th, 2014 at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.

The film explores these hidden architectures with a wide, slowly moving camera. The subtle changes in perspective encourage contemplative reflection on the spaces where internet data and connectivity are being managed.

Internet machine

Internet machine

Internet machine

Internet machine

photos via Timo Arnall

via Coudal Partners

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Recently Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis, Nebraska Artist Offers Drawings For Donations Toward Medical Bills

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Adam White Artwork

Nebraska artist Adam White, recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and drowning in medical bills, has offered up a custom drawing to anyone who donates towards his very worthy cause.

What started as a painful emergency room visit, turned into a hospital stay surrounded by neurologists diagnosing me with early stages of Multiple Sclerosis and Parethesias. Nearing 36 years of my life, I am in a low place. After all the testing, X-Rays, CT Scans and spinal MRI imaging, the bills arrive daily. With this site, I am attempting to crawl out of this hole, one drawing at a time.

Donations can be made through Adam’s site where he accepts PayPal.

Heart Drawing

Beard and Cat

images by Adam White

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

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‘We Are Dead Stars’, A Video About How Every Atom Inside Our Bodies Came From Stars

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“We Are Dead Stars” is a video by The Atlantic in collaboration with SoundVision Productions’ The Really Big Questions featuring NASA astronomer Dr. Michelle Thaller explaining how every atom within our bodies came from ancient stars.

Every atom in our bodies was fused in an ancient star. NASA astronomer Dr. Michelle Thaller explains how the iron in our blood connects us to one of the most violent acts in the universe—a supernova explosion—and what the universe might look like when all the stars die out.

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