April 22, 2011 8:45 AM   Subscribe


By Everynone, a filmmaking team from New York. Created for Radiolab (previously) for their episode Desperately Seeking Symmetry.
posted by pwally (18 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

Those are more examples of asymmetry, no?
posted by empath at 8:58 AM on April 22, 2011 [1 favorite]

More like synergy, parity, and complementarity, eh? But a well done little piece, and it was made by Everyone so I feel very good about my accomplishment!
posted by Burhanistan at 9:06 AM on April 22, 2011 [1 favorite]

Oh, Everynone. I'm a slacker, sorry.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:07 AM on April 22, 2011

Symmetry | Not Symmetry
posted by davebush at 9:20 AM on April 22, 2011

Well according to wikipedia the first meaning of symmetry is "an imprecise sense of harmonious or aesthetically pleasing proportionality and balance", so I think the title works.

Nice video, but I was just a teeny bit unsettled by the last few seconds.
posted by jnrussell at 9:23 AM on April 22, 2011

posted by DU at 9:24 AM on April 22, 2011

It seems to be more antisymmetric than symmetric.
posted by Jpfed at 9:31 AM on April 22, 2011

I saw this particular radiolab show live in SF. They had zoe keating doing music and sound effects. It was nothing short of a nerdgasam.
posted by poe at 9:37 AM on April 22, 2011

What was the "nerd" part of the nerdgasm?
posted by DU at 9:41 AM on April 22, 2011

This was cool! Thanks for posting it. :)
posted by zarq at 9:43 AM on April 22, 2011

Sorry, this was pretty trite. I think that a lot more could have been said about either the human condition or symmetry or something but this just pushed a lot of binaries in my face that were pretty simplistic and not really profound. The cross-dresser binary was problematic (especially followed by a male/female toilet sign), as was the church/lab opposition (or just...boring), and you know, I could go on but whatever. In the end this just smells like stoner profundity to me, with good lighting and camera-work. But, you know, nice ad all the same, I can't wait until the iPhone 5 is out
posted by dubitable at 9:47 AM on April 22, 2011 [1 favorite]

Also, this was posted right after this on the blue which is funny to me.
posted by dubitable at 9:57 AM on April 22, 2011

i have always found it interesting that the word "symmetry" is not semetrical...
posted by przxqgl at 10:03 AM on April 22, 2011

i have always found it interesting that the word "symmetry" is not semetrical...

Here you go.
posted by clarknova at 10:59 AM on April 22, 2011

I saw this post right after looking through Mark Laita's Created Equal series (horizontal scrolling, some images NSFW). I think this video complements that perfectly. You could even call the two... symmetrical. If you wanted.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 12:10 PM on April 22, 2011

If it were really symmetrical, there would have been a clip of a woman squatting instead of a guy drinking from a water bottle.

Just sayin'.

(Also, I would have snarked more, but the last 10 seconds brought me up short and thoughtful.)
posted by Mike D at 1:05 PM on April 22, 2011

I loved it. Thanks!
posted by ddaavviidd at 1:27 PM on April 22, 2011

I'd seen the Words video before, but Symmetry got me to go look at the rest of Everynone's stuff today. Their Everyone Forever Now series is superb, and I've got the Four Corners of Health Insurance queued up next. Good stuff.
posted by carsonb at 8:37 AM on April 23, 2011

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