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UCLA Game Lab: cultivating the subversive in game design and game play

"the [UCLA Game Lab] fosters research and development in not only computer or video games, but also physical, tabletop, and other game forms. Known for its annual Game Art Festival at the Hammer Museum in Westwood, California, the lab supports the production and exhibition of student work, but it also curates and promotes vanguard game design from around the world. Through its tripartite mission to push the envelope of game aesthetics, game context, and game genres, the lab nurtures game projects that often adapt contentious, controversial subjects not found (overtly, anyway) in many commercial games: issues of politics, gender and identity, industry and commerce, the environment, experiences of alterity, the silly and the surreal…. In short, all that composes lived experience becomes fair game, so to speak, for adaptation.." -- Playfully Subversive: the Many Roles of Adaptation in Making Games at the UCLA Game Lab by David O'Grady [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Nov 17, 2015 - 4 comments

Travel the way your luggage does

Have you ever wanted to follow your suitcase down the conveyor belt into the bowels of the airport? Well thanks to Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, now you can. There's a cool 360 degree view, too. (Flash required for 360 view.) [via]
posted by Room 641-A on Aug 21, 2015 - 32 comments

Copy Cat

Bath time! A little kitten tries to mimic mama kitty. [SLYT]
posted by Room 641-A on Aug 19, 2015 - 24 comments

Grand Theft Arthur

YouTube user Merfish has recreated some popular TV show theme intros in the video game Grand Theft Auto V [NSFW]:

  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Full House
  • Arthur
  • Family Matters

  • posted by Room 641-A on Jul 5, 2015 - 12 comments

    "Never stop drawing, never stop dreaming."

    There are hundreds of instructional videos on YouTube, but if you ever wanted to learn how to draw some of your favorite characters, like Spongebob Squarepants and Mario, or build a Jurassic fort or a string art sun clock, then Character Corner and Forts and Crafts are places you could go.
    posted by Room 641-A on Jun 11, 2015 - 3 comments

    I'lllll gehhhht yoouuuu Corrrrrgiiiiii

    Corgi puppies in slo-mo. [SLYT]
    posted by Room 641-A on May 8, 2015 - 23 comments

    The one where Buck learns you can't bark away the hicupps

    Buck is an 8-week old puppy and he has the hiccups. [SLYT]
    posted by Room 641-A on May 1, 2015 - 19 comments

    Who better to host a nature show about animals than a Dogg?

    Last year Jimmy Kimmel teamed up with Snoop Dogg to produce the nature series, Plizzanet Earth. In the latest episode, Snoop Dogg tackles Otters vs. Crocs. (Mostly bleeped but probably NSFW for a few people.) [more inside]
    posted by Room 641-A on Mar 6, 2015 - 9 comments

    New music from L.A./Little Armenia

    Bei Ru is a Los Angeles-based multi-genre music producer/composer known for his unconventional use of Middle Eastern melodies and rhythms combined with heavy drums, electronics, and a plethora of live instrumentation. His new album, ‘Saturday Night At The Magic Lamp’, blends electronica, Middle Eastern influences, funk and hip-hop, featuring musicians playing electric bass, electric guitar, electric oud, cello, keyboards and piano

    If you listen to only one L.A.-based, Armenian-American, instrumental, electronic, Middle-Eastern, funk, hip-hop song today, make it "Sweet Temptress" [SLYT]
    posted by Room 641-A on Mar 1, 2015 - 11 comments

    Bottom's up

    Deep water freediving exposes its practitioners to a form of narcosis, which induces several symptoms, among which a feeling of euphoria and levity that earned this phenomenon its nickname of “raptures of the deep”. In the short film, Ocean Gravity, world champion freediver Guillaume Néry shows us what freediving looks like. In the short film, Narcose, he shows us what it feels like. [warning: may be vertigo-inducing, NSFW] [more inside]
    posted by Room 641-A on Feb 7, 2015 - 22 comments

    End of an era: iconic L.A. video store Vidiots closing after 30 years

    posted by Room 641-A on Jan 30, 2015 - 37 comments

    Very 70s Halloween tv specials. How very? Paul Lynde and KISS very.

    Some 70s television programming for your Halloween viewing pleasure:
    posted by Room 641-A on Oct 30, 2014 - 21 comments

    Do you like vintage training/educational fims? Meet Jeff Quitney.

    Jeff Quitney has curated hundreds and hundreds* of YouTube playlists with thousands and thousands of vintage educational, training and institutional films and documentaries. If you hate multi-link posts you can jump right in because the playlists aren't organized. In addition to including extensive background information and links to other resources in the video descriptions, he has restored or improved the video and audio in most of the films. Space, the military, and biology are well represented, but so are pets, food, and outdoor recreation and survival. Armchair travelers will be able to travel around the world, but you can also stay at home and watch cartoons. Travel back in time for the latest breaking newsreels, and add your own weather reports from vintage USAF meteorology films. And if you like women’s tennis, then you’ve just hit the motherlode.*I stopped counting at 480 [more inside]
    posted by Room 641-A on Oct 24, 2014 - 16 comments

    Your secret pneumatic tube fantasy just got a little more real

    A couple of Norweigians put a GoPro camera in a pneumatic tube and sent it on its way. Things get tubular around 01:00. [SLYT]
    posted by Room 641-A on Oct 17, 2014 - 53 comments

    A post about a short film that cannot be described in 72 characters.

    Circle of an Abstract Ritual is the latest stop motion timelapse from artist Jeff Frost (previously)who creates short films that defy description. This latest work gathers hundreds of thousands of photographs taken over the last two years during wildfires, riots, and inside abandoned houses where he created a series of optical illusion paintings. Frost says the film “began as an exploration of the idea that creation and destruction might be the same thing,” and that it is in part “a way to get an ever so slight edge on the unknowable.” [via]
    posted by Room 641-A on Oct 1, 2014 - 16 comments

    This is literally the greatest thing that has ever happened.

    On September 1st, Paul F. Tompkins officially checks in to the Superego Clinic For Analytical Pscience™ for the long-awaited fourth season of the group's comedy/improv podcast. Can't wait? There's good news! Throughout the month of August, Superego will be posting new unreleased material to hold you over, starting with part one of a new Behind The Bonus episode, featuring previously unreleased material ($1.99 download). There will also be new animated Superego Supershorts posted to their You Tube channel, and more. The Superego facebook page is also a flurry of activity, and you can even get a personalized post card. [more inside]
    posted by Room 641-A on Aug 2, 2014 - 5 comments

    L.A. noir to now

    A visual tour of downtown Los Angeles, now and then:
    [more inside] posted by Room 641-A on Jul 26, 2014 - 22 comments


    In "These Aren't the Droids" Neko Case (previously) and Kelly Hogan (previously) imagine a future designed by teenaged fanboys, and Ellie Kemper plays the unlucky wife of a Stromtrooper. [SLYT] [more inside]
    posted by Room 641-A on Jul 11, 2014 - 23 comments

    Do you want to be perceived as rich and cuddly? Of course you do!

    Volvo Blå: A Swede named PonyHans wants you to Buy His Volvo. [SLYT]
    posted by Room 641-A on May 17, 2014 - 10 comments

    Chocolate and water DO mix!

    Molecular gastronomy at its most basic: Chef Heston Blumenthal makes chocolate mousse in five minutes using nothing but chocolate and water. (Heston Blumenthal (previously, pre-previously) [SLYT]
    posted by Room 641-A on May 13, 2014 - 29 comments

    There's no place like [home].

    Hello, [insert tv market name]!! A collection of the ‘Hello News’ package produced by Gari Communications, sold to various TV networks, nationwide (and Australia.) Hello Bonus 1: Florence Warner sings “Hello Nashville” live, accompanied by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Hello Bonus 2: The Osmonds record a “Hello Utah” promo.
    posted by Room 641-A on May 11, 2014 - 15 comments

    Open your mind or YCKMA!

    “Beyond Appearances – The diversity song” is a series of portraits of supposed outcasts, and aligns wrong first impressions – because you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Open your mind or… you can kiss my ass! (NSFW, SLYT] [more inside]
    posted by Room 641-A on Apr 30, 2014 - 5 comments

    Famous Names, Lost Interviews

    blankonblank.org takes unheard interviews with famous musicians, innovators, authors, Hollywood stars and cultural icons and animates them. Interviews include everyone from Johnny Cash to Carol Burnett, Tupac Shakur to Farrah Fawcett, and Tim Gunn to Al Jaffee. blankonblank.org previously and previously. (Most interviews are ~5 minutes long.)
    posted by Room 641-A on Apr 21, 2014 - 9 comments

    Christopher Walken Dance Now

    Maybe you anticipated the explosion, the sound of shattering glass, and the flames rising out of the flowing gasoline. But did you ever anticipate all the dancing? Here's a supercut of Christopher Walken's dance scenes, from 57 movies. [SLYT] [more inside]
    posted by Room 641-A on Mar 19, 2014 - 37 comments

    "A film that instead of making sense is sense."

    Jamestown Baloos (1957) [SLYT] by Robert Breer [PDF] (previously) "is a frenetic, three-part stop-motion animation that features an army of everyday forms and figures — geometric shapes, a piece of string, newspaper clips, a pin-up girl, even Napoleon Bonaparte — flashing across the screen. Placed in increasingly compromised situations and choreographed to a jingoistic tune, the figures essentially become puppets of their former selves. Such unrelenting visuals recall not only Fernand Léger’s early experimental film, Ballet Mécanique (1924), as Breer himself has mentioned, but also early twentieth-century Dadaist collage. Dada artists like Kurt Schwitters and Hannah Höch created witty, unapologetic works that reflected the chaos and violence of modern existence. Jamestown Baloos serves, as their works did, as a pointed indictment on the absurdity of war."
    posted by Room 641-A on Mar 8, 2014 - 2 comments

    "I guess I’m an artist. That’s my super power."

    A short and sweet 10-minute documentary on musician and artist Daniel Johnston. [SLYT] [more inside]
    posted by Room 641-A on Mar 6, 2014 - 14 comments

    Luckily most of these songs aren't dreck

    The Music Scene is a television series aired by ABC as part of its Fall 1969 lineup. The show featured performances from the top musicians of the week as compiled by “Billboard Magazine” and had a number of hosts, including David Steinberg and Lily Tomlin. Many huge names of the era, including The Beatles, James Brown, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Three Dog Night, Tom Jones on the initial program and Janis Joplin, Bobby Sherman, The Miracles, Sly & the Family Stone, Isaac Hayes, Stevie Wonder, Bo Diddley and Mama Cass Elliot, (who co-hosted as well as performed) among many others, appearing on subsequent shows. [more inside]
    posted by Room 641-A on Feb 9, 2014 - 18 comments

    La-La Land

    Vintage Los Angeles is Alison Martino's YouTube channel featuring a look back at Los Angeles during the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s. There's an accompanying blog and a facebook page, too.
    posted by Room 641-A on Feb 5, 2014 - 10 comments

    Matt Berry is the Toast of London

    Toast Of London stars Matt Berry (IT Crowd, Snuff Box, Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place) as troubled theatre actor Steven Toast, an eccentric middle-aged actor with a chequered past who spends more time dealing with his problems off stage than performing on it. With a recent divorce, a highly controversial play to perform every night, a shell shocked army officer for a brother and an audition in a prison - it’s turning into another very busy day for Toast in this, the pilot episode for the Channel 4 series. [SLYT] [NSFW] [more inside]
    posted by Room 641-A on Dec 31, 2013 - 25 comments

    Merry Paul F. Tompkins!

    A Paul F. Tompkins Christmas Party Story. Actually it's mostly a story about smoking pot, but I figured it was a timely way to present this: Someone (not me!) has compiled 132 Paul F. Tompkins videos into one YouTube channel. [132LYT] [more inside]
    posted by Room 641-A on Dec 24, 2013 - 8 comments

    Thanks, Cinco! ;-)

    The Cinco Family/Corporation is a fictional corporation which spans the television and internet works of comedian Bob Odenkirk. From 2007 to 2010, the comedy television program Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, served as an outlet for Cinco Products skits. The commercials and infomercials use green screen and special effects with the intent of mimicking the standard format of infomercials from the late 1980s and early 1990s, often lampooning technology from the same era (such as the Cinco MIDI Organizer). Generally, the goods and services sold by Cinco companies are a bizarre assortment of useless, pointless and/or physically harmful products, at least three of which require the removal of all of the user's teeth. [NSFW] [more inside]
    posted by Room 641-A on Dec 7, 2013 - 48 comments

    Epic Chick Fight

    Stunt women Jessie Graff and Tree O'Toole recreate an epic live-action version of Family Guy's original epic chicken fight. (SLYT)
    posted by Room 641-A on Aug 16, 2013 - 18 comments

    D - O - N - K - E - Y - K - O - N - G

    It's Donkey Kong. In stop motion. [SLYT]
    posted by Room 641-A on Jul 26, 2013 - 12 comments

    Dodger Blue

    Yo Dodger Blue (L.A. Loves You) (SLYT) "It's no surprise [Harry] Nilsson was a Dodger fan. They were both Brooklyn born, and both eventually relocated to Los Angeles. In the late 80s and early 90s, when Harry was doing little in terms of his "career," he was still actively writing songs and still coming up with ideas like this to amuse his creativity. These unreleased recordings probably come from 1990. The first version is a studio recording (musicians unknown) while the second version comes from KABC in Los Angeles, where Harry personally showed up to premiere the sing along. It's a catchy, rousing stadium chant that coulda/shoulda worked, though it was never officially adopted by the team." Links to both downloadable versions can be found at the blog For The Love of Harry Nillson. (via) [more inside]
    posted by Room 641-A on Jun 11, 2013 - 7 comments

    Andrew and Luda Versus The Volcano

    Tolbachik is a volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia. Andrew and Luda are two Kyrgyzstan-based photographers who wanted to take some video inside an active volcano. Tolbachik was happy to oblige. (SLYT)
    posted by Room 641-A on Jun 10, 2013 - 6 comments

    Music on planet Earth would never be the same again.

    "40 years ago, in millions of living room across the British Isles, a strange alien creature was beamed on to our television screens. With bright red hair and multicolored spacesuit, his unearthly appearance shocked the nation. But for many teenagers who experienced this televisual visitation, he would change their lives forever." Jarvis Cocker narrates the BBC Four documentary, David Bowie -- The Story of Ziggy Stardust.
    posted by Room 641-A on May 30, 2013 - 18 comments

    "We are not toys. We are not going down without a fight."

    Third-grader Asean Johnson schools Rahm Emmanuel on the mayor's plan for Chicago's public schools. (YT) [more inside]
    posted by Room 641-A on May 25, 2013 - 37 comments


    If you were watching late-night television in July 1998 you may have seen the half-hour informercial parody that the Beastie Boys produced to promote their upcoming album, Hello Nasty. The ad features Mike D, MCA , and Ad-Rock taking on roles to shill everything from the services of phone psychics to get-rich-quick scams to a food processor that plays songs from the upcoming LP. (Warning: video auto-loads.) [more inside]
    posted by Room 641-A on May 22, 2013 - 8 comments

    Using pies to calculate pi

    Ahead of Pi Day (March 14), Matt Parker tries to accurately calculate pi using pies. [SLYT] An extended version of the video will be uploaded on Pi Day, but here's your chance to go out and buy pies before that. (Video runs 3 minutes, 14 seconds.)
    posted by Room 641-A on Mar 13, 2013 - 14 comments

    I believe I can fly

    R/C cameraman Robert Mcintosh takes you soaring high above Santa Monica, Venice, and San Francisco. Float through the air as you glide along the beach and up through the spokes of the Ferris wheel over the Santa Monica Pier. Then head a mile or two south and get a bird's eye view of Venice's Muscle Beach. When your head has stopped spinning you can take in San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge or get away from it all (including the ground) out at at Vasquez Rocks. [more inside]
    posted by Room 641-A on Mar 10, 2013 - 44 comments

    The Lego Wire

    Listen up! We are a special police detail. Our task is Avon Blocksdale, drug kingpin.
    posted by Room 641-A on Jul 18, 2012 - 29 comments

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