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Time once more for a look at the animal kingdom and our interactions with the countless species that share our planet. Today's photos include Iranian dog owners under pressure, a bloom of mayflies, Kim Jong-un visiting Breeding Station No. 621, animals fleeing recent fires and floods, and a dachshund receiving acupuncture therapy. These images and many others are part of this roundup of animals in the news from recent weeks, seen from the perspectives of their human observers, companions, captors, and caretakers, part of an ongoing series on animals in the news. [38 photos]

James Hyslop, a Scientific Specialist at Christie's auction house holds a complete sub-fossilised elephant bird egg on March 27, 2013 in London, England. The massive egg, from the now-extinct elephant bird sold for $101,813 at Christie's "Travel, Science and Natural History" sale, on April 24, 2013 in London. Elephant birds were wiped out several hundred years ago. The egg, laid on the island of Madagascar, is believed to date back before the 17th century. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)     

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TEDxLaçador - Eric Baczuk - Pervasive Computing and the Real-Time City

Eric Baczuk Eric Baczuk é atualmente um estudante de mestrado em Design de Estudos em Harvard Graduate School of Design, especializada em Design Sustentável e Desenvolvimento Econômico. Seus interesses incluem trazer sustentabilidade ao mercado e tornar as comunidades mais fortes através da organização econômica. Antes de freqüentar a escola de pós-graduação, Eric trabalhou com arquitetura na Foster + Partners, em Londres, em uma série de grandes projectos cívicos, culturais e comerciais em todo o mundo. Ele recebeu seu diploma de graduação em Ciência Ambiental da Universidade de Calgary e tem Mestrado em Arquitetura da Universidade Dalhousie, em Halifax. Sua tese de design premiado MArch centrada no desenvolvimento da infra-estrutura de energia renovável no leste do Canadá, e explorou o programa arquitetónico e tipologia de instalações de energia das marés de fluxo contínuo de conversão, na Baía de Fundy. Atualmente, Eric é um pesquisador e co-instrutor no Laboratório SENSEable City no MIT. Sua obra, em parceria com a General Electric, está focada no desenvolvimento de uma rápida implantação de redes de sensores urbanos em escala, destinadas a melhorar o acesso à infra-estrutura hídrica no Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Neste semestre, ele também é co instruindo um curso de computação pervasiva no ambiente urbano no departamento do MIT de Estudos Urbanos e Planejamento, intitulado 11320 oficina do projeto Cidade Digital. O seminário está focado em Thessaloniki, Grécia e <b>...</b>
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TEDxVancouver - Aaron Coret & Stephen Slen - Finding your Passion

Stephen Slen is a director at Katal Innovations Inc. and co-inventor of the Landing Pad. Stephen graduated from UBC with a Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Integrated Engineering. Stephen grew up in Calgary, Alberta. Katal came to fruition as a means to pursue Slen and Coret's shared ambition to help foster the progression of freestyle skiing and snowboarding. Aaron Coret, is a Director at Katal Innovations and co-inventor of the Landing Pad. Aaron recently graduated with a Bachelors of Applied Science degree In Integrated Engineering and a minor in Commerce from UBC. The inspiration for the Katal Landing Pad was a direct result of his tragic snowboarding accident that left him a quadriplegic in 2005. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Collage created by Frankel from photos he shot in Shanghai with help of Hyun Jung Ra.

Artist Bio

Joshua Frankel is an animator, filmmaker and visual artist. Joshua grew up in the Hell’s Kitchen section of New York City in a building filled with musicians, actors and dancers. He spent most of his youth listening to hiphop and trying not to let anyone take his lunch money.

Frankel’s most recent film, PLAN OF THE CITY was called “One of the best matches of visuals to music I have seen” by Anne Midgette of The Washington Post in a review of its screening in the Library Of Congress’ 2011 performance series.

Originally trained in painting and drawing, in 2001 Frankel began creating animation and visual effects, mostly for TV commercials. After four years of shilling SUVs, shampoo and sugar water he quit his job and made his first short film, BICYCLE MESSENGERS, which fused the aesthetics of his paintings and drawings with photo-real visual effects techniques.

Since then Frankel has been working in a variety of media, attempting to use the powers he has acquired in advertising for good, rather than evil. Frankel has collaborated with his wife, Eve Biddle, to create a series of enormous murals in New York City and Philadelphia that implant a sense of boyish wonder onto massive walls in public spaces using subject matter ranging from jellyfish to rockets.

In 2008 Frankel was commissioned to create a series of animations and short films for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, garnering hundreds of thousands of hits on YouTube.

Frankel has created projection design for the Lincoln Center Theater musical HAPPINESS (dir. Susan Stroman), the Broadway musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (dir. Stroman) and the opera MOSHEH (composer Yoav Gal).

He has also created previsualization animation for several feature films, including I AM LEGEND (dir. Francis Lawrence), TWILIGHT: ECLIPSE (dir. David Slade), and SALT (dir. Phillip Noyce) as well as for the finale the video the game BIO-SHOCK 2.

Joshua’s work has shown in galleries and festivals around the world.

About Plan of the City

Plan of the City is a new animated film, conceived and directed by Joshua Frankel, about the architecture of New York City blasting off into outer space and resettling on Mars. The film’s visuals are an animated collage combining live action footage, animated elements, illustrations and treated photographs, including photos taken by the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity made available to the public domain by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Plan of the City was created in collaboration with composer Judd Greenstein and NOW Ensemble, an acclaimed “indie classical” chamber ensemble; the ensemble, including Greenstein, feature prominently in the film as live actors set inside the animated framework.

The audio of the film consists solely of Greenstein’s Change, performed by NOW Ensemble; Change and Plan of the City were created in parallel, each expressing its own artistic intention while simultaneously serving its “sibling”.

The film was presented with the music performed live, timed to the film, at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City in May, 2011. It also exists as its own stand-alone entity, utilizing NOW Ensemble’s recent studio recording of Change (out on New Amsterdam Records).

Plan of the City debut screening at Institute of Contemporary Arts in London June 25th 2011.

Joshua Frankel’s Website

Thanks to The Curious Brian for finding this artist!

thassey-10Teia Hassey trained horses all her life up to Dressage and Jumping levels. Now she is diving back into her passion of writing. Teia is working on her first memoir and writing for the arts in Chicago, IL.

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New videos from Frank Ocean, Theophilus London, The Antlers, Bon Iver, and Metronomy. Enjoy!

Frank Ocean - Novacane
Directed by Nabil Elderkin

Theophilus London - Last Name London
Directed by Nathan Brown

The Antlers - Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out
Directed by Juliet Rios and Gabe Imlay

Bon Iver - Calgary
Directed by Andre Durand and Dan Huiting

Metronomy - The Bay
Directed by David Wilson

To submit a music video, email a link to contactus@huhmagazine.co.uk.

Previous Music Video Mondays

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David Bynoe sez, "This is a kinetic sculpture I built to look like a field of wheat blowing in the wind. It consists of 40 wooden poles, each about 6' high that are hooked up via a series of ropes to a pair of large motorized cams. Each cam turns at a slightly different speed, and the movement of each is mixed so that it will take about 14 minutes for the machine to repeat its pattern.
The show is happening at Truck Gallery in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, it opens on June 3rd, and runs till the 30th."

Machine for preserving the wind.

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