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A Mesmerizing Animation Spins Through Banknotes From 23 Countries in a Hypnotic Look at What Cultures Value

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An endless loop of lines, ornate motifs, emblems, and historical figures converge in a hypnotic animation by Los Angeles-based director Lachlan Turczan. Paired with Blake Mills’s subdued track “Money Is The One True God,” the music video is comprised of high-resolution scans spliced together in a mesmerizing rotation. The compilation reveals colorful snippets of currency from 23 countries dating from the 1800s to the present day—these include a portrait of rebellion leader Samuel Sharpe on the Jamaican 50 dollar bill, an engraving of Tenochtitlan on a 100 peso, and a kaleidoscopic sunset on China’s 5 yuan—that show how notions of value have evolved over time.

Turczan writes that he used replacement animation techniques to highlight the guilloché patterns embedded within the bills. While much of the animation focuses on the abstract, it’s also indicative of cultural trends and shifts. “The age of exploration leads to industrialization, wonders of the world are replaced by office buildings, and icons of freedom stand in stark contrast to images of slavery,” he says. “The project culminates with the collective eyes of all world leaders staring back at the audience.”

Having worked with talents like Phoebe Bridgers, Sam von Horn, and Flock of Dimes, Mills’s “Money Is The One True God” is just one of Turczan’s music videos, which you can watch on Vimeo and Instagram. You also might enjoy this stop-motion short at the intersection of culture and economics. (via Booooooom)

 

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guerrillatech:Black panther poster. Just as relevant today

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Black panther poster. Just as relevant today

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Lightning Cable with Embedded Eavesdropping

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Normal-looking cables (USB-C, Lightning, and so on) that exfiltrate data over a wireless network.

I blogged about a previous prototype here

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Wow, this is both amazing and terrifying.
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Software

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Click here to go see the bonus panel!

Hovertext:
All examples from the book Noise, by Kahneman, Sibony, and Sunstein, which I'm enjoying right now.


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Plus racism.
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Obligatory "impossibly hungry judges" link:

http://m.nautil.us/blog/impossibly-hungry-judges
kleer001
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I heard it's because open and shut cases tend to be seen before lunch as they're fast to decide
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That is a good alternative hypothesis, yeah

Linked List Interview Problem

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I'd traverse it myself, but it's singly linked, so I'm worried that I won't be able to find my way back to 2021.
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Heh
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I'd traverse it myself, but it's singly linked, so I'm worried that I won't be able to find my way back to 2021.
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