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After eight years, the once dilapidated rail line that has been transformed into a lush elevated park known as the High Line is complete. Construction began in 2006. The first section premiered in 2009. And last week, final section of the historic structure — that we gave you a sneak peak of via “drone” — was […]

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Using an algorithmic technique, researchers at MIT can now reconstruct audio that makes objects vibrate just by “reading” the video of those objects vibrating. The data — like this a houseplant’s “minute” movements generated by someone playing “Mary Has a Little Lamb” at it — can be gathered and translated into audio signals, which then can be played back. […]

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This girl is an everywoman. UPDATE: Mary Massey, the woman who shot the video three weeks ago and posted it to Instagram, added further insight in an email to me. It was 830PM on a Friday night on the metronorth Harlem line train from NYC to westchester. Only video I took of her. I started […]

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Artist Sara Ludy has just released the first video introducing her latest work Dream House, “an on-going virtual architecture project inspired by lucid dreams and sacred spaces.” View the video above to explore. “The sound is just various room recordings that are pitch shifted slightly to create different ambiences for each space,” Ludy Tells ANIMAL. It adds an […]

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This is the best. All those horrible tour buses and the horrible people who ride them finally get a real New York City greeting via fire hydrants. To the people who did this, you are my heros. UPDATE: Exclusive interview with the guys who shot the video. Post by Donovan Sid Perez. To the heroes, […]

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Koki Loaiza’s insane ollie over the train tracks at the 145th Street station in Harlem was made famous by Allen Ying‘s photo, but there’s more to that iconic capture. Check out the full, freshly-released short video directed by Colin Read (aka MandibleClaw) from the Tengu: God of Mischief box set. See the skaters wreak havoc in the subway system, complete with riding off escalator […]

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From Lee Hardcastle, who brought you the claymation YouTube classics of Die Hard (with Tetris), Evil Dead II (with cats) and The Thing (with penguins), here is the claymation’ed Ghostbusters Vol. 3! Sort of… If Quentin Tarantino had directed in. See it with Slimer being blown to slimy bits all over the car, Stay Puft Marshmallow Man getting a bat to the […]

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As of this moment, there have been 21 World Cup matches. Though there are plenty of reasons to hate this corrupt, poor people exploiting, international sporting event in Brazil, this is very exciting stuff to some people, particularly the soccer fans who show up garlanded in patriotic regalia and face-paint, waiting and waiting and waiting […]

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“I don’t even think it’s a crime,” TRAP tells ANIMAL, walking through his home-borough of Queens. He is confident, casual, as if he isn’t about to catch a tag on the underside of the bridge in broad daylight. Since 1979, he’s been spray painting New York City streets, evolving his unique handstyle and perfecting his […]

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Artists Eva and Franco Mattes have just launched a new project crowdsourcing a massive body of performance video work. There are several online services where you can pay people to do things on camera. Some of them aren’t even erotic. And now, it’s art. For project BEFNOED, the creative duo pays webcam workers to perform specific actions. The “Balaklava Snacks” series […]

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