This series of very short videos features 14 famous Hollywood actors doing what they do best…acting. Some are poignant and some are smarmy. But the black and white design style makes all of the videos compelling to watch.
The Universe is huge, we can all agree on that. You and I are both just tiny little insignificant specks in the cosmos. So maybe it’s time you adjust your attitude and get the Hell over yourself. You’re no better than I in the grand scheme of things. To put things into perspective I’ve compiled a list of online apps and videos that will demonstrate to you how small you really are. Maybe after you’ve had a chance to look at a few of them, you will quit lording over the Fourth of July neighborhood picnic like you’re King Tut and finally return my lawn mower.
In this flash app, designed by the twins Cary and Michael Huang, you slide a slider to the left to view objects that are smaller than a human being and to the right to view objects larger. You can zoom down to the smallest Planck all the way up to the entire known universe in just a moment. But you will want to take your time and compare the thousands of objects that float by. If you are an optimist, this app will make you feel like a supreme being–larger than life. If you’re a pessimist, you’ll find out how small you really are.
There are a few alternate versions of this app as well including a swirly version which will send you spiraling in either direction and a “wrong” version which randomly generates the objects, so you can actually be smaller than the width of a credit card and larger than Pluto at the same time. Trippy. There is also a sequel, but don’t jump the gun yet. Read on.
I found this super detailed image of the history of science fiction, depicted as a giant blob. See if you can find your favorite books and movies in the illustration.
Everyone (and that includes you) knows that I like color. Just look at this site…go figure. I also like wasting my day away taking useless online quizzes and personality tests. Therefore, I have created a handy list of my favorite online tests and quizzes that revolve around color.
Each of these sites requires you to take a little test involving colors. These tests come in a variety of flavors: personality test, career-path tests, color-awareness tests and brain-fitness tests. Some will surprise you with their silliness and others with their insight. Regardless of which you choose, you should enjoy a colorful experience.
Explore the truly bizarre mind of artist, Mike Fahl. His clown paintings are colorful explorations of the human psyche.
Mike is currently displaying his clown paintings at Rebar (1114 Howell Street) in Seattle, WA, until the end of June.
Visit his website to see more of his work.