Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Category archives for Art

The Secret Powers of Time

tags: The Secret Powers of Time, time, hedonism, future orientation, education, personality type, popular psychology, society, culture, lucifer effect, teenage pregnancy, Philip Zimbardo, Royal Society of Art, RSA, streaming video In this video animation, Professor Philip Zimbardo conveys how our individual perspectives of time affect our work, health and well-being. Time influences who we are…

tags: The surprising truth about what motivates us, tasks, simple tasks, complex tasks, commissions, innovation, mastery, economics, financial rewards, purpose motive, blog writing, making the world a better place, RSA, streaming video This video is really interesting for two reasons: first, it’s a hand-drawn animation that evolves in front of your eyes, and second, I…


tags: Validation, humor, funny, social commentary, film, movie, streaming video This sweet video is actually a short film that has won a lot of awards at film festivals. It’s a bit long compared to the usual video embeds I share with you, but I think you’ll enjoy this film (I certainly did).

1945-1998: Nuclear Fireworks

tags: 1945-1998, nuclear weapons testing, Multimedia artwork, Isao Hashimoto, streaming video This video documenting worldwide nuclear weapons testing and use is a multimedia artwork that speaks to all of us, regardless of which language we use. It’s fascinating and horrifying at the same time.

Dream Life

Railroad Sunset (1929, oil on canvas). Edward Hopper. I’ve noticed that I’ve recently started to dream in German. Well, the people who pop up in my dreams are speaking German, and I seem to understand them and act accordingly, but I never speak in German in my dreams. Actually, I rarely say anything aloud in…

tags: Monty Python meets Darth Vader, humor, funny, silly, weird, Star Wars, Monty Python, satire, fucking hilarious, streaming video Is this the ultimate in silliness and hilarity? The combination of Monty Python AND Star Wars?

tags: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, film, movie, trailer, entertainment, streaming video Those of you who are Harry Potter fans will LOVE this! This is the second trailer from the penultimate installment of the Harry Potter films; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, which was shown at the MTV movie…

AT-AT Day Afternoon

tags: AT-AT Day Afternoon, movies, Star Wars, humor, funny, satire, cute, silly, pets, streaming video This NYC-dog-walker-on-hiatus-and-star-wars-fan loves this video! If this video doesn’t make you pee your pants by the end, well, you’ve clearly not had enough to drink!

Inside A Birdhouse

tags: Inside A Birdhouse, television, advertising, humor, funny, satire, cute, silly, canary, streaming video This cute video shows that there’s a lot more inside a birdhouse than is evident from the outside. It’s a commercial for squash juice. Squash juice? Yes. Apparently some people drink squash juice.

tags: David Kassan Paints a Live Model on his iPad, technology, computers, iPad, Apple, art, fingerpainting, portrait painting, documentary, time-lapse video, streaming video This video is a time-lapse rendering of an Apple ipad fingerpainting demo that was streamed live from artist David Kassan’s Brooklyn studio on Monday, 21 June 2010. The model sat for 3…