Is Nostalgia Dead?

My friend Jocelyn McLean brought it to my attention that nostalgia is dead for our generation, because everything we’ve ever known is so readily accessible online. We just download it via P2P sharing sites or watch clips of it on YouTube. In fact, that TV series I’ve been searching for since the 80s, Blizzard Island, was recently uploaded onto YouTube and I was able to relive the memories of watching it as a small child!

I remember the early 90s when I was in school and looked back to my early childhood in the 80s and had no real way of experiencing those things except through my memory (and the occasional VHS) but now, as Jocelyn pointed out, we have YouTube and P2P sharing … that’s very interesting!

Here’s a video of a game I played the shit out of when I was a child.

Tiny Toon Adventures – Buster’s Hidden Treasure for SEGA Genesis

Crooked (Orcus) Rot – David Firth

Via Fat-Pie Channel

*Thanks to Jaremy Ediger of “Behind the Beat” for showing this to me!

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A return to the stop-motion here with Crooked (Orcus) Rot. This started off as an experiment to see if stop-frame would be any better using an SLR camera. The result would certainly suggest so visually, but it was a hell of a lot harder. This project really began when I discovered a treasure cave of strange items in my own back yard including mannequin heads and rubber hands. It inspired me so much that every time I returned I gathered more inspiration. Originally I focused on capturing light which is why the SLR was so important, but eventually it almost became a sequel to Hell with all the blood flying about . Composer Marcus Fjellström who donated some of his music for Men From Up The Stairs became interested in the project when I posted a few screen shots on Newgrounds and went on to compose the entire musical score. This is interesting because it’s the first time that I have made a video first and then sent it to someone else to do the music.

This video is 100% stop-frame. There is no CGI, after effects or computer filters used to create any of the effects.

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http://www.fat-pie.com
http://www.kafkagarden.com (Marcus Fjellström)

Three Minute Philosophy – Kant, Locke, and Descartes

I found a YouTube user () who creates these amazing “Three Minute Philosophy” videos, which is a great way to get yourself introduced to important Philosophers and their ideas.  Here’s three videos, one for Kant, one for Locke, and one for Descartes. Enjoy