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Inspiration in slow motion

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Remember Glide 2, that awesome slow motion video of a train pulling into a station that we featured last autumn, made by research mathematician Graeme Taylor? Well, it seems as if it might possibly have inspired a music video by British indie folk band SixToes. The video for their song Low Guns is seven seconds of a tube train running through Ravenscourt Park Station slowed down to last almost four minutes.

Look familiar, and rather cool?

As for Graeme, he told me that he ‘rather likes it’. That’s a bit of a different reaction to David LaChapelle’s response to Rihanna’s S&M video, isn’t it?

A moment of calm


I thought that I’d do something a bit different today, something to bring a bit of calm. (Admittedly this might be more for my benefit than necessarily for yours, but who doesn’t appreciate the odd moment of tranquility?) So I’m pointing you in the direction of two videos that have caught my eye over the past two days. To fully appreciate the first, you should really click through and read all the comments that it generated, too. As for the second, just sit back and enjoy it.

Wallpaper from Philip Bloom extras on Vimeo.

Glide 2 by Graeme Taylor