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Day 112: Flock Together

9 Sep

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Normally, I try to avoid putting two types of posts together (unless it’s a theme week), but I found this game tonight that I want to share desperately!

The game is called “Flock Together,” and it is simple and sweet. A little girl has lost her best friend, a sheep, in the clouds (it was tied to a balloon). So, using your mouse and arrow keys, you have to gather a flock of birds to reach your best friend in the sky.

It’s adorable and easy to do (I suggest aiming for the albatross and the hawk.)

So enjoy “Flock Together”!

Click Here to play Flock Together at armorgames.com

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Day 104: The Wilderness Downtown

1 Sep

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I know I said I was going to post some pictures of California for tonight’s blogpost, but I discovered something today that can’t go unnoticed.

Being a journalism student, we are encouraged to look into new technologies that could potentially change my career in the future. And being an arts journalist, I am in love with music and musicians who use new technologies for awesomeness (see my article on the band Gorillaz at the Oregon Voice… click to ch-ch-check it out).

So when I heard that Arcade Fire (one of my favorite bands) teamed up with Chris Milk for a Google Chrome sponsored project featuring HTML5 called “The Wilderness Downtown”, I jumped on that website faster than you could yell “FIRE!!”

The concept is simple enough: Chris Milk created an interactive music video for the Arcade Fire’s new song “We Used To Wait”, involving google maps and your own keyboard. I don’t want to spoil the experience for you, but it is more than just a personalized music video: it is an inside look into a system that is overlooked.

All you have to do is type in the address of the house you grew up in (or, if you can’t remember that, type your own address in there) and begin. It will pop up a few new windows here and there, but here’s the important thing: DON’T CLOSE THEM DOWN!!! That’s all part of the video. So let them pop up and enjoy!

WORD OF WARNING:

If you have a very weak browser (as in you have frequent problems with your internet, or your connection is very slow) don’t try to watch this video. I know, it sucks to miss out but even my computer had issues with it at first (and my compy is pretty new). If your internet is pretty decent, then close down all other windows and applications open (save that word document and close that powerpoint) before watching. It’ll make it run smoother.

If you’re ready, click this picture to experience the Wilderness Downtown:

Click Here for The Wilderness Downtown

If you have clicked the link DO NOT SCROLL DOWN!

I’m serious.

If you haven’t clicked the link (or your internet is not too strong), I’ve provided a video of an example of the whole video right below. This is something I hope that you can see, even if you can’t experience it.

Don’t watch this video before clicking the link!

Anyway, here you go!

Day 81: Young Bride by Midlake

9 Aug

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To continue Paste Mag Video Week, I bring you another great band from the DVD sampler!

Hailing from Denton, Texas, Midlake is an indie-rock/folk band just waiting to be listened to. The band initially started out playing jazz music (inspired by the likes of Herbie Hancock), but soon transitioned into their current genre over a few years. While they may not be extremely famous here in the US, they make quite an impact in Europe (especially with their label “Bella Union Records” in London, England).

The year the sampler came out, they had a very sweet song called “Young Bride”, accompanied with a video, which made it onto the DVD. While the vid is a bit sad, it is sweet and gentle and something easy to listen to. On a side note, I particularly love the violin part. So gorgeous!!

If you’re a fan of the likes of Fleet Foxes and Blind Pilot, be sure to check out Midlake!

So here you go! Enjoy “Young Bride” by Midlake!

Day 65: Skywire

24 Jul

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Today has been a pretty innocent day for me. Chilling in North Bend with my mother, gazing at the beautiful (and looming) Mount Si, and eating cherry pie from the awesome Twede’s Cafe, it has been quite a good day.

So, in honor of this, I present you with one of my all time favorite games: Skywire (by the game company Nitrome, who make some of the cutest games ever). Basically, you are in control of a little zipline monorail full of three people. You have to navigate them from the beginning of the level to the end without losing all three of the little people. It’s colorful, full of cute little animals, and has great 8-bit music.

Click the picture below to play the game! Also, if you want more, there’s a Skywire 2 and other fun games on Nitrome.com!

Click here for Skywire!

Day 64: Papiroflexia

23 Jul

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Today I bring you a gorgeous animated short called “Papiroflexia.” The title is Spanish for the word “origami”, and the story is about a man who is very skilled at the artform. It is very pretty, and short too!

Enjoy this little piece of loveliness. It’s really pretty and always makes me smile. I wish life was this simple! :)

Day 59: The Girl And The Sea by the Presets

18 Jul

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Today I bring you a gorgeous video and an amazing song that inspired it.

Australian-based band The Presets has kind of consumed culture as a hipster-cred type thing. But the first time I was interested in the band was in 2007, when I saw one of their videos in a clothing store (surprisingly enough). Their song was super creepy, and their video was even creepier, but it got me interested.

A few weeks later, I discovered the video for their song “The Girl And The Sea,” which is unlike any of the other songs they are responsible for, and I fell in love. It is deep, gorgeous, and a fantastic song to listen to. I suggest you expand the video to full screen, mainly to look at the amazing artwork.

Enjoy “The Girl And The Sea” by The Presets: