Animation: Fische und Schiffe

An animation short film created as a student work similar to an shadow play.


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Story and realization: Axel Brötje
Music by: Mathias Claus

More information:
Fische + Schiffe web site (high res. video)

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Data Visualization: Internet Censorship

A great visualization by Good Magazine and the Lifelong Friendship Society on Internet censorship around the world.


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Video by: Andrew Bouvé , Danielle Flug, Rus Garofalo, Lindsay Utz, Morgan Currie
Music by: Fred Sargolini


Music: TIGA – Sunglasses at night

A TIGA video clip featuring Amanda Lepore.


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Germany: Bank Robbers ante portas

image bank robbers cartoon small There was a lot of hectic movement with governments around the world the last weeks to confine the disasters from betting / wild casino speculation within financial institutions. Approaches and road maps laid out (if any) are pointing to different directions even in the key G7 developed countries.
The U.S. – for example – first wanted to give absolute powers to the executive branch and the government – a move widely criticized and changed by the U.S. Congress in the debates following the first bailout plan.
France and the UK have taken another road and bailing out their banks by providing funds only against a collateral – meaning they are de-facto nationalizes key players in their finance industries. France even went a step further with President Sarkozy calling for the creation of national industry funds to stop the fire sales of key industrial players to overseas investors – an interesting step that found much applause with the European Parliament. If you think that further it might turn out that such a move could prove essential for the future of Europe. How otherwise would the conglomerate of states called Europe survive as a leading industrial area when most of its competitive advantages are owned by those it tries to compete with?
Notable of other industrialized countries are the moves of the Australian and the German governments.
While Australia did not create a bailout package for ailing banks and went straight to an economic stimulus package supporting homeowners and industry, Germany took the same route the Bush Administration once dreamt up for them but which was blocked by U.S. Congress twice.
Descriptions for the German EUR 500 Billion bailout plan range from putting the fox in charge of the hen house, over assuring that neo-liberal deregulation will survive with all its mistakes, to cover-up for mistakes of the leading politicians in power, to plain corruption, we would like to provide a 1.5 sentence description of how the German administration is currently gambling away the future of its people and a description in the form of a short parable.
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Humor: The political Barbie


“…New “Talking Points” Caribou Barbie™ repeats phrases at random–you never know what she’ll say next! Doll really talks with eyes that move.* Includes hunting rifle, moose carcass, Bible and every single newspaper–Caribou Barbie™ reads them all! …”




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Music: Ode to Joy

Today some classical music for the evening – Beethoven’s Ode to Joy performed in a very special way


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“…Meep Meep Meep Meep Meep Meep Meep Meep Meep Meep Meep Meep Meeeeeeeeeep Meep-Meep…”


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