Daily Archives: September 11, 2010

Chicken Little (1943)


Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment. ~ Plato

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Shinya Kimura

A short film about custom motorcycle engineer Shinya Kimura @ Chabott Engineering

by Henrik Hansen

Shinya Kimura, formerly known as the founder of “ZERO” or the so-called “ZERO Style” motorcycles,has launched his own workshop called “chabott engineering” in the city of Azusa, California in 2006.

In his 25 year career in the motorcycle world, Kimura started his own small repair shop named Chabo in 1992, a year before he started ZERO in Japan.

Chabo means “bantam rooster” in Japanese and, to Kimura, it means “back to basics”.

With the rebirth of Chabott engineering (with the fancy double t’s),Kimura will continue his exploration of metal and rubber…or whatever…in new and different ways — not merely building custom motorcycles– but creating functional art by infusing his philosophy and aesthetic values into his sculpturally unique and rolling designs

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panoptICONS Utrecht 2010

panoptICONS, surveillance-camera-birds installed in Utrecht

by Helden

via Alanna Simone


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The mRNA Message-Unit Magic Code

Protein synthesis:  an epic on the cellular level

Directed in 1971 by Robert Alan Weiss for the Department of Chemistry of Stanford University and imprinted with the “free love” aura of the period, this short film continues to be shown in biology class today. It has since spawn a series of similar funny attempts at vulgarizing protein synthesis. Narrated by Paul Berg, 1980 Nobel prize for Chemistry.

hat tip bright stupid confetti + miracle mart

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