Brilliance

This page is where I collect links to works of brilliance I find on the web, many of them done for no reason but the joy of creation.

Percussive Maintenance

James Turrell, Artist of Light

Danielle: Watch a child age into an old woman before your eyes

Hellen Keller speaks with the help of her teacher, Anne Sullivan

Created Equal: A photo series by Mark Laita

This is Water – An inspired commencement address by David Foster Wallace

Commencement address by Jon Lovett: the value of experience, the value of inexperience, authenticity, and fighting “the culture of bullshit”

Street, by James Nares – Slow motion drive down a New York street

Choros – A hallucinatory experimental dance video

People dance to Ben Pearce’s “What I Might Do”

Hand Dance, by Up and Over It – the derelict version

Six Miles Above the Moon

The Overview Effect: Astronauts describe seeing Earth from space

All Alone in the Night:  Earth from the International Space Station

360-degree panoramic high-definition photo of the night sky

The Radio of Songs from People’s Heads

The Ultimate Machine, by Claude Shannon, inventor of information theory

Fall:  Time-lapse video of summer into autumn

Our Story in One Minute: From the Big Bang to Skyscrapers

Caine’s Arcade

Pep Talk from Kid President

Kid Snippets: Salesman

One minute Asian vacation:  one second per day from a two month trip

Beethoven’s Ode to Joy performed by a flash mob

The Omo People

How English Sounds to Non-English Speakers

Push to Add Drama

Music restores life to an old man in a nursing home

Five musicians, one guitar: Somebody That I Used to Know

Genki Sudo & World Order:  Machine Civilization

Humans Have Learned to Fly

Mummenschanz

Waste Land

Landfill Harmonic

Artist Simon Beck: Footprint patterns in the snow

People in Order

Bill Viola: Ocean Without a Shore

Where the Hell is Matt?

The Joy of Books:  A Stop-Motion Animation

Flight of the Bumblebee:  Stop Motion Guitar Performance

“Happy Birthday” as it might be played by Beethoven, Brahms, Bach, Chopin, & Mozart

Two New York men fulfill letters to Santa

Sand Animation – Live Performance by Kseniya Simonova

Hand Shadow Art – Let Calcutta Surprise You

Clever French Street Art

Carving Books with Surgical Tools

Paper Sculptures Left Anonymously Around Edinburgh

Shadow Art Created from Junk

Doodling in Math Class: Infinity Elephants

All-wooden bicycle

Bach in the Woods

Flying People in New York City

Extreme Sheep Herding

Street art: Inflatable Bag Monsters

Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests

The New York Subway as Cello

The Fibonacci Numbers, as visualized by Cristobal Vila

OK Go – This Too Shall Pass – Rube Goldberg version

Bouncing Superballs in San Francisco:  Sony Bravia

Matrix Ping Pong

Hand Animals

3-D Sidewalk Art

Figure Drawing from the Skeleton Out

Five Hundred Years of Female Portraits

Pendulum Waves

Silent Monks Sing the Hallelujah Chorus

The Mom Song

Sign language rendition of a rather profane Cee Lo Green song

Free Hugs in Sondrio, Italy

Muto:  A wall-painted animation

Stand By Me:  The Playing For Change, Around the World Version

One Hoop

Fun Theory: Piano Stairs

Extreme Sticky Note Experiments

The Blue Ball Machine

Animator vs. Animation

All is One – Global Wombat

Do-Re-Mi at Antwerp Station

Welcome Home at Heathrow

The JK Wedding Entrance Dance

Amira Willighagen, 9-year-old opera singer on Holland’s Got Talent

Susan Boyle stuns the judges at Britain’s Got Talent

Charlotte and Jonathan on Britain’s Got Talent


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