Sunday, April 30, 2023

The Beach, Eternity

A video based on two poems by my brother.

YouTube link: The Beach, Eternity

Incidentally, for those who are interested, the first was shot on an iPhone — probably an iPhone 6. 

From 2:46, the Sony a5000 with kit lens. (Maybe a few shots with a Nikon d5300 with 35mm 1.8.)

In both cases , the camera bodies were quite inexpensive and would be considered dated now. Yet the iPhone footage holds up, as long as one is okay with smartphone footage. 

The latter footage still holds up, despite the fact the tech in the camera is regarded as Paleolithic. 

I bought the a5000 because it was considerably less expensive than its sister, the a5100. The a5000 sold for less because its sensor was merely 20 megapixels, compared to 24 for the a5100. Ironically, Sony’s high end a7siii and prestige vlogging camera the zv-e1 have 12 megapixel sensors — fewer megapixels theoretically improving light sensitivity. So the a5000 might have been a better video tool at the time.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Now’s the Time

#moviepoem #globalwarming #videopoetry #climatechange #olafurEliasson

Is the art world serious about combatting carbon emissions? Really?

Full video at YouTube:

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

American gun culture

Clip from American Gun Culture: What Are the Rules?

 Full video at YouTube: 

A lot of permissiveness in America re: gun usage because of extremely liberal interpretations of what constitutes self defence. But what are the limits? #guncontrol

Cameras and Economics


Saturday, April 15, 2023

Acceleration of seasonal change

Spring Sped Up, part two. 


Full video at YouTube: via @YouTube . 

Acceleration of seasonal change very noticeable in South Korea. This new — and disturbing — pattern has been consistent for three yrs. And for you? 

#ClimateAction #GlobalWarming

Friday, April 14, 2023


Lilacs part two

Lilacs — a great favourite of S and mine. But their early arrival once again this year freaking us out.

#springflowers #climatechange


Thursday, April 13, 2023

The Psychology of Mass Shootings 2

The Psychology of Mass Shootings, part two. Clip. Full video at YouTube: 

#massshooting #violence #psychology #MassMurder

Psychologist Jillian Peterson, among others, has studied the mindsets of people who commit mass shootings. She finds a mixture of grievance, suicidal impulses, and thirst for attention. Of course, many people struggle with these emotions but do not kill. 

More: there is a subset of mass shooters who feel compelled to record or livestream their murders. In them, the need for attention seems stronger.

Your own comments welcome.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Mass Shootings Streamed Online

#Louisville #LouisvilleBank #mass_shooting #GunViolence #nra . 

Another shooting by an enraged young male. But this time with a twist: he live-streamed his violence. This occasionally happens: the shooter wants to turn his rampage into a spectacle. Why? What’s the psychology?

Sunday, April 09, 2023

The World As It Is … Now

The World As It Is … Now. 

Full video at YouTube: via @YouTube. 8. 

Working on a new version of this.

Saturday, April 08, 2023

Gun Culture USA

#Shooting #GunViolence #gunculture #phoenixshooting #guncontrol #lethalforce #USgunlaws #LegalConsistency #NRA #GunAddiction 

What’s it like to live in a country where gun violence normalized? A previous video on gun laws and how they work/don’t work:

Full video at YouTube:

Thursday, April 06, 2023

Water steps

The water steps at a bridge on the Kyoungan Cheon. It rained today, so the river especially full. Note the way the current splits into two at the foot of the water steps. 

More about this structure here: #waterfall #ecology 

Tuesday, April 04, 2023

PicGall 16

PicGall 16: Night Photography. 

Clip from a short gallery of stills shot in Yongin, South Korea.

 Full video at YouTube: 

#PhotoAlbum #NightPhoto

Monday, April 03, 2023

The Complexity of Flowers

#globalwarming #climatechange #SpringFlowers #벗꽃 #한국봄

Flowers are blooming in South Korea … all at once. What does that mean?


Full video at YouTube:

Sunday, April 02, 2023

A forest fire in Seoul

#globalwarming #climatechange 

Clip. Full video at YouTube:

A forest fire … in the heart of Seoul. Tragic and dangerous — and also a possible portent.

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Saturday, April 01, 2023

Cement versus Trees


#climatechange #urbandevelopment #urbanforest 

Full video at YouTube:

More housing units, fewer trees — this is the current model for many of Seoul’s neighborhoods.