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Jack White, "Sittin' on Top of the World"

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Detroit rocker plays some raw blues piano in this clip from 'It Might Get Loud'

"Technology is a big destroyer of emotion and truth," says Jack White at the start of this clip from Davis Guggenheim's 2008 documentary It Might Get Loud. The doc explores the history of the electric guitar through the eyes of White and fellow guitar legends, Jimmy Page and The Edge. In the clip, White and a fedora-clad kid portraying his earlier self cruise through the countryside in......read more

Watch a Plasticine Animation About Population Explosion

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'Crowded' is a dystopian story of our jam-packed planet

With the global population at 7.2 billion and growing at a rate of almost 400,000 people a day (!), overpopulation is as timely a topic as ever. London-based artists Andrew Khosravani and Cristina Florit Gomila explore the issue in "Crowded," a stunner of a stop-motion animation created almost entirely in plasticene. Over a year in the works, the piece represents the pair's desire to explore the......read more

Handmade Portraits: The Bone Carver

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Etsy profiles Inupiat hunter Sylvester Arak, who balances a subsistence lifestyle with artistic pursuits

The latest entry in Etsy's Handmade Portraits series profiles Sylvester Ayek, an Iñupiat hunter and carver who grew up on King Island, 40 miles off of the Alaskan coast. There, he learned the traditional Iñupiat ways of subsistence hunting and carving ivory and wood. Today, he continues to sell his artwork to (sylvesterayek.etsy.com) to supplement his subsistence lifestyle,......read more

Blitzen Trapper, "Furr"

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Sepia-toned flip book animation by Jade Harris.

This video is over two years old, but we can justify posting it now because SHFT didn't exist then and because it's crazy good. It's the video for the earthy title track off the Blitzen Trapper's 2008 album, Furr. Director and fellow Portlander Jade Harris does the song proud with this analog stop motion animation. “The video consists of a little over 3000 photos and took about two months......read more

Rhian Sheehan "Standing in Silence Pt 3"

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A beautiful, haunting journey from eco-topia to post-industrial wasteland.

Kiwi electronic composer Rhian Sheehan creates evocative soundscapes featuring ambient melodies and pieces of environmental field recordings collected on his travels. As a musician that works primarily in film and television, Sheehan's work has a decidedly cinematic feel. Take, for example, "Standing in Silence - Part 3 (Niva's Tune)," from his 2009 recording Standing in......read more

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