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Emmys Go Green

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Sunday's show will be the most sustainable yet.

If you needed any more evidence that "greening" has gone mainstream, here it is. This year's Emmy Award show, which takes place in L.A. this Sunday, will be a sustainable event, with eco-focused features that include a set built from recyclable materials, energy efficient lighting, rechargeable batteries, and alternative fuel/hybrid transportation. The show's crew will be......read more

TV on the Radio "Me-I"

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Animated excellence co-directed by Daniel Garcia and Mixtape Club.

Brilliantly executed animated video for "Me-I" by TV on the Radio, from Adult Swim's Warm & Scratchy music comp, about a fantastical pigeon-man who can't tell the difference between consciousness and dreams. Also features dancing trees and a murderous ham sandwich. Co-directed by Mixtape Club and Daniel Garcia of Bent Image Lab, the vid won Best Music Video at both the......read more

The Villa Bio

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Brilliant Barcelona green home.

The folks at Buzz Beast bring us this suburban house of the future (which also happens to be sustainable) by Enric Ruiz-Geli’s firm Cloud9 . Featuring an hydroponic rooftop garden, underground garage and a 50-foot cantilevered section, Villa Bio was no small feat of engineering. The result is economical, beautiful, and environmental...MORE ...read more

'Sound Sculptures' Eulogize Old Growth Forest

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Tviga Vasilyeva's "Soundstills" would be pretty cool if we could understand them.

You know the feeling when you look at something and you're pretty sure it's awesome but you don't understand how it works or what it's all about? Such is the case with these "Soundstills" by Russian artist Tviga Vasilyeva. Apparently Vasilyeva recorded audio in the old growth forests along the Russia-Finland border, then went back after they were logged and photographed these......read more

Food Forward

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Watch The Trailer for this great TV series on PBS

Our good friend Greg Roden co-created FOOD FORWARD and SHFT's very own Anna Getty shepherded this fantastic series for PBS.  We're super proud of them and so impressed with the show.  Watch it on your local PBS station (for the West coasters it's Sunday nights at 6:30).  ...read more

Dance Movements Become Digital Sculptures

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CCTV idents use 3D graphics to turn body motion into artistic patterns

This transfixing series of short clips for China's CCTV Documentary Channel makes other TV station identifications (idents) seem, well, crappy. A collaborative effort between Taiwan studio JL Design and Lithuanian digital production studio Korb, the idents show people creating seemingly 3D structures as they move. Dubbed "motion sculptures," the works are based on four themes and represent four......read more

SHFT TV: 'WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY' at the Annenberg Space

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Meet the minds behind the seminal exhibition of war photos at the Annenberg Space for Photography

WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY, the groundbreaking exhibition of war photos currently on view at the Annenberg Space for Photography, tells the history of military conflict through the lenses of dozens of photographers. It's an important exhibit, one that's sure to alter the consciousness of anyone who visits. In this video, we meet with co-curators Anne Wilkes-Tucker and Will Michels, as well as with a few of......read more

How TV Has Made Us Stupid About Farming

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Seventh-generation farmer Forrest Pritchard skewers television's portrayal of agriculture

Forrest Pritchard for The Huffington Post: From parachuting cows to learning-disabled farmers, commercials have effectively dumbed down agriculture. As a full-time farmer, I don't have much time to watch television. Despite my best intentions, I've never seen an episode of Mad Men, Breaking Bad, or Game of Thrones. I'm usually game for a lunchtime episode of Pawn Stars, but farming requires me......read more

MAKE TV: Kinetic Wave Sculptures

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Reuben Margolin’s kinetic art.

Reuben Margolin is a visionary Bay Area artist who creates totally singular kinetic wave sculptures from a variety of found materials. Graceful and mesmerizing, Margolin’s work is inspired by natural reference points like water droplets, wind gusts, and ocean eddies. Here, MAKE: television takes a look at the artist and his process. ...read more

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