03.12.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Hebocon – Absurd Japanese Sumo Wrestling Robots Battle To Be Crowned ‘Crappiest’

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This video makes me proud to be Japanese. Hebocon was a contest held last year in which 31 “technically ungifted” Japanese people built robots and pitted them against one another in a sumo-style tournament. The crappier a robot was, the more respect it was given. One girl forgot her robot on the train, on her way to the tournament, and went and had a beer instead. She was praised for her ” act of supreme crappiness”.

Robots that made it to the venue to battle were actually penalized if they were deemed too high-tech, and there was a trophy, designed by a third-grader, for the most low-tech robot. The winner of the tournament ultimately felt ashamed for trying too hard. Watch the video below, at the end you can see all the robots in action (I love their names).

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03.12.14 by Jeff

Giveaway: 5 Risograph Calendars by J.P. King

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I’ve got 5 Risograph Calendars to give away again this year, courtesy of designer J.P. King. If you want one of these puppies, tell me your favourite month and why in the comments below! We’ll pick 5 winners on December 17th.

 

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03.12.14 by Jeff

Jeffrey Beauchamp

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Paintings by artist Jeffrey Beauchamp. More below.

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03.12.14 by Jeff

Falk Gernegross

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Paintings by artist Falk Gernegross. More below.

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02.12.14 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions / December

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Here is this month’s submission post! Thanks to everyone who submitted work to the November Submissions post. Nearly 1200 comments on the post, so I’m definitely still going through all the good stuff shared there.

This is the best way to submit your work to be considered for a post on Booooooom. Thanks again to everyone for up-voting work you like and leaving the positive comments to each other, it really pumps people up, and helps me see what work you like. I encourage you to share your work here because these posts get a lot of traffic and even if your work is not a fit for Booooooom it still gets seen, and definitely sends traffic to your own websites.

Please share your work here this month. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.

 

Submission guidelines:

1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.

 

 

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02.12.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Animation Continuously Morphs Through Popular Films

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Animator Chris Carboni created this terrific animation which continuously morphs through popular films. The piece is a music video for a band called Cruisr, but sorta feels completely unrelated to the music. I actually muted the video and listened to it with Flying Lotus’ Parisian Goldfish (much better). I expected to see a lot of classic films here but it was nice to see more recent films like Under The Skin included too. How many of the films can you recognize? Watch the animation below.

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02.12.14 by Jeff

Bo Joseph

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Paintings by artist Bo Joseph. More below.

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02.12.14 by Jeff

Kelsey Henderson

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Paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Kelsey Henderson. More below.

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