Quantum Statement

The New Internet, the New World

Get Steve Jobs on the phone!

As Podcast #5 demonstrates, the proliferation of video podcasting over the Internet has created new challenges for the motion pictures industry.

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June 15, 2006 Posted by | Culture, Humor, Internet, iTunes, novelty, Podcasting, Prank Calls, technology, timanderic, video | Leave a comment

My New Aiptek MPVR Gives Great Timelapse!

Using my Aiptek MPVR and a $5 tripod from Rite Aid, I shot four videos of the city. Each video lasted between eight and ten minutes.


  1. I copied the videos from my SD Card to my LaCie firewire drive and converted the *asf files to Quicktime *mov files (340×280 resolution) using FFMpeg.
  2. I then imported them to Final Cut Pro, stripped off the audio, and remapped the time of each clip to eight seconds.
  3. After exporting to lossless video files, I imported them into After Effects, retouched the color, and exported the sequence as a QuickTime *mov file with Sorenson3 encoding (320×240 resolution).
  4. Uploaded quicktime *mov to You Tube.

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June 12, 2006 Posted by | After Effects, Brooklyn, Camcorders, ffmpeg, Final Cut Pro, New York City, video, Web 2.0, youtube | 11 Comments

The 212-796-0735 mystery

“On or around May 8, a personal ad appeared on the Internet classified ad site Craigslist (It has since been removed). Itâ��s a head scratcher to keep you National Security Agency analysts occupied in your spare time. Each block of numbers is repeated twice; but below I have transcribed them only once for clarity.”

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June 3, 2006 Posted by | cryptography, Information Science, Mystery, Science | Leave a comment

Watching this video is really hypnotic.

…built with data collected during the European Space Agency’s Huygens probe on Jan. 14, 2005, shows the operation of the Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer camera during its descent and after touchdown. The camera was funded by NASA. [via]

found [via]

I’ve played this video perhaps two dozen times, and I’m still blown away. This is what a database looks like when you add sound, light, and time. Watching this makes me reflect on how data can be represented in so many ways and we’ve only begun to scratch the surface. This makes an Excel Pie Chart look like a stone tablet.

Download the Quicktime version here; you paid for it.

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June 2, 2006 Posted by | Information Science, Innovation, novelty, Science, technology, video, youtube | Leave a comment