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The latest video on the Mormon Messages channel on YouTube is entitled “Create,” by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. He says, “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul…. The more you trust and rely on the Spirit, the greater your capacity to create.”

As an aside, I like the Mormon Messages idea. But I hate the fact that a YouTube implementation carries along with it the baggage of “related videos” and “promoted videos” over which viewers and video creators have no control. (That’s why I linked to the Mormon Messages profile page above, rather than to the main YouTube page that will host this specific clip permanently. Otherwise you get a bunch of random, sometimes antagonistic garbage juxtaposed with the inspiring message you intended to highlight.)

I wish YouTube would allow video creators at least a little control over the types of “related” and “promoted” videos that appear, in order to keep messages that are actually unrelated or even antithetical from diluting the message.

posted by ted on Monday, Feb 23, 2009 · 3 comments

I recently created a couple videos on accessibility. One on specifying the human language of an HTML document, and another on the importance of headings. Please excuse the lack of real video. My purpose was simply to create something that would get the message across.

posted by cannona on Monday, Aug 11, 2008 · 0 comments

The Girl Effect. Do not skip the video. I love the typography on the site and the logo/nav on the top left.

posted by gilbert on Thursday, Jul 24, 2008

Here’s what you do when you’re a student in the Belgian town of Leuven. You don a blue plastic poncho alongside 1,499 undergraduates, all standing in line at very long table, on which is placed a bottle of Diet Coke and a Mento. On the count of three, having raised your hood, you drop the mint in the plastic bottle, and 1,500 fountains of sticky drink erupt simultaneously.

posted by aaron on Friday, Apr 25, 2008

Ars Technica posted an interesting article on the gaming industry and how they have all but forgotten colorblind gamers. Not surprisingly, folks who are colorblind manage to play anyway. In fact, I my self used to play Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!. (I could get all the way up to Bald Bull.) Apparently, based on my conversations with other totally blind people, this is not as unusual as you might imagine. There have always been video games which (probably unintentionally) gave the user enough information to literally play blind.

posted by cannona on Thursday, Apr 10, 2008

Vimeo has such a better experience than stupid Youtube. Check this stop motion HD video of some little dude set to Life Aquatic music. You can see the drops of water! Awesome video, and a great site.

posted by jason on Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

A Nike Juice golf ball being shot through a lemon Jell-o mold. They also obliterate a milk carton, a stuffed bunny, and a gumball machine. It’s over at the superbly designed Nike Golf, but the Flash makes it impossible to link directly. Thankfully the site is enjoyable enough to mosey on through.

posted by jason on Thursday, Oct 11, 2007

I love the illustration and animation of Laith Bahrani. One of his more recent projects, “The JCB Song” is no exception.

posted by kaleb on Thursday, Sep 27, 2007

posted by foster on Friday, Jul 13, 2007

Web 2.0 in 5 Minutes

Nice video capturing some of the progression of the web to the Web 2.0 point at which we find ourselves. Presented by Information Aesthetics (

“A (infographical?) movie, constrained to just text & pictures, explaining Web 2.0 & how it effects affects global society.”

Take a look here: web2.0 in 5 minutes

(via Steven)

posted by randy on Tuesday, Feb 06, 2007