Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Thought of You, Ryan Woodward, 2010

A personal project by Disney FX animator Ryan Woodward.

Check out the "making of" at his site.

Suggested by Mike Caracappa. Thanks, Mike!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Schrödinger's Cat, Chavdar Yordanov, 2012

One can even set up quite ridiculous cases. A cat is penned up in a steel chamber, along with the following device (which must be secured against direct interference by the cat): in a Geiger counter, there is a tiny bit of radioactive substance, so small that perhaps in the course of the hour, one of the atoms decays, but also, with equal probability, perhaps none; if it happens, the counter tube discharges, and through a relay releases a hammer that shatters a small flask of hydrocyanic acid. If one has left this entire system to itself for an hour, one would say that the cat still lives if meanwhile no atom has decayed. The psi-function of the entire system would express this by having in it the living and dead cat mixed or smeared out in equal parts. It is typical of these cases that an indeterminacy originally restricted to the atomic domain becomes transformed into macroscopic indeterminacy, which can then be resolved by direct observation. That prevents us from so naively accepting as valid a "blurred model" for representing reality. In itself, it would not embody anything unclear or contradictory. There is a difference between a shaky or out-of-focus photograph and a snapshot of clouds and fog banks. —Erwin Schrödinger, Die gegenwärtige Situation in der Quantenmechanik (The present situation in quantum mechanics), Naturwissenschaften (translated by John D. Trimmer in Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society)

another recommendation from Paul Kirby.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sexy Symphony, Guido Manuli, 2012

Yeah, I'm just gonna go ahead and say this is probably NSFW.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Willy Bum Bum, Daniel Fowler, 2012

I would like to take this opportunity to give a shout out to those of you who have found my blog via a Google search for "cartoon pee."

It is a non-zero number of people.

True story.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Deep End, Jake Fried, 2013

Brand new work from Jake Fried.

Via a whole bunch of people on Facebook and probably Reddit and i09 and somewhere else too. It is pretty cool, though.