Animation: Sensology

Animator, Michel Gagné, has just premiered his latest film.  Sensology is a visualization of music played by Paul Plimley (piano) and Barry Guy (bass).  The images actually look like the sounds they accompany.  I couldn’t help thinking all the way through the film that the pictures were exactly how the notes sounded.  I’m normally very hard to amuse with shapes that illustrate music, but this piece is short and good.  My favorite part is the machine-like animation near the end.

Via Cartoon Brew

Animation: Dante’s Inferno In Under 2 Minutes

Filmmaker Declan Moran made this under 2-minute version of Dante’s Inferno which is based on a book called Dante’s Inferno: A Comedy’ by the Brothers Grim & Grimy (undead). I like it.  Dante’s actual book is so full of colorful Italian whining that I find it almost unreadable.  I mean really, the nasty old fellow used his trip through the underworld to take out his revenge for every little insult he ever suffered at the hands of almost anyone he ever met.  Insufferable.  Well, suffer no more, the Inferno is here in short form!

Special Treat For The Anti-Defamation League: How to Build a Mosque

Since the Anti-Defamation League has just decided to support the mission of bigots opposed to the building an Islamic center in the vicinity of the World Trade Center site in New York City, I thought I’d offer them a special presentation on the building of a mosque.

Another suggestion for all bigots like those who work at the Anti-Defamation League would be to schedule a field trip to a local mosque to see just how well-treated one is upon entering a mosque.  If you have never been inside a mosque I would recommend going.  What you imagine goes on inside a mosque is most certainly not what goes on inside a mosque.  Give it a try sometime.  Get to know the people inside the building and when you start to feel really bad about the way you have behaved, just chalk it up to your own uneducated imagination.

Here’s an article about the raging anti-Muslim attitudes spreading across the U.S. and Europe.

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