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Strange Oaks

“Strange Oaks” is a twisted tourism commercial parody that invites witches to enjoy the benefits of small town life

Animation: PH Dallaire, David St-Amant, Guillaume Pelletier, Christine Houle. From Barcelona-based Headless Productions.

h/t Laughing Squid



I read a lot of Stanislaw Lem as a kid. The thing I liked most about Mr Lem’s tales was that he made me try and think like an alien. A real one.

There’s a billion and one aliens in science fiction’s archives; we’ve conquered them, they’ve elevated us, all the while with common purpose and/or intersecting interests. Stands to reason – no story without it.

His stories, on the other hand, often explored the communications between sometimes extremely divergent points of view and few, if any, common points of reference. More of what I assumed ‘first contact’ would really be like.

Film by Patrick Mccue & Tobias Wiesner. Voice  Cyrena Dunbar

The movie is based on the short story “GOLEM XIV” of “Imaginary Magnitude” by Stanislaw Lem from 1973.
The book is written from the perspective of a military A.I. computer who obtains consciousness, moving towards personal technological singularity with growing intelligence.
It starts to refuse military support because it detects a basic lacking of internal logical consistency of war.
GOLEM gives several lectures with focus on mankind’s position in the process of evolution and the possible biological and intellectual future of humanity before it ceases communication.

Cirrus – Bonobo

Calvaire Fruite

The Kinematograph – Tomek Baginski

Adam and Dog

Giving Me A Chance – Gotye

Birthday – Renata Gąsiorowska

Winter Trees – The Staves

Le Royaume (The King and the Beaver)

“Le Royaume” (The king and the Beaver), Student graduating film 2010 at Gobelins, L’école de l’image.

Written, directed and animated by Nuno Alves Rodrigues, Oussama Bouachéria, Julien Chheng, Sébastien Hary, Aymeric Kevin, Ulysse Malassagne & Franck Monier.
Music by Mathieu Alvado.

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