Primitive Technology: Pottery and Stove

Digging clay out of a streambed, making some coiled pots and firing them in a campfire. Then, making a cooking pot and a dugout stove for heating water and cooking. Brilliant.

There are many more of these great videos at the Primitive Technology site and for those who prefer, he has a Primitive Technology YouTube Channel.

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In the Woods

INS HOLZ (IN THE WOODS) from mythenfilm on Vimeo.

Snow, sweat, testosterone and the sound of chainsaws. Every four years, over a period of three months in winter, wood is being cut in a steep mountain high above Lake √Ągeri and prepared for log rafting. Neither economic change nor technology has been able to replace this traditional and sustainable craft in Switzerland.

I’ve watched this numerous times. As someone who heats with wood and processes my own wood, and having worked for a few summers on logging crews in Oregon, this piece has great appeal for me. Very well done.

Hillary Diane Andales explains relativity and frames of reference

This is brilliant.

How do you explain something complex in three minutes? Let twelfth-grader Hillary Diane Andales from Tacloban City, Philippines show you in this prize-winning video on the theory of relativity and the equivalence of reference frames.

Incredible!

Here’s an interview with her: Meet The Winner Of The 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge.

A lot of work goes into making something simple.

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Dance in the Real World

The New York Times has a dance documentary channel on youTube: Dance In The Real World which is brilliant.

Here are two of the five up there now:

Dance in Trinidad: Moko Jumbie on 9-Foot Stilts

Dance in New York City: The New Vogueing Scene

Note: I have and love the movie mentioned in this one: Paris is Burning about the vogueing and ball scene in New York City.

[via The Kid Should See This]

Ice on the Shepaug

Ice on the Shepaug

Mattatuck Trail, Warren, Connecticut.

We hiked along the Shepaug River looking for interesting ice. We’ve had plenty of cold weather but the kind of weather that makes good ice is extreme cold, a thaw, then more extreme cold. We’ve sort of had that but not quite extreme enough in either direction (warm and cold).

I did find some nice crystals near the shore and attempted to get a shot. I could not get stable enough to get steady for sharp focus so this isn’t quite as crisp as I’d like it. Consider it a place marker for better ice in the next month (hopefully).