What is this magical world you hold betwixt your fingers? Surely this is powerful sorcery? But no, 'tis but paper! Behold.
Run your hands over a painting or a sculpture at an art gallery and security will ensure your day spent soaking up culture is immediately over. But artist Robert Cohen has no complaints about people touching his verticalCINEMA sculptures. In fact, that's the only way the flipbook creations can really be enjoyed.
It may be the best thing to happen at MTV since Jesse Camp crawled back into whatever moldy hemp lair he came from: a video that tells a weird little tale about Slash and Ozzy Osbourne, by popping roughly 10 illustrated balloons per second.
No CGI. No green screen. Just some deft camera work, 760 frames of animation, and a speeding Subaru. That's how you turn a stretch of road into the world's biggest, robot spiderest flipbook. And here's how they did it:
Flipclips is a website where you send your digital video and get back a little color flipbook that displays that video as you quickly thumb through its pages. The books are available in three different sizes—a 75-page flipbook ($9) is 3.5 inches wide and works best with a 15-second video clip, a greeting card ($11) is…