Intermission: Civilization

This video art piece by Marco Brambilla is amazingly original. A virtual camera pans over a 1,920-by-7,500 pixel collage of 500 looping clips of found video. The result: a cyclical journey from hell to heaven and back that's made from snippets of pop culture and recalls Hieronymus Bosch. Watch for the Stay Puft Marshmellow man.[youtube] piece was created for the Standard Hotel in New York, but that doesn't make it any less incredible. There's an interview with Brambilla and the tech team that helped him here. And a higher quality video here.