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TNI A/V posts original podcasts, multimedia essays and playlists designed as forms and formal explorations of criticism, but without all that boring reading.

 

The Party

July 22, 2015

A new film that follows the course of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. With footage from Richmond, Oakland, and San Francisco, the film is a Bay Area-centric look at the work of the Party. The film has no narration and is composed of archival footage from a variety of sources.

By The Cinema Commitee, via FireWorks.

 

Oculus Rex

February 5, 2015
Figure 1: The family.

Figure 1: The family.


Figure 2: 3D scanning of the mother.

Figure 2: 3D scanning of the mother.


Figure 3: 3D scanning of the father.

Figure 3: 3D scanning of the father.


Figure 4: The mother and father are captured in virtual space.

Figure 4: The mother and father are captured in virtual space.


Figure 5: The user enters Oculus Oedipus.

Figure 5: The user enters Oculus Oedipus.


Figure 6: I’m really looking forward to this experience!

Figure 6: “I’m really looking forward to this experience!”


Figure 7: A conflict on the road.

Figure 7: A conflict on the road.


Figure 8: The user murders the virtual father.

Figure 8: The user murders the virtual father.


Figure 9: The user reflects on his experience thus far.

Figure 9: The user reflects on his experience thus far.


Figure 10: The riddle of the Sphinx.

Figure 10: The riddle of the Sphinx.


Figure 11: The user offers a response.

Figure 11: The user offers a response.


Figure 12: The Sphinx is defeated.

Figure 12: The Sphinx is defeated.


Figure 13: The user seduces the virtual mother.

Figure 13: The user seduces the virtual mother.


Figure 14: Consummation part one.

Figure 14: Consummation part one.


Figure 15: Consummation part one.

Figure 15: Consummation continues.


Figure 16: Consummation part one.

Figure 16: A more robust fantasy.


Figure 17: Consummation part one.

Figure 17: Climax.


Figure 18: The user is permanently blinded. The experience is concluded.

Figure 18: The user is permanently blinded. The experience is concluded.


Figure 19: The blinded user wanders the world.

Figure 19: The blinded user wanders the world.

 

Oculus Birth

December 25, 2014
Conception

Figure 1: Conception.


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Figure 2: Two miniaturized GoPro cameras are affixed to the skull of the fetus.


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Figure 3: Gestation.


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Figure 4: “I’m really looking forward to this experience.”


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Figure 5: The live feed.

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Figure 6: The mother experiences the birth of her child from the child’s perspective.


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Figure 7: Crowning.


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Figure 9: “Happy Birthday.”


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Figure 10: The experience is concluded.

 

Egg Timer

December 24, 2014

We present, for the very first time in the history of human reproduction, a 100% scientifically accurate method for predicting how much time you have left.

Click below for sense of urgency.

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“Salut les Cubains” Agnès Varda

December 18, 2014

A French short film written and directed by Agnès Varda and released in 1963 from photographs taken between December 1962 and January 1963, four years after the Cuban Revolution (for subtitles, hit the closed captioning button)