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This Documentary Chronicles The Rise Of Minecraft

Minecraft has taken over the world of gaming, with gamers breaking bricks with each other in a massive way. Here’s how it all happened. This is Monday Night Web Movie.


Plain Sight Shows How Eerie A Simulated Reality Would Be

Users on slow internet often encounter a more raw side of Google Maps. Instead of a fluid experience, they see pieces of their geographical puzzle load into place haphazardly. They encounter map tiles. The stills that pull away from the moving scene in Plain Sight are sort of like map tiles in a three dimensional world. From a certain vantage point they don’t affect the continuity of the world at all, but with enough of a perspective shift things start to irreparably change. London-based filmmaker Theo Tagholm writes in the description that “the photograph skims across the skin of reality.” But it’s more of a jarring motion than a light skimming when you first notice the effect and realise that things aren’t what they seem.


DEFCON: A Documentary About The World's Largest Hacking Conference

One thing that sort of irks me is when people mistake DEFCON 5 as worse and crazier and insane and severe than DEFCON 1. I know more always sounds better but it’s not. That has nothing to do with the world’s largest hacking conference, DEFCON, but I just wanted to put it out there. DEFCON: The Documentary shows what goes on behind the world’s largest hacking conference.


The Original Photo Stream Is Prints In Old Shoeboxes

From New Year’s Eve 2012 to New Year’s Day 2013, Facebook users uploaded 1.1 billion photos, which is something absurd like two photos per active user. But don’t think that people haven’t always been people. Even before smartphones and digital cameras, consumers were out there taking a lot of stupid photos just for fun. And given how relatively resource intensive it was for people to own cameras, buy film, and develop photos it’s pretty amazing to see how many prints came out of “the old days.” Enter The Photo Man.


How Aussie Scientists Are Helping To Perfect The Kilogram

This is the roundest object in the world, and it was built at an absurd cost by boffins at the CSIRO. Weirdly, it was built to save the kilogram.


This Is How Much Pot Is Seized At The US-Mexico Border

The Center for Investigative Reporting is doing a really serious and extensive multi-part series on the drug trade and border patrol at the US-Mexico border. There are budget analyses, infographics and policy reviews. This is legit reporting. But you know what, sometimes you get so wrapped up in your work that you don’t realise you’re getting a contact high. It happens. And it’s the only thing that explains this video.


Watching This Video Will Make You Happy With 1990 Nostalgia

When you look back in time, it’s easy to forget what exactly happened when. Things sort of just blend together. Luckily we have YouTube videos to do our remembering for us now.


Monday Night Web Movie: Star Trek Continues

Ever wanted to watch more episodes of the original Star Trek series, despite the fact that everyone involved now looks a bit melted? Good news! An homage to the series in the form of Star Trek Continues is now live online.


Monday Night Web Movie: Man Versus Storm

You’re chasing the biggest storm in your lifetime. A storm that threatens to tear the one of the world’s most iconic cities to shreds. You wade through rapidly-rising water as police cars fly by, when all of a sudden, the power goes out, and you are one of 8.2 million people plunged into darkness. You’re in the middle of Hurricane Sandy. Welcome to Monday Night Web Movie.


Monday Night Web Movie: Watch The Heartwarming TEDxSydney Clips

TEDxSydney was on last Saturday, and it was a big ideas-fest for smart people from all over the world. In-between each speaker, clever, insightful and often heartwarming videos were played. You can watch all of them right here. Welcome to Monday Night Web Movie.