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Here at Silo Number Seven, stories are a big deal — be it hour-long epics or 5-minute shorts. I came across this Wes Anderson-esque video and I started thinking about how we live in a digital vacuum compared to the tangible reality that generations before us lived in. While I’m not sure we’re less authentic, I do think there’s something to be said about physical objects and how they can say a lot about a person.

| More deeply it is about how people use objects to connect with times, ideas, and people.

See more of Douglas’s work here.

My first impression of Gene Wilder came as the eccentric Willy Wonka back in the 1971 classic, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Since then he’s had a couple movies here and there but the impact he’s had on children’s imaginations everywhere with that role can’t be matched.

92Y and BlankonBlank came together to animate this interview that Wilder did in 2007 with Ms. magazine founding editor Letty Cottin Pogrebin.

You can hear the entire interview in all of its glory here:

“I felt on stage or in the movies I could do whatever I wanted to. I was free.”  – Gene Wilder, March 2007

This is incredible. I don’t remember ever walking through New York City and looking at each person individually, especially when the place houses almost 8.5 million.

Microsoft and renowned filmmaker Paul Trillo joined forces to create a smartphone system that allows users to control multiple Nokia Lumia 1020 devices wirelessly and simultaneously. Designed for the Windows 8 mobile platform, the “bullet effect” is a technical first on a mobile device, offering 100% mobility. After connecting 50 Nokia Lumia devices, a separate, designated Surface tablet was used as a remote control, creating the “Lumia Arc of Wonder”. The result reveals the phones’ incredible capabilities for striking, vivid imagery, whilst pushing the boundaries of photography and technology.

Slow down movement, listen carefully, and the city becomes becomes this incredible masterpiece. You can find out about the process behind the video here.