This Bizarre Dubbed Video May Reveal the Future of Magazines
It didn't get any less weird when I stumbled on a YouTube video called "A magazine for several senses: Seasons." Posted as a student project in December, the video lays out some actually quite clever ideas for enhancing print magazines to appeal to all
four five senses. There is very little information about the video, whose origins and purpose is uncertain. (Whoever heard of a student project that needs to be dubbed and subtitled?) Styled as a commercial, the action breaks off at the 3:15 mark, after which we see little more than a blurry table for the next 2 minutes, followed by the dryly humorous pièce de résistance.
It's all very odd, yet surprisingly well-produced. These mysterious fellows may well be onto something, though I don't think the long-period-of-silence-at-the-end ploy works as well here as it did for Nirvana.
Click here to see the video, or watch it in the embedded Flash player.
— James Sturdivant