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Reddit's general manager says other subreddits will get the video treatment soon too.
On Monday, Reddit launched its first web video series, a trio of episodes based on a subsection of the site called Explain Like I’m Five that explains complicated concepts by breaking them down to their basic components.
As with its namesake subreddit, the video series explains ideas like existentialism or the crisis in Syria or volatility in the stock market. Unlike the subreddit, the video series explains those things to actual five-year-olds.
It is Reddit's first video series, but not the site's first foray into video production. As Reddit's general manager, Erik Martin, explained in a phone interview, back in the day (er, 2009) the site's trademark Q&As, Ask Me Anything, were filmed and posted online.
“We stopped doing video a couple of years ago because we didn't have to anymore,” Martin explained. Reddit no longer has a problem convincing celebrities and politicians to respond to users in realtime on the site — President Obama even did one last year. But it wasn't always like that: Video was once the incentive. “We used to have to do video because that was the only way we could convince them to do it.”
An early AMA with Senator Ron Paul
This time around, they didn’t have to do anything, so Martin and series creator Jared Neumark took their time deciding how to make Reddit video that was original — not just regurgitating what was already on the site.
“Obviously, Explain Like I'm Five [the subreddit] is not literal,” Martin said, but he was curious if it could be. “Is it even remotely possible to explain existentialism or what's going on in Syria to a five year old? What would happen if you tried?”
Once they settled on on the concept, Neumark (who is also responsible for the Kid's Reenact videos) sifted through the subreddit's most popular posts before settling on the first three topics: the crisis in Syria, the stock market, and existentialism.
“We shot them all in one day back in November. We had a bunch of cameras, so we wouldn't have to shoot it a bunch of times; we could actually get them learning the concept the first time,” Neumark explained, also over the phone.
It turned out the lessons really did work — at least on the child actors. “We auditioned two of the kids a week before, and we used part of the scripts,” Neumark recalled, “and one of the kids remembered the lesson and he kept trying to jump in and say what he knew already. We're were like, 'No! You're not supposed to know!'”
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Question by Pan W: How to explain to my mom that Robot Unicorn Attack is the manliest game ever?
Oh my god, someone help me big time. My mom is convinced that Robot Unicorn Attack is “girly”. I need a hard-hitting, concise argument, preferably from a genuine man, that will persuade her otherwise. Thanks, guys.
Answer by JPili
Show her some gameplay vids on youtube
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Explain at least two things that you can do to limit or reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the?
Question by David: Describe at least two things that you can do to restrict or minimize the amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the?
Clarify a minimum of 2 things that you can easily do to limit or decrease the amount of greenhouse gases produced into the environment.
Response by No Means JanStay residence instead of driving to work. Use layers of garments instead of switching on the heater. Provide your response to this question below!
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Question by yatin p: Can anyone plzz explain me what is IRI 2009????? And how it is related to the field of robotics?
“Summary on IRI 2009″
I have been given a presentation on it.. am not able to get a particular information on it, related to robotics!! plzz help, its urgent!
Answer by Isidro
I found this link online to IRI 2007 which stands for “Information Reuse and Integration.” I think this link shows information about the 2007 year conference. There must be another one happening in 2009. It looks to be sponsored by IEEE/SMC. SMC stands for “Systems, Man and Cybernetics”, which I believe has a lot to do with Robotics.
You will find more answers on the IEEE/SMC web site at:
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The plot of Fez begins when a two-dimensional character living in a two-dimensional world suddenly realizes that just beyond his perception lies a third dimension, filled with unexplored wonders and mystery. While it may have lacked the elegant mechanics, devious puzzles and brilliant audiovisual style of the video game, a 19th Century text by Edwin Abbott presented a story and world that is in many ways similar — a kind of spiritual prequel to the transdimensional tale dreamed up by Polytron.
This text was Flatland, a romantic satire written by Abbott in 1884 as a critique of the rigid, class-based social structure of Victorian England. Using geometric figures of varying complexity to represent different members of the Victorian…
This isn’t the first time a mysterious bit of video has come our way with the promise of something new and fabulous from ASUS. The latest such clip comes from a third party, so take it with a hefty pinch of Morton’s. It shows some slow motion footage of a drop of water falling into a bigger body of H2O, then a message emerges from the resulting concentric waves telling us to “Experience the Infinity.” Whatever that means, it’ll be “coming soon” — next week, apparently, as the video finishes up touting Milano Design Week, which starts on April 17th. Is the video legit? Will some fabulous new device make its mark in Milan? We’ve no idea, but it certainly has a style similar to other teasers we’ve seen from the Taiwanese firm. You can make up your own mind once you’ve watched the vid after the break.
We’ll have to wait until this weekend to find out if Martin Scorsese’s Hugo takes home any hardware from the Academy Awards, but we’ve got an early preview of one the Blu-ray 3D release’s special features right here. Press play to hear the director explain why 3D affects the storytelling by bringing in qualities usually found in the theater to film, as well as comments from actors Christopher Lee and Sascha Baron Cohen. Scorsese explains “We see in 3D, we see in space… most of us do. Space is part of our lives. It means something. I think, for the individual person who has a vision of telling a story through images, how that person uses space — that extra element, that extra dimension — to tell a story is very, very important.” Adapted from a book inspired by filmmaker Georges Méliès, the movie hits stores February 28th — check out the trailer after the break.
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Question by Roley: if robots aren’t real then how do you explain people who have robotics degrees?
One of the two things does not add up. I know robots aren’t real so why are all the people earning degrees in robotics?
Is it a cover up for something?
Answer by David
Dude, robots are real, go onto YouTube and type in “Robot.”
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This video may not exactly make clear what it is GE is doing to make locomotives more efficient, but it sure as hell is fun to watch. I’m guessing this isn’t one of those single-shot things, but rather is a composite shot. Not that that matters to the viewer, but I’m always curious about that kind of thing.
The music reminds me of Loscil, except a little more… boutique-y.
[via Waxy and The Awesomer]