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Faster, Faster Frame Rates

To better understand what a faster frame rate would look like, watch a movie on a 1080p HDTV with a 120hz or greater refresh rate. It is not necessarily an apples to apples comparison, but it gets you close to what you should expect. Two good examples would be the blu-ray discs of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and District 9. Considering the high production values of the former, the audience gets a you are there experience; while the documentary film-style of the latter is well served by the higher refresh rate. It should be noted that Neil Blomkamp shot District 9 on the Red One camera and the Sony EX1 camcorder.

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Pathology of Looking

There are two ideas to consider here: the notion that an individual who cannot make, or chooses not to make, creates through the act of sharing in the form of on-line curation; while, the individual who can make chooses instead to curate as a means towards influence by way of imitation. I would say that both intentions are born out of the same pathology—the covetous of seeing.