“Night Driver” for Atari, circa 1976 – a lesson in minimalist gameplay.
Strange, super-minimalistic raw film of a test nuclear explosion from 1953. After several minutes of flickering gray and quiet ambient sound, the blast fills the screen all-white, then receeds to a silent, washed-out mushroom cloud. This is followed nearly a minute later by a sharp, dull blast sound (since the speed of sound is much slower than light). The video concludes with several minutes of gray clouds.
Via: Nuclear Secrecy blog
While it appears this may be about a year late to have caught, below is a selection of very long, very repetitive videos found on YouTube (all 10 hours long – the new maximum for YouTube). A few thoughts and extras:
- I’m trying to think this through: it seems like these videos are a combination of meme and “fuck you” masquerading as extreme minimalism
- The Huffington Post has their own favorites list
- Slacktory had a challenge that anyone documenting themselves watching an entire 10-hour video would receive $100 – two people did; their video evidence is the ultimate meta-level bore
- If you’re craving more, try TehN1ppe’s huge selection of 10-hour videos
Brutal minimalism/wasting Google’s servers: 10 hours of black screen on YouTube but user smokechock, who also has 10 hours of red screen…
Tony Bechara’s noisy, minimalist paintings. This one above, titled August 7 (acrylic on linen/60×60″), is best viewed at a distance or with squinted eyes.
Levels from the Atari 2600 game E.T. Thinking about hyper-minimal games…