A slow-video screensaver of a zen-train-run

The little time left available after taxiing daughters around, improvising plumber and handyman, and other menial tasks, I experimented a bit.

One little idea I found is a slow OS X screensaver. It consists of a piece of software that get installed as a screensaver. The piece de resistance is a 3-hour-long video, though, which you should configure the screensaver with, of a front view from a train departing Bergen station (Norway) and traveling for that long. A monotonous, long, beautiful video of all the landscape, tunnels included (each with a name and length), and many trees and water and sounds.

A perfect screensaver, except it drains your battery for days, possibly also in the future, after you deactivate it. Marvelous.

Meanwhile, enjoy the virtual travel. I found out by the way there are numerous (long) videos with a front view of a train run. Completely, utterly boring, wharolian masterpieces.

I wonder–what about changing videos with other kinds of slow word-less films? People sleeping, swimming, dancing, eating, painting? Sex? Some may not be appropriate on a corporate computer.

[Featured image by Matt Haughey, taken shamefully form his site 15 minutes on the morning.]


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About Antonio Vantaggiato

Professor, web2.0 enthusiast, and didactic chef.
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