Over here at Indie Street, we practice a very indie audience-minded form of curation to make sure you don’t have to shift through a bunch of noise in order to get to the quality stuff. However, giants like Netflix, which offer thousands of genres and films - both good and….questionable - can’t be as geared towards a specific type of viewer. You can spend a lot of time rifling through titles when you could have been using that time to actually watch something instead. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a way to skip the scrolling and synopsis reading and just get to the watching action? Well, engineers over at Netflix might have found a solution in Mindflix, a sensor headband which reads your brainwaves. When wearing the prototype headband, Netflix users can browse the application without a remote control or anything! All you need is a (working) brain. With that, you can select a movie or TV show just by thinking. Mindflix works by detecting activity in your frontal lobe. The headband was successful at the company’s annual Hack Day but there’s no word yet on market release. Here’s to the future and perhaps Indie Street mind-reading headgear one day?! Until then, learn more about Mindflix by watching the video below!
Just in case any of you on IndieStreet haven't seen Sofles-Limitless, here it is. Street Creds all around to the Ironlak team, photos from Selina Miles, and the talented street art of Sofles, Fintam Magee, Treas and Quench.
Easily one of IndieStreet's unanimously favorite films of 2013. This touching documentary from Zachary Heinzerling highlights a relationship masterpiece...the emotional connection to the narrative and invisibility of the camera work entrenches viewers into the love dynamics of these two unique artists.
We all must get older, and more times than not, the best memories we have were not when we were the most comfortable. The times of struggle bring about the most cherished human connections. Directed by Oscar winners TJ Martin and Dan Lindsay, this film is a beautiful tribute to TJ's grandparents and their love. Hard to not shed a tear during this short film of old photographs.
As one of our top 10 Indie films of 2013, "Fruitvale Station" is amongst only a handful of true Independents that has a real chance at a best picture nomination. Being as the oscar noms are announced in 9 days, we figured we would do our part with a call to voters. For academy voters that have an ear to the Indie Street, please consider nominating "Fruitvale Station" not only for it's important story, but for the wonderful acting performances (highlighted by Michael B. Jordan).
Most of our Indie film community has probably seen this film, but we can not leave it out of our Trailer of Must Sees. Not for the faint of heart, this stunning documentary from Joshua Oppenheimer leaves a huge emotional weight on anyone who gets to experience it. IndieStreet's declares it is by far the "most impactful film of 2013".
Watch and you be the judge...This 8 min short film "Robbie" gives us one more layer of perspective than the hit Alfonso Cuarón box office smash by charting the reflections of an aging robot drifting alone through space. Neil Harvey constructed the film completely from archival NASA footage, showing you don't need an expensive camera to tell an intriguing story. Simple & Innovative techniques in storytelling (like this) are what we love to promote at Indie Street Films. Creds.
"A derelict building is an eyesore to some, but an incredible canvas to others" -Buff Diss, Australian masking tape street artist. This photo is one of our favorites from buff Diss, entitled "Sustenance". His flickr page highlighting his non-destructive graffiti gets enormous street creds from the IndieStreet team.