Radiohead’s posted the new video for the In Rainbows come-hither slow jam “House Of Cards,” and fittingly, it’s got lots of shots of Thom making sultry bedroom eyes. Maybe? Tough to say for sure, mostly because none of the Yorke images, nor any in the entire clip, were generated with cameras. Or light. Instead, “3D plotting technologies collected information about the shapes and relative distances of objects” and the “video was created entirely with visualizations of that data.” Right. Why just talk in maths when you can fully manifest in them? Totally weird and yet totally accessible and moving, but it’s Radiohead so, no surprises.
Thanks to you, gorillavsbear.blogspot.com. I don’t know how you can’t be at least marginally interested in how that thing was made, and since I assume Geometric Informatics and Velodyne LIDAR aren’t your most fluent languages, you should probably just watch this Making Of so you can sound smart when you email it to your friends:
No matter what you do, click this link and explore the data visualizations in the video. So cool, and this way you can explore the contours of Thom’s face in stimulating new ways (nullus). When you’re finished downloading the data for the video and have made your own, upload it to the House Of Cards YouTube Group page. So far there’s only one — Radiohead’s. Never thought it possible, but just maybe we’re approaching the ceiling of the Radiohead fanbase’s obsession with participatory interactivity. (Probably not, but remixes are, like, easier).