The Crisis of Credit Visualized

Continuing in the theme of cool videos this week, I thought I would post something that is mildly educational. Unless you have been living on mars for the last few years, you would know that the world has had a bit of a crisis with its money. And if you are anything like me, you don’t really understand how it all happened. Well this neat video should explain everything to you.

The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo.

The Beast File: Google

I’m on holidays this week, so I’ve been having a little down time. This also means that i spend alot of my time on the web looking for cool things to watch.

Motion graphics are especially good for passing the time, and there is usually heaps of that out there to look at. Sites like and Vimeo are great ‘one stop shops’ for really well done videos. But the video below comes from a little closer to home.

On the ABC 2 years ago a great show started up. It is called Hungry Beast and it was started to give a group of budding journos and graphic design freaks, free reign over creating a show that people would like. Well I really like it, and this is one of my favourite videos they have produced. It’s about google, enjoy!


Introducing Qwiki – Wikipedia, but better. Way better.

This week has been a weird one. Kirsty and I spent most of this week in bed sick with some kind of winter lurgy. I know its autumn, but still we were sick. Along with trying to keep up to date with college work, my mind wandered several times.

This involved several attempts at trying to get 3 stars on every level of both Angry Bird games, trying to complete a season in Formula 1 2010 and looking around the web for some cool websites to entertain me.

I came across a website called Qwiki. Basically speaking, a normal wikipedia entry is pretty plain, in most cases they contain only text, and one or two images. What the warlocks over at Qwiki do is turn those plain text entries into an interactive movie slideshow thingy.

Seriously, have a look, and you will know exactly what I’m talking about. Or not talking about.

Introducing, SIFC online.

I heard recently that “if it isn’t online, then it doesn’t exist”. While being wrong, the phrase is also right.

One of the things I’m responsible for at my new church has been developing a new web presence for them. Something worthy enough that you would be proud of it enough to actually want to show someone. Still with me?

We meet in a school hall, and have very strong ties to the school in which we meet. We are running various community events during this year, and in the essence of the quote above. To exist, we needed to get online, and quick.

Anyway, I thought I would share it with you. There are still a few things to iron out with it, but here it is.

I introduce to you. St Ives Family Church online.

Meet James

I wanted to share with you a project I did for Christ Church St Ives last year, when I was working in the office as a Graphic Designer.

Christ Church has a threefold strategy for doing church, these are Connect, Grow and Serve.

I had the opportunity last year of putting together 7 video testimonies of some members of Christ Church. Each one of the focused on one particular element of the Connect, Grow, Serve framework. This video is of a guy called James, James is a good friend of mine. It was great to put this video together, documenting how God had been working in his life to Grow him. Enjoy.