This video by James Nares is utterly hypnotic. Shot with a Phantomflex high-speed camera, it captures the microdramas of street life in midtown Manhattan in a supersharp 780 frames per second, and covers the distance between Bill Viola and Phillip Lorca-diCorcia.

Think of all the things we miss, second-by-second hurrying through cities at normal speed. I think I feel this particularly acutely because I used to work right by Times Square and followed my habitrails, head-down, to and from the Subway to avoid the crowds. So, look up, and look around; there’s more in one second than any of us realize. I wish I could go see this at The Met, it runs through May 27. I miss New York.

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