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Radiohead Premiere Laser-Made 'House of Cards' Video

July 14, 2008 1:44 PM ET

The video for Radiohead's "House of Cards," made without the use of conventional cameras, finally debuted today. Zoo Films, who directed the clip, used two different camera-less technologies to create the video. If you ask us, the whole thing looks like The Lawnmower Man or the bad guy in RoboCop 2, but it's still pretty cool. To make matters even cooler, the band will make all the data compiled to create the images available to fans, allowing Radiohead die-hards who know how to manipulate such information to make their own versions of the In Rainbows song. "I always like the idea of using technology in a way that it wasn't meant to be used, the struggle to get your head round what you can do with it. I liked the idea of making a video of human beings and real life and time without using any cameras, just lasers, so there are just mathematical points — and how strangely emotional it ended up being," Thom Yorke said. To see more in-depth of how "House of Cards" was created, check out the Making-Of video here.

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