♐LANYARD is a video posted to the second youtube account on May 12,
- It was the first video posted after a 38-day break following the
end of the ♐BROAD series. No series followed it on
the channel. However, ⊕RATE, on the stabilitory
newing channel, was posted five days
after this video.
Description of video
The video is 1:28 in length, but the visuals “freeze” at the 0:30 mark,
as does the default YouTube UI. It has a series pulsing of black + white
images that resemble a close zoom of the output an x-ray or MRI scan.
Audio & analysis
The audio is in mono, with a grinding/warbling sound. A bass portion
appears to pulse about every two thirds of a second for most of the
Significance of name and relationship to other videos
The significance of the name ‘lanyard’ is as yet unclear. It could refer
- a cord or strap worn around
the neck, shoulder, or wrist to carry such items as keys or
- “Aboard a ship, [lanyard] may refer to a piece of rigging used
to secure or lower objects.” [This might link this video
further to ♐HULL.
- the unsuccessful first
attempt to develop and
deploy a high-resolution optical reconnaissance satellite by the
United States National Reconnaissance Office.
The visual style seems related to that of ♐LOVE and
Significance of posting time
Similar to ♐UPRIGHT (which also shares a similar
“pulsating” visual quality), ♐LANYARD is unusual as it was not being
posted near the start or end of a series.