A Blind Mum-To-Be Meets Her Unborn Baby via 3D Printed Ultrasound

13 May

This video caputres the beautiful intersection of technology and humanity (and it’s nice to know there are people thinking beyond 3D printed guns). Kudos to Huggies, the brand sponsor, for letting the story be the hero here.

Watch Two Guys in Jet Packs Fly Over Dubai

13 May

Welcome to the new extreme: watch Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet as they explore the limits of Dubai…with jet packs. It’s kind of like Top Gun meets The Jetsons with a dash of Michael Bay.

Is This The End of Coffee and Avocados?

13 May

A new study warns that rising temperatures pose a serious threat to the global coffee market, potentially affecting livelihoods of small farmers and pushing up prices.

Also, avocados are likely to continue getting more and more expensive.


1050.6(c) against Showtime by Scott Carthy

6 May


Director Scott Carthy has created this 7 minute gem documenting New York City’s renowned subway car performers. The subculture itself is in danger of extinction thanks to a trebling of arrests in a move to clean up the city. 1050.6(c) is the section of the New York Transit code that states panhandling and performing on trains is prohibited. There have been 256 convictions under the code since mid-March. Carthy spent two days befriending and documenting these subway performers, experiencing first-hand the perspective of both performer and audience – unexpectedly witnessing the remarkable cultural resonance they have in crafting the character of New York City. For me, this is street culture in its purest, most unadulterated form. We live in a fast culture where street movements no longer get to go unnoticed and grow organically. Rather, due largely to the internet and social media, they are unearthed and co-opted in a heartbeat by brands who try to sell them back to us. Watching Carthy’s documentary you see true hustle. Watch it now before Nike slap a swoosh on it and try to sell you sneakers.

If you like what you see, you can back Carthy’s Kickstarter campaign to make a full-length documentary.

Nastya Nudnik

8 Apr

Nastya Nudnik is a Kiev-based artist who, in her ’emoji nation’ series, blends classical art with the all too ubiquitous notifications of modern social media and digital culture. Far from a snide exercise in post-modern irony, the resulting images are a striking comment on themes of isolation and our cultures false sense of connectedness .


A Brand Filmed 20 Strangers Kissing For The First Time: Gets 7 Million YouTube Views In One Day

12 Mar

Want 7 million YouTube views in one day? Go and film 20 strangers kissing each other. That’s what LA based fashion label Wren did.

A Yelp Reviewer Is Chronicling His Love Life To Create A Topographical Map Of His Last Relationship

12 Mar


You know the scenario,  you find yourself in a new part of town – or maybe you’re in a strange city for business or pleasure and you’re lost. Whatever. You pull out Yelp to get a crowdsourced recommendation for a decent bar to soak in the vibe and imbibe. Unless you stumble across a post by Chase Comptom. As Business Insider reports:

For the last four months, Compton has been using Yelp to write a digital memoir, detailing the collapse of a relationship through the reviews of different bars and cafes that he visited with his ex. His posts are each several paragraphs long, written in a narrative voice, jam-packing his poetic musings alongside details about his Chinese food or pierogies.

Compton, 31, and his boyfriend met on OKCupid and stayed together for about nine months before the relationship fell apart. Readers don’t get every detail of what went wrong by reading Compton’s intentionally vague posts, but Compton makes it clear that he was the one who got dumped.

You can read all 18 of Compton’s posts at his Yelp profile. According to Business Insider:

So far, Yelp hasn’t contacted Compton, and he admits he’s a little nervous about what the company would say.

“My intention was to be kind of like a literary Banksy,” he says. “And I don’t want to lose this. I’d be crushed if Yelp were to find out and not like what I was doing and shut me down.”

[via Business Insider]


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