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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.

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 .

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

12 Mar

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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]

The Most Watched YouTube Videos of 2013

11 Dec

YouTube has revealed its list of the most watched videos of 2013. As the official YouTube blog states:

As 2013 comes to a close, these are some of the videos, channels and moments that shaped our year. While each annual list is unpredictable (what’s up, Mr. Miley Cyrus impersonator), trending videos just get bigger each year. And with 80 percent of all views on YouTube coming from outside the U.S., the global community is driving pop culture unlike ever before.

Scope the list of most popular trending videos and most popular music videos below:

Top Trending Videos for 2013
1. Ylvis – “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” by tvnorge
2. “Harlem Shake (original army edition)” by kennethaakonsen
3. “How Animals Eat Their Food” | MisterEpicMann by MisterEpicMann
4. “Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball (Chatroulette Version)” by SteveKardynal
5. “baby&me / the new evian film” by EvianBabies
6. Volvo Trucks – “The Epic Split feat. Van Damme” by VolvoTrucks
7. “YOLO (feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar)” by thelonelyisland
8. “Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise” by CarrieNYC
9. “THE NFL : A Bad Lip Reading” by BadLipReading
10. “Mozart vs Skrillex. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 2” by ERB

Top Music Videos for 2013
1. PSY – “GENTLEMAN M/V” by officialpsy
2. Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball” by MileyCyrusVEVO
3. Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop” by MileyCyrusVEVO
4. Katy Perry – “Roar (Official)” by KatyPerryVEVO
5. P!nk – “Just Give Me A Reason ft. Nate Ruess” by PinkVEVO
6. Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell” by RobinThickeVEVO
7. Rihanna – “Stay ft. Mikky Ekko” by RihannaVEVO
8. Naughty Boy – “La La La ft. Sam Smith” by NaughtyBoyVEVO
9. Selena Gomez – “Come & Get It” by SelenaGomezVEVO
10. Avicii – “Wake Me Up (Official Video)” by AviciiOfficialVEVO

The Awesome New Commercial Encouraging Girls To Become Engineers (With A Little Help From The Beastie Boys)

21 Nov

GoldieBlox creates construction toys for girls to inspire future engineers. As the GoldieBlox website says:

In a world where men largely outnumber women in science, technology, engineering and math…and girls lose interest in these subjects as early as age 8, GoldieBlox is determined to change the equation. Construction toys develop an early interest in these subjects, but for over a hundred years, they’ve been considered “boys’ toys”. By designing a construction toy from the female perspective, we aim to disrupt the pink aisle and inspire the future generation of female engineers.

This ad completely subverts the “girls’ toy” category, borrowing a little inspiration from Honda’s famous “The Cog” commercial. This is bold, original and brilliant.

Noah – A Short Film Set Entirely On A Teen’s Computer Screen

16 Sep

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This is so Millennial  it hurts. Noah is a short film that plays out entirely on a teenager’s computer screen. Noah’s relationship takes a rapid turn for the worse in this fascinating study of behaviour (and romance) in the digital age. The film was written and directed by Patrick Cederberg and Walter Woodman. And it’s really, really good. Oh and if you’re looking to watch this in the office, it would be remiss of me not to tell you some content is NSFW. But, it’s still a must watch.

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