March 31, 2016 Buckminster Fuller on The Geodesic Life "I must reorganize the environment of man by which then greater numbers of men can prosper."
- Buckminster Fuller in 1965, as told to Studs Terkel
March 30, 2016 Horrible Jargon We Got Used To Everybody hates management-speak and corporate jargon, but here are some terms that people used to think of as horrible jargon that we all got used to. Maybe one day we'll all be leveraging deliverables without a second thought. Produced for Mental Floss
March 29, 2016 The Sultan Of Squeezeboxes Alex Carozza has been building and repairing accordions in New York City since 1960. The last craftsman of his kind in the city, Alex is the living memory of a once vibrant musical culture that has all but disappeared from New York. This is the story of a true classic.
March 22, 2016 Buck the Cubicle #2 Bruce Gardner excels at the Japanese art of Hikaru Dorodango, or "Shiny Dumpling". He first learned about the practice from the sci-fi writer William Gibson, and the rest is history. Bruce is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
March 21, 2016 The Maker This is the simple story of one man's enduring passion. We hope you can take a couple minutes to watch it and if you're feeling particularly generous, to share it with friends. But more than anything, we hope it inspires you to follow your dreams.
March 18, 2016 The Ellipsis: Yadda Yadda Yadda The ellipsis indicates that something has been omitted. It could be something you’re trying to gloss over, like a mistake or an affair, or it could be something unutterably boring, like . . . I can’t think of anything boring enough. Note that the ellipsis can also be used to show that a conversation is trailing off, as above. A combination of a period and an ellipsis requires precise use of inner space.
March 16, 2016 The Sanders Speech the Networks Didn't Show "The reason that we have done as well as we have, the reason that we have defied all expectations, is that we are doing something very radical in American polictics...we are telling the truth!"
March 8, 2016 Fire Chasers US wildfires burned 10 million acres in the US last year exceeding six billion dollars in costs, making it the most destructive annual natural disaster in the world. Fire Chasers plunges deeper into California wildfires than ever before with unprecedented access granted by CalFire and the breathtaking imagery of acclaimed film and photo artist, Jeff Frost. This visually groundbreaking project follows the intersecting lives of firefighters and those who record their fury; an epic adventure film with a vital message.
March 7, 2016 Backyard Astronomer Discovers 300 Asteroids Gary Hug turned his fascination with asteroids into more than just a hobby. He built an observatory behind his house, and courtesy of his homemade reflector telescope, the "amateur" asteroid tracker has identified 300 flaming balls of ice and rock.
March 2, 2016 Landthropologic — Earthworks In Motion A collection of earthworks in motion made in 2015 by Paul Johnson. All locations are within the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. Elapsed time for each stop motion clip is around 1 to 2 hours.