May 30, 2012 Chemin Vert A trip on the road at supersonic speed spanning across five continents and four seasons. The video was made using panoramic frames from Google Street View from different parts of the world mapped as stereographic projections.
May 29, 2012 The Caen Files: The Greatest Bridge Ever Built The late San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen wishes the Golden Gate Bridge a very happy birthday on the 75th anniversary of what he calls, "The Greatest Bridge Ever Built." This is the 12th installment in and Emmy nominated series called "The Caen Files."
May 25, 2012 Ferienne Ferienne is the third installment of an ongoing experimental study on fluid dynamics, magnetism and cymatics. These invisible forces of nature are then made visible through various liquids and mixtures, and they form patterns that are otherwise invisible to the naked eye.
May 23, 2012 Why Is Yawning Contagious? The medical literature is rife with explanations for yawning, but one has gained substantial ground in recent years: This mysterious habit may help regulate brain temperature.
May 22, 2012 The Power of Networks In this new RSA Animate, Manuel Lima, senior UX design lead at Microsoft Bing, explores the power of network visualisation to help navigate our complex modern world. Taken from a lecture given by Manuel Lima as part of the RSA's free public events program.
May 21, 2012 Parking Douche Illegal parking is a huge problem in Russia and no matter how they try to tackle it, the issue persists. However, a new campaign is getting results using a mixture of social media, an app and banner ads to get people thinking about the issue in an entirely new way.
May 14, 2012 How To Use One Paper Towel R. P. Joe Smith served as a District Attorney in Umatilla County and nearly won a race for Oregon Attorney General without taking a single contribution over $99.99. He is a former chair of the Oregon Democratic Party and is active with several local nonprofits.
May 10, 2012 JP Rangaswami: Information is Food How do we consume data? Technologist JP Rangaswami muses on our relationship to information, and offers a surprising and sharp insight: we treat it like food.
May 9, 2012 "Do you want to go backwards in constitutional history?" In a press conference held in Greensboro, North Carolina, Clergy from around the state gathered together to pray for the wisdom of it's citizens regarding the May 8th vote on Amendment One regarding same sex marriage. In that conference, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber took the time to rebuke the media for asking the wrong questions regarding the amendment.
May 8, 2012 Lucio Arese - You "You" is a short film directed by Lucio Arese, based on music composed by Nobukazu Takemura. The audiovisual flow is organized in repeated microsections of a few seconds each, everyone with his own life, linked together to form a modular structure. The realization is characterized by a variety of techniques including 3d rendering, painting, a complex editing process and multilayered compositing. A particular color treatment has been used on the whole film in order to obtain a burned out b/w photography, contributing to create a dense, dark, organic and somewhat indecipherable world where music and motion picture meet each other in a very intimate way.
May 7, 2012 Rory Sutherland: Perspective is Everything The circumstances of our lives may matter less than how we see them, says Rory Sutherland. At TEDxAthens, he makes a compelling case for how reframing is the key to happiness.
May 4, 2012 Welcome to the Anthropocene A 3-minute journey through the last 250 years of our history, from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the Rio+20 Summit. The film charts the growth of humanity into a global force on an equivalent scale to major geological processes.
May 2, 2012 The World Tomorrow : Slavoj Zizek and David Horowitz In the second episode of his ground breaking new series, Julian Assange is joined in house arrest by intellectual superstar Slavoj Zizek, and via satellite by divisive right wing figurehead David Horowitz. This episode pitches left against right, as self described communist Zizek and "fiery right wing zionist" David Horowitz go head to head. It's a heated discussion, and at times Assange even has to physically restrain Zizek, despite Horowitz being on another continent. The conversation tears through a range of controversial subjects, hitting on Nazis and Palestinians, Black Panthers and Israelis, and Obama, Romney and Stalin. At the end of the debate Zizek is forced to conclude "This was madness".