Put your hands in the air and wave them like you just don’t care. What looks like a dubstep rave is actually styrofoam dancing to sound waves in a massive flexiglass pipe. The faux mosh pit is the result of a process called sound looking which demonstrates what audible vibrations may actually look like. Watch […]
Given the Super Bowl’s lackluster performance, I found some strange excitement in Burger King’s #EatlikeAndy ad taken from the 1982 film 66 Scenes from America. The original clip shows Warhol chewing on a Whopper for a good four minutes. According to fast-food aficionado Bill Oakley, Warhold had originally requested a McDonald’s burger. While you can’t […]
Great athletes break the mold. They’re not just gifted. They get creative in the arena, using their intuition and imagination to do things never seen before on stage. The same genius can be said for select actors, musicians, scientists, thinkers and the like. In the fortchoming documentary In Search of Greatness, director Gabe Polsky takes […]
If you think you’re brave, think again. This skydiving chick makes a steep jump and somehow (somehow!), survives multiple crushing hits on the way down. Unbelievable. “The resilience of barnacle goose chick is extraordinary,” says the show’s commentator. Yes, indeed.
Nature always makes you feel small. Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa surfed a record-setting 80-foot wave in November 2017 off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal. Just look at the lighthouse and onlookers in perspective to the surfer surrounded by the mountainous wave, or shall we say avalanche. Watch it for yourself.
Penguins can be thieves. They can also be nihilists.
Mathematician Cathy O’Neil explains why algorithms are programmed and curated with bias. She is the author of Weapons of Math Destruction (Amazon) and runs ORCAA, an algorithmic auditing firm. An algorithm is an opinion embedded in math. Cathy O’Neil
A strange yet beautiful time-lapse tilt-shift look at Pyongyang, the capital city of North Korea. Such peculiarity can also be seen in the country’s late 20th century advertising.
For anyone who’s seen The Lion King but yet to hear a lion actually roar (me included).
Video editor Jaume R. Lloret compiled some of the vehicles from Wes Anderson movies including The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and Grand Budapest Hotel. What aesthetic eye candy!
When advertising is done right, it doesn’t feel like advertising. Take a look back at the life of Elton John in this beautiful life montage. The video reminds me of Nike’s nostalgic commercial showcasing the home video archives of Serena Williams.
A tarantula sheds its past for a new present, at least in physicality. But the human brain is plastic. You too can renegotiate your reality.
I’ve posted about the remarkable solo climber Alex Honnold before, detailing how he uses visualization techniques to train his mind to become immune to fear. The folks at National Geographic and the producer of the 2015 film Meru (Amazon) Jimmy Chin have teamed up to document Honnold’s climb of El Capitan, the vertical granite rock […]
Watching FC Barcelona from 2008 to 2012 was like watching a performance art piece. The way coach and former Barcelona player Josep “Pep” Guardiola had the Blaugrana pass and move, with the added dynamics of Lionel Messi, Xavi, and Iniesta was just extraordinary. “I don’t like it when a player says, ‘I like freedom; I want […]
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