Styrofoam dancing to sound waves

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 […]

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Peter Porter: ‘Always say something a bit more interesting than what you mean’

“Always say something a bit more interesting than what you mean.” — Peter Porter, from his poem “English Subtitles.” He also believed that poetry was “a tub into which you can pour anything.”

Newsletter: ‘The Best for the Most for the Least’

web gems 1 Frank Gehry And The Walt Disney Concert Hall Frank Gehry was at the bottom of the shortlist of candidates considered to design the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles in 1988. His profile made him the odd man out for the job. But he kept his creative confidence: “It’s as though people […]

7 articles to read this weekend

Every week I like to pull together 7 interesting articles discussing art, culture, and tech. You can also sign up get it delivered to your email every Sunday along with some other interesting gems. 1. The Single Artist Studies show that the more authors a piece of art has in a painting or poem, the […]

Creativity is rejected: Teachers and bosses don’t value out-of-the-box thinking.

A Cornell study makes the case that social rejection is not actually bad for the creative process—and can even facilitate it. The study shows that if you have the sneaking suspicion you might not belong, the act of being rejected confirms your interpretation. The effect can liberate creative people from the need to fit in […]

7 articles to read this weekend

Every week I highlight articles I find across the web pertaining to life hacks and technology. Below are some of the more interesting reads from this week. 1.  The origin of the 8 hour work day and why we should rethink it. Apparently the 8 hour work day goes back to the factory mindset established […]

7 articles to read this weekend

Every week I showcase interesting articles I find across the web pertaining to social media, technology, and life. Below are some of the reads from this week. Never stop learning. 1.  Why Blockbusters Still Rule the Entertainment Industry. Chris Anderson theorized that the Internet would be overrun with a mass of niches (long tail) instead […]

7 articles to read this weekend

Every week I like to showcase interesting articles I find across the web pertaining to social media, technology, and life. Below are some of the digs from this week. Why This Shepherd Loves Twitter. An English shepherd writes about his passion for Twitter and the interest his followers, particularly urban dwellers, take into his daily […]

7 articles to read this weekend

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep.  There’s a reason you can’t think when you get little sleep.  Your brain needs sleep in order to drain the uneccessary filler, “like a dishwasher.”  Sorry, Nas.   I Love You, David Byrne, But You’re Wrong. Contrary to David Byrne’s post on creativity, the definition of art goes beyond […]

7 articles to read this weekend

I’ve been using Instapaper more lately.  It’s become a great way to save articles I want to read later and save articles I want to re-read again at the end of the week. I hope you find some of these articles as interesting as I do and add them to the reader of your choice. […]

7 articles to read this weekend

The Business of Being Tom Ford. The famous Gucci creative talks about leveraging his success at Gucci to build his own iconic brand. The medium chill. Happiness is the sum of connections, not the treadmill of excess or aspirations. Why not half-ass it, sometimes? The medium chill: Get off the aspirational treadmill and into a […]

7 articles to read this weekend

I’ve been on vacation in Turkey this week but had some time to catch up on my feeds. Below are 7 of the most notable reads: Look, no hands. The autonomous car is coming in a few years with mass adoption predicted by 2020. But why own a car in the first place? Like online […]

Who Made That Built-In Eraser?

“To keep our past failures ever before us would cause us to continue to fail…take out your pencil, rub out the mark and start over again.” The eraser, an American origin to fit the American mentality of making mistakes and learning from failure. After all, the right answer is a function of the mistakes you […]

7 articles to read this weekend

Below are 7 handpicked articles that got me thinking this week. Why Cards are the Future of the Web. We communicate through images. When we want more information, we expect it to be there in the caption like a Twitter Card or within one click on an image as on Pinterest. For Pinterest, clicking the […]

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