Nutella, the tasty product of globalization.
Some 250,000 tons of Nutella are now sold across 75 countries around the world every year, according to the OECD. But that’s not what’s amazing about it. Nutella, it turns out, is a perfect example of what globalization has meant for popular foodstuffs: Not only is it sold everywhere, but its ingredients are sourced from all over the place too.
A 150 year old GIF. This wired article has a some super trippy old zoetrope/phenakistoscope/thaumatrope/etc reels that Richard Balzer and Brian Duffy have been digitizing and turning into GIFs.
This is one great example of digital preservation that does more than just catalogue and archive. Instead, it gives an old art form a modern rebirth that still captures much of the original movement and character.
The one rule of the fruit fly fight club: don’t lose or you’re fucked. - Neurobiology, Harvard
A work of art for a work of art.
Selfless Portraits is a collaborative art project that encourages interaction between strangers. One person upload’s their profile picture and another person’s artistic interpretation of their picture. The catch? You only receive your picture once you have completed one yourself.
Facebook Stories 2013 - life events, news topics, and trends, supported by users like you.
This morning I had a discussion with my boyfriend about the fake sense of productivity making lists of tasks gives us. The Bullet Journal is an interesting organization method for these lists with lots of upsides, but I’m not sure it can actually cut down on list-making time, which is really the problem with lists. I need a prioritization methodology that maximizes productivity more than it takes energy and time away from actually completing the tasks that need to be done…..
Some seriously cool tech that breaches the barrier between virtual and real in a tangible way.
inFORM - Interacting With a Dynamic Shape Display
It’s reverse Tinder! Hate With Friends, brought to you by the same person who brought us all Rather to keep pictures of babies, weddings, cat pictures, cosmonauts, or whatever else makes you queasy and upset out of your Facebook feed. Hate With Friends lets users designate which of their Facebook friends you don’t like, and notifies you if the feeling is mutual. What happens next is up to you, but a simple de-friending sounds like a good first step.
DJ Earworm’s Annual Pop Mashup - 2013 version.
Part of the awesomeness of these tracks is that they all pull from the same songs, but each sound very different. As an example, listen to this and then Daniel Kim’s track I posted earlier.
It’s December, which means that it’s time for “<insert the year> in Pop” songs. Listening to them I always realize two things:
1) The mix DJs always do a great job of bringing things together, so kudos. But this is probably because:
2) All pop songs are all basically the same.
Note to record labels/artists - don’t release a song in December, you will be forgotten.
Just monkeying around, having a swinging good time #sfo #exploratorium #opticalillusion #monkeys #publicart (at Exploratorium)