— George Lucas in defense of the humanities (via explore-blog)
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Sleeping with the fish: Underwater hotel room opens on remote African island - “…Lying approximately 250 meters offshore, the latest underwater structure is a three-story affair, with a rooftop deck, a bathroom and a lounge area at sea level and finally the bedroom downstairs, with the fish…”
Light Goes On: A New Light Painting Stop Motion Video About a Skateboarding Skeleton by Darren Pearson - “…In the making for nearly a year, the video involves over 700 individual photographs that were painted in camera using a small flashlight.”
Maple syrup and asteroid impacts. I’ll take it.
Google Explains Quantum Computing in One Simple Video - “Although we’ll have to wait to discover what innovations Google’s secret “X lab” holds for the future, the company does have at least one bleeding-edge venture it wants to unveil to the public right now. In partnership with NASA, Google has embarked on a project to use a 512-qubit D-Wave Two quantum computer to tackle some of our biggest computational problems.”
Apologies for the long hiatus from Tumblr. I switched gigs a little over a month ago and have been putting in serious time at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville. It’s been a trip so far! Boston folks, come get your climb on!
Jetman versus Jetteam - "Jetman’s new feat: Flying in formation at full throttle together with 2 jets from the Breitling Jet Team… at their minimum speed. Beautiful images for an outstanding achievement!"
What are the 10 smartest cities in North America?
Some cities are adding high-tech infrastructure. Some are implementing revolutionary sustainability plans. Others are fostering innovative business and science developments. But which city combines these qualities and others to be the smartest city? Boston came in #1 with San Francisco and Seattle trailing close behind.
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Meals Per Hour - “The challenge: How can a non-profit implement Toyota’s legendary production system (TPS) to increase the number of meals distributed to people who are still affected by Superstorm Sandy? Watch this movie - and help us do even more.”
Teen Speaks 20 Languages - “Prodigy hyper-polyglot Tim Doner has been teaching himself languages since he was 13. He now speaks nearly 20 languages! Join Tim on a cultural tour of New York unlike any you’ve ever heard!”
MacAskill’s Imaginate - Riding Film - “Two years in the making, street trials rider Danny MacAskill releases his brand new riding film. Whilst previous projects have focused on locations and journeys, MacAskill’s Imaginate sees Danny take a completely different approach to riding. Enter Danny’s mind and enjoy.”
Watch the full film here! It’s so rad!
via Red Bull.
Open for Business - “We are documenting the stories of immigrant innovators and entrepreneurs who are struggling to grow companies and create jobs in the U.S. because of current policy. As Congress debates immigration reform this summer, now is the time to tell these stories and to amplify awareness…”
Learn more about the Kickstarter campaign.
Hyperlapse Shows One of the Best Graffiti Artists in the World at Work - “Many of the time-lapses and hyperlapses we run across follow natural events or capture the hustle and bustle of a city in a unique light. The video above does neither. Instead, photographer and videographer Selina Miles shot it while following one of the world’s best graffiti artists around an abandoned warehouse as he tags it to kingdom come.
The artist’s name is Sofles, and to say he’s talented with a spray can would be a dramatic understatement…”