Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Franky Zapata Sat a New World Record for the Farthest Hoverboard Flight

Franky Zapata has set a new world record for the farthest hoverboard flight when he rode his own invention, the Flyboard Air, 2,252 meters (7,388 feet) in Sausset-les-Pins, South of France on April 30th last saturday.

'Exit': The Music Video From Jean Michel Jarre's and Edward Snowden's Collaboration

It's here – Jean Michel Jarre's music video for "Exit", a track in collaboration with Edward Snowden. From the Guardian:

The song, called Exit, mixes clips of Snowden warning of the dangers of privacy interference with what a colleague here at the Guardian described as "haunting, discordant synths".

Exit was posted to Jarre's YouTube channel on Thursday afternoon. The collaboration came about after Jarre gave an interview to the Guardian last year, and asked our music critic Alexis Petridis to put him in touch with Snowden. Jarre described his music, over which Snowden performs, as a "hectic, obsessive techno track, trying to illustrate the idea of this crazy quest for big data on one side and the manhunt for this one young guy by the CIA, NSA and FBI on the other".

Carly Fleischmann's Entertaining Interview with Actor Channing Tatum

Carly Fleischmann's interview with actor Channing Tatum in "Speechless with Carly Fleischmann" is probably one of the most entertaining "Hollywood" interviews I've seen.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Magnificent Aerial Footage of the Lofoten Islands, Norway

Thanks to the wonderful aerial footage by filmmaker Dennis Schmelz, we can enjoy the captivating landscape of the Lofoten Islands, Norway. An absolutely amazing landscape!

'Tiny Albums': Iconic Album Covers Turned Into Pixel Art

Four years ago, Swede Johan Karlgren's daughter Zelda began to create seed bead art by recreating the characters found in the Nintendo "Ice Hockey" 8-bit video game from '88 after she and her dad had played the game together.

However, Zelda quickly moved on to pursue other things, and instead her dad kept at it which has resulted in a full-time business that includes a growing fan base on social media, according to Swedish newspaper Göteborgs-Posten.

In one of Karlgren's latest project "Tiny Albums", he has transformed some of the most iconic and beloved album covers into pixel art.

"Born in the USA" (1984) by Bruce Springsteen:

"Thriller" (1983) and "Bad" (1987) by Michael Jackson:

"Brothers in Arms" (1985) by Dire Straits:

Image credit: Via Pappas Pärlor's Instagram account.

Australian Entrepreneur Chris Wright Officially Admits He Is the Founder of Bitcoin in a One-Time-Only TV Interview

In an effort to end years of speculation, Australian entrepreneur Chris Wright contacted three big media outlets – the BBC, the Economist and GQ – and revealed that he is the Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto in a one-time-only TV interview.

By going public, Mr Wright hopes to put an end to press speculation about the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. The New Yorker, Fast Company, Newsweek and many other media organisations have all conducted long investigations seeking Bitcoin's creator and named many different people as candidates.

In December 2015, two magazines, Wired and Gizmodo, named Mr Wright as a candidate after receiving documents believed to be stolen from him that revealed his involvement with the project.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

A Meditative Watch: Acrylic Paint Bubbles in Motion

Take a moment and relax by watching acrylic paint bubbles in motion accompanied by calming music. Another great video from the Wryfield Lab.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Visual History of Some of the Most Successful Blogs

We all have to start somewhere – from 2008 but still interesting, a visual history of some of the most successful blogs presented by Pingdom.

Vice Heads to Transcendental Meditation Town Fairfield in Iowa

Vice travels to the Midwest and the town Fairfield in Iowa to explore the Transcendental Meditation movement who has been here since the mid-70's.

The segment puts the movement in a good light, but I appreciate how some important criticism is dealt with as well.

For more Vice and Transcendental Meditation, watch the three-parts web series "Twin Galaxies and the Golden Domes" in which you'll meet gaming enthusiast/meditator/musician Walter Day.

Clickbait Headlines and How They Ruin the Internet

Glove and Boots talk about why clickbait headlines ruin the internet and our trust in this amusing video.

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