The above map was created by Paul Butler, a data infrastructure engineering intern at Facebook. Paul was interested in seeing how geographical and political borders effect where Facebook users live in relation to their Facebook friends, and set off to create a visualization of which cities had a lot of connections between them. read more »
Today is Friday and time for a bit of folly.
So, on this cold, grey November day, and in honor of my Slavic heritage, I present to you… Russian Dancing Men.
In Russia, boogie dance you! read more »
Compared to some of the street artists featured on Watch. Read. Repeat. who tend to, relatively speaking, take their time when creating their images, this group in Germany is a friggin graffiti swat team. read more »
Cowboys & Aliens boldly goes where no cowpoke has gone before. Is it a new spin on the Western film genre, or a new spin on Sci-Fi?
Speaking of a spin… wouldn’t you have just LOVED to see this pitch meeting, if only to watch the skill it must have taken to spin this gold out of a tumbleweed? Imagine the talent of the marketer, so captivating with their presentation, as to attract high-priced talent like Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde and Sam Rockwell, along with the direction and production chops of Favreau, Spielberg and the Ron Howard/Brian Grazer Power Duo. read more »
Images created by historicalatlas.com, this video takes us through the rise and fall of European empires over the past 1,000 years. read more »
Determined by your clicks! read more »
Vacancy! One of four room styles at treehotel, a new hotel complex composed entirely of outlandish tree houses, the “mirrorcube” is situated 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle in Sweden. Looking somewhat like a hunting blind for the creature in the Predator movies, the mirrorcube hangs around a single tree trunk, about 30 feet above the ground. read more »
With many shark species on the brink of extinction, a new community of conservation-minded divers and videographers are working to change our perceptions of an animal long demonized in popular culture. Like many of my generation, I was scared shitless at an early age by the movie Jaws. I remain to this day inherently fearful of deep, open water. I can, at anytime, cause myself anxiety with a simple thought… read more »
Bagel vs. baguette, subway vs. metro, un petit cafe vs. grande frappuccino. Graphic designer Vahram Muratyan, having recently moved from Paris to NYC, shares with us his realizations of the quaint little idiosyncratic iconography that most of us overlook, these cosmopolitan ambassadors of salt, pepper and tarragon.
“Paris versus New York: a tally of two cities” is Vahram’s blog, where you will find the rest of his minimalist depictions and contradictions.
In 1995, a 19 year-old budding artist, rambling about the streets of his Baghdad neighborhood, thought it would be a good idea to deface the local mural of Saddam Hussein. Ahmed Alsoudani, saw this as prank, not any sort of political statement. It was a prank he immediately began to regret. Under Iraq’s violent Baathist regime the consequences for such an action were severe. With a growing feeling that his life was in danger, Ahmed hightailed it out of town in the back of a taxi and made his way to Syria, where he lived for four years before being granted political asylum by the United States. read more »
01. Woody Allen 02. Kanye West 03. Buddy Holly 04. Michael Caine 05. Kurt Cobain 06. John Lennon 07. Geordi LaForge 08. Malcolm X 09. Johnny Depp 10. Dame Edna 11. Stephen Colbert read more »