Amazing Animation!: Anvil

This music video for the song “Anvil”, by Lorn, is actually a visually stunning cyberpunk short. It wasn’t until the final shot that I realized that I had actually watched a short narrative play out and not just a series of beautiful psychedelic sci fi images. I immediately had to watch it again. Stunning  

Mobile Devices, Technophobia and the Zombie Apocalypse

“We are losing our social skills due to social media!” “Our cell phones are robbing us of our  humanity!!” “Our screens have become prisons for our minds!!!” Does any of that sound familiar? Or what about cartoons like this? There is this notion, regurgitated with growing frequency, that our technology is turning us into isolated zombies…

Smartphone Vision Enhancement Tech

I’ve noticed a growing number of vision enhancement tech offerings in the last few months, specifically those that augment existing smartphones. Like drones and VR, this tech is still in the primordial phase, but there are some really cool gadgets out already. Below are some of the coolest examples I’ve seen thus far.   The…

Infographics!: The Evolutionary Tree Of Religion

This is another one of those infographics that could send me tumbling down an endless googling rabbit hole. It’s fascinating that the primordial elder god of all religions is Animism, and yet it makes a lot of sense. There are numerous other fascinating insights here as well, such as the fact that Christianity, Judaism, and…

Mindfulness/Meditation Apps: My Top 3

In a world where every glance at our electronic devices can send us into an inescapable endorphin loop of newsfeed scrolling, where every new Netflix series must be binged to completion the week it comes out, and where every online advertisement is memetically engineered to target our individual brainstems, we need a reliable way to snap ourselves…

KURZGESAGT!

Kurzgesagt is a German word meaning, “in a nutshell”, or “in short”. It is also the name of an amazing series of Youtube videos that brilliantly explain all sorts of interesting things. They release a new video every month. Each episode gives surprisingly detailed and thought provoking answers to the kind of questions a (philosophically inclined) child…

Infographics!: Most Common Family Types In America

This strangely fascinating infographic from FlowingData shows the most common family types in America…. All fifty of them?! It honestly hadn’t ever dawned on me that there were anywhere close to this many possible family types, but upon closer inspection it makes sense. The top left is the most common, and the bottom right is the least. I would actually…

Secrets Of Japanese Horror

I just stumbled across a short, awesome video (below) which reminded me of just how unique Japanese Horror films are in the world of cinema. There are all sorts of scary movies, campy ones, serious ones, slashers, ghost flicks, supernatural horror, biblical horror, space horror, body horror, the list goes on. At this point not much scares me,…

Theo Jansen’s Living Sculptures

The work of Theo Jansen exists at a truly unique crossroads of art, science, and biology. The mechanical ingenuity at work in his creations is truly staggering, and the end results are breathtaking, literally breathtaking. No, really. Theo Jansen creates art that actually breathes, drinks, walks, and steers clear of danger. His work even “evolves” in a very real sense, continuously giving…

No Man’s Sky & The Power Of Procedural Generation

We are mere days away from the release of No Man’s Sky, one of the most anticipated games of the year. It is a supermassive space exploration game that might also be one of  the most ambitious game worlds ever created. When I say massive, I mean truly, unimaginably massive. According to the developer there…

GENIUS TECH WANT: The Salt Home Defense Gun

People have probably owned guns for the purpose of home defense as long as they have existed. The major downside to this method of self defense is that someone has to die. There are other issues as well,  such as the safety of children who might inadvertently gain access to the firearms, or the fact that unless you…