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October 29, 2010

"pictures of muslims wearing things"

when reporter Juan Williams made a comment about "muslim garb," this tumblr launched in response :: it shows exactly what muslims wear :: click here to see :: http://muslimswearingthings.tumblr.com/

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October 28, 2010

more awesome pumpkins!!!

four days to halloween!! :: over 10,000 pumpkins have been made so far :: below are some my favorites! ::

carve your own pumpkin here!! :: pumpkins.zefrank.com

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"history pin"

the organization "we are what we do" has teamed up with google maps to create this really beautiful mapping-and-photo project :: you can upload your photos to help create a visual archive of the entire world through time :: here's what they say ::

"Historypin was created as one of a series of projects to facilitate people from different generations talking more, sharing more and coming together more often. The fact that young & old come together so effortlessly over old photos was the main inspiration. Younger people teaching older digital skills was something we also thought was beneficial to encourage."

click here to check it out :: http://www.historypin.com/

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October 27, 2010

"it gets better" :: LGBTQ youth

dan savage founded the "it gets better" campaign as a way to show LGBTQ youth that their lives may not always seem so difficult :: here's what their website says ::

"ItGetsBetterProject.com is a place where young people who are gay, lesbian, bi, or trans can see with their own eyes how love and happiness can be a reality in their future. It’s a place where LGBT adults can share the stories of their lives, and straight allies can add their names in solidarity and help spread our message of hope."

you can watch a score of deeply moving and inspiring videos on their site :: this one from councilman joel burns of ft. worth, texas, is particularly incredible :: click below to watch ::

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October 26, 2010

"thrush" :: a story told in pictures

really satisfying use of digital photographs as illustrations :: and a cute little love story, too :: click below to watch ::

Thrush from Gabriel Bisset-Smith on Vimeo.

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October 21, 2010

my fav pumpkin so far...

make your own at pumpkins.zefrank.com

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"Dictaphone Parcel"

a package with a dictaphone inside :: with the record button left on :: click below to watch ::

Dictaphone Parcel from Lauri Warsta on Vimeo.

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October 19, 2010

pumpkin me!!!!

happy halloween!! :: click below, then click MAKE YOUR OWN PUMPKIN and try it out! :: (sign-up for STAR.ME beta, too!)

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October 18, 2010

"Paganini for Face"

He actually does the whole thing :: click below to watch ::

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October 15, 2010

TED Talk :: Emotion on the Web

my TED talk from July :: click below to watch ::

click here to listen to The Chillout Song ::

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"Multi-Flower" :: a math game!

Lisa Schwaiger recently sent me this math game she made :: click below to download and open it in EXCEL, make your "macros are enabled" :: unfortunately, doesn't seem to work with all versions but is pretty cool when it does ::

here's what she says, "It’s a game that encourages girls to practice their multiplication tables because for each answer they get right, another “layer” is added to the “Multi-flower”, and ultimately you’ll get something like a flower. (Of course no two multi-flowers are the same.)"


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October 14, 2010

the johnny cash project

a collective art project about the man in black :: watch and contribute to his video :: click below to see ::


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October 13, 2010

"out of sight" :: new animation

charming little animation with possibly predictable ending :: very reminiscent of Hayao Miyazaki's work :: click below to watch

trailer for Hayao Miyazaki's newest film, Ponyo :: click below to watch ::

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October 12, 2010

Childhood Walk Podcast :: from" Quirky Nomads"

Inspired by the Childhood Walk project, Quirky Nomad Sage put together this podcast :: http://quirkynomads.com/wp/2010/10/04/childhood-walk-five-year-old-legs/

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October 4, 2010

what to do in an emergency landing? :: CNN says sing the chillout song

click below to watch the report :: and click here to hear the CHILLOUT SONG!!

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October 1, 2010

Real Life Tron

Markus Presson has built a computer...inside a computer game :: it's like a real-life Tron :: click below to watch

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