Things I find
ARTFUL, INSPIRING, INTRIGUING, NOTEWORTHY, THOUGHTFUL, or just plain NEAT-O.
Just because someone has more qualifications than you doesn’t mean they’re better than you. We live in the age of technology, so you can Google anything you don’t know how to do. The only thing you can’t Google is how to be creative and unique. Your thoughts have more value than a degree or a parent in the same field or whatever. I always think about my grandfather, who became an engineer with only a seventh grade education. It’s a very cliché thing to say, but nearly anything is possible if you set your mind to it.

— Grimes, via Elle

Party Mode: an experimental music visualizer using d3.js and the web audio api.

Visualizer: http://preziotte.com/partymode/

Source: https://github.com/preziotte/party-mode/

“THE VOID”
Panoramic interactive projection, 4.0 surround sound

“You are standing in an empty room. There are no chairs and tables. They were there, but they took them away. There are no monsters from your bad dreams, although, they never were there. You are standing in an empty room, made of little pieces of stardust that carry the emptiness between them. And while breathing in and out, you feel the movement of the emptiness inside you and that the emptiness is you. At this moment you see that the only things which are absent in the room are the impossible ways of existence.”

Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

Historic pre-earthquake San Francisco, 1906, with full sound design.

Shot on April 14, 1906, just four days before the San Francisco earthquake and fire, to which the negative was nearly lost.

Artist Zsolt Ekho Farkas rendered Gyula Benczúr’s painting The Recapture of Buda in 1686 in a 3D frame, producing a video that lets viewers almost walk through the painting and experience bloodshed in chilling detail.

(Source: theverge.com)

When the Vitamix company commissioned a consulting firm to do an online market segmentation study in 2009, it found that of 393 Vitamix owners polled, each person had recommended the Vitamix to 13.4 other people. Holly Hacker, Vitamix’s director of direct sales and customer experience, says this number was so high that the researchers insisted on double-checking the data.

Are customers recommending your product to 13.4 other people?

(Source: Slate)