Our secret thoughts, revealed by the Google search bar.
Cesar Kuriyama has videoed one second of his life every day for the past two years. The result is a wonderful memory archive of the way he’s spent his time, bringing to life the trials he’s faced as well as the triumphs. His brilliant TED talk explores the reasoning behind his recording - and showcases his archive so far.
What’s more, Kuriyama has recently released an app which allows you to do exactly the same. Lovely.
Crazy lady, brilliant advert.
The Sunday Times Rich List is always brought to my attention through brilliant ads - and this year is no exception. Very clever indeed.
After hearing from one half of the far too posh, slightly mental and very clever Bompas & Parr at the Lost Lectures (and sampling their lethally-alcholic jelly), I’ve just bought their book. It’s titled Jelly, somewhat unsurprisingly, and promises a glimpse into the crazy world of rooftop jelly gardens and artificial colouring that the pair inhabit.
Creepy, but cool, site which reveals ghosts in the Google machine.
I love this collection of prints featuring animals in their Sunday best, seemingly posing for passport photographs. Brilliant.
Sweet little article from the NY Times on the eternal power of the stapler (and its physical friends) in an increasingly digital world.
I love this behind-the-scenes look at the magical ways Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning adaptation of Life of Pi was brought to life using technology. I especially love the reveal that lead actor Suraj Sharma (who spends the majority of the film stranded at sea) didn’t know how to swim before filming. Watch him be repeatedly thrown into the ocean - as well as being given the challenging task of trying to distinguish between a real tiger and the CGI version - on the charming microsite. Amazing.
The two night event featured an eclectic mix of speakers, ranging from chocolate enthusiast, Christine Taylor to craftivist Sarah Corbitt and Steve Vranakis, Creative Director of Google Creative Lab. And the sciences were well-represented, too, with notable talks from Dr Alex Parfitt, Head of Materials Research at British Aerospace Engineering, and “parasite specialist” Ed Yong. Despite the rain, food trucks features gyoza, paella and burgers provided delicious sustenance to accompany the food for thought. And things came to a musical close with a performance from the brilliant British Paraorchestra. Not only did I discover that white chocolate cleanses the palette, artificial food dye really is the only way to go for jelly and that journalists from the Mirror are ever bit as dastardly as you’d expect, I’m also coming to terms with the fact that there’s probably a tape worm controlling my mind right now. Oh, and that I’d definitely fail a lie detector test. An out of this world experience.