Netflix’s new unified UI, 4K technological edge as well as 1st class content make it the (likely) future of TV.
Maurice Sendak on Being a Kid
"I still think the same way I thought as a child. I still worry. I’m still frightened… Nothing changes." Maurice Sendak
@realspikejonze directs “HER” , aka “When Harry meets Siri” starring Joaquin Phoenix. Kudos to YouTube commenter Phillip Igyarto for the following This can only end in heartache and a broken usb port.
Kickstart this: @JenSiebelNewsom explores American masculinity to sparrk a discussion and ultimately create a better society for all…
"Why This Film Matters
At a young age, boys learn that to express compassion or empathy is to show weakness. They hear confusing messages that force them to repress their emotions, establish hierarchies, and constantly prove their masculinity. They often feel compelled to abide by a rigid code of conduct that affects their relationships, narrows their definition of success and, in some cases, leads to acts of violence resulting in what many researchers call a “boy crisis.” Our society’s failure to recognize and care for the social and emotional well-being of our boys contributes to a nation of young men who navigate adversity and conflict with an incomplete emotional skill set. Whether boys and later men have chosen to resist or conform to this masculine norm, there is loneliness, anxiety, and pain.
The Mask You Live In documentary will examine how gender stereotypes are interconnected with race, class, and circumstance, and how kids are further influenced by the education system, sports culture, and mass media- video games and pornography in particular. The film also highlights the importance of placing emphasis on the social and emotional needs of boys through healthy family communication, alternative teaching strategies, conscious media consumption, positive role modeling and innovative mentorship programs.”
Japan sends 1st talking humanoid robot into space. Kirobo isn’t quite ‘David’ (brilliantly interpreted by Michael Fassbender in the otherwise disastrous Prometheus) but his creator Fuminori Kataoka introduced it to the sense of ‘WA’ which comprises compassion and the sensibility to listen to another person.
at $35 Chromecast is the HDMI dongle that blows AirPlay out of the water… keep it simple, stupid.
Steve Jobs on life (via gregmelander)
… everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again
@bridgesformusic united techno god @richiehawtin with his township South African audience and made a documentary about it.
Bridges for Music is a non-profit organization aiming for a responsible development of electronic music in developing countries, leaving a positive impact in disadvantaged communities and raising awareness about local issues through music.
In February 2013 Richie Hawtin joined it for his first South African tour. Alongside South Africa house icon Black Coffee they launched various workshops and free events in the townships of Langa (Cape Town) and Soweto (Johannesburg).
These ‘” township ” areas are infamous legacies of the apartheid segregation and still represent a day to day struggle for the majority of its population. But music is becoming a driving force for development and a great tool to break down socio-economic boundaries.
Special thanks to Red Bull Studio for their support.
More info on www.bridgesformusic.org
@vincentlaforet presents the #MōVI M10 - a digital 3-axis gyro-stabilized handheld camera gimbal. The completely silent device weighs under 3.5 pounds bare and can be operated solo, or with the help of a second “gimbal” operator with a joystick to pull off some incredible moves. To read more about it go to: wp.me/pjtZ0-2a4 The resulting video from this shoot is at:vimeo.com/62917185
@mshuttleworth introduces Ubuntu for phones, which looks surprisingly sleek and intuitive in comparison with more mature GUI’s such as IOS or Android… bottom line being that “if I dock this I can get the full Ubuntu desktop”
This is the new Myspace and it looks great, thanks for the add(s)