n. a moment of awareness that someone you’ve known for years still has a private and mysterious inner life, and somewhere in the hallways of their personality is a door locked from the inside, a stairway leading to a wing of the house that you’ve never fully explored—an unfinished attic that will remain maddeningly unknowable to you, because ultimately neither of you has a map, or a master key, or any way of knowing exactly where you stand.
Grant Thompson transforms boring old clothespins into powerful mini-weapons of doom. Worth noting, these little pistols can lob fiery darts to hit targets over 20 feet away.
In the following article, which originally appeared on Medium as “What Starbucks Gets that Architects Don’t,” Christine Outram, bemoans that architects today just don’t listen to people’s actual needs.
You’re outdated. I know this because I once was one of you. But now I’ve moved on. I moved on because despite your love of a great curve, and your experimentation with form, you don’t understand people.
I correct myself. You don’t listen to people.
Getting your voice heard online often feels like trying to talk in a crowded room. So how do you rise above the noise?
In this 99U talk, Jonathan Perelman breaks down the tactics and mindsets used by Buzzfeed to stand out on social media and elsewhere (complete with its trademark listicles). By adopting a social-first mindset and creating content that appeals to emotion, Buzzfeed has grown from a small blog to a cultural phenomenon read by tens of millions of people (including the President of the United States).
His advice? Respect the platform you’re using (e.g. Twitter is about timelines, Facebook is about emotion), stay positive, and tell a story that is “genuine, authentic, and meaningful.”
Facebook’s director of hardware engineering, Matt Corddry, leads the team that builds the actual hardware that stores the photos, thoughts, and memories of the more than 1 billion people worldwide who share their lives on Facebook. That’s serious technology, with very serious responsibilities. But Corddry didn’t learn about his field in the ivory tower of academia. He actually majored in photography, and dropped out of college a handful of credits shy of graduation to work full time at a startup. For more, read this.
Xzavier, Chandler, Debbie, and Reggie all know the horrors of texting & driving firsthand. Acclaimed director Werner Herzog tells their stories in this powerful It Can Wait Documentary.
For more, read Slate’s Werner Herzog Made a Documentary About Texting While Driving. And It’s Haunting.
“ If you want something from an audience, you give blood to their fantasies. It’s the ultimate hustle.”
“ One never reaches home,” she said. “But where paths that have an affinity for each other intersect, the whole world looks like home, for a time.”
This Oscar®-winning animated short from Chris Landreth is based on the life of Ryan Larkin, a Canadian animator who produced some of the most influential animated films of his time. Ryan is living every artist’s worst nightmare - succumbing to addiction, panhandling on the streets to make ends meet. Through computer-generated characters, Landreth interviews his friend to shed light on his downward spiral. Some strong language. Viewer discretion is advised.