What’s the Internet? That’s So 1994…

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Now making its way around the internets, a little semi-vintage clip of Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric, then hosts of The Today Show, trying to sort out the new, new thing called “The Internet.” This bit was recorded on January 24, 1994, just months before Justin Bieber came into the world and Kurt Cobain exited stage left…


What Technology Wants: Kevin Kelly @ Google

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Kevin Kelly, the co-founder of Wired magazine and former editor/publisher of the Whole Earth Catalog (now free online), published a new book this past October: What Technology Wants. Reviewing his own book on BoingBoing, Kelly summarizes a few key points. “Technology is the most powerful force on the planet.


An Evening with Werner Herzog

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François Truffaut once called Werner Herzog the single most important director on the planet, and TIME magazine (with Rogert Ebert writing the related article) ranked Herzog as one of the 100 most influential people alive today.


Smarthistory: Help Kickstart 100 New Art History Videos

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Last week, Smarthistory, the makers of outstanding free art history videos, launched a novel fundraising campaign using Kickstarter, a fundraising platform for the arts world.


15 Free Alfred Hitchcock Films

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Just a quick note: Earlier this week, we posted a list of 25 Free John Wayne Westerns. Now comes a list of Free Alfred Hitchcock films. We have 15 Hitchcock films in total, most shot during the early stages of his career – that is, during the 1920s and 30s.


The World’s Fastest Solar Car

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Some congratulations are in order for a team of students from The University of New South Wales. Earlier this month, they set a world record for the fastest solar-powered car. Their car, traveling 88km/h (or 54 miles per hour), broke the previous record of 79 km/h. We’re not talking about NASCAR speeds, to be sure.


Al Jazeera’s Live Stream of Egyptian Uprising

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A quick fyi: We may be witnessing a watershed moment in the history of Egypt and The Middle East, with police battling massive protests across Cairo and other Egyptian cities.


The Sandy River Flood

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On January 16th, the Sandy River flooded, spilling over its banks in Oregon, and Tyler Malay and Alexandra Erickson captured it all. Nature’s torrent rendered beautiful with a Canon 60d and Canon 7d…


Ira Glass, the Host of This American Life, Breaks Down the Fine Art of Storytelling

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Since 1995, Ira Glass has hosted and produced This American Life (iTunes – Feed – Web Site), the award-winning radio show that presents masterfully-crafted stories to almost 2 million listeners each week. What’s the secret sauce that goes into making a great story, particularly one primed for radio or TV? Glass spells it out in four parts.


The Photography of The Sartorialist & Musings on the Creative Life

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In the latest video appearing in Intel’s Visual Life series, we get a look inside the creative approach of Scott Schuman, the editor of the very popular fashion photography blog The Sartorialist. On the surface, this is all about how an influential fashion photographer goes about his craft.


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