Above is "Four Laps," a delightful Ignite talk about the joy of looped videos that itself is a looped video, by creative coder/typographer/writer Marcin Wichary. Over at Medium, Marcin reveals "The making of Four Laps."
There's a meme that keeps floating around the self-development/self-help pages on Instagram that I follow. The crux of the meme's message is that every person only needs three hobbies: one hobby that keeps you in shape, another that earns you a paycheck, and some activity that keeps you creative. I've often thought that one of… READ THE REST
Yesterday, a video on YouTube hit one billion views twelve years after it was posted. Watch the rather shocking news report above. And here's a link to the official upload of the video that hit one billion. To understand the clip's unique history, start with this oral history published last year in MEL Magazine. It… READ THE REST
From the 1940s until the low-cost videocassette boom of the 1980s, audio filmstrips were commonly used in classrooms as an alternative to 16mm film projectors that were more expensive and fiddly to keep working. Uncommon Ephemera does the yeoman's work of saving these vintage filmstrips from the dustbin of dead media history and digitally archiving… READ THE REST
From picking out the right decor to making sure your home is spotless, hosting your friends and family over can get pretty stressful. But if you really want to make an impression on your party guests, the key is providing them with an experience they can remember — and that isn't going to happen with run-of-the-mill… READ THE REST
A beautiful light can really tie together a room or even a car for that matter. And while there are some really not-so-subtle ones that can drum up conversation, you're much better off having a more subdued-looking light that lets its color do the speaking. Unfortunately, there's no shortage of tacky and attention-grabbing pieces of furniture out there,… READ THE REST
Whether it's winter or summer, there is something so inviting about a fire. It's a great way to create intimate lighting, adds to the coziness of an atmosphere, and enhances the aesthetics of any situation. We haven't even gotten to the s'mores benefits of fires yet! But the reality is that fires can be frustrating… READ THE REST