Polygon's editors curated a list of The Greatest Achievements in Dumb Internet Video "to define a canon of funny videos created for the vast expanse of the internet. Ignoring nostalgia and their virality, it's an attempt to carve out a Criterion Collection of completely stupid, but absolutely genius internet content." I've picked some of my favorites here. What did they miss?
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." Marcin is the wonderful creator of such things as the playable Pac-Man Google Doodle (2010), the Segmented Type Playground (2018), and… READ THE REST
An NFT of the classic 2007 "Charlie bit my finger" video sold at auction on Sunday for $760,000. According to the Davies-Carr family whose children are seen in the clip, the video will soon be "deleted" from YouTube. Somehow I don't think it'll be too hard to find. From CNN: "Bid to own the soon-to-be-deleted… READ THE REST
In the summer of 2018, I got to go to DC go work on a theatre festival for solo performances (I was playing bass in a mostly-one-person show called Brahman/i about an intersex Indian-American stand-up comedian). That's where I met Brian Quijada, an actor who was also there to perform his mostly-autobiographical musical show Where… READ THE REST
We all live for those moments when we can upgrade our tech. The anticipation from unboxing a new phone, laptop, or tablet gives us an endorphin hit like no other. Of course, most of us don't have the financial resources to trade up all of our tech at the same time. Thankfully, you can reoutfit yourself… READ THE REST
For a majority of online users, video is king. The quality and impact of a strong visual can make all the difference. But once you couple that fantastic video clip with inferior audio, everything falls apart. A Hollywood-caliber film with horrible audio becomes almost unwatchable. Even on a video conferencing call, users can get away with… READ THE REST
For the past two years, app developers have slowly been warming to the advantages of SwiftUI. Much like its other offerings, Apple sought to make this app development arena a be-all, end-all solution for creating across the wide range of Apple products. While every new approach has its growing pains, SwiftUI has spent the 20… READ THE REST