For its first Nuit Blanche last September 15, Calgary called on the talents of the artist Caitlind Brown to visualize the CLOUD, an installation of steel and metal composed of 6,000 recycled light bulbs that the public could turn on and off at will, creating a nice metaphor for our relationship with the information cloud. The story does not say if the public has finally managed to turn off or turn on all the lights at the same time…
Amazing mind reader reveals his ‘gift’.
The Belgian bank Febelfin decided to take head on the issue of online confidentiality and the right to anonymity by launching, with the help of its agency Duval Guillaume, a spectacularly ludicrous operation for safeinternetbanking.be, the video for which has been rapidly going around the net. At the center of this campaign is Dave, a medium with “paranormal” powers. Passers-by were invited to ask him for free personal advice—an operation that proceeds with great success. But hidden behind Dave were some “hackers” discreetly whispering any information left on public websites
by the visitors: the names of their children, the price of their home, the amount on their bank account, what they spent on clothes the previous month, their credit card number, etc. A very convincing demonstration that deserves to be widely shared. It is time to realize that in the real world as in the virtual world, we are responsible for the traces we leave!
There are two kind of people—Great movie clichés
Discovered this video thanks to a post by François Roque on facebook. James Chapman (@chapmangamo) has made a supercut of the cliché “There are two kinds of people in this world” from over 50 famous US films (see the list here). Which
only proves, if there were any need to, that maybe there aren’t just two kinds! 😉
Paris vs. New York—A tally of two cities
“Paris vs. New York—A tally of two cities” is a film animated by Tony Miotto (@TonyMiotto) based on the book conceived and designed by Vahram Mutrayan (@parisvsnyc). “Paris vs New York” all began as a blog described as “a friendly visual match between two cities told by a lover of Paris wandering through NewYork: Details, clichés, contradictions.”
I loved the book with its minimalist illustrations of various aspects of the two cities, showing their similarities and differences—and you can’t get any more different than baguette vs bagel, more similar than Paris je t’aime vs New York I love you, nor more minimalist than Novembre vs November.
If you love the two cities as much as I do, you can’t not appreciate this! Shown above is the French edition from 10/18 that I had the pleasure of reading, but a white-jacketed US version is now available from Penguin
Ostrich Pillow Comes to Kickstarter
Yet another great find by @arnaud_thurudev shared on Twitter: the Ostrich Pillow, ideal for napping in the office. Now before using the ostrich, remind everyone, including your boss, that a quiz snooze can improve productivity by 34%! 😉 The brains behind the project, a young
industrial designer and architect from London, StudioBananaThings, are right now looking for launch funds via Kickstarter and already have more than 180 pledges for $12,000 out of their $70,000 goal—not a bad way of earning while sleeping. Now that’s a power nap!
Forget about work and bury your head at your desk.
Do the Ostrich everywhere