Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Dumpster Living

 The dean of University College Jeff Wilson (aka Professor Dumpster) lives in a green dumpster behind the women’s residence halls in a back corner of Huston-Tillotson University’s campus in Austin, Texas. Almost everything he owns is in his 36-square-foot dumpster, which is sanctioned and supported by the university as part of an ongoing sustainability-focused experiment called The Dumpster Project.

“The big hypothesis we’re trying to test here is, can you have a pretty darn good life on much, much less? This is obviously an outlier experiment. But so far, I have, I’d say. A better life than I had before.”
Much more: The Atlantic


Monday, September 29, 2014

Water Meets Sound

It's amazing what one can do with a speaker, rubber hose, water source, tone generating software,  a 24hz sine wave and 24fps capable camera.

 Jaw Dropping Science

The Missing Scarf

This animation by Vancouver - based Eoin Duffy (narrated by George Takei) follows a squirrel who encounters various animals on his path to find his lost scarf.

The Missing Scarf from Eoin Duffy on Vimeo.

Via The Awesomer

Combat in XVth Century Armour

This exhibit at Le Musée National du Moyen-Âge de Cluny in Paris recreates battles of the fifteenth century. Contrary to popular belief, the armour of the knights allowed combatants to move without restriction.

Via Messy Nessy Chic

Pepperoni Pizza Cake

I love pizza but don't you agree that this looks like too much of a good thing?


Eyes of Hitchcock

Eyes of Hitchcock from Criterion Collection on Vimeo.

Created by :: kogonada
Music: "Anything can happen, and usually does... On the Orient Express" by Rob Cawley
Via The Curious Brain 

Global CEO-to-worker pay ratios

How many average workers’ salaries would it take to pay an average CEO salary?


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Harpo Marx's Letterhead

Harpo Marx died 50 years ago today. His letterhead was as funny as he was.

Via Letterheady

Incredible Michael Jackson Tribute

Ohio State Marching Band performs a Michael Jackson tribute at halftime of the Iowa game. Hang in, it gets really good around the 5 min mark when he moonwalks.

Jimi Hendrix's Last Interview, Recorded a Week Before He Died

Jimi Hendrix's final interview, by Keith Altham, recorded just seven days before he died in September 1970.

Executive Producer: David Gerlach
Animator: Patrick Smith
Via Gizmodo