Tag Archives: digital

The New* MySpace

29 Oct

Human Slingshot Slip and Slide

13 Sep

I need to do this!!! Vooray, can I get an invite???

Highlining: A Sport Filled With Slackers

14 Dec

Slacklining is a balance sport that uses nylon webbing tensioned between two anchor points.  A slackline is a line that is not held rigidly taut, yet it is still under some tension. Those who participate in the sport state that the line is like a long and narrow trampoline. The line’s tension can be adjusted to suit the user and different types of dynamic webbing can be used to achieve a variety of feats. The line itself is flat, due to the nature of webbing, which helps keep the slacker’s footing from rolling as would be the case with an ordinary rounded rope. The dynamic nature of the line allows for impressive tricks and stunts.

Highlining is slacklining at large distances above the ground or water. When rigging highlines, experienced slackers take measures to ensure that solid, redundant and equalized anchors are used to secure the line into position. The line itself is often threaded, which means that 9/16-inch webbing is threaded through the hollow core of the normal 1-inch webbing. Highliners may further ensure security by doubling the line and even running a climbing rope along the bottom of the line. Commonly, slackers place a pad under all areas of the rigging which might come in contact with abrasive surfaces. To further ensure safety, most highliners wear a climbing harness with a leash attached to the slackline itself. However, in a sport like this unleashed walks  are not uncommon.

Khan Academy (.org)

16 Nov

The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit educational organization created by Salman (Sal) Khan. With the stated mission “of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere”, the Academy supplies a free online collection of around 2,000 videos on a plethora of subjects such as, but not limited to, mathematics, science, history, economics, test prep, currency, physics, Geithner’s bailout, Paulson’s bailout, and venture capitalism. Each lesson is broken down into a twelve minute video. Since it’s inception the Khan Academy’s website has logged over 17 million views.  As of September 2010, Google announced they would be providing the Khan Academy with $2 million to support the creation of more courses and to enable the Khan Academy to translate their core library into the world’s most widely spoken languages, as part of their Project 10^100. This seems to be the start of the Khan Academy revolution, as other benefactors such as the Doerr Family and Bill Gates are rumored to be backing it.  Check it out at www.khanacademy.org

Wall painting by Supakitch + Koralie

1 Nov

Two artists, Supakitch and Koralie, making a masterpiece beautifully set to “I’m in Love” by Roya. Enjoy.

Find more about the artists by visiting their sites at: www.supakitch.com and www.koralie.net

Influencers: How Trends & Creativity Become Contagious

21 Oct

By now, many have heard of the new and fascinating documentary, INFLUENCERS, directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson. The film is a Polaroid snapshot of New York influential creatives (advertising, design, fashion and entertainment) who are shaping today’s pop culture. INFLUENCERS is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends & creativity become contagious today in music and fashion. This documentary has a highly anticipated release of this Fall.

Prep-Unit Tea Partay

20 Oct

I find this quite humorous.

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