“Think your job sucks? Well, consider yourself lucky to be pushing that pencil, or even performing the odd menial, mildly degrading task or two. You could have been a Viking Egg-Collector in Scotland circa the year 900, where you probably would have died long before you ever got promoted to Viking Egg-Manager. Or you could have been a factory worker in China, you know, last year.”
BAGHDAD, IRAQ – MAY 20: An Iraqi man moves religious books out of Imam al-Mahdi Shiite mosque after a car bomb exploded in front of the holy building in Saadiya neighbourhood on May 20, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq. The blast killed two children wounding their mother and 6 others and is the latest in a series targeting places of worship.
The Valparaiso Cerro Abajo Race is a legendary urban bike race and is more extreme than skydiving out of an exploding F-18 piloted by Charlie Sheen – while chugging a 2 liter of Mountain Dew. The rider must brave jumps, stray dogs, and flights of stairs along the steep downhill path.”
VCA 2010 RACE RUN from changoman on Vimeo.
Uit de koker van het vermaarde MIT Media Lab en uitgelicht door Curiosity Counts:
The Junkyard Jumbotron lets you take a bunch of random displays and instantly stitch them together into a large, virtual display, simply by taking a photograph of them. It works with laptops, smartphones, tablets — anything that runs a web browser. It also highlights a new way of connecting a large number of heterogenous devices to each other in the field, on an ad-hoc basis.
Junkyard Jumbotron from chris csik on Vimeo.