- Volkswagen New Zealand just … well just click. It’s really good.
- The ad nerds at D&AD built an ad blocker, but instead of simply blocking the ads, they insert inspirational and excellent ads from their curated list of the ‘best of the best’.
- Buzzfeed’s Data team thinks they’ve cracked social sharing analytics. It’s a highly technical, but fascinating read.
- Google’s Advanced Tech and Projects team (ATAP) continue to create amazing things: Project Soli is an interaction sensor that could change everything, and Project Jacquard may be the first scalable advance in smart textiles and clothing. Why’d I say scalable? They already have apartnership with Levi’s.
- In China, rappers are dropping tracks criticizing authorities for cracking down on uber. It’s a pretty hot track
No time for quasi-intellectual introductions, so here’s some cool stuff I’ve seen on the internet recently:
- 9-Squares is a collaboration exploring the art of GIF.
- Font Men (documentary short) profiles two of the people who spend their professional lives designing digital fonts.
- A Digital UX designer re-invents the American “parking sign”
- XAPP harnesses ‘ambient listening’ to build truly interactive ads, from OOH to radio (bonus that the example is Ford)
- The fastest 1968 mustang in the world is all electric.
Imagine discomfort. It’s 3a.m., and you’re sitting in the back of a long-distance bus. The man sitting next to you scratches his whale-sized belly and giggles as he sleeps. The bathroom door keeps slamming open, and the smell of urine tinged with vomit wafts into your nostrils.
Bottle that experience and you have baijiu,[…]
Also: Make time for the video.
Thanks to my buddy Ryan, I’ve been watching these short videos of Nirvana — yes THAT Nirvana — rehearse and soundcheck before a show in 1993. It’s awesome. Here’s one of them: