A Modern Message In a Bottle Would You Open It? So I recently decided to conduct my own modern message in a bottle experiment. I was listening to Radiolab and I was thinking about just what makes a thing great. You know. What makes someone continue listening when they wouldn’t have normally? What do we find entertaining? And not only what but why? And I realized that it’s the audacity of a thing. The curiosity to learn what will happen next. Right?
“Are you listening to Serial yet? You have to start listening to Serial. Please. It’s a podcast from the makers of This American Life, it’s been going since October, there are seven episodes to catch up on (start from the beginning, listen in order) and… I’m obsessed. I need you all to start listening so that we can form some kind of Serial support group.”
There are only a few games out there the get your pulse pumping like the Call of Duty (COD) series. We’ve all played the heck out of Destiny, and sure, we’ll keep going back to that well when we get bored elsewhere. But now we have a few COD Advanced Warfare thoughts for you all. But first, to really understand just how exciting Advanced Warfare is, you need to understand just how terribly disappointing COD Ghosts was on the new modern console.
The Tipping Point of Human CGI – In Australia there is a Computer Graphics Artist named Chris Jones. He’s only recently come to my attention. But he is obviously a force to be reckoned with. Humans are hard to nail. Our eyes register things, and our brain senses human realism that is truly difficult to duplicate. Think back through some of the previous attempts and how we just don’t take them seriously.
Intersections Lasercut Art Installation – Some of the greatest stuff venturing into the art world today are being generated with the help of lasers (SHARKS WITH LASERSSSS!!!) cutting technology. The precision and the intricacy is second to none. And the results really can be revolutionary when coupled with the right visionary. Anila Quayyum Agha is one such artist with a vision all her own. Anila has taken a box that has been intricately sliced and diced, added a light bulb, and then has allowed the shadows to be her art.
Endgame: The Calling – Three Million in Gold – I have already begun searching for some of the 75 already created websites and social media profiles that have been created for the book, the puzzles and the game. I’ve discovered a couple. But I’m a little confused by a lack of sharing going on on the web already. Maybe I should keep them to myself?!? hahah. I mean, we are talking about 187 pounds of gold after all. Yeah. I think I’ll keep them to myself. See you in the game.
The Future Will Be Hacked – There has been so much political grist for the networks and the news world lately about hacked celebrity accounts that I wonder what sort of pretensions we are all operating under here. Wait. While we are at the beginning, I think I should rename this post from “The Future Will Be Hacked” to “The Future Was Hacked Already” or better yet, “You Already Lost All Your Junk, You Just Don’t Know It Yet.”