1. I knew the web surfing contest was going to be hard as soon as Dragan Espenschied, a digital conservator and artist, explained the premise. Race across the internet from point A to B using only a one-button mouse: no keyboard, no search, no URL bar, no back button. It sounded almost impossible, even for someone who spends all day online, and that was before I found out my competitors had been training.

    The Verge on Trailblazers, Rhizome’s recent web surfing competition

  2. I still can’t believe that I was sitting in my kitchen three years ago making a Kickstarter video and now the Olloclip iPhone lens is in every Apple Store worldwide. I have met so many of our Kickstarters at different events and it always brings a smile to my face, it is like meeting an old friend.

    —Patrick O’Neill reflecting on his Olloclip project

  3. panacirema:

    personalized thank you video from the ride-along kickstarter project. incredibly cute. delightfully awkward. I LOVE YOU JOSE

    This is adorable! 

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  4. leebarguss:

    Rachel Sussman documents The Oldest Living Things In The World

    1) Antarctic Moss, (5,500 years old; Elephant Island, Antarctica)
    2) La Llareta (Up to 3,000 years old; Atacama Desert, Chile)
    3) Spruce Gran Picea (9,550 years old; Sweden)
    4) underground Forest (+3,000 years old; Pretoria, South Africa) DECEASED
    5) Dead Huon Pine adjacent to living Population segment (10,500 years old; Mount Read, Tansania)
    6) Jōmon Sugi, Japanese Cedar (2,180-7,000 years old; Jaku Shima, Japan)

    VIDEO

    Rachel Sussman’s book, which was a project in 2010, had its official launch yesterday! 

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