Cutting Up The World Cup

June 15, 2014

Wish you could get into arguably the biggest sporting event in the planet but prefer musical drops to kick offs? This video incorporates all the sport’s movement into a dynamic music video unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Enjoy!

What We Love This Week, Volume LXIX

June 13, 2014

There’s Still Time To Enter National Geographic’s 2014 Traveler Photo Contest

Traveling to the world’s most remote and exotic places is a privilege; capturing and presenting them in a way that speaks directly to those who haven’t been is a skill cultivated by few. But if you’re one of those who is both lucky enough to make a great trip and convey its brilliance through film, you should certainly consider entering National Geographic’s 26th annual Traveler photo contest. Winners will receive free trips to Alaska, New Mexico or a cruise to Maine. We’ve selected a few of our favorites thus far and present them to you here, just so you can get an understanding of the qualities of submission.

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The 7 Best Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks

June 12, 2014
Neil Degrasse Tyson

Source: Parade

Neil deGrasse Tyson is the world-renowned America astrophysicist who waxes philosophical—yet approachable—on all things science and space. To his credit, he is also a lecturer, author, radio personality, TV host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, director of the Hayden Planetarium and research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. As eloquent as he is engaging, Dr. Tyson has captured the imagination of the public the world over with his wisdom. Here are seven of his best sermons on science – from state addresses and conferences to interviews on talk shows.

1. Beyond Belief, 2006

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Skateboarding Through Cuba

June 11, 2014

Lacking a single skate shop and boasting only one skate park, Cuba seems an unlikely place for skateboarding to take off. And yet, it has. Follow Yojani Pérez Rivera as he describes life as a skateboarder in Cuba and the challenges he faces in promoting the sport while living in one of the world’s last “closed” societies.

For more on how the sport can intersect with politics around the world, check out how activists in Ethiopia are using skateboarding to empower children.

These Early Examples Of Film Will Shock You

June 10, 2014

Roundhay Garden Scene, 1888

Before Thomas Edison revolutionized American cinema, this moving picture was in heavy circulation throughout Europe. Recorded by French inventor Louis Le Prince, the Roundhay Garden Scene is the first celluloid film created. It was filmed at 12 frames per second and only captures two minutes of footage, but depicts a gathering at the home of Joseph and Sarah Whitely in Roundhay, Leeds, England on October 14, 1888.

Monkeyshines, circa 1889-1890

The first American film ever made, Monkeyshines was the creation of William Dickson to test the Kinetograph format. Inspired by Le Prince’s motion pictures, Thomas Edison developed the Kinetograph, the first practical moving picture camera, and the Kintescope, a manual, single-viewer lighted box to display the films. Monkeyshines films were three sets of experimental movies to test whether Edison’s patented invention worked.

Dickson Experimental Sound Film, 1895

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Travel To Vietnam From Your Computer Screen

June 9, 2014

Watch as filmmaker Gabriel Menassier transports you to Vietnam. Placid bodies of water snake around the country and are countered by soaring karst formations and vibrant culture.