Monday, 9 December 2013
'Sometimes, You Can Lie Without Knowing It'
Pinocchio gets a Woody
or HIV prevention
Campaign by AIDES | Article by Tom Megginson via osocio.org
After years of getting attention with playfully explicit sexuality,
the AIDES campaign has taken a different turn with this new PSA from
TBWA France: Pinocchio becomes a real boy at the end of the famous fable, but what if
he stayed a wooden puppet? And what if he grew up in modern-day Europe?
A giant Rubber Duck installation in Darling Harbour, Australia, the latest incarnation of artist Florentijn Hofman's famous oversized toy which measures 15m high and 18m wide.
While the culture of social media did its best to ensure that 2013 had its fair share of entertaining, surprising and, above all, shareable photo moments, ultimately the past twelve months included as many genuinely shocking as surprising pictures. Read Full Article via TIME Picks the Most Surprising Photos of 2013
Sustainability & Innovation
Cities of Innovation: Amsterdam as a Hyper-Connected City
By Bas Verhart via Meeting of the Minds
As the world moves into an accelerated phase of mass urbanization and mega cities are developing across the globe, the governments of many smaller cities are looking for ways to differentiate themselves and to attract talent from around the world. Two cities stand out in their drive to be different: San Francisco and Amsterdam. Even though both are relatively small in comparison with the mega cities popularized by international media, one could say these “boutique cities” think differently and act more nimbly than their mega counterparts. It is no coincidence that Lonely Planet selected these two hyper-connected cities as the #1 and #2 destination cities for 2013.
Friday, 6 December 2013
Friday, 29 November 2013
Startups, Tech & Entrepreneurship
Startups of the past may have been able to live in their own local shells, but 2013 will mark the year when entrepreneurship makes the next big leap toward global. The world’s billions will start solving their own problems, and entrepreneurs start connecting with each other across the world.
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
"The Blue Umbrella"
Amazing animated short film
The Blue Umbrella is a 2013 Pixar computer-animated short film that was released alongside Monsters University. The short is directed by Saschka Unseld of Pixar's technical department. The short featured new techniques in photorealistic lighting, shading, and compositing.