Month: June 2020

  • Racism and Forgetting

    Boston University recently held an all day symposium for its students to discuss the events surrounding the killing of George Floyd and connecting the current civic unrest to the long history of institutionalized racism in the United States. Most of the sessions were closed to only BU students but, thankfully, the opening discussion was uploaded […]

  • Post-Pandemic Wuhan

    Japanese documentary film maker Takeuchi Ryo has been living in Nanjing, China for seven years sharing. with his YouTube audience what it is like for a Japanese ex-pats living in China. In May, Mr. Takeuchi spent 10-days in the newly opened Wuhan, the Chinese city that was at the epicenter and perhaps source of the […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Milton Glaser, the designer of the I ♥  NY logo and founder of New York Magazine died this week. We all know now that alt-TikTok duped the Trump campaign into thinking they were going to need an overflow stage in Tulsa. What’s even cooler is that the TikTok army took their inspiration from a 51-year […]

  • Apple Publishes Mobility Data

    Apple Publishes Mobility Data

    Apple published an interesting visualization of data they have on the number of times Apple Maps users looked up directions and how the frequency has changed during the pandemic. The Mobility Trends Report is not only a great way to show the value of Apple’s aggregate data but also an opportunity for the company to […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    The jokers at MSCHF are at it again with some kicks that will allow you to walk on holy water. While it’s still up, here’s a link to their crazy promo page. Ford is bringing the Bronco back and will debut the new model on the July 9th, the birthday of one of its more […]

  • Trump 404

    The 404 page on donaldjtrump.com is a re-work of his one from the last election but instead of trolling Clinton, it’s trolling Biden. Meanwhile, on joebiden.com, the 404 page is the same error page used during the primaries. To see the full gallery from all the primary candidates, you can view them here.

  • For Deadheads Only

    For Deadheads Only

    When Deadheads try to explain their appreciation for the Grateful Dead, they will probably point you to a concert at Cornell University in 1977, in particular the sequence from Scarlet Begonias to Fire on the Mountain. YouTuber Michael Palmisano has built up his channel, Guitar Teacher REACTS around the deconstruction of live music jams. To […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    A COVID-19 testing swab factory said that they had to trash all swabs created during President Trump’s visit last week. The president flew to the factory in Maine to celebrate the factory’s increased production and insisted on touring the factory without a mask. Band-Aid announced it will launch a new line of bandages in a […]

  • Rube Goldberg

    So what did you do during the 2020 shelter in place? Check out this contraption that took two months to build and tune. Side note: did you know Ruben Goldberg went to UC Berkeley where he studied at the College of Mining and Engineering. His first job was as an engineer with the San Francisco […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Protestors in Oakland were joined by Brianna Noble, 25, who rode atop her massive gelding, Dapper Dan, fist held high, like a living Valkyrie. In Portland, protesters were joined by Caesar, the No Drama Llama. The hacktivist group Anonymous hacked Chicago Police radio frequencies to play NWA’s Fuck tha Police. Apple Music turned off browse […]

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