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Princeton Professor / Poet Paul Muldoon’s Analysis of Ke$ha’s Tik Tok

“…one of the most seminal, interesting, and frankly deeply beautiful songs in the last twenty years, and that is Ke$ha’s Tik Tok.”

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iPad Review – Part 1 – First Thoughts

I’ve just received an iPad as my birthday present. I’m totally stoked about it – however, I was never really part of the early-adopter scene (I much preferred to wait until the 2nd or 3rd gen to drop my cash), so this is pretty exciting and uneasy for me.

I’m writing this review hopefully to give you another perspective (lots of the tech blogs that have or will write about it, are usually coming at an angle of early adopters), and cut through the hype (for example, the best surfing experience will likely not be on the iPad, contrary to Steve Jobs’s claim) to let you know what this device is all about.

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“Ok Go” does it again – incredible video “This Too Shall Pass”

Ok Go – This Too Shall Pass – Rube Goldberg Machine version

Simply incredible – the number of things that have to go right to make this video work is just mind-boggling, not to mention it’s all shot in one go.

You might remember these guys from their also-impressive 2007 video “Here it Goes Again”:

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The haunting and nostalgic lands of Dartmoor

Footages of Dartmoor national park in Devon, southern England.

The two films share some common scenes and shots, but evoke very distinct moods and atmosphere. One’s more ominous while the other is more nostalgic (strange that I’ve never been to England) with a sense of yearning. But your mileage may vary.

 

Dartmoor – Philip Bloom Comp from James Watson on Vimeo.

 

Dartmoor from James Watson on Vimeo.

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The building blocks of the amazing Skype Brand

I’ve always admired the Skype branding. Here’s the brand guide that they’ve released a little while ago. Aside from the pure aesthetic value, it’s quite fascinating to see the work, thoughts and process behind the design that we see everyday, and often take for granted.

Skype Brand Book

Here’s also a PDF version to download for keeps.

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