Mr. Rogers gets remixed again!
Chinese artist Ai WeiWei has created his first music video, for his single called “Dumbass.” The video recreates the environment of his 2011 prison stay right down to the wallpaper.
Weiwei sees “Dumbass” as a kind of therapy, and an activist message all by itself—it contains criticism of Chinese intellectuals who are trying to change China from within the system.
How “Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal” became a viral Vine video
The series of hilarious Vines is as clearly labeled as it is random: We see six-second clips of Gosling doing his thing in various roles as a slowly encroaching spoonful of cereal tries, unsuccessfully, to make its way into his mouth. Watch.
“I’m 10 and pregnant.” “I’m 17 and a virgin.” “I’m 85 and tired.”
Google auto-complete reveals our deepest fears. Watch.
The service may be launching this week and could give users a 50channel cocktail for a monthly fee.
The maker of Happier faces her fair share of skepticism. Her technique, don’t give up, get better.
Watch: A Symphony Of Lullabies, Played By 40 Jogging Mice
Fabio Di Salvo and Bernardo Vercelli have a way with coaxing interesting harmonies out of unexpected sources. Known together as Quiet Ensemble, they’ve elicited audible frequencies from pears and pineapples. (Spolier alert: The fruits sound a lot like techno), and their latest endeavor allowed mice to remix works by famous composers.)
Curious? Find out more here.
Trying to convey the enormity of all existence, from the remote reaches of the universe to the invisible depths of intercellular life, is a pretty bold undertaking, especially when you’re trying to cram it all into a nine-minute film. Yet, Ray and Charles Eames took on that very challenge, and hit it out of the park (and the stratosphere, and the solar system…) with their 1977 clip, Powers of 10.
That seminal video not only illuminated the grandeur of the universe for generations of viewers but also proved that Eames’ brilliance for understanding and communicating transcended subject matter and media. Now, 40 artists are nearing completion on a 21st-century ode to the original, each contributing a segment in their own unique style.
When Cesar Kuriyama started selecting one second of video to represent each day, it changed his life. Now he’s building an app he hopes will change yours.
Fox’s forthcoming late night and digital arm, Animation Domination High Definition, fuses the two presidential candidates together in its first-ever video.
How much water does it take to make a juicy hamburger? You’ll be amazed.
The water footprint of an object can be hard to wrap your head around. This video gives you a good sense of exactly how much water—everything from growing the cow’s food to making the bun—goes into your last burger.
It was when the San Francisco police burst into his apartment, guns drawn, that Justin Kan first found cause to question his business model.
Five years, four complete shifts in business plan: Entrepreneur Justin Kan will try anything to make his business work. And that’s just the way they like it in the tech world.
It’s only appropriate that Eric Ries is the subject of the first video for Fast Company’s new series: The Pivot. He’s the author of a best-selling book, The Lean Startup, and the man who made the term “pivot” part of the business vernacular. During the course of his entrepreneurial adventures, he realized that some of the most iconic companies of our time—Twitter, YouTube, Groupon—had abruptly changed course before they achieved success. If they hadn’t, Twitter would have stuck with audio podcasting, YouTube would have been a video dating site, and Groupon would have continued organizing political protests (and you likely would have never heard of them). Virtually every startup he could think of had pivoted at one time or another. Ries’s observation quickly morphed into a kind of Moore’s Law for startups, which he believes are almost certain to change course before becoming successful.
TED-Ed’s New Video Tool Allows Anyone To Create Video Lessons Online
TED-Ed’s new free platform allows anyone to “flip” any video on YouTube by adding custom content to play alongside it, making it possible to turn any piece of video content into a teachable moment.