Greenpeace Partners With Eclectic Entertainer Reggie Watts for #ClickClean Campaign to Promote a Green Internet

The new #ClickClean campaign by environmental charity Greenpeace encourages Internet users to ask the companies that power the Internet to do so with clean renewable energy. To promote the campaign they have partnered with eclectic comedian and musician Reggie Watts to record a series of four public service announcements.

In each PSA Watts sings, raps, or yodels an original song on the topic of the #ClickClean campaign’s goal of clean renewable energy for the Internet.

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

Somebody, An App That Lets You Message a Friend by Selecting a Stranger to Deliver the Message in Person

Somebody is a messaging app that lets the user message a friend not electronically, but verbally, through another person. The user first composes a message to their friend — they have the option of adding actions and directions for the messenger. The user then nominates a Somebody user near their friend’s location to deliver the message in person (it’s likely the messenger will be a complete stranger). The app was created by artist Miranda July in collaboration with Miu Miu and is available for free download on the iTunes store.

Somebody works best with a critical mass of users in a given area; colleges, workplaces, parties and concerts can become Somebody hotspots simply by designating themselves as one (official hotspots on somebodyapp.com). The most high-tech part of the app is not in the programming, it’s in the users who dare to deliver a message to stranger. In this sense Somebody is a far-reaching public art project, inciting performance and twisting our love of avatars and outsourcing. The antithesis of the utilitarian efficiency that tech promises, here, finally, is an app that makes us nervous, giddy, and alert to the people around us.

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images via Miranda July

Energetic Roofer Can’t Help But Dance on the Roof When the Right Song Comes on the Radio

Andrew Wilcox works in roofing and construction, and as this video shows when the right song comes on the radio he can’t help but dance, even on a roof. In this case that song is “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias.

I consider myself an adopted Mexican: I lived for two years as a missionary in Arizona learning to speak Spanish, have eaten super spicy dishes, can cook mean re-fried beans, and have spent many days working alongside Mexicans at construction site. It’s only natural that when the radio plays those Latino tunes my hips start to sway. I love the music. I love the culture. I love the dance.

We were building a shed next to this house when Enrique Iglesias’ song “Bailando” came on and I couldn’t help but get up and move those hips! It was a lot of fun!

Together we are working on an album and we can’t wait to get the music out! :)

‘Birdman’, A Film Starring Michael Keaton About a Washed-Up Superhero Actor Who Tries Taking on a Broadway Play

Birdman is an upcoming black comedy film from Fox Searchlight Pictures and directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu about a washed-up actor (Michael Keaton), famous for his on-screen role as an iconic superhero, who is trying to take on a Broadway play. The film also stars Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, and Naomi Watts. Birdman is currently scheduled to release on October 17th, 2014.

‘Birdman’ tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) as he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

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video and image via Fox Searchlight Pictures