‘Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 4′, A Bizarre Interactive Lesson From a Self-Involved Computer

Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 4” by Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling of Blink Industries is a bizarre but humorous short film about an interactive lesson from a self-involved computer that leads to a real head-scratching finish. The film is a follow-up to their first three films, “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared,” “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 2,” and “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 3.”

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image via Becky and Joe’s Art

Riff, A New Mobile App by Facebook for Creative Collaborative Videos With Friends

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Riff is a new mobile app by Facebook Creative Labs for creating collaborative videos with friends. A user can create a short video with a certain topic and then share it with friends. Those friends can then add to the video and share it with their own friends. The cast of the Broadway musical An American in Paris created a sample Riff, and Facebook is showcasing featured Riffs to inspire users.

The app is available now in the Android Play Store and iTunes App Store.

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‘Waterballet’, Mesmerizing Otherworldly Videos Created by Dropping Liquids Into a Fishbowl

In his video series Waterballet, Amsterdam-based artist Kamiel Rongen creates striking otherworldly imagery through the simple mechanism of dropping liquids into a fishbowl. He combines the abstract footage with his ambient music to create what he calls “audiovisual landscapes.” Rongen uses the videos in live musical performances under the moniker Hyde Park.

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Recycled Starbucks Coffee Sleeve Sets That Feature Colored Pencil Drawings of All 12 Iterations of ‘Doctor Who’

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Indianapolis-based designer Kahahuna has created a wonderful line of hand-drawn recycled Starbucks coffee sleeves sets that feature all 12 iterations of Doctor Who (excluding the “War Doctor“) and a wonderful portrait of a single Dalek in all of its menacing glory.

These are hand-drawn Doctors …on up-cycled Starbucks cup sleeves. I got the idea while I was at work (I work at Starbucks) and randomly handing out drinks with decorated sleeves to my customers. They loved the idea so much that I decided to put my own love of Doctor Who into colored pencil. These are made on recycled cardboard sleeves that would otherwise have been thrown away. Each sleeve has been sprayed with a matte fixative to keep the pencil in place. I have priced these at $12 each and shipping is included for the set. (within the US) I’m not selling these particular pieces individually at this time.

The sleeves are sold in sets of four via the Kahahuna Shop on Etsy.

Doctors 5-8 Set 2 – Doctors 5-8

Doctors 9-12 Set 3 – Doctors 9-12

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images via Kahahuna

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A Charming Line of Skull-Shaped Artisan Soaps

Skull Soaps by Eden Gorgos

Artist Eden Gorgós has handcrafted a charming line of skull soaps to remind everyone of “the transient nature of earthly pleasures.” The soaps come in a variety of colors and scents, from ghoulish lavender musk to macabre lemon ginger. She has also created a diabolical Astral Goat’s Milk soap. She is pre-selling the soaps, and a companion line of lotions and scents, on Kickstarter.

Vanity of vanities, all is vanity. What better way to remind yourself of the transient nature of earthly pleasures than with handmade soap? Symbolic of the brevity of life, these unique soaps are scented with the essence of citrus, earth, and sensual flowers.

Skull Soaps by Eden Gorgos

Skull Soaps by Eden Gorgos

Skull Soaps by Eden Gorgos

photos via Eden Gorgós

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‘PBS Game/Show’ Examines How Video Game Speedrunners Get So Fast

PBS Game/Show host Jamin Warren examines how video game speedrunners get so fast in the latest episode of the series. For anyone unfamiliar with the term, speedrunning is completing a video game as fast as possible–through the exploit of bugs or otherwise.

Speedrunning! The competitive genre of choice recently that’s popping up on Reddit, Twitch, YouTube, and basically anywhere you can watch video. Recently popularized by people like Cosmo through his run of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, speedrunning is becoming the next big thing (and possible foil) to most games’ competitive scenes. Instead of doing your best to play by the rules, you break them! You try and beat the game as fast as you can in an exhibition of wit, reflex, and raw talent. But how? How do people become MASTER speedrunners? And can you become one too?

Mounted Patrol Horse Goes Through Krispy Kreme Drive-Through to Publicize Their Special Olympics Fundraiser

 

Last week, a police mounted horse named Red enjoyed a couple of doughnuts from the Krispy Kreme drive-through in Tampa, Florida to bring attention to the 10th Annual Cops on Doughnut Shops, a fundraising campaign for Special Olympics Florida during which members of the Tampa Police Department took to the roof of the Krispy Kreme on West Kennedy Boulevard and lowered buckets for donations. In exchange, donors received a free glazed doughnut—not a bad way to help athletes get to Orlando.

The money that is raised during the two-day event is used to help athletes with intellectual disabilities participate in Olympic style sporting events during the summer. The games will be played at Disney’s Wide World of Sports this May.

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