Giant Keyboard Made of Figurines of Internet Users Warns of Isolation Due to Internet Addiction

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To encourage Internet users in China to spend less time online and more time with their families, non-profit organization Family Care for Grassroots Community created The Keyboard of Isolation, an outdoor advertisement featuring 115 figurines of actual Chinese Internet users, each isolated in a glass bottle, and arranged to form a giant computer keyboard. The 16-foot wide installation was placed in an electronics mall, as well as outdoor plazas, hotels, and metro stations. The ad was produced by Chinese ad agency DDB China back in 2011.

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photos via DDB China

via Fubiz, The Awesomer

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On Returns, Gets Locked Out of His House

Filmmaker Dean Fleischer-Camp and comedian Jenny Slate have released the third installment of Marcel the Shell With Shoes On, their popular stop-motion animated short film series. Slate voices Marcel, a shell with shoes on, who asks and responds to questions from Fleischer-Camp.

Fleischer-Camp and Slate have also created a new Marcel book, Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I’ve Ever Been, which is scheduled to release on October 21st, 2014.

The first Marcel the Shell With Shoes On short was released in 2010 and a follow-up short was released the following year.

via Brendan Kennedy

A Group Art Show Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Batman at Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas

Batman Begins by Kevin Tong
Batman Begins by Kevin Tong

Mondo will be hosting a group art show to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman that will feature Dark Knight-themed artwork from over 30 artists. The exhibit will open on Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 7 PM CDT and run until November 15th. Those interested can RSVP for the event online via Facebook.

The Bat Phone by Scott C.
The Bat Phone by Scott C.

The Riddler by Jason Edminston
The Riddler by Jason Edminston

Batman / Man Bat by Alex Pardee

Batman / Man Bat by Alex Pardee
Batman / Man Bat by Alex Pardee

Mondo Batman Cover

images via Mashable and credited artists

10-Week Old Dachshund Puppy Quickly Figures Out That She’ll Get a Treat If She Rings a Bell

A clever 10-week old dachshund puppy named Maddie very quickly figures out that her human Kirk Miller will give her a treat every time she rings the service bell that’s been put in front of her. It’s a good thing that Maddie picked up on using the bell so quickly, as this will be the way she’ll tell Kirk that she needs to go outside.

This is my 10 Wk old dachshund learning to ring a bell to tell me when it’s time to go outside. This is just step one… We have a way to go. She thinks it’s all about food.

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