via The Awesomer
Not actually a bean at all (beans being seeds from the family Fabaceae, also known as Leguminosae), the Mexican Jumping Bean is the seed pod of a shrub called Sebastiania pavoniana that has been implanted with larva from the Laspeyresia saltitans (also called Cydia deshaisiana) moth.
In 2015, talented street artist eL Seed created “Perception” an absolutely stunning anamorphic mural that was painted onto 50 different buildings and can only be fully seen from atop the Moqattam Mountain. The mural sits within the colloquially known Garbage City at the southern end of the Cairo neighborhood Manshiyat Naser and where a great many of the Coptic Christians who work as trash collectors live. eL Seed and his team immersed themselves within the community and found that he was learning a great deal about himself as well as the community, and ultimately called the mural a “project of peace”.
In my new project ‘Perception’ I am questioning the level of judgment and misconception society can unconsciously have upon a community based on their differences. In the neighborhood of Cairo, the Coptic community of Zaraeeb collects the trash of the city for decades and developed the most efficient and highly profitable recycling system on a global level. Still, the place is perceived as dirty, marginalized and segregated. To bring light on this community, with my team and the help of the local community, I created anamorphic piece that covers almost 50 buildings only visible from a certain point of the Moqattam Mountain. The piece of art uses the words of Saint Athanasius of Alexandria, a Coptic Bishop from the 3rd century, that said: ‘Anyone who wants to see the sunlight clearly needs to wipe his eye first.
eL Seed shared the project story in a beautifully emotional TED Talk
The series is working its way through the alphabet with one scientific concept for each letter.
Adabot gets working with James Prescott Joule and learns all about the Joule, a unit which measures work itself!
Drone filmmaker Eddie Weeks aka Aerial Imagery posted an adorable video in which he gave his sleeping dog an impromptu hearing test. Weeks first clicked a few computer mice several times without reaction. It was only when he clicked on the dog’s laser toy, that the drowsy canine lifted his head in immediate response.
Dog Hearing test…. PASS
Chris Gore, the founder, CEO and publisher of the truly pioneering but now defunct, cinematic website Film Threat, is currently raising funds through Kickstarter. His goal is to relaunch the site and revive it role in history as a valuable resource for independent film.
…when the Film Threat website launched in 1996, that tradition of championing independents continued. FilmThreat.com became one of the most respected sources online covering indie film, while also giving the middle finger to Hollywood. (But in a fun way.)Film Threat was also partially funded by my personal finances and I spent a significant amount each year to support the site. I believed very strongly in Film Threat’s mission to support up and coming indies. So while it is difficult for me to ask, I need your help to bring Film Threat back.This is a new golden age of indie film with social media, crowd-funding and affordable lo-fi filmmaking on the rise. More than ever, indie films need a place where they can be thrust into the spotlight and find a fan base. My commitment to you is that Film Threat will provide a unique voice and once again support a new generation of up and coming filmmakers.