What’s better than a sandbox?

A sandbox overlayed with some awesome augmented reality visuals powered thru Kinect. I mean why not! This could be an awesome platform for rapid prototyping of effects to ecosystems due to construction. Also a great place to fight GI Joe wars with crazy cool environments.

Tippexperience Ad is Impressive

You seriously just have to watch this thru and then check out the crazy interactivity of this advertisement. Just wow. I went through as many years as I could. Even to year zero. Now it is a cool ad but I personally am not one to need whiteout tape, cool either way.

BlackBerry 10 Camera

I never thought I would be impressed by Blackberry for something innovative. Well I was by this tiny snippet of the 2012 Keynote. Slight problem, this was the only thing that impressed. 3… 2… 1… An Android/iOS dev somewhere has started the app development. Soon there will be an App for that. Sheez.

The impossible texting & driving test

This is brilliant. Get off the phone when driving.

I Am A Third Culture Kid

This resounds with me personally.

Born of Indian parents in the United States but growing up with Tamil spoken at home and with relatives it was always interesting to me how I saw my own culture. I was born in New York City but raised in Athens, GA and so I identify with the “yankee” vs “rebel” side of the United States.

I like my sweet tea brewed with sugar in it. I love Coke. I drive a diesel pickup truck. I hunt and fish and eat what I kill. With the right surrounding I even pick up a pretty deep southern drawl if you’re so lucky. Taking a glance at that without seeing me in person you would picture a white, conservative, southern, male “redneck”. Well all that is basically true except for white part; just replace it with brown. Yea scratch your head with that for awhile.

The reality of it all is that with globalization really hitting a maturity where there is little to no barrier for entry, kids could grow up anywhere. Not just the US melting pot. I have some close friends here in Baltimore who’s children were born here and schooled here, but soon they are going to return to India because there just simply are better opportunities “back home”. Now that is “home” for the parents, but the kids on the other hand might see the Mid-Atlantic coast of the US as home. That might change when they go back to India, but it will build their thought processes about the world and cultural.

I wonder now how we approach teaching these children with very broad world views. Better yet on a personal level, how I parent a kid like that.

Whoa. I just freaked myself out.

 

Mars in a Minute

I love these series of videos. I wish I had them when I was in school.

Star Wars as Disney

What can I say. I am in a movie mood. Here are some examples of an awesome crossover of Disney and Star Wars.

9GAG – Star Wars as Disney.

8-bit Movie Posters

I posted before about minimalist posters. How about 8-bit? Awesome.

Best Job – London 2012 Olympic Games

I challenge you to watch and not tear up. Go hug your mom. Like right now.

Minimalist Posters Of Disney Films

9GAG – Minimalist Posters Of Disney Films.