Unreal Paris Apartment (video)

 
Here’s a totally fake Paris apartment, rendered with Unreal Engine 4. We’ve sure come a long way since Myst.

How PAPER Magazine’s web engineers scaled Kim Kardashian’s back-end (SFW) — The Message — Medium

How PAPER Magazine’s web engineers scaled Kim Kardashian’s back-end (SFW) — The Message — Medium

#BreakTheInternet?

A fascinating peek into the back end of running a website: how Paper prepped for a massive increase in traffic.

On November 11th 2014, the art-and-nightlife magazine PAPER “broke the Internet” when it put a Jean-Paul Goude photograph of a well-oiled, mostly-nude Kim Kardashian on its cover and posted the same nude photos of Kim Kardashian to its website (NSFW). It linked together all of these things—and other articles, too—under the “#breaktheinternet” hashtag.

There was one part of the Internet that PAPER didn’t want to break: The part that was serving up millions of copies of Kardashian’s nudes over the web.

Hosting that butt is an impressive feat. You can’t just put Kim Kardashian nudes on the Internet and walk away —that would be like putting up a tent in the middle of a hurricane. Your web server would melt. You need to plan.

link: How PAPER Magazine’s web engineers scaled Kim Kardashian’s back-end (SFW) — The Message — Medium.

Free is a Lie

 
The business model of “free” is the business model of Corporate Surveillance.

6 Elevator Pitches for the 21st Century

 
From tweeting to rhyming, bestselling author Daniel H. Pink gives you six new pitching techniques from his latest book, TO SELL IS HUMAN.

RSA Animate – The Paradox of Choice

Professor Renata Salecl explores the paralysing anxiety and dissatisfaction surrounding limitless choice. Does the freedom to be the architects of our own lives actually hinder rather than help us? Does our preoccupation with choosing and consuming actually obstruct social change?

View the full lecture here: http://www.thersa.org/events/video/archive/renata-salecl-the-paradox-of-choice

Dream Machine

 
Dream Machine
Mark Farina
(JT Donaldson Mix)

lyrics:

what are you thinking of
what are you doing
what do you think you can do
what you are
what you do
looking out at
ripples on the dance floor
what do you mean
is what you get
did you forget to know
what the end is
to begin
clearing
looking out
at ripples on the dance floor

dream machine
did you get
everything you asked for
dream machine
rattlesnake
a charm on the dance floor

love’s rage
broken page
electric lights
and glass bone nights
electric lines run
through your minds
distractions with radio contraptions
pipe ashes
night glasses
tick tock
hear the wind lick
the window
ignited
you’re invited
grow wings
sprouting from the backbone

dream machine
mister jones
you don’t know what you came for
dream machine
rattlesnake
a charm on the dance floor

we are like those two
mirrors
steaming in the rain
we are those two
lovers
holding each other’s hands
dream
with me
rattlesnake
a charm on the dance floor