Minutiae is designed to record mundane moments with no time to pose nor polish shots. The app was created as a response to the polished, carefully selected images we put on Facebook and Instagram. Instead of weddings, pets and brunch, Minutiae wants its users to capture the random, often boring things that happen in between.
As someone who created a 200 page book celebrating “The Beauty in the Ordinary” in 1999 as my thesis, this makes my heart sing.
It’s a one man performance by my friend, office building mate and artist in residence, Mac Premo. The play is about that familiar intersection between death, learning to listen, M*A*S*H, and baseball. Life, you know!?
The Bunt Machine is directed by Donal Brophy (a divine derelict from Dublin), with sound design by Jad Abumrad (of Radiolab notoriety).
This first run is a short one with limited seating— just six nights, from June 27th through July 2nd. And if you come on June 28th, you’ll bump into me! Excited to see Mac perform!
Last week I had the absolute pleasure to meet Vicki Saunders, the founder of SheEO, a global community of women radically transforming how we finance, support, and celebrate female innovators. SheEO’s goal is to reach 1M Activators, 10,000 women-led Ventures and a $1B perpetual fund to support women for generations to come.
I. LOVE. THIS!
Yes to radical generosity and women supporting women!
I have fallen in love with the packaging of Gotham Chocolate. Yet have to taste it!
Toio, Sony’s new toy for kids is designed to inspire a future generation of robotics engineers.
We too often imagine that ‘good conversations’ are things we fall into out of luck. According to the School of Life it’s far from it, knowing how to have a good conversation is a skill that can be learnt – and here are the beginning of the rules.
MIT researchers designed a shape-shifting pasta that looks like a flat sheet when it’s dry but will transform into an array of interesting shapes when placed in water.They say this flat-packed pasta is cheaper to package and ship.
Ustwo launches Monument Valley 2, a sequel to the hit puzzle game. I know what I’ll be doing this weekend!
Not sure I would understand this product if I didn’t live in NYC. But here, you most likely have to store your bike in your smallish apartment and it scratches the walls and gets stuff dirty. Velosock makes totally sense to me. I am just wondering how annoying it must be to put on?!
(via Do Lectures)
An audiovisual piece made up of over four thousand still images pulled from Google Earth, individually edited, and then manually sequenced to Midnight by Caravan Palace.
(Thank you Amirah)
A few days ago I walked into the bathroom in our office building and saw the above situation played out. I took a photo and posted it on our internal Slack channel, expressing my frustration. My studiomate Jeff, took it to the next level and got quite philosophical.
“Dear person who thinks this is OK, I assure you that when you figure out how to break through whatever is holding you back from putting the roll of toilet paper on the axle, there is no telling what you can achieve in life. You can do it. We’re all counting on you.”
Made me smile.