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Kate Harff hates the machine

about:kate ♥

This is one of the discoveries of my summer : “about:kate“. It’s a German tv series about a young woman who gets herself in a psychiatric hospital to cure her depression and her only portal to the real world is through the Internet and Facebook. No, wait! Where are you going?! It’s not as bad as it sounds !

Kate Harff

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Biomimicry and Fishes

I am so glad I have discovered Biomimicry. I watched a series of 4 documentaries on French tv about it and found it really fascinating. Biomimicry is a field of science that studies the design of natural systems such as caudal fins, the way some insects float on water, etc. to build self sufficient and very efficient systems for human societies. For example, biomimicry can be applied to architecture to build buildings that regulate their energy alone depending on the weather and seasons. I extracted this video from one of the documentary to illustrate how biomimicry also applies to everyday objects :
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The Simpsons – Technology at School

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I created this video from the S21E02 simpsons episode (Bart gets Z) that highlights the use of technology at school by kids. I struggled to put it online but I think it’s worth sharing, it’s hilarious and actually relevant. The hipster teacher is so funny. Here are some crazy quotes :

Ok. Teach us. Use only the knowledge you have in your own head.

But why talk when I could just text ?!!!

Homework: 20mn of twittering

The school is a glorified hamster wheel run by incompetent bureaucrats who can get you to a test, but you will FAIL the test of LIFE ! ! ! ! !

I’m a creep

This is the haunting music from “The social network” trailer. I love it. The rest of the Scala & the Kolacny brothers music is really good as well, you can taste it here http://www.deezer.com/en/music/playlist/scala-51095114.


me: I’m a creep. You’re a weirdo.
brother: we are the geeks, we are the champions.
me: :)

Windows Phone 7 : Designed to get you In and Out and Back to life, really? How.


Observe the machines digging

The music : http://www.deezer.com/listen-6058030,  In The Hall Of The Mountain King by Edvard Grieg

Tippex experience Ad: A hunter shoots a bear!

Have you seen this buzz video?

Of course you did, it’s so fun! The first time my brother sent me the link, I just stopped at the end and I didn’t get it. Uuh. I was just frustrated at the end to see the two choices and I didn’t even bother to click because I was not used at all to click in videos… The second time I saw the video I finally clicked and oh my, it lead me to that page:

I love the concept. Once you chose what to do at the end of the video, you arrive on a page where you have to type in the word that completes the sentence “a hunter ….. a bear” which is then played in the player.
I didn’t click “Shoot the bear” in the video, I wanted to see the hunter hunted by the bear or maybe I was just afraid of willingly killing a bear, kind of morally compromised, google was watching. Here are the words I typed in a nice and then dangerously criminal way:

A hunter…
- loves
- hates
- eats
- hugs
- kicks
- caresses
- annoys
- shoots
- kills
a bear

And only “annoys” triggered a 404…!! So cool. I guess they did a little UX research before and found out the most typed words.

The experience was fun and engaging but hum, I don’t need tippex, I have my screen and ctrl+z that’s enough :p This is actually interesting that they advertise something being made useless by technology in such an impressive technological way…

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