Every Single Word is a phenomenal site. It shows every single word spoken by a person of colour in popular mainstream films, and it’s shocking to actually realise how little that amounts to.
The creator, Dylan Marron, talked about his project and Why Stories Matter at NerdCon:
It’s eye-opening, important, and needs to be addressed, especially considering the whitest of white Oscars we’ve just had. Hopefully, with more publicity, Every Single Word can enact a change in Hollywood. Onwards!
“Faith Connors is a self-assured thrill-seeker and one of the best Runners in the city of Glass. But Faith’s carefree days are numbered. As she crosses paths with the evil Gabriel Kruger and the city’s oppressive Conglomerate, Faith finds herself running for something far more important. Playing Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, you’ll experience a rich storyline with a heroine-to-be fighting for both the city and herself. Use the fluid movement and your combat skills to be the Catalyst of change.” (YouTube)
Beautiful and poignant story trailer for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. I’m really intrigued as to how this game will play out. I loved the first game, with its freedom of movement and speed. This will hopefully improve upon that, and add a deeper story to the mix as well. It will be released in a few months, so not long now to wait. Onwards!
Jean-Luc Ponty – New Country.
I randomly heard this tune on a French online radio station called FIP, and instantly fell in love with it. I really like how upbeat it is, with the ever pulsating drums and spot-on violin playing. Onwards!
“Spacecraft Rosetta continues to circle and map Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Crossing the inner Solar System for ten years to reach the vicinity of the comet in 2014, the robotic spacecraft continues to image the unusual double-lobed comet nucleus. The featured image, taken one year ago, shows dust and gas escaping from the comet’s nucleus. Although appearing bright here, the comet’s surface reflects only about four percent of impinging visible light, making it as dark as coal. Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko spans about four kilometers in length and has a surface gravity so low that an astronaut could jump off of it. With Rosetta in tow, Comet 67P passed its closest to the Sun last year and is now headed back to the furthest point — just past the orbit of Jupiter.” (APOD)
It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news about Rosetta and comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, but APOD today released a brilliant image of the comet. It looks beautiful, and I would like to see what the comet looks like now, rather than how it looked one year ago (when this was taken). Either way, it’s awesome. Onwards!
Title says it all, pretty much. Thank you BuzzFeed for the great listicle!
I’m in lesbians with Scott Pilgrim. Onwards!
Melodysheep – Our Story: The Discovery of Fire.
This video “celebrates mankind and Fire – our most enduring ally. Its discovery was the most important moment in our species’ history. Together, we would spread to every corner of the planet. Fire carried mankind through every desert, ice age, and mountain range, and man spread fire throughout the world to places it had never seen. Fire was the gateway drug that spurred a technological revolution. From stone tools to satellites – fire started it all.” (YouTube)
I say this of practically all Melodysheep tunes, but it’s true: this is great. Great visuals, great narration, great tune, all tied together greatly.
Too much greatness? When it comes to the importance of fire, there is never enough. Onwards!
Histography is a fascinating project. It’s an interactive timeline that spans across 14 billion years of history, from the Big Bang all the way up to 2015. The site draws data and events from Wikipedia, and allows you to search particular time frames and particular types of events. It’s very to get lost down a rabbit hole of information, which is great.
Have fun exploring history. Onwards!