In our efforts to challenge and push ourselves to create new ways to entertain, we thrive on sharing new and original content. Here’s a look into what’s been inspiring our team this week:
-Today, the Web is a fantastically complex place. As such, it’s easy to forget its simple and unassuming origins. Vanity Fair, in an effort to let the story be told by the very people who wrote the web, takes us back to the Internet’s genesis with a handful of its original visionaries. From the Internet’s conception, to its going public, through the browser wars and beyond, “How the Web Was Won” is a deep and fascinating oral history that is a must-read for anyone who appreciates the power and promise of the Web, and especially for those who claim to understand it.
-Paul Curtis finds really dirty walls and cleans them. The result is a lot more aesthetic than you might expect. For a great video that shows how he completes his “reverse graffiti”, check out Juxtapoz here.
-While getting exposure might appear to be a difficult and costly process for most aspiring musicians, the reality is that modern society’s infrastructure has made it quite simple and inexpensive for those who are in the know. The Get Out Clause are clearly in the know, and have made use of the British Access to Information Act to collect footage from the dozens of surveillance cameras they stood in front of singing. The music video that resulted can be seen here on Overlay.tv (as well as a multitude of other places).
If you have any other inspirational links, or great examples of people reinventing the possibilities of the web, we’d love to see them.