Media & Arts
TED Resident Fawn Qiu designs fun, low-cost projects that use familiar materials like paper and fabric to introduce engineering to kids. In this quick, clever talk from the creator of the “Flappy Bird in a Box Hack,” Qui shares how nontraditional workshops like hers can change the perception of technology and inspire students to participate in creating it.
In the US alone there are about half a billion devices in homes connected to the internet. This is about 5.7 devices per household. So could there be a benefit to not using our cellphones for a while or taking a smartphone vacation? AsapTHOUGHT examines the pervasive nature of cellphones and the practice of taking a holiday from smartphone use.
The corporate media has lost all credibility when it comes to important topics – and the alternative media has become the scapegoat. What we are witnessing is utter desperation from the corporate elites in their attempts to control what we read and what we choose to believe.
Last week, independent news outlets critical of U.S. foreign policy were smeared as “Russian propaganda” by the Washington Post, in which they alleged that “Russia’s increasingly sophisticated propaganda machinery” was behind the rise of “fake news,” that they said spread false information about Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, fueling the rise of Donald Trump.
There are a lot of popular diets out there. So AsapSCIENCE figured they would create a video outlining which ones are scientifically sound and actually work. From the outside it seems as simple as your calories are determined by the calories you put in versus the calories you burn. So increasing calories burnt or restricting calorie input is a good way to lose weight but it is a bit deeper than that. Watch the video and find out more!
Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks for our blessings. In Hallelujah, songwriter Leonard Cohen takes thankfulness to a whole other level. Let’s start by giving thanks to Leonard, who died two weeks ago at the age of 82, for bringing us such beautiful and meaningful song.
Painter Alyssa Monks finds beauty and inspiration in the unknown, the unpredictable and even the awful. In a poetic, intimate talk, she describes the interaction of life, paint and canvas through her development as an artist, and as a human.
Some of the most insane creatures that have ever lived are now extinct. Asap THOUGHT talks about a few that they wish still existed from sea to land creatures. The progression of our planet to the state it is now and the difference in animals is truly amazing.
Russell Brand says it like it is: Our media is owned by corporate interests, but we can change what newspapers do when we stick together and vote with our money.
Google is hoping to starve websites that don’t fit the mainstream media’s “truthful” narrative. Facebook has followed suit by updating its own advertising policies to include “fake news” in its ban on deceptive and misleading content.
The establishment media is dying. With egg on their face after the botched election coverage, and a wobbling uncertainty about how they can maintain multiple threads of a narrative so fundamentally disproven, they appear to be resorting to their nuclear option: a full shut down of dissent.