The Festival of Color

Festival of Color

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg reports for The Atlantic:

Thousands of Hindus celebrate the spring festival of Holi by throwing tinted powder and perfume on each other — creating a breathtaking hypercolor frenzy. Filmmakers at the production company Variable decided to capture the event with a Phantom Flex, a high-speed camera that can record upwards of 10,000 frames per second. Suspending these moments in time, they want viewers to realize that “the fast paced lifestyles of our generation result in many not taking the necessary step back to soak in the existing world around us.”

A beautifully crafted film to round off your Monday afternoon.

Caine's Arcade, Innovation, and Self-Entitlement

Caine in his arcade

Caine’s Arcade’ is a beautifully poignant film. One that is, without a doubt, deserving of ten minutes of your day.

The story, albeit brief, is packed with numerous and astoundingly important messages for life — some that, in the technology community, many are disappointingly quick to abandon.

For my part, all I have to say is this:

Innovation comes in many shapes and sizes. It should not be greeted with groans of dissatisfaction, but with respect, integrity, and, above all else, humility. Anything to the contrary is unbefitting of a thoughtful person and ultimately betrays an attitude bereft of awareness, context, and reasonable balance.

Shedding any semblance of affability in favor of self-important demands, nearsighted dismissals, and utterly unattractive rants is, unquestionably, an endeavor lacking in intelligence. A chosen lack of intelligence is, in turn, deserving of little more than pity.

Refrain from unchecked judgment and self-entitlement. Instead, foster a sense of willful and youthful awe for the tireless efforts, unique thoughts, and unravelled complexities displayed by others.

(Via The Verge)