JULY 22, 2015

I had to share this video—titled **In Front of Helsinki—**as I think it is beautiful.

Created earlier this year by my friend Daniel Natoli in Helsinki, the footage is inspired by central perspective takes on Wes Anderson’s movies, and the philosophy behind the Derivasia project.

If you liked the song, it is A Clockwork Guitar, by Saito Koji.

JANUARY 27, 2014

Everything Is A Remix is produced by Kirby Ferguson, a New York-based filmmaker. It shows evidence of how many of the big successes in music, movies, or technology of our time followed a process of Copy, Transform, Combine.

We are like dwarfs sitting on the shoulders of giants. — Isaac Newton

You can also watch Kirby Ferguson at TED explaining why you should Embrace The Remix

Thanks to Dani Natoli for sharing.

Video | Everything Is A Remix

JANUARY 10, 2014

"Adrift" is a love letter to the fog of the San Francisco Bay Area. I chased it for over two years to capture the magical interaction between the soft mist, the ridges of the California coast and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. This is where “Adrift” was born.

For about 2 years, if the weather looked promising, I would set my alarm to 5am, recheck the webcams, and then set off on the 45-minute drive to the Marin Headlands.

I spent many mornings hiking in the dark to only find that the fog was too high, too low, or already gone by the time I got there. Luckily, once in a while the conditions would be perfect and I was able to capture something really special. Adrift is a collection of my favorite shots from these excursions into the ridges of the Marin Headlands.

Adrift from Simon Christen

JANUARY 4, 2014

Press Play Pause, a documentary about how the digital revolution is influencing art. Where is our democratized culture taking creatives?

In the olden days, of thirty, fourteen or fifty years ago, people didn’t make things. So, people would go to photography exhibits, people would go to buy records, and there were professional artists. And now, everybody is a photographer, everybody is a filmmaker, everybody is a writer, everybody is a musician. — Moby

Before you could sell a record for $10 or $16.98 as a CD because there was still this inherent mystery about how it was done, who did it, and how can I do that thing. Well, now that mystery is dissolved itself because I can make, anybody can make, they know the secrets now. — Hank Shocklee

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NOVEMBER 19, 2013

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

Source | TED

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