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Who Approved this Cross-Promotional Nightmare?

Congratulations to
SoBe Life Water
Pepsi
Intel
NBC
Super Bowl
DreamWorks Animation: Monsters vs. Aliens
and Chuck (awesome show)
for making this marketer’s wet dream a reality.

Pixar’s BURN-E

Pixar’s short film, BURN-E, that came with the WALL-E DVD. Very cool how it intertwines with the actual movie.

Happy Holidays!

Slow buildup, but watch to completion because it’s sweet.

Turn the Volume Up for This One

Motion & Audio Experiments – A Minireel
Gustav Espenes and Sander S. Olsen are beasts. Get some speakers and turn them up.

Monocle

Do you like international news? Do you like design? Culture? Being cosmopolitan and wealthy? If so, you should read Monocle. With tons (~150,000) of people shelling out for a magazine that grabs an Apple-worthy 50 percent markup, it has to be a great read. Founded by Tyler Brule, an impressively decorated magazine publisher, Monocle should(n’t?) be on your reading list.

Beautiful Data Visualization Madness

movie chart

For the second day in a row, I have come across some sweet data visualizations so I think a post is warranted. Above is a screenshot of Zach Beane’s visualization of movie box office results. It is pretty similar to work done by the New York Times this past February except I find Beane’s effort much easier to understand and much more pleasing to use.

interactive graphic olympic medal count

Another piece that I came across today is the above interactive graphic from the New York Times displaying Olympic medal counts by country for past summer Olympic Games. I had no idea the New York Times did work like this, but I am now digging the fact that they do.

Randy Pausch

I’ve been meaning to write a post about Randy Pausch and his “Last Lecture” since last September but never got around to it.

Earlier today, Randy Pausch passed away from pancreatic cancer. He was a computer science professor from Carnegie Mellon who delivered his final lecture after doctor’s predicted he only had 5 more months to live. The lecture quickly spread throughout the web and Randy Pausch’s hopeful remarks were viewed by millions. From his lecture, Dr. Pausch published a book which has now been translated into 30 languages. Hopefully you will find the time to listen to or read his words.

Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams