Ok, so it turns out this video was not “real”. I’m not convinced I should be outraged that these are actors. After all, who else walks into a studio to be filmed kissing a stranger on camera?

Just because a brand sponsors material does not make something a commercial anymore than it makes Beethoven’s symphonies a commercial for his patrons. It certainly doesn’t invalidate the emotions you felt when you watched it.

What would make a video of strangers kissing “real”? If it were ‘art only’ wouldn’t the artist simply be trying to sell their work? Or promote a gallery show?

How bad do you need to be “right” about the conflicts of interest on a YouTube video to throw this away for being staged? Pretty sure it is obviously being filmed on a stage.

The sanitary pad revolutionary

"Luckily I’m not educated," he tells students. "If you act like an illiterate man, your learning will never stop… Being uneducated, you have no fear of the future."

That’s committment. Whoa.

Always stoked to hear @bhorowitz drop knowledge #columbia #hardthingabouthardthings #booklaunch #legend (at Low Memorial Library)

Always stoked to hear @bhorowitz drop knowledge #columbia #hardthingabouthardthings #booklaunch #legend (at Low Memorial Library)

I staunchly believe that standing conventional business priorities on their head ultimately leads to even greater, more enduring financial success. And, just as important, it’s the kind of success that adds tangible value to the lives of a wide range of stakeholders.
Danny Meyer, Setting the Table
This is why I love twitter as my info source #crackrock #wineries #heroineaddicts

This is why I love twitter as my info source #crackrock #wineries #heroineaddicts

food52:

The perfect gift for your loved one this V-Day. (via HuffPost Taste)

food52:

The perfect gift for your loved one this V-Day.

(via HuffPost Taste)

Our will-to-comfort combined with our technological powers create a stark possibility. If we’re not careful, our technological evolution will take us toward not a singularity but a sofalarity. That’s a future defined not by an evolution toward superintelligence but by the absence of discomforts.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2014/02/as-technology-gets-better-will-society-get-worse.html

AS TECHNOLOGY GETS BETTER, WILL SOCIETY GET WORSE? - Tim wu (@superwuster)