You have to agree: this is the best video of the summer. (via Gawker)

evanfleischer:

"What is the longest word in your language?"

A video.

Language is a funny thing…

theatlantic:

diggvideos:

Stephen Colbert Holds Celebrity-Filled Dance Party To ‘Get Lucky’

Get lucky, Stephen. Get lucky.

Happy Wednesday everyone.

Something a little lighter after that last video: Quinn rolls over.

shaneguiter:

Back to Vinyl - The Office Turntable (by OgilvyAction Germany)

So QR codes can work, if you make them interesting.

vimeo:

Oliver Jeffers Process by Frank Collective Inc.

Artist and children’s book author, Oliver Jeffers walks us through his imaginative creative process.

millionsmillions:

2,131 books and 27 volunteers helped The Seattle Public Library set the record for earlier this month.

A good reminder to go hug your local public library.

bluechoochoo:

new Instagram video stuff.
notes for agency nerds:

  • custom thumbnails (like you can do with YouTube)
  • slightly more nonlinear editing than Vine (you can throw out a shot)
  • 15 seconds (eh. i actually think this will be a little confusing for agencies, makes you consider just doing “regular” video)
  • no loops
  • still won’t preview on twitter (instagram’s fault), still won’t find your twitter social graph (twitter’s fault)
  • poor integration with tumblr. it smoothly cross-posts as it did previously, but you can’t watch the video “on tumblr,” You gotta click over to Instagram to watch the video. (Compare with Vine, which lets you watch its video *on tumblr* like you can with YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)

instagram:

Introducing Video on Instagram

Over the past two and a half years, Instagram has become a community where you can capture and share the world’s moments simply and beautifully. Some moments, however, need more than a static image to come to life. Until now these stories have been missing from Instagram.

Today, we’re thrilled to introduce Video on Instagram and bring you another way to share your stories. When you go to take a photo on Instagram, you’ll now see a movie camera icon. Tap it to enter video mode, where you can take up to fifteen seconds of video through the Instagram camera.

You’ll also find that we’ve added thirteen filters built specifically for video so you can keep sharing beautiful content on Instagram. When you post a video, you’ll also be able to select your favorite scene from what you’ve recorded as your cover image so your videos are beautiful even when they’re not playing.

We’re excited to see what the community will bring to video, whether it’s your local cafe showing you just how they made your latte art this morning or an Instagrammer on the other side of the world taking you on a tour of their city, a mother sharing her joys in parenting as her children laugh and play or your favorite athlete taking you behind the scenes.

So what does this mean for your content? Nothing’s different from photos. We’re still committed to making sure you have control over all of your content. Only the people who you let see your photos will be able to see your videos. And as with photos, you own your videos. You can learn more about Video on Instagram—including our new Cinema feature—by visiting the Instagram Help Center.

We can’t wait to see what you’ll create.

Kevin Systrom

Co-founder, Instagram

Instagram for iOS version 4.0 is currently available for download in Apple’s App Store and Instagram for Android version 4.0 is now available on Google Play.

Great digest from @bluechoochoo.

(via bluechoochoo)

buttonpoetry:

Danez Smith - “Twerking as a Radical Form of Healing”

“Bend your knees because you want to, not for any god or dirty nails in your shoulder.”

Danez Smith, Individual Champion of Rustbelt 2013, performing during prelims.

"Let them bathe you in lightning."

maxistentialist:

My friend Shawn is making these 100% reused sketchbooks on Kickstarter. I’ve been using a Resketch prototype for a while now, and I love it so much I made the project video. There’s 48 hours to get your own.

Don’t watch this unless you have some cash to spare… because you’ll want to back it.

Tu nous entends l’univers ? Tu nous entends ?

Si tu nous entends : attends nous, on arrive. On voudrait tout comprendre, tout savoir, tout vivre. On cherche la porte la porte du nouveau monde pour savoir s’y fondre en grand.

Very smart: an ad about child abuse with a special message that only children can see. (via GizModo)

stoweboyd:

ECAL Bicycle Accessories design project

I would like two of each. Especially the wheel scrapper/cleaner for rain.