Gaycation

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Recently discovered a new online program called Gaycation on Viceland.

From the website: “Ellen Page and her best friend, Ian Daniel, set off on a personal journey to explore LGBTQ cultures around the world.”

Ellen Page is best known for her role in the Best Picture Nominee “Juno” and also received a Best Actress nomination for her role.

There are currently 3 episodes available where the duo travels to Japan, Brazil, and Jamaica. A fourth is due in the USA.

Have to admit, I was at first hesitant to even watch the show, thinking it was another travelogue. Instead, I was taken by the depth and breadth of the documentary series.

In Japan, one of the most poignant moments happens when they are invited to sit in as a young man comes out to his mother for the first time. They admit to the awkwardness of  being there to witness such a private event, and yet by the end, it’s clear they are exactly where they should be.

The program soars in not only exposing the culture of these varied locations, but in illuminating the struggles LGBT experience all over the world.

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https://www.viceland.com/en_us/show/gaycation

 

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Mark Manson

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There is a writer who has caught my attention, Mark Manson. He is approaching his writing with an honest, direct, and pointed style. He calls himself an Author, Thinker, Life Enthusiast. A blogger and entrepreneur. And he has over 2 million subscribers.

His website say the following: “I am an author, blogger and entrepreneur. I write personal development advice that doesn’t suck. Some people say I’m an idiot. Other people say I saved their life. Read on and decide for yourself.”

A few articles I have copied links below for anyone to check out.

Why I have a Potty Mouth:

Why I Have a Potty Mouth

Your Goals are Overrated:

Your Goals Are Overrated

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http://markmanson.net/

 

Zach King

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From Wikipedia:

Zach King is an American Vine star, film-maker and YouTube personality born February 4, 1990 and based now in Los Angeles. He is most known for his “magic vines” – six-second videos digitally edited to show as if he is doing magic.

Zach is an example of creativity, innovation, the internet, and social media all coming together in a fresh, forward thinking new way.

He approaches the work with energy, basic magic concepts, and cool approaches to produce original material we have never seen before.

He is certainly one to watch as his popularity continues to grow. His Vine loops alone top 1 Billion, and he has 12.4 million followers on Instagram.

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https://vine.co/Zach.King

https://www.instagram.com/zachking/?hl=en

 

Projection Mapping

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According to projectionmapping.org: Projection Mapping uses everyday video projectors, but instead of projecting on a flat screen (e.g. to display a PowerPoint), light is mapped onto any surface, turning common objects of any 3D shape into interactive displays. More formally, projection mapping is “the display of an image on a non-flat or non-white surface”.

You may have seen projection mapping at a Disney Park, during Lady Gaga’s tribute to David Bowie during the Grammy’s this year, or perhaps Le Petit Chef. This newer, dynamic visual storytelling tool is the one of the latest advancements in entertainment technology.

Check out these samples below:

http://projection-mapping.org/le-petit-chef-projection-mapping-on-your-dinner-plate/

And a bonus 3D Animation with works by Van Gogh:

http://www.lucaagnani.com/van_gogh_3d_animation.php

http://projection-mapping.org/