Postcards are in the mail! (at Cambodia Post)

Postcards are in the mail! (at Cambodia Post)

@6 months ago

Southeast Asia for 6 Months: What I’m Packing

As I wrap up preparation for my upcoming trip to the realm of Apocalypse Now and Hangover 2, it became obvious that sharing the result of my packing efforts might be useful to others (and perhaps pass along some affiliate dollars; thanks Amazon)! It’s worth mentioning that my knowledge derived primarily from one place: … consider reading that as well! 

My trip needs to be as independent, comfortable, and sustainable as possible; achieving that requires a pack that’s light, compact, and durable. Even the lightest of backpackers would agree that a 30L is ambitious but, with careful planning, it’s entirely possible. 

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@9 months ago
#travel #trip #shopping #amazon #asia 
Hammock living, South-America style.

Hammock living, South-America style.

@1 year ago

Distributed Productivity

Provide tools to the distributed learner/worker for shared success.

Just as co-working is becoming the new-norm for the modern worker, education will become similarly stratified, aimed squarely at point-solutions for specific end-goals. Long gone are the days of fully-integrated conglomerates (though Samsung is a distinct eye-sore to this observation), and the same is true of universities. That is not to say the need for multi-disciplinary learning will erode, but rather that it will become ever-more prevalent, with students seeking their knowledge from various, loosely-intertwined sources of specialty. In our new digital reality, everything will distill into what one might recognize as “minimum viable entities” … professionally, and personally. This shift is more simple than it may appear — how we organize ourselves will define our focus.

The new vector of value-addition in this modular economic model will be a layer of services (on top) and infrastructure (below) to support specialists which represent (effectively) the concentrated nodes of informational/experiential density. The premium will continue to be paid to the creative destructors of our generation, the thought-leaders who re-orient our understanding of fundamental problems into simpler, more resonant concepts through the connection of otherwise disparate ideas. Simplicity = beauty.

Benefits will remain to be derived from scalably integrated efforts, but with open-source software and collaborative productivity — there is a tidal wave which represents a greater appreciation for contribution to the public commons. Abstractly speaking, the distinct barrier between aggregated entities and individuals will continue to blur, as each will take on characteristics of the other; value that one might capture is a function of what one will create, rather than protect. Much like GitHub, entrepreneurs should strive (through software) to unlock the benefits for everyone from (traditional) larger organizations, which will gradually cease to exist.

@1 year ago
#education #distribution #productivity #coworking #startup #entrepreneur #github #samsung 
Mayor Bloomberg! (at Google New York)

Mayor Bloomberg! (at Google New York)

@1 year ago
Our new team mascot. (at Google New York)

Our new team mascot. (at Google New York)

@1 year ago

The Invisible Bicycle Helmet | Fredrik Gertten from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo.

“If people say it’s impossible we have to prove them wrong.”
Design students Anna and Terese took on a giant challenge as an exam project. Something no one had done before. If they could swing it, it would for sure be revolutionary. The bicycle is a tool to change the world. If we use bikes AND travel safe: Life will be better for all.

Support Bikes vs Cars Kickstarter campaign at, WE ARE MANY.

Join the conversation and tweet #InvsHelmet to have your tweet featured on the GE FOCUS FORWARD website. Go to to see the discussion.

Check out more films in the GE FOCUS FORWARD series at

Produced by WG Film with the support of
The Swedish Film Institute - Film commissioner Andra Lasmanis.

DIRECTOR: Fredrik Gertten
PRODUCER: Margarete Jangård and Elin Kamlert
CAST: Anna Haupt, Terese Alstin
CAMERA: Marek Wieser
BOOM OPERATOR: Emma Thorsander
EDITOR: Klaus De León Heinecke
COMPOSER: Chris Maxwell & Philip Hernandez a.k.a Elegant Too
COLORIST: Jörgen Persson
SOUND DESIGN: Tobias Lilja
Rasmus Thaarup
CMP – Copenhagen Malmö Port


@8 months ago

Oculus Rift + Kinect + KickR = Our Homage to Paperboy: PaperDude VR from Globacore on Vimeo.

PaperDude VR is built in Unity with 3D assets created in 3D studio and textured in Photoshop. The KickR sensor detects the speed of the bike and has the ability to provide programatically controlled resistance. The KickR communicates speed and cadence through bluetooth to a nearby iPad which updates our app over OSC.

The Oculus Rift VR headset lets you look around your scene in a full 360 degrees and allows you to focus your newspaper aim. The Kinect controller tracks the positions of your hands and arms, and detects the paper-throwing gesture.

Globacore creates custom branded videogames and interactive exhibits.

Check out the PaperDude VR project page on our site here:

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@11 months ago
Inca trail, Peru.

Inca trail, Peru.

@1 year ago


Produced by: Limón Estudios
Direction by: Ernest Desumbila
Executive producers: Alejandro López, Albert Montero
Edit & postproduction: Limón Estudios
Original music and Sound desing:
Line producer: Alejandro López
Production manager: Jorge Llama
Postproduction coordinator: Albert Montero
DOP: Felipe Contreras Soto
Art director: Iván Triviño
Stylist: Jess Monterde
Make up: Rubén Mármol
Choreography: Les filles föllen
Production coordinator: Luna Lladós

@1 year ago
L Train. Pacman. Awesome. (at MTA Subway - L Train)

L Train. Pacman. Awesome. (at MTA Subway - L Train)

@1 year ago