Tag Archives | Environment

…It’s TGI Friday: Paper Moon?

Paper Moon

Paper Moon is an incredibly imaginative game where your goal is to explore a cardboard cutout popup book world and control your environment by popping things into and out of your environment.

It’s easy to figure out, so I don’t want to spoil it, but this game is a definite don’t miss.

[Paper Moon]

…Food Inc. wants to change the way you look at your food?

Food Inc.

The goal of Food Inc. is to lift the veil on our nation’s food industry and expose the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA.

Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.

Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield’s Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.

Though I do recommend seeing this film, I don’t recommend stopping by the popcorn counter first!

[Food Inc.]

…BumpTop is the future of the desktop?


BumpTop is a re-imagination of the desktop that aims to bring a real world style environment to your computer’s interface.

It wow’ed the audience at TED two years ago (see video below), and now it’s available for download, so if you’d like to see what the future of interactions between you and your computer might look like, give BumpTop a try.


…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Zero S?

Zero S

The Zero S is “a high performance supermoto motorcycle that is revolutionary because it is fully electric”.

With a Z-Force power pack and a handmade aircraft grade aluminum alloy frame, the power-to-weight ratio of the Zero S is as equally at home in an urban environment as it is in the occasional off-road detour, and will take you as far as 60 miles at up to 60 miles per hour. Plus, with an electric motor providing instant acceleration, there is plenty of torque available to make the bike as fun as it is green.

If the fastest, cleanest and lightest bike around sounds like a good deal to you, then check out the Zero S. The world will thank you.

[Zero S]

[Via: Acquire]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Made For Each Other?

Made For Each Other

Made For Each Other is a website/game from Frito Lay that’s meant to advertise for their chips and dips, but it’s also a fantastically fun site to just play around with and see what you can discover.

Inside of the site (it takes a while to load but is well worth it) there are tons of half-matches, and your goal is to bring them together. When you find a pair that fits, you’ll be rewarded with mini-games, video clips, and other goodies that all involve bringing things together.

There’s no ‘goal’ to speak of, so it’s mostly just a fun environment to play around in, but that doesn’t make it any less fun, so give it a go and see what you think.

[Made For Each Other]

[Via: Neatorama]