This is a beautiful visual typography video for Ira Glass’ advice for creative people in doubt. A great reminder that hard work, along with taste and drive, can get you where you want to go. (from frohlocke)
More Miyazaki. I remember now that my first taste was Kiki’s Delivery Service.
I’m thinking about how much I love Hayao Miyazaki’s films this morning, after reading news that he is probably retiring for good. The Wind Rises will be his last film.
When I first saw Spirited Away I was slightly terrified but intrigued. I think I wasn’t prepared for the sinister elements of story, but I was drawn in by the incredible visuals. Since watching more and more of his movies I am in awe of his work. His attention to detail is stunning and his storytelling inspiring. The landscapes and worlds of his films are so lush; you want to pause it and look at every detail. He is a true artist in animation. I’m sad he is done.
The new DIY computer kit from Kano delivers everything you need to build a computer make music hack games and start coding.
I would have gone nuts for something like this starting when I was 9 years old to now! That’s right, I have a 15in MB Pro with still not enough processing power and I want this DIY kit. Why? First because it’s pretty, and because it’s an adorable but realistic idea, but mostly because I know it would be one of the most rewarding things to use a computer I put together myself, even for simple tasks like Pong. For those reasons, especially the last, this is a superb idea for all children. The world is only going to get more digital, more internet, more computer science (to use some unscientific phrases). Kids need to learn code, and they need to understand how the mini computers in their pockets work. I wish I knew a child to buy this for!
P.S. I’m thinking I could do this for cheaper by myself since I am not a kid but an adult woman. I will look into it.