Eli Pariser: Beware Online “Filter Bubbles”

"As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there’s a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don’t get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy."

RC Airplane with Video Camera over New York City

Team Black Sheep flying in New York, over the Brooklyn and Verazano Bridge, around Downtown Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.

Breathtaking.

Silestone — ‘Above Everything Else’ by Alex Roman

This is all 3D computer generated imagery.

UP THERE by The Ritual Project

A 12 minute documentary on building advertising/art painters. Really good stuff.

6 YEARS of LOST Music - A Piano Medley of Michael Giacchino’s Themes by Chris Ryan

What? No, I’m not crying…. Part 2 here. Full MP3 here.

Part 1:
0:18 - Claire and Charlie
0:34 - Locke’s Theme
0:52 - Exploring the Island
1:15 - Traveling Theme
2:05 - Sayid’s Theme
2:43 - Sun and Jin
3:14 - Desmond and Penny
3:38 - Rose and Bernard
4:18 - Jack’s Theme
5:13 - LaFleur’s Theme
5:48 - Home Theme
7:21 - Ben’s Theme
7:43 - Kate’s Theme


Part 2:
0:00 - Claire’s Theme
0:40 - Juliet’s Theme
1:30 - Locke’s Redemption
2:06 - Charlie’s Theme
2:27 - Life and Death Theme
3:38 - Jacob’s Theme
4:15 - Exodus
5:13 - Crash Theme
5:44 - Descending the Hatch

"Life in Quarantine" Hospital Rap by Fully Sick Rapper

Christian Van Vuuren was diagnosed with TB and has spent the last 55 days quarantined to a single hospital room. Instead of feeling sorry for himself, he made this amazing rap video.

This is amazing.

The Opening Scene of LOST Season Six Is Now Online

ABC sent a few lucky fans a USB key with the first 4 minutes of the premiere today. And wouldn’t you know it, it got leaked.

SPOILERS

YouTube HTML5 Video Player Beta

This is an opt-in experiment for HTML5 support on YouTube. If you are using a supported browser, you can choose to use the HTML5 player instead of the Flash player for most videos. Your comments will help us improve and perfect the mixtures we’re working on. So jump in, play around, and send your feedback directly to the brains behind the scenes.

Finally. Down with Flash video!