Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?
My friends: Alistair Croll (Solve for Interesting, Tilt the Windmill, Interesting Bits, HBS, chair of Strata, Startupfest, FWD50, and Scaletechconf; author of Lean Analytics and some other books), Hugh McGuire (Rebus Foundation, PressBooks, LibriVox) and I decided that every week the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person “must see.”
Check out these six links that we’re recommending to one another:
- Behind The Scenes: Making ‘Circular’ with Páraic McGloughlin – Max Cooper – YouTube. “One of my favourite musicians right now is Max Cooper, a former engineer who makes incredible aural soundscapes. He works closely with digital artists to make stunning visuals—from videos to live events—partly because, as a technologist himself, there are amazing synergies. He’s also been recording some of his stuff using binaural mastering, which, on headphones, is positively transcendent. This is a look at how they made the video for Circular, which is a wonder to behold. Watch this, then go see his videos, and you’ll be hooked.” (Alistair for Hugh).
- The Virtual Economy – Atelier. “This is a masterful use of the web to make something interactive and enjoyable—while shining a light on the incredible scale of the virtual economy in Second Life, Fortnite, and more. Lots of good facts here, delivered in a stunning layout. (Alistair for Mitch).
- Newly released footage from 1935 captures last-known thylacine – CNN. “Extinctions happen all of the time, but there is something about the Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) that has always fascinated me. And something heartbreaking about seeing this newy-released video footage of the last known living Thylacine, from 1935.” (Hugh for Alistair).
- 9 Remarkable Rooftop Garden Designs Around the World – Architectural Digest. “I don’t have a back yard, but I have a roof and in this pandemic time, I think maybe planting a bunch of veg on the roof wouldn’t be a bad idea.” (Hugh for Mitch).
- Arena – Brian Eno – Another Green World – Jakob Thiesen – YouTube. “This pandemic has also been a time of discovery. Music. Art. Books. Poetry. Documentaries… and more. When this happens to me, my default is to dig deeper into the thinking of Brian Eno. Thankfully, the good people at DLD hosted him in a live virtual event, this past week (Listen To the Nuzik: Brian Eno on Art, Earth And Humanity). Still, that wasn’t enough. So I went YouTubing for more, and came across this amazing documentary. Also note the presence of Malcolm Gladwell. This is a great one…” (Mitch for Alistair).
- Elizabeth Gilbert’s Creative Path: Saying No, Trusting Your Intuition, Index Cards, Integrity Checks, Grief, Awe, and Much More – Tim Ferriss Podcast. “There are simply too many great moments in this episode to count. I’m a huge of Elizabeth Gilbert (read: Big Magic). This show is about writing, writers, books, and creativity. If I share it here, it’s because it’s important. This is a lot of that. You don’t have to like Elizabeth Gilbert or Tim Ferriss to recognize that this is one hell of a conversation about writing and creativity. There are a ton of insights and gems in this podcast. ‘Great writing has to be surprising and inevitable’ – that one stopped me in my literal tracks. I had to stop my walk in the woods and write it down. Enjoy the listen…” (Mitch for Hugh).