Six Links Worthy of Your Attention #524

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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: 

  • What Are Doctors Actually Listening For? – Medlife Crisis – YouTube. “There is amazing content online for anyone who takes the time to learn. One of the best is this series by a UK doctor, and this episode borders on poetry. Why is music and rhythm universal? From music to heartbeats, it’s a fascinating look at what doctors listen for, and whether music is in our DNA.” (Alistair for Hugh).
  • Brainstorm: A Short Film Shot on the DJI Ronin – DJI – YouTube. “This is a great example of what modern digital film tools can do. Shot in one long take, taking advantage of a sprawling building. The blocking and choreography required to do this right must have taken a huge number of cuts!” (Alistair for Mitch).
  • The Blanket Octopus And It’s Amazing Blanket!! – NAD Lembeh Resort – YouTube. “Here’s a blanket octopus. It exists in the universe, along with us.” (Hugh for Alistair).
  • Octopuses of the Night – Dustin Adamson – Vimeo. “Hi, I’m an octopus. Every night a make a little house out of a bunch of shells.” (Hugh for Mitch).
  • Deepfakes Are Becoming the Hot New Corporate Training Tool – Wired. “The company that bought my last company is WPP. They are one of the world’s largest marketing and communications holding companies. They are in this article. Check this out: ‘A presenter will speak in the recipient’s language and address them by name, while explaining some basic concepts in artificial intelligence. The videos themselves will be powerful demonstrations of what AI can do: The face, and the words it speaks, will be synthesized by software.’ We’re now in a world where we are shooting corporate videos without a camera and talent. Crazy stuff.” (Mitch for Alistair).
  • A Lighthouse For Magazines – The New Yorker. “My love for magazines knowns no bounds. I used to read (and re-read) magazines (in the world before the Internet). I knew the publication schedules of my favorite magazines so well, that I could ‘feel’ when it had been four weeks, and a new issue would be hitting the newsstand. That love raged on. I worked in a magazine store (Multimags – which still has a few stores left in Montreal) in my late teens, and I went on to publish a few magazines (also, pre-Internet). I still love a good magazine and (when times were different), still can’t walk past a newsstand in an airport and not check out the racks. This article reminded me of why… and what has been lost… and who still cares about this very special print format. My reading habits have changed. I don’t buy (or collect) magazines much at all anymore. So, in weird way, I don’t miss it (because if I really wanted to, I could), but on the other hand, I miss it with every beat of my heart…” (Mitch for Hugh).

Feel free to share these links and add your picks on TwitterFacebook, in the comments below or wherever you play.

Octopuses of the Night from Dustin Adamson on Vimeo.