Kirby Ferguson has been opening our eyes to the world's lack of originality for the last decade. His Everything is a Remix series has called out movies, music, and even tech for their copy, transform, and combine processes that reuse ideas over and over again. In his latest video, Ferguson points the finger people and how social media and the internet remixes our own personalities, and how to prevent following down the rabbit hole.
Every year, over a thousand high school senior boys come to Texas for a micro experiment in democracy — building their own state government. Filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine follow a tight gubernatorial race and find something that's both as depressing and as hopeful as our own actual politics. Boys State comes to select theaters July 31st and Apple TV+ August 14th.
Kanye just dropped new music from his upcoming album currently titled God's Country — "Wash Us In The Blood" with Travis Scott. Mixed by Dr. Dre, the video features visuals from the George Floyd protests, what looks like coronavirus patients, and footage from Kanye's Sunday Service and Saint Pablo tours, with video artist Arthur Jafa creating the visuals.
If anyone knows about wearing a mask, it's Jason Voorhees. The Friday the 13th super-villain has been donning one since 1980. Now, he's encouraging New Yorkers to wear a different kind of mask in a new PSA. The video aims to get people to wear a face mask and slow the spread of COVID-19 as parts of the state enter into Phase 4 of reopening.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has been keeping a close eye on the sun. Starting on June 2, 2010, SDO has been taking an image of our central star ever 0.75 seconds, accumulating 425 million high-resolution images total. Along the way, they've captured some monumental moments including the most iconic eruption of this solar cycle bursts and Mercury transits across the face of the Sun. To celebrate the mission's ten-year anniversary, the team compiled an hour-long time-lapse where every second equals a day on the sun.
One lucky fan of English singer/songwriter James Blake got a very special surprise. An Instagram user requested a slow, mellow version of Nirvana's class "Come As You Are", and Blake delivered with piano and vocals.