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Ben Garrison: Taking a Bite Out of Tyranny!

 

Ben Garrison is a libertarian political cartoon artist known for creating illustrations about United States political corruption  and conspiracies.

Ben Garrison quotes:

 “I am for freedom and the Constitution.

The harder I’ve worked, the more big government has taken…”

“The system is an inverted horn of plenty. Plenty of money is constantly shoveled in for politicians. They can never get enough. Not only will they never reign in their spending, they will continue to vote themselves raises, huge pay packages, benefits and pensions for life–far in excess of anything the average Joe will ever get. In essence, those who run the government have voted and elevated themselves to a form of nobility. They feather their own nests and the nests of those who get them elected in the first place–the major corporations and banks that constitute a crony capitalist shadow government. We are seeing a new form of serfdom developing. The vast majority of Americans will pay more taxes, face more government control and see freedoms dwindle as they get poorer. The benefits that are promised to us certainly won’t be there. It’s a mathematical impossibility.”

 

Rogue Cartoonist: Ben Garrison

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Acoustic Levitation: Tractor Beams And Holograms

Via: highpants.net

A team of Japanese researchers have this week demonstrated the first technology that not only brings the mythology of levitation to life but leap frogs it to create a tractor beam, lifting and moving objects across 3 dimensions using sound alone.

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Sound is not often thought of as being a physical force, music may make you move your feet but no one would believe that it could lift you out of your seat. That was until this week when an international team of researchers led by Bristol University demonstrated the latest advancements of acoustic projection that is able to build acoustic holograms that can levitate objects or act as a tractor beam.

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Solar Powered Plane Flies Around The World

Via: solarimpulse.com/adventure

SOLAR IMPULSE 2  –  The Airplane of Perpetual Endurance

Solar Impulse is not the first solar airplane, but it is the first to fly day and night, without any fuel, only using energy stored in its batteries. It is also the first to have achieved an oceanic crossing: 5 days and nights from Nagoya, Japan, to Kalaeloa, Hawaii. Behind Solar Impulse’s achievements, there is always the same goal: show that if an airplane can fly several days and nights in a row with no fuel, then clean technologies can be used on the ground to reduce our energy consumption, and create profit and jobs.

 

ADVENTURE: AROUND THE WORLD IN A SOLAR POWERED AIRPLANE

 

 

 

Psychology and Consumer Product Packaging

 

I am always curious about creative and innovative ideas.

In marketing, I am curious about how psychology is used to manipulate consumers.

Lars Wallentin is a global packaging design expert. In a marketing tutorial, he explains the psychology of package design, brand awareness and synergy.

The lessons from this expert apply to anyone with money and media who wants to manipulate the public.

When you want to push the publics’ buttons, psychology is everything!

 

 

Creative Packaging Design

Brilliant Package Design

 

 

 

Balance Art by Michael Grab

Via: Wikipedia

Rock balancing is an art, discipline, or hobby (depending upon the intent of the practitioner) in which rocks are balanced on top of one another in various positions. There are no tricks involved to aid in the balancing, such as adhesives, wires, supports, or rings.

Rock balancing can be a performance art, a spectacle, or a devotion, depending upon the interpretation by its audience. Essentially, it involves placing some combination of rock or stone in arrangements which require patience and sensitivity to generate, and which appear to be physically impossible while actually being only highly improbable. The rock balancer may work for free or for pay, as an individual or in a group, and their intents and the audiences’ interpretations may vary given the situation or the venue.

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A Very, Very, Very Delicate Balance

Website: Gravity Glue 

Filmmaker James Cameron: “Curiosity – It’s The Most Powerful Thing You Own!”

Via: ted

James Cameron:  Before ‘Avatar’ … a curious boy

James Cameron’s big-budget (and even bigger-grossing) films create unreal worlds all their own. In this personal talk, he reveals his childhood fascination with the fantastic — from reading science fiction to deep-sea diving — and how it ultimately drove the success of his blockbuster hits “Aliens,” “The Terminator,” “Titanic” and “Avatar.”

 

Raffaello D’Andrea: The astounding athletic power of quadcopters

Via: ted

In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D’Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D’Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together — and watch out for an I-want-this-now demo of Kinect-controlled quads.

Roboticist Raffaello D’Andrea explores the possibilities of autonomous technology by collaborating with artists, architects and engineers.

 

 

 

Raffaello D’Andrea quote:

My work is focused on the creation of systems that leverage technological innovations, scientific principles, advanced mathematics, algorithms, and the art of design in unprecedented ways, with an emphasis on advanced motion control.

By their very nature, these creations require a team to realize. Many are enabled by the research I conduct with my graduate students. Many are also the fruit of collaborations with architects, entrepreneurs, and artists.

My hope is that these creations inspire us to rethink what role technology should have in shaping our future.”

 

Dynamic Works – Highlights from Raffaello D’Andrea on Vimeo.

Website:  Raffaello D’Andrea – Dynamic Works