2047 Apologue is a concept performance by Chinese director Zhang Yimou, the director of the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The video is a teaser for the final part of the show titled the Weaving Machine, one of eight acts that combine traditional Chinese craft, music, or dance with modern technology such as lasers, robots, and drones. The combination of ancient and modern technology aims to comment on how much the later has taken over life in the 21st century.
Cities take on a different persona at night, and they can either be full of energy or melancholy, depending on the city, the districts, or time of the night. Street photographers who prowl their towns by nightfall know this very well, and it’s interesting how their photo narratives reveal which part of the night they prefer to document. For Hamburg-based photographer Mark Broyer, it’s the colorful after hours of his city.
For the last 80 years it has been agreed upon that there are three classes of chocolate: dark, milk, and white. The Barry Callebaut Group, a foremost authority on the subject of chocolate in Zurich, announced that a fourth official category was added to the three current types, ruby. This new chocolate is made from a ruby cocoa bean, which is distinctive for both its color and taste.
How long has it been since you’ve had a good laugh? How about a nice long shower where you get squeaky clean? How long has it been since you did both those things at the same time? There are many ways to make bathing more enjoyable, but the quirky bar soaps of Whiskey River Soap Co. might be the best one yet.
Each year, National Geographic puts out a call for entries asking for stunning photos from across the planet for the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest. Looking for images that will inspire readers to see the world through a new lens, the annual collection of photos is always absolutely stellar. This year is no exception.