2047 Apologue – A Concept Dance Performance with 640 Motorized LED Spheres

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.
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After Hours in Hamburg by Mark Broyer

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.
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Ruby Chocolate, The First Official Chocolate Type in 80 Years

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.
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In the Line of Totality: The Great American Eclipse

Americans from coast to coast were psyched for August 21, 2017—and for good reason. The moon passed in front of the sun, making the sky go dark. Millions of people were all marveling at the same thing. The total eclipse of the sun.
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Awaken – Most Likely the Most Beautiful Thing Ever Filmed

If you’re a fan of wordless cinematic meditations on modern society, like Samsara and Baraka, Tom Lowe’s Awaken should be on your radar. Filmed over the course of five years in more than 30 countries, it’s a documentary that explores humanity’s connection with technology and nature with some gorgeous imagery.
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