THIS is why you need to stay in school, kids
It’s good to have your mind blown at least once a day. I mean, that’s what I’ve always said.
OK Go has got to be one of the most brilliant musical (theater? dance?) acts on the planet. I loved them the minute I first got wind of them. They’ve joined the ranks of other mind-blowingly talented folks who have used Chrome to deliver a personalized, make-you-cry-it’s-so-good, Internet experience. I feel like a total toolbag writing the words “Internet experience”, but I’m at a loss for how to explain what just happened to me.
What makes this even BETTER is that OK Go has teamed up with Pilobolus, a Dance Theater Company. Here was my introduction to them:
If you are not moved by this, then I’m pretty sure you are dead inside.
There are thousands of critics of our thoroughly modern electronic-gadget-driven lives. Hell, on some days, I am one of them. I waffle back and forth between wanting to unplug and run through fields of daisies and wanting to know what every single person in the world is doing right now through some form of media. I remember days when the first thing I did when I got out of bed was reach for the tea kettle. Now, before I do anything, I slip into my desk chair and check the news, my email, Facebook… Those simpler days are over. And soon to morph into something different, I’m sure. Though it’s sometimes exhausting to keep up, I LOVE that our brains are complex enough to invent things like the Internet, streaming video, wireless accessories, and Facebook. (and I love that I’ll be able to look back on this post in ten years and laugh at half of what I listed because it will be obsolete.)
On some days, I just need the tactile sensation and smell of an old book in my hands and utter silence.
Today, though, I needed these guys and what they have done with technology:
(You’ll need Chrome to make this work properly)