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Hugo Diaz
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VIDEO (90 seconds) — Pancakes like a Pro. =)
Haha, this is like "Edward Scissorhands" for the pancake industry. =P
Talent: +drdancake. Great work!  Plus, it's edible... Win-win.
HD video link --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGiYqCrdF6I&hd=1
From pic posted by Eric Stuiver.
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VIDEO (10 minutes) — Taking the powerful into the real-world via VR.
VERY interesting TED Talk about how VR generates instant understanding of a personal story — and can change the decisions made by the people that represent power.  United Nations collaborations on this make this particular viewpoint on VR technology deeply compelling.
http://www.ted.com/talks/chris_milk_how_virtual_reality_can_create_the_ultimate_empathy_machine
Chris Milk uses cutting edge technology to produce astonishing films that delight and enchant. But for Milk, the human story is the driving force behind everything he does. In this short, charming talk, he shows some of his collaborations with musicians including Kanye West and Arcade Fire, and describes his latest, mind-bending experiments with virtual reality. (This talk was part of a session at TED2015 guest-curated by Pop-Up Magazine: popupma...
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VIDEO (3 minutes) — Go, go Sweden! =) Eurovision winning song.
Eurovision Song Contest final was last night and there were MANY AWESOME SONGS.  You can watch the entire event, on YouTube:
Video link event --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQETFB4jV_A
Worth your time. Great music, awesome visuals. Check it out.

You can see each song from the final in this official playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmWYEDTNOGUI0Bcr_o13J6y4_gzGEduSy

Swedish song from Måns Zelmerlöw that won the final:
HD video link --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sGOwFVUU0I&hd=1

#eurovision2015   #sweden   #sverige   #heroes   #animation   #music   #final  

Next year, final is in Sweden. =) #eurovision2016  

Post from March about this song from Sweden:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/110811729614009320896/posts/GFH51oR69CD
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VIDEO (6 minutes) — Artists & threads. "Remember How We Forgot"
Kudos to singer Carrie Manolakos for being an independent artist and linking to this video below with other inspirational content on her web site (link below). She's looking for $ on PledgeMusic to finish recording a new album so I'm pitching-in with what I can do, spread the word. =)  Read-on for videos of her singing, you might like that…

She's 84% to her goal, so check out her current album page:
http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/carriemanolakos
Link to her singing is further below, keep reading =)

So, today I found this great video below through the clicks and digging resulting from an e-mail I got from independent artist Carrie Manolakos.   Inspiration is a big deal to me, so, I'm returning the favour by posting and turning people her way.

A few videos so you can hear her sing on her web site:
http://carriemanolakos.com/media

Her "INSPIRATION" page, where I found the video below…
http://carriemanolakos.com/carrie
(scroll down once there)

Good luck on your own journey & enjoy! =)
"Remember How We Forgot"
HD video link --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBVJuA0jr6Y&hd=1
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The fundraising for the music was SUCCESSFUL and reached 108% of the money goal. =)  So the record is coming.  You can add your contribution to that, here… http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/carriemanolakos
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VIDEO (4 minutes) — Fantasy Robots, Swedish style. =)
Great digital artwork in this Kickstarter project video by Simon Stålenhag.  It's already a successful book project, with more than 15x the money they intended to raise. Check it out. 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cabinetentertainment/simon-stalenhags-tales-from-the-loop

This morning I read a post by +Lorri Hopping about supporting an effort to put children's books in Boston, with a picture you can see here:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/104324419277595655655/posts/KaWCTjNg51w

This "fantasy" spin got me thinking of books I read as a kid long ago that I would recommend.  Which led me to this web site by Susan Cooper, who wrote "The Dark Is Rising":

http://www.thelostland.com/works/yabooks/bk_darkisrising.html

So, here they are, two book posts in one. =)

#books   #authors   #fantasy     #kickstarter   #sweden  
 
Yay! More Simon Stålenhag tales! Now in English, so you don't have to envy us Swedes. :-)
Free League Publishing is raising funds for Simon Stålenhag's Tales from the Loop on Kickstarter! Simon Stålenhag's paintings from a childhood that never was and a future that could have been – collected in a two book volume.
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FINALLY!  "Nordic Open" League of Legends tournament! =)
Sweden and the northern countries getting a little "love" from +Riot Games.  +League of Legends in early May will have a fight for the top spot in the north.  COOOOOOL!  =)

5v5 Summoner’s Rift sudden death (Best-of-one), The Round of 8 and 4 will be a Best-of-Three, and the finals will be a Best-of-Five.  (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden)
Go sign up today…

https://nordicopen.leagueoflegends.com

Full Tournament Rules… (link)
https://nordicopen.s3-eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/pdfs/en/rules.pdf

"Any Summoner over the age of 18 and residing in the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden)"

April 21st - 28th - Qualifier sign-ups will be open... 
May 2nd - 24th - Online qualifiers run simultaneously on EUW and EUNE every Saturday and Sunday... The deadline start time for all games will be at 6:00 pm UTC.

F.A.Q. (link)
https://nordicopen.s3-eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/pdfs/en/faq.pdf

Riot post about it…
http://euw.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/community/community-events/nordic-open-here

#nordicopen   #leagueoflegends   #tournament   #euw   #eune   #gaming   #esports   #spela   #sweden   #sverige  

The sign-ups close on Tuesday the 28th of April, so make sure to sign up soon.

"…members of the team that ends up first-place overall will receive a prize pack including tickets, accommodation and return travel to experience the League of Legends World Finals in Berlin as a special guest of Riot. The second-place team wins tickets, accommodations and return travel to the Summer Split playoff finals.
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VIDEO (90 seconds) — Blending pixels with feelings.
Cool demo of visual effects technology at Dexter Studios in South Korea doing R&D of digital humans.  Soon we'll need personality programs to give these living images the personality they DESERVE to have, given this level of realism. =)  ... Get ready.
http://dexterstudios.com/digital/en_rnd.asp
video link --> https://vimeo.com/126360146

Their dossier in English:
http://dexterstudios.com/images/include/dexter_brochure_eng.pdf
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Introduction to future gaming by DEXTER Studios. Video where computer graphics meets reality. 
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VIDEO playlist — Beautiful Culture Postcards, Eurovision Song Contest.
Worth checking out these short videos —  some beautiful scenes and some of the activities that the artists got into, were impressive. =)  From dog-sledding to canoeing to bungie-jumping — and all kinds of fun.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmWYEDTNOGUJG6Qqnj1RLyydwomXCngVK

#europe   #fun   #activities   #eurovision2015   #culture  
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Panorama: beautiful, sunny Stockholm. =)
There's a reason the Vikings stayed in this freezing cold winter-place.
It's called "summer". =P
P.S. Picture is better in full-size detail.
#stockholm   #sverige  
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VIDEO (5 minutes) — Games, jungles and giving back to nature. =)
Nice real jungle video by Avalanche Studios (Stockholm) showing how they shoot real-life scenery as research for their open-world games. Kudos to them for going the extra mile and putting money into a good cause for the jungle.

HD video link --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q_m7MtU2IA&hd=1

Their web site and games…
http://avalanchestudios.com/games/

#games   #givingback   #stockholm  
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VIDEO (6 minutes) — I laughed so hard. =)  Super-funny.
Amy Schumer.
hd video link --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgX2HY2iyVQ&hd=1

#amyschumer  
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VIDEO (3 minutes) — Happy squeeze control. =)
+DisneyResearchHub invents a cool new way to bring life into that iPhone in your hand.  Now it's up to the software-makers to get this kit to do cool stuff.
P.S. Love that cute character they made that smiles when you poke. =P
#disney   #acoustruments  
 
Acoustruments
Passive, Acoustically-Driven, Interactive Controls for Handheld Devices

Fascinating :)
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American living in Sweden. Mac+iPhone coder. NFL Patriots fan. PC Gamer & business owner.
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Gamer. Write software + have fun playing all kinds of computer games during "Night Gibbs" in Stockholm, Sweden. =)

Compete in ranked League of Legends matches or first person shooter games or Path of Exile.  All kinds of fun. Getting into playing "Warface".

Oh and there's also some serious "Magic" (MTG) chomping on delicious Swedish "toast".

Go by "ColdpointBlue" on Warface. =)
Bragging rights
I personally bake THE BEST chocolate-chip cookies you have *EVER* tasted. =)
Education
  • Northeastern University
    Computer Science, 1990 - 1994
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