Brothers Create Orchestra From Market Vegetables

Two brothers from Beijing have carved out an unusual career – making musical instruments from carrots, potatoes and other vegetables.  More...

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By Bartel Scheers On Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
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Happy Valentine

It’s Valentine’s Day so time to eat tons of chocolate, buy roses, or show your secret admiration for your neighbor’s wife. But Valentine’s day originally used to be the day when the Romans More...

By Bartel Scheers On Monday, January 30th, 2012

The President’s Wife

A fews years ago a Dutch politician, who was caught red-handed soliciting a prostitute, explained his behavior as being part of a chemical reaction that occurs in the brains of men in power. Not that he got away More...

By Bartel Scheers On Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Steve Jobs

Rarely does the death of a businessman reverberate in the way that Steve Jobs’ passing has done and it’s crazy to think about how many people are sharing the news of Steve Jobs’s death using devices More...

By Bartel Scheers On Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Light-Paint Piano Player

In a short, but sweet animation, artist and musician Ryan Cashman animated a sprightly green character playing the piano on a rooftop in San Diego. So far nothing new. I mean we’ve seen thousands of little More...

By Bartel Scheers On Friday, July 22nd, 2011
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In The Land Of The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are one of the most spectacular visual phenomena, and in many ways nature’s own provocative convergence of the virtual and real worlds; a mysterious dance between Sun and Earth manifested More...

By Bartel Scheers On Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

This is, by far, the best designed app interface I’ve seen so far, and it’s a children’s e-book; “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.” Designing interactive interfaces More...

By Bartel Scheers On Tuesday, July 12th, 2011


Considering their ubiquity, it’s perhaps surprising how little academic attention has been afforded to sticky tape, rubber bands, buttons, combs, keys, sweets, wires, and handkerchiefs over the years. But now More...

By Bartel Scheers On Sunday, June 19th, 2011

On The Road – Jack Kerouac

The legendary novel from the postwar prophet of American literature—brought to life with exclusive content for an absorbing and transformative experience. An excellent example of how the iPad technology enhances More...

By Bartel Scheers On Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
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Earthrise: How We First Saw Ourselves

The UN declared April 12th as the International Day of Human Space Craft, but instead of writing about robots in space, funny aliens, or other stuff space exploration has brought us I thought it’s a good day More...