Three Things on Thursday #9

Hello, and welcome to the ninth edition of Three Things on Thursday.

This week, our things include: 14 out of this world travel posters from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, Gatorade’s running, jumping, and kicking athlete made of water, and Mark Ronson at TED, explaining how sampling transformed music.

Let’s go check them out!

1. Fourteen Future Retro Travel Posters from NASA/JPL

Created by a team of visual strategists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, known as “The Studio”, this series of 14, future retro travel posters take you on a trip around our solar system, and beyond!

Download them for free.

2. Making A Moving Athlete From Water

To launch Gatorade’s electrolyte water, Unit9, and TBWAChiatDay worked together to create a custom-made ‘rain rig’ that simulated the shape of a running, jumping and kicking athlete - from water!

This seriously cool build, uses motion and data capture of a real-life athlete, combined with 2,048 water switches, and half a tonne of water, to create a moving human analogue, from nothing but H20.

See how they did it.

3. Mark Ronson: How Sampling Transformed Music

Sampling isn't about “hijacking nostalgia wholesale” says Mark Ronson. It's about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song while also pushing that story forward. Watch the DJ scramble 15 TED Talks into an audio-visual omelette, and trace the evolution of “La Di Da Di” Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick's 1984 hit that has been reimagined for every generation since.

Edition #9 done!

See you next week, for more Three Things on Thursday.

Chris ~ Resident Collector of Things
(Contemplating Galactic Travel)

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