Marc van der Geest

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Watch: This Optical Illusion Will Make You Hallucinate

A neurological principle first written about by Aristotle can make you trip.<p>Dropping a tab of acid is a surefire way to experience a hallucination, but for a less chemical-heavy trip, set aside two minutes and watch this video. Then immediately look away. Come back when you’re done.<p>Freaky, right? …

How Soviet Hipsters Saved Rock ‘N’ Roll With X-Ray Records

Part samizdata, part radiography, the bone music of the U.S.S.R. kept rock ‘n’ roll alive in Russia during the Khrushchev years.<p>Hipsters aren’t anything new. Under Stalin, even the U.S.S.R. had them. They were called <i>stilyagi</i>. Whereas today’s hipsters are obsessed with skinny jeans and fixed-gear …

Infographic: Rock ‘N’ Roll Is On Its Way Out

A chart visualizing 10 years of Australia’s favorite music reveals a shift in musical taste.<p>As Americans resign themselves to the first real winter in years, Australia’s easing into summer. That means beaches and all-day barbecues this weekend, as the nation gathers for the radio countdown of the …

The Secret To Healthy Eating: Cook More

This new animation, narrated by Michael Pollan, explains how cooking can change your life.<p>What if the secret to eating well was as simple as cooking more of your own food? That’s the good news delivered in this fun new animation by Kerry Hyndman and Damned Fine Media for the Royal Society for the …

What Happens When Professional Product Designers Critique Crowdfunded Projects

Product engineers Michael Ciuffo and Jason Haensly are product designers, and they run a blog where they go through crowdfunding projects as only an …

The 15 Best Design Essays Of 2013

Some people think design is all pretty flourishes, but it’s about a lot more than that: design encompasses not just the visual appearance of a thing, but also the intent behind it, and the experience of being exposed to it. These qualities are what makes design such an important medium through …

Listen: Röyksopp: "Twenty Thirteen"

Röyksopp: "Twenty Thirteen" [ft. Jamie Irrepressible] (via SoundCloud)<p>2014 is shaping up to be a big year for Norwegian electronic duo Röyksopp. They're recording and heading out on tour with Robyn and they recently signed to Cherrytree Records/Interscope. Their first single since 2011, "Running to …

A tale of gold, guns, greed and rat poison in the Brazilian jungle

Perhaps I should have been more careful. Last year I decided that every Christmas I would tell a winter's tale or two. Through a long history of doing stupid things, I've accumulated a stock of gripping yarns. But I failed to explain myself. Some people interpreted the tale I told last Christmas as …