recipeforawesome

There really is nothing awesome to see here. In fact, there's not even one recipe. Just a bunch of random shit I like to throw at the virtual wall. From ads and memes to rants and randomness, you'll find it all here. And you'll most likely find it all useless. @dyslexicwriter

Åhlens - Shot It Got It Case Study

Super smart use of Instagram.

(via Sir John Hegarty on How the Ad Industry Has Lost Its Courage | Rance Crain - Advertising Age)

"I think what our industry has lost is courage. I think it’s lost belief. I think it’s chasing the dollar. A company is set up and they sell themselves within five years of setting up. And I always say that money’s the last reason to do anything. Don’t get me wrong — money’s important, it creates a nice lifestyle. … But ultimately you do something because you believe in it, and I don’t think enough people in the business today care and love it."

(via Sir John Hegarty on How the Ad Industry Has Lost Its Courage | Rance Crain - Advertising Age)

"I think what our industry has lost is courage. I think it’s lost belief. I think it’s chasing the dollar. A company is set up and they sell themselves within five years of setting up. And I always say that money’s the last reason to do anything. Don’t get me wrong — money’s important, it creates a nice lifestyle. … But ultimately you do something because you believe in it, and I don’t think enough people in the business today care and love it."

An epic tale of tiny love.

Illinois Tourism’s MiniAbe sweeps the love of his life off her tiny feet in this homage to the 80s classic “An Officer and a Gentleman”.

(via Neuromodulation 2.0: New Developments in Brain Implants, Super Soldiers and the Treatment of Chronic Disease | Singularity Hub)
Brain implants here we come. DARPA just announced the ElectRX program, a $78.9 million attempt to develop miniscule electronic devices that interface directly with the nervous system in the hopes of curing a bunch of chronic conditions, ranging from the psychological (depression, PTSD) to the physical (Crohn’s, arthritis). Of course, the big goal here is to usher in a revolution in neuromodulation—that is, the science of modulating the nervous system to fix an underlying problem. We have known for a while that neuromodulation is effective. Cochlear implants, for example, use electricity to modulate the auditory nerve (really the whole auditory system), while deep brain stimulation has proven itself effective at regulating erroneous neuralelectrical activity and mitigating everything from the tremors of Parkinson’s to the terrors of chronic pain. The potential is there. But so are the issues.

(via Neuromodulation 2.0: New Developments in Brain Implants, Super Soldiers and the Treatment of Chronic Disease | Singularity Hub)

Brain implants here we come. DARPA just announced the ElectRX program, a $78.9 million attempt to develop miniscule electronic devices that interface directly with the nervous system in the hopes of curing a bunch of chronic conditions, ranging from the psychological (depression, PTSD) to the physical (Crohn’s, arthritis). Of course, the big goal here is to usher in a revolution in neuromodulation—that is, the science of modulating the nervous system to fix an underlying problem. We have known for a while that neuromodulation is effective. Cochlear implants, for example, use electricity to modulate the auditory nerve (really the whole auditory system), while deep brain stimulation has proven itself effective at regulating erroneous neuralelectrical activity and mitigating everything from the tremors of Parkinson’s to the terrors of chronic pain. The potential is there. But so are the issues.

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Meet the Disabled Gamer Whose Uplifting Story Will Wreck You

Meet Ken. Ken’s a quadriplegic, and has been for about 20 years as a result of a construction accident. Before the accident, he was a casual gamer - but nothing too extensive. Now that he lives a much more confined life, he’s looked for things he could still do.

Now, with the help of a device called Joust, he’s able to play Diablo, World of Warcraft, and Starcraft - and stream it all through Twitch.tv. He’s found a community that’s allowed him to gain confidence and have fun, which is pretty fantastic.

Get ready to feel a whole lot of emotions - and remember that every single gamer you play online is a human being, and you could be yelling insults at Ken. Don’t be someone who yells at Ken.