The Twittersphere erupted last week over the question of whether the tech industry and its investors discriminate against female founders of startups. This issue comes regularly, and each time Silicon Valley leaders answer allegations of discrimination by pointing out the obvious: there…
Amazing Street Art from Plastic Jesus
From the crowded urban streets of Los Angeles, California comes a street artist known as Plastic Jesus. He creates incredible and controversial art installations, such as a giant mouse-trap with credit cards as bait, a fake grave with flowers and a mock rifle positioned as a headstone for the 11,458 people killed during 2011 and 2012 with automatic weapons or a giant spilled can of Mountain Dew cordoned off as if it were toxic waste. He consistently creates public mixed-media pieces that point out the negative aspects of our culture into something thought provoking. The installations above are titled as followed:
- Stop Making Stupid People Famous
- Credit Trap
- Toxic Hazard
- No Kardashians
- American Excess
- RIP 11,458
If you think a woman in a tan vinyl bra and underwear, grabbing her crotch and grinding up on a dance partner is raunchy, trashy, and offensive but you don’t think her dance partner is raunchy, trashy, or offensive as he sings a song about “blurred” lines of consent and…
One of the first things you learn as an entrepreneur is that on some level, you’re only as good as your pitch. The accelerators reinforce this by teaching you the art of storytelling, a skill that helps an investor sign a term sheet as much as it helps the father of a young child decide to take a…
His story is one shrouded in mystery, almost lost forever, intertwined with secret societies, hidden codes, otherworldly theories and seemingly impossible inventions before his time. Unseen for decades and salvaged by a junk dealer in the 1960s from a trash heap outside a house in Texas, his entire body of work would later go on […]
Charles Dellschau and the Sonora Aero Club of the mid-1800s
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I met the nice people of Library for All at BEA on Friday. Check out all the cool things they are doing!